The American Cinematheque presents…
UNIVERSAL MONSTER MASH
August 7 – 9, 2014
All 35mm film prints!
In Person! Bela Lugosi Jr., Historian Scott Essman, Make-Up Expert Craig Reardon & more!
Egyptian Theatre – 6712 Hollywood Blvd – Los Angeles, CA 90028
Series programmed by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.
Universal might not have invented the monster movie, but the studio surely perfected it. Though horror hero Lon Chaney had given the company some of its biggest hits in the silent era, the floodgates really opened in 1931 with DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN. Those films made stars of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, respectively, and spawned a raft of sequels including DRACULA’S DAUGHTER, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and SON OF FRANKENSTEIN.
While Karloff and Lugosi sat at the top of the Universal horror pantheon (and were occasionally teamed to fine effect, as in THE BLACK CAT and THE RAVEN), there were still plenty of creepy characters to go around for other actors. Claude Rains appeared on screen – and then disappeared – as THE INVISIBLE MAN before following in Lon Chaney’s footsteps in the 1943 Technicolor remake of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Chaney’s son, Lon Chaney, Jr., also enjoyed a long career beneath monster make-up, most famously in THE WOLF MAN.
Thursday, August 7 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature! Special Guests!
THE BLACK CAT (1934)
THE RAVEN (1935)
Cat-fearing Bela Lugosi pursues devil-worshipping Boris Karloff through his crazed, Bauhaus-on-acid mansion in an 80th anniversary screening of THE BLACK CAT, followed by 1935’s maniacal chiller THE RAVEN. more info>
A panel discussion will include Bela Lugosi Jr., historian Scott Essman, make-up expert Craig Reardon, and experts Bill Warren, Ted Newsom and Don Glut.
Friday, August 8 – 7:30 PM
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1943)
THE WOLF MAN (1941)
Though horror hero Lon Chaney had given Universal some of its biggest hits in the silent era, the floodgates really opened in 1931 with Tod Browning’s DRACULA. It’s triple-billed with 1943’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – with the ever-mesmerizing Claude Rains as the tragic Phantom – and Lon Chaney Jr. in THE WOLF
MAN. more info>
Saturday, August 9 – 7:30 PM
BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)
SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)
It’s a Frankenstein family affair with this 1930s triple bill starring Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster! more info>
Tickets On Sale Now
$11 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior (Box Office only)
$7 American Cinemathque Member
(per double- or triple-feature program)
Or at our Box Office during operating hours.
The Egyptian Theatre no longer validates for Hollywood & Highland (effective June 1, 2011). Hollywood & Highland businesses will continue to validate as well as the Visitor Information Booth.
You can find $5-8 Parking on Selma Avenue (east of Las Palmas) behind the Egyptian Theatre. Follow the signs. Selma is one block south of Hollywood Boulevard.
Want to stay until the end of the double feature, but afraid to miss the bus? Try a ride with Uber!
Enjoy a free first ride up to $20 to or from our theatres. Download the Uber app on your iPhone or Android, sign up inside the app, enter the promo code “Cinema1,” set up your pickup location and tap “Request”.
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Members are also invited to a number of free screenings through out the year (including advance screenings of Michel Gondry’s MOOD INDIGO and Luc Besson’s LUCY in July!) and member tickets are always the lowest available price. Not to mention that members can order tickets by phone on our private members-only ticket line.
And don’t forget, Members get in first to screenings to stake out a favorite seat, buy popcorn or chat with other members.
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