By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Nov 04, 2022 at 12:01 PM

Since reopening this past April, The Times Cinema has eschewed new releases in favor of themed monthly programming bringing beloved classics and cult favorites back to the big screen. There was Sci-Fi July, Shocktoberfest and, now, the entire month of November dedicated to the Oscar-winning over-the-top glory of Nicolas Cage. 

Open Wednesday through Sunday throughout the month of November, the one-screen Tosa movie theater will screen a collection of some of Cage's most iconic work – from the goofball comedy "Raising Arizona" to the significantly less intentional (but just as hilarious) comedy of "The Wicker Man" and the blissful '90s blockbuster ridiculousness of "Face/Off," "The Rock" and "Con Air."

Here's the full lineup of Nic Cage films coming to The Times Cinema this month:

  • "Con Air" – Nov. 4-6 and 9, at 6:30 p.m.
  • "8MM" – Nov. 4-5 at 9:15 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
  • "The Rock" – Nov. 11-13 and 17, at 6:30 p.m.
  • "National Treasure" – Nov. 12-13 at 3:15 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • "Raising Arizona" – Nov. 19-20 and 23, at 6:30 p.m.
  • "The Family Man" – Nov. 19-20 at 3:30 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • "Face/Off" – Nov. 25-27 and 30, at 6:30 p.m.
  • "The Wicker Man" – Nov. 25-26 at 9:45 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

And for a little more big-screen bombast, November at the Times will also feature a screening of the 1986 action-comedy extravaganza "Big Trouble in Little China" on Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. The John Carpenter cult classic is the Times' latest Friday Night Freak Show, a special monthly screening of an off-kilter gem presented by WMSE that comes complete with a DJ providing pre-show entertainment. Sure, there's no Nic Cage in "Big Trouble in Little China" – but the movie rules so don't hold it against it. 

For more information on the Nic Cage November screenings – and to purchase tickets – visit The Times Cinema's website. And here's to a month of movies and performances so entertaining that they'll take your face ... off!

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.