Friday, September 9, 2011

ZIA Film Fest 2011! Special screening of "Toxic Avenger" & "Mother's Day" at The Royale in Mesa on October 1st!

Join us for ZIA Film Fest 2011 at The Royale in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday, October 1st to see two classic Troma films! We'll be playing the always lovable Toxic Avenger at 9PM and Mother's Day at 7PM! One night only!!

Stop by any Phoenix ZIA store and buy any Troma DVD now on sale and get a FREE ticket to this exclusive screening! Please note that seating is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Seating will not be guaranteed so make sure to get down to ZIA now to pick up some great Troma films on DVD and get your FREE ticket!

ZIA Film Fest 2011 at The Royale, 108 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

Visit The Royale online at
A retro grindhouse in the heart of Downtown Mesa, The Royale is a community arts venue & theater space styled after the film palaces of yesteryear which plays host to a unique mix of the newest independent films & retro cult classics. Housed in a historic building constructed in 1908, The Royale has an intimate Auditorium that seats 48, with a sophisticated decor & comfortable theater-style seating. The Royale offers a unique and intimate atmosphere unmatched in the Phoenix area for dedicated film patrons & cinephiles complete with 5.1 stereo sound and 1080p digital projection in the main auditorium.

More info about the films featured at the ZIA Film Fest 2011!

Originally released in 1984

Directed by Lloyd Kaufman
Starring Andree Maranda, Mitchell Cohen, Pat Ryan Jr., Jennifer Baptist, Robert Pritchard, Cindy Manion, Gary Schneider, Mark Torgl

Welcome to TROMAVILLE, NEW JERSEY – a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town’s corrupt mayor sits idly by, while muggers, robbers and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens. Among the residents of Tromaville is MELVIN, a nerdy emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes THE TOXIC AVENGER! A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong as Melvin is cast through a third story window into a vat of hazardous toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the TOXIC AVENGER, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The rest, as they say, is history! The excitement is non-stop as the hero sets out to single handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville. THE TOXIC AVENGER is non-stop entertainment that will leave the viewers glowing from the fun. See the film that spawned the comic book, website, cartoon, action figures and three sequels to date! Experience the action that made Troma Entertainment cinematic legend! Still a classic two decades later! See THE TOXIC AVENGER!

Originally released in 1980

Directed by Charles Kaufman
Starring Nancy Hendrickson, Deborah Luce, Tiana Pierce, Holden McQuire, Billy Ray McQuade, Rose Ross

Lovin sons always do what their mothers tell them to…even if it’s to KILL!!! The Troma Team is proud to bring you Charles Kaufman’s (WHEN NATURE CALLS, JAKARTA) MOTHER’S DAY, the independent horror classic which redefines the term “family values.” This stylish, horrific and darkly humorous film is a worldwide favorite. In the spirit of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and IGOR & THE LUNATICS, MOTHER’S DAY is a celebration of gore and depravity that is certain to offend the weak of heart! When three beautiful young women set out for a relaxing weekend retreat in the woods, they unwittingly stumble upon a sadistic band of backwoods yokels. Taken prisoner by the insane matriarch and her demented sons, the women are forced to fight back using anything they can get their hands on. Heads roll, blood spurts, and genitals are mutilated as the women use myriad objects to do battle with Mother’s loving sons. Their MOTHER’S DAY will leave you feeling frightened, amazed, and downright disgusted!

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