The HorrorThon comes to New York 10/22 & 23: 3-D, Karloff, Hammer, and more!

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  1. Peter Apruzzese

    Peter Apruzzese Producer

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    The HORROR-THON Film Festival at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York presents seven illustrious and entertaining horror movie programs — including several rarely shown titles including HOUSE OF WAX in double-system 3-D — from the golden age of cinema, all on the Lafayette Theatre’s giant silver screen and just in time for Halloween.

    Screening will be films with stars such as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, and Jack Nicholson and from directors such as Stanley Kubrick, William Friedkin, Terence Fisher, and George Romero. All of the films are screening in the finest studio and archive prints available and each show will feature pre-show music from the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Festival Dates: October 22 & 23, 2005.

    Film Schedule

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
    12:45 pm HOUSE OF WAX (1953, directed by Andre de Toth) starring Vincent Price and Phyllis Kirk - Presented in the miracle of double-system polarized 3-D!

    3:30 pm SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939, directed by Rowland V. Lee) - starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi - first 35mm theatrical screening in over 25 years!

    7:15 pm THE EXORCIST: THE VERSION YOU'VE NEVER SEEN (1973, directed by William Friedkin) - starring Max Von Sydow and Linda Blair - presented in DTS Digital Stereo sound

    10:00 pm “Spooktacular” featuring NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968, directed by George A. Romero) - an incredible recreation of the classic midnight movie experience featuring rare coming attractions, cartoons, film clips, and the original uncut version of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

    12:45 pm THE CAT & THE CANARY (1927, silent, directed by Paul Leni) starring Creighton Hale, with live accompaniment by Jeff Barker on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, presented in a newly-restored 35mm print.

    3:30 pm THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960, directed by Terence Fisher) starring Peter Cushing and David Peel, a Hammer Studios film - presented in a newly-struck uncut print.

    7:15 pm THE SHINING (1980, directed by Stanley Kubrick) starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall

    Tickets are $8.00 for each show. Money-saving multi-show tickets are also available: Saturday Passes (four shows) are $30 and Sunday Passes (three shows) are $22.50 each. The Full Festival pass (all seven shows) is $50.00. Day-of-the-show tickets will go on sale at the box office 30 minutes before each showtime.

    The Lafayette Theatre - named one of USA Today’s “10 Great Places to Revel in Cinematic Grandeur” - is a renovated 1000-seat 1924 movie palace. Featuring a large auditorium, superb acoustics, clear sight lines, modern projection equipment, and the Ben Hall Memorial Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, the Lafayette Theatre is the premiere venue for classic films in the tri-state area.

    Official website: http://www.bigscreenclassics.com/indexlafayette.htm

    If any HTF members come to a show, please come up and introduce yourself!

    Pete Apruzzese
    Director of Film Programming
     
  2. Joe Karlosi

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    Thanks for the info, Peter!
     
  3. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

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    Wow, I wish I could make it to NY for this! SON is one of the most striking looking films of all time, and I can't imagine how gorgeous it would look in 35mm.
     
  4. Peter Apruzzese

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    Some updates on the prints:

    HOUSE OF WAX is in excellent conditon.

    SON OF FRANKENSTEIN appears to be a new print with gorgeous contrast.

    EXORCIST is in very good condition and sounds marvelous.

    NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD has bits of wear, but the whole program including the "Spooktacular" sgement is great fun.

    CAT AND THE CANARY is lab-mint and never been run.

    BRIDES OF DRACULA - mint with gorgeous color.

    THE SHINING - new 2004 printing in very good shape with, for the first time ever theatrically, a Dolby SR stereo soundtrack (the film was originally released in mono in 1980).
     

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