Arts and Culture

The Worst Movie EVER! premieres (finally) in Denver: Update

Update! Worst postponement EVER! Tonight's Denver premiere of The Worst Movie EVER! was supposed to be the first event hosted by the Oriental Theater after a chunk of its ceiling fell onto the stage last week. This morning, unfortunately, the city inspector gave it a no-go, meaning that, for the time being, the theater will remain closed and the Worst Movie EVER! screening will move to Monday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. There is, however, a mild silver lining: WME director and producer Glenn Berggoetz is still hanging out in front of the Oriental from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. tonight, giving out free DVD copies of To Die Is Hard, his last movie, to anyone who shows up and says they came because of Westword You're welcome.

The expression "It's always darkest before the dawn" doesn't make a lot of literal sense -- if you think about it, it's actually quite a bit lighter before the dawn compared to other parts of the night -- but it's proven to be true for Denver crap-film maker Glenn Berggoetz. Because there's not much apparent benefit, really, to your film opening to a truly miserable box-office take of $11. But as things turned out, it was exactly that inauspicious start that set the ball rolling for Berggoetz's The Worst Movie EVER!, which gets its premiere in Denver tomorrow night -- and the ball just keeps, well, snowballing.
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