1970 / 131 min. /
Director: John Cassavetes
Cast: John Cassavetes, Peter Falk, Ben Gazzara

The Royal Cinema Presents: Four Films by John Cassavetes – HUSBANDS

The December The Royal Cinema pays homage to one of the pioneers of American independent cinema, John Cassavetes. We are thrilled to be presenting four extraordinary films from his near-perfect and absolutely necessary filmography: Opening Night (1977), Husbands (1970), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976), and our closing film of the retrospective, A Woman Under the Influence (1974), which will be presented on 35mm.

Be sure to grab your full-retrospective pass and see all four films for $40 (available online only! limited availability!)

Individual tickets go on sale November 15.


Presented exactly 48 years after its initial release to the day! The lives of Gus, Harry and Archie (John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk) are deeply shaken when their friend Stuart suddenly dies from a heart attack. Confronted by their own mortality, the three friends slip into a shared midlife crisis, filled with drinking, dancing, singing and temptation. Husbands is a unflinching criticism of masculinity, never for a moment asking the audience to sympathize with the irresponsibility of the three men.

Upcoming Screenings:

None Currently Scheduled