June may have been Pride Month (and with good reason: this year we commemorated 50 years since the Stonewall riots, which began June 28, 1969), but here in Tacoma, we're just getting started! We're ecstatic to once again be part of Tacoma Pride programming, which begins July 9. This year's Pride Film Series runs between July 13 and July 20.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Saturday, July 13 at 11pm

This year, we kick things off with a Weird Queer Elephant takeover, celebrating 25 years since the release of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on Saturday, July 13 at 11pm. Read what Out Magazine has to say on why the film still survives


Tuesday, July 16 at 1:45pm & 6:45pm

Rafiki doubles as a Tuesday Film on July 16 at 1:45pm & 6:45pm. The film was the first Kenyan movie to screen at the Cannes Film Festival—and was also banned in its home country for "promoting lesbianism." AV Club says, "from its opening frames, Rafiki is bursting with life." 

THE QUEEN (1968)

Wednesday, July 17 at 1:45pm & 6:56pm

Decades before Paris Is Burning and RuPaul's Drag Race, there was The Queen. This ground-breaking documentary about the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Pageant introduced competitive drag to the world. Don't miss this recently restored classic—and stick around after each screening for a discussion facilitated by the Pierce County AIDS Foundation.


Saturday, July 20 at 11pm

We close out this year's Pride Film Series with another Queer Elephant film: The Hunger. This 1983 film starring David Bowie (bicon!), Susan Sarandon, and Catherine Deneuve was released "back when lesbian relationships were barely ever seen onscreen." COSTUME CONTEST: come in your best 80s vampiric gothic garb! Prizes include the soundtrack on record thanks to our friends at Jankuland.

Tickets are on sale for all Pride Film Series films now!