The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Universal Studios, with October devoted to their best known genre… HORROR. Here are the complete details:
~ Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition is a free exhibit (open to the public) in their Grand Lobby of their Beverly Hills office. Beginning October 1st, the month-long display will feature rare posters, stills, and artifacts celebrating Universal’s contributions.
~ Every Tuesday at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills will be Terrifying Tuesdays. The lineup includes newly restored versions of The Bride of Frankenstein and Dracula (10/2); The Wolfman and American Werewolf in London (10/9); the 3-D version of Creature From the Black Lagoon and The Invisible Man (10/16); The Birds (10/23); and the 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera (10/30). The screenings begin at 7:30p.
~ On Saturday, October 27th, a full slate of films in two venues begins with a 2p double feature of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) at the Linwood Dunn Theater. Science fiction is on tap at Oscars Outdoors, the Academy’s open-air theater, with The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) and Tarantula (1955). The evening program begins at 6:30p.
Passes and tickets to the screenings may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy box office at 8949 Wilshire Blvd. during regular business hours, or depending on availability, on the night of each screening. Doors open one hour prior to each day or evening’s event.
Until next time> “never forget”