At the stroke of midnight tonight, director-star Tommy Wiseau and co-star Greg Sestero will be at the first of two special weekend showings of The Room at Landmark’s Regent Theatre in Westwood. To goose the crowd and to celebrate ten years of baffling cinematic triumph.
The Room regularly screens at the Regent, but tonight and Saturday’s showing will be extra special. If you had told the movie’s earliest reviewers and fans back in 2003 that the film would become a west coast 21st century equivalent to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, they would have laughed heartily.
Just how much of a cottage industry has The Room become? Well, around the ten-and-a-half-year mark, Sestero will be releasing a book about his experiences titled The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. He co-wrote the tome with veteran LA journalist Tom Bissell.
The latest LA screenings are part of a celebratory tour that recently landed Wiseau and Sestero in Toronto. Ed Wood must be clapping in his grave.