“Halloween Classics and Camp”/Frankenstein & Vampire Fest at the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street in spooky downtown Tucson.
Thursday, Oct. 28
Germany, 1922, 84min
35 mm print
With live piano accompaniment by Suzanne Knosp, Professor of Dance/Music Director for Dance, UA School of Dance.
“Murnau’s classic vampire film is as valid today as it was when it was first released nearly 80 years ago… it is still one of the most beautiful and atmospheric horror pictures ever made… the beauty of it is in its simplicity. It relies on implied menace, skillful editing, and one of the most famous vampire representations in screen history by Max Shreck. His seminal performance as the Count is the key: skeletal and inhuman, it is one of the lasting vampire images for many people.” –Ali Barclay, BBC
Double Feature: “Frankenstein” (1931) and “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935), both starring Boris Karloff
Saturday, Oct. 30
7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (admission includes both films)
35 mm prints
“Obsessed with the concept of creating human life, Dr. Henry Frankenstein has stitched up together a human-like creature by using dead body parts. One stormy night in his secluded castle he is able to bring the creature to life, soon to realize that his almost perfect experiment only has one error: the brain of a criminal.”
“Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster.” -John Oswalt
Family Matinee–Abbott and Costello
“Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948), starring Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, Jr.
Sunday, Oct. 31
35 mm print
“Bud and Lou as Chick and Wilbur…two railway porters who end up transporting a pair of mysterious crates to a wax museum. Inside the crates are the Frankenstein monster and Dracula who is in league with evil female scientist Sandra Mornay. Together Dracula and Mornay plan to use the monster for their own nefarious purposes but he proves to be uncontrollable so they decide to give him a smaller brain. And guess who the perfect donor is..?” -excerpt from article by Jeff Stafford, Turner Classic Movies
Free admission for kids under 12!
Ticket prices are $8 general admission, $6 for students (see special below) and seniors (55 and over), and active military.
For all films:
High school and college students buy one ticket get one free!
Come in costume for a free small popcorn!
Tickets can be purchased online, at the box office or by calling 520.547.3040.
Dare to go downtown for these classic, scary movies, and dress in costume (for the free popcorn).