Local fans will soon be able to see the much-anticipated film about one of the most influential 1990s bands to emerge from the Gem City.
And there are going to be surprises.
“Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero” from former Dayton resident Eric Mahoney will hit the Neon movies, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton, for three screenings Friday, April 19, theater manager Jonathan McNeal said.
“This has been in the works for a while,” McNeal said. “Fans are eager for this.”
Ticket sales for the three shows begin today (Tuesday, March 19) at noon at the theater.
The cost will be $15 for the 7:15 p.m. showing and $12 for the 10:15 p.m. and midnight screenings.
McNeal said fans should expect special guests for the 7:15 p.m. screening.
The film premiered last week at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.
Brainiac formed in Dayton in January 1992 with Tim Taylor (vocals, guitar), Juan Monasterio (bass), Tyler Trent (drums) and guitarist Michelle Bodine, who was replaced by John Schmersal in 1994.
On the heels of opening for Beck on a European tour, tragedy struck the band as they were on the verge of signing with a major label.
Taylor died on May 23, 1997 when his 1977 Mercedes crashed into a pole on Main Street in Dayton. He was just blocks from his home.
More info: www.facebook.com/brainiacdocumentary.