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Frankenstein Double Feature – Wicked Wednesday
October 12, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Doors 5:30pm . Films start at 6pm
Entrance is FREE but donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to The Opera House Preservation Fund.
The second week of our annual October ‘Wicked Wednesday’ film series.
6pm – Frankenstein (1931)
An American horror monster film from Universal Pictures directed by James Whale and adapted by John L. Balderston from the play by Peggy Webling (which in turn is based on the novel of the same name by Mary Shelley), and the screenplay written by Francis Edward Faragoh and Garrett Fort with uncredited contributions from Robert Florey and John Russell. The story is about a scientist, (Colin Clive), and his assistant who dig up corpses to build a monster, but his assistant, (Dwight Frye), accidentally gives the monster (Boris Karloff), a murderer’s brain. A hit with both audiences and critics, the film was followed by multiple sequels and has become an iconic horror film. In 1991, the Library of Congress selected Frankenstein for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.
7:30pm – Young Frankenstein (1974)
In honor of Gene Wilder who died August 29 from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease we are screening Young Frankenstein. An American black comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, Richard Haydn and Gene Hackman. The screenplay was written by Wilder and Brooks.The film also features a period score by Brooks’ longtime composer John Morris. In 2003, it was deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” by the United States National Film Preservation Board, and selected for preservation in the Library of Congress National Film Registry. On its 40th anniversary, Brooks considered it by far his finest (though not his funniest) film as a writer-director.
Watch the Frankenstein trailer:
Watch the Young Frankenstein trailer: