Tonight at the Clinton St. Theater (2522 SE Clinton), 1992's rutgerhauertastic Split Second kicks off the Flattop Film Series:

I'll let Seth Sonstein, owner of the Clinton, explain the name behind the series. To the press release!

Flattop cinema experienced its heyday from the early 1980s until the early 1990s. Flattop films usually involve over-the-top action sequences, explosions, and strong leading men who are either muscular, have amazing hair, or both. (Although there are quite a few exceptions to this definition.) The name "Flattop" comes from the type of theaters known to show these movies in the 1980s. Usually stand-alone single or twin-screen movie houses with a flattop roof, often found in the downtown area of small cities and towns.

(I'd have totally gotten that wrong. I would've guessed it had something to do with this guy.)

ANYWAY! Split Second screens on 35mm tonight at the Clinton at 8, and if you wanna go for free, you might be in luck—'cause I've got a pair of tickets to give away. To enter to win 'em, email me no later than 3:30 pm today and make sure the subject line of your email is "Not a vegetarian." I'll email the winner back around 3:30. Have at!