Upcoming Events › LUCHADOR LUNACY! › – TRYLON



May 24-26 at the Trylon

In late 1950s Mexico, a masked wrestler (luchador enmascarado) named El Santo made his first film, changing wrestling and Mexican matinee cinema forever. Santo would go on to star in fifty-four movies over the next twenty-five years, inspiring other films such as the highly entertaining and bonkers The Batwoman.


(1968, DCP, 80m, Spanish w/English subtitles) dir René Cardona w/Maura Monti, Roberto Cañedo, Héctor Godoy. A mad scientist is nabbing wrestlers for their spinal fluid to create a race of Gill Men. The cops call Batwoman to investigate. Working from a decade of Santo films, and landing on the heels of Adam West’s Batman, The […]

Showings: May. 24 8:45, May. 25 7:00, May. 26 4:45


(1961, DCP, 77m, Spanish w/English subtitles) dirs Joselito Rodríguez, Enrique Zambrano w/El Santo, Joaquín Cordero, Gina Romand. Santo’s first cinematic appearance sees him working with the police to track down drug smugglers. Shot in Cuba immediately before the revolution, the film was wildly successful. New Restoration! FRI 7:00 SAT 8:45 SUN 3:00

Showings: May. 24 7:00, May. 25 8:45, May. 26 3:00

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