Before Kate Winslet let Leonardo DiCaprio die for some reason instead of sharing precious real estate on her flotsam in Titanic, when it came to maritime disaster films there was The Poseidon Adventure. Follow an ensemble cast (including Gene Hackman) as they attempt to survive a New Year’s Eve gone disastrously wrong after the eponymous cruise liner is struck and overturned by a massive wave. The film, and its less heralded sequel, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (which holds the dubious distinction of holding a 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes), will be screening at the New Beverly Cinema just in time for NYE. Be sure to come prepared for a long evening — the film palace’s owner, the one and only Quentin Tarantino, is committed to showing double features in 35mm, as the theater does tonight.
New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax; Mon., Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.; $10 ($11.49 service fee). thenewbev.com.