Mourning Sickness Vol. 2 – Showgirls [In-Person Only]

January 14, 2024:

7pm doors
8pm pre-show entertainment
8:30pm THRUST IT!

$18 General Admission
$13 Member/Student/Senior
(please… no children for this one)

⚠️ Content warning ⚠️

This film contains several explicitly sexual scenes, vulgar verbal abuse relating to sexuality and self-image, and a graphic and violent rape sequence in the third act. For more specific warnings, visit here.

Visiting Artist


The cornerstone of cult cinema makes its GRAND RETURN to Mourning Sickness for its ANNUAL SCREENING!

Showgirls is that singular film that’s so bad it’s good, and so good it’s bad. Elizabeth Berkley (Saved By the Bell) stars as our heroine Nomi Malone, hitchhiking across DIFFERENT PLACES! as she chases her showgirl dreams. She ends up in Las Vegas, only to become trapped in the seedy underbelly of the strip clubs of the Vegas strip, where she meets the esteemed and prestigious Cristal Connors played by Gina Gershon (Bound). Can Cristal teach Nomi how to take the cash and cash the checks and show them what they want to see? Or tear her down and destroy her, keeping the spotlight all for herself? Only one thing is absolutely certain – It’s a VERSAYCE!

(Paul Verhoeven, US & France, 1995, 128 min, in English)
Credit for all images on this page: Showgirls © 1995 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum’s ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. All doors in Northwest Film Forum are non-motorized, and may require staff assistance to open. Our upstairs workshop room is not wheelchair accessible.

The majority of seats in our main cinema are 21″ wide from armrest to armrest; some seats are 19″ wide. We are working on creating the option of removable armrests!

We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. Also available at the front desk is a Sensory Kit you can borrow, which includes a Communication Card, noise-reducing headphones, and fidget toys.

The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject!

If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at Our phone number (206-329-2629) is voicemail-only, but we check it often.

Made possible due to a grant from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Sensory Access, our Sensory Access document presents a visual and descriptive walk-through of the NWFF space. View it in advance of attending an in-person event at, in order to prepare yourself for the experience.

⚠️ Covid-19 Policies ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Read more about NWFF’s policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.

About this series:

Seattle drag superstar Monday Mourning is ready to take your divine fixation with cult cinema to new and exciting heights by joining forces with Northwest Film Forum to bring you MOURNING SICKNESS: a quarterly showcase of essential cult & camp classics dusted off and brought back to life once more across the silver screen, featuring pre-show drag entertainment that will leave you looking camp right in the eye.

Showing up in your best “Versayce” is encouraged, and devotion to the silver screen is an absolute requirement.

Turn off your brains, grab some popcorn and enjoy the sickness – it’s showtime!

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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