From award-winning box office hits to cult appeals, and with genres ranging from action and fantasy to sci-fi and “erotica,” the only common factor between all of these films is that they are part of the Spring 2018 Gonzaga Auditorium lineup. Most often played Friday nights at 10 p.m., these films are part of Fairfield@Night’s “Fairfield Flicks” series.

So sit back, relax and get ready to overload on popcorn and candy.

Friday, Jan. 26 @10 p.m.: “Marshall”

– “About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.”

– “Marshall” was nominated for the Best Song Written for Visual Media category at the Grammy’s in 2018, and won Song of the Year at the 2018 Hollywood Film Awards, for the song “Stand Up for Something.”

Friday Feb. 2 @ 10 p.m.: “Daddy’s Home 2”

–  “Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.”

Friday, Feb. 9 @ 8 p.m.: “Lego Ninjago”

– “Six young ninjas, Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya, are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school.”

Saturday, Feb. 10 @ 8 p.m.: “Justice League”

– “Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.”

Friday, Feb. 16 @ 10 p.m.: “Thor: Ragnarok”

– “Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.”

Friday, Feb. 23 @ 10 p.m.: “Coco”

– “Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

–  “Coco” won the award for Best Animated Feature Film and it’s song “Remember Me” was nominated for Best Original Song at the Golden Globes 2018. “Coco” also won the 2017 Hollywood film award for Animation of the Year.

Friday, March 2 @ 10 p.m.: “Downsizing”

–  “‘Downsizing follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.”

Friday, March 23 @ 10 p.m.: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

–  “Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.”

Friday, April 6 @ 10 p.m.: “Pitch Perfect 3”

-“Following their win at the world championship, the now seperated Bellas reunity for one last signing competition at an overseas USO tour, but face a group who uses both instruments and voices.”

Friday, April 13 @ 10 p.m.: “The Disaster Artist”

–  “Aspiring actor Greg Sestero befriends the eccentric Tommy Wiseau. The two travel to L.A, and when Hollywood rejects them, Tommy decides to write, direct, produce and star in their own movie..”

– “The Disaster Artist” was nominated for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy at the 2018 Golden Globes. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber jointly won Screenwriter of the Year at the Hollywood Film Awards.

Friday, April 20 @ 10 p.m.: “Wonder”

– “Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.”

Friday, April 27 @ 10 p.m.: “Fifty Shades Freed”

– “Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.”

Saturday, April 28 @ 10 p.m.: “Paddington 2”

– “Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.”

Friday, May 4 @ 10 p.m.: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

–  A Star Wars film on Star Wars Day: “May the 4th be with you.”: “Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.”

*Summaries Provided by IMDB

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