Join us for our 3rd and final RETRO MOVIE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE of 2019.
Growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s you could always go and see films on actual 16mm film. The local library had monthly 16mm film screenings. Every college had regular film screenings and an eager group of students willing to spin films 24-7 if they could get away with it. And actual repertory theaters screened classic silent movies and cult films seven days a week. But those days are long gone.
On March 2nd, 2019, The Cinema Wasteland Film Appreciation Society proudly presents a trip back in time featuring two Classic Drive-In Movies, a Cartoon or Short Film, and an Intermission Reel between flicks that will feature original Trailers, Theater Announcements and Snack Bar Spots on 16mm film.
Our Third Movie Night will feature a couple of golden age Horror Classics:
THE APE MAN (1945) While conducting weird scientific experiments, Dr. Brewster (Bela Lugosi) manages to transform himself into a hairy, stooped-over ape-man. Desperately seeking a cure, Brewster believes that only an injection of human spinal fluid will help change him back to his old self so he sets out with his captive gorilla (a monkey-suited Emil Van Horn, who played an ape in a dozen 30’s and 40’s films) to acquire appropriate donors. This poverty row horror flick always seemed to get a bad rap but I think it’s mostly due to the pathetic film quality of the old TV station prints and VHS copies. It’s pure entertainment from start to finish. Our film print is heads and tails the best print of this movie we’ve even seen, so give this classic horror clunker another watch and see if you don’t agree that it’s worth an hour or so of your time.
BLACK FRIDAY (1940) After his meek-manured friend, Professor George Kingsley (Stanley Ridges), is run down and severely injured in a gun battle and car chase between the police and gangster Red Cannon (also Stanley Ridges), brain surgeon Ernest Sovac (Boris Karloff) uses a part of Cannon’s brain in a transplant to safe his friend’s life. Unfortunately, the operation has a disastrous Jekyll and Hyde side effect and under certain conditions the persona of Cannon emerges and takes over Kingsley’s body. Dr. Sovac soon learns of the duel personality and of half a million dollars that Cannon has hidden away and attempts to use his friend to find the money to fund his research by manipulation and placing his friend in danger by exposing him to Cannon’s world. Now, as his friend alternates between a meek professor of English and a brutal gangster out for revenge against fellow gangster Eric Marney (Bela Lugosi), who tried to have him killed, Sovac soon learns he should have never tampered with the unknown.
COME AND HANG WITH THE MUMMY AND THE MONKEY:
Cleveland area horror hosts, Janet Decay and Grimm Gory, otherwise known as THE MUMMY AND THE MONKEY have become our Hosts for the evening. We certainly realize that it can be tough to sit through two films and a couple of shorts with no break so The Mummy and The Monkey will be on hand to kill a few minutes between flicks and help get the ol’ circulation flowing again.
March 2nd, 2019.
Doors open at 6:00pm and the show will begin at 7:00pm.
Berea Elks Lodge #1815
626 North Rocky River Dr.
Berea, OH. 44017
Off I-71 and I-480 just a mile or so past Cleveland Hopkins Airport and one mile South of the IX Center.
FREE PARKING - Behind the building there is a fenced off parking lot. Park behind the fence in the lot.
Admission is Only $5.00 (Cash Only - No Pre-sale Tickets)
VISIT THE SNACK BAR:
Bottled water, pop, popcorn, candy and assorted munchies will be available during show time for $1 each. *No outside food/beverages (Cash Only)
SUPPORT THE CAUSE:
It’s pretty obvious that we’re not looking to actually make a big profit doing this or it wouldn’t be a five dollar film night with one dollar drinks and snacks. We simply have a bunch of film stacked up in our private collection that fits the retro film night vibe that we may never get to screen at our twice yearly Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expos.
Our first two Film Nights drew enough people to do it one last time this winter. If we draw enough people to cover the cost of renting the screening room, we will certainly bring back the Retro Film Nights next Winter and do it all over again with different Films and Shorts.