Join us for our RETRO MOVIE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE.
Growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s you could always go and see “classic” 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 January 12th, 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 First Movie Night will feature a couple of creepy horror classics:
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964) After a plague devastates life on Earth by either killing everyone, or transforming them into a zombie and vampire-like being that lives in the dark, Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) seems to be the only healthy human survivor left. He leads a lonely life of survival; killing the creatures by day and defending his home by night until he comes across the contaminated Ruth Collins (Franca Bettoia) and uses his blood to heal her and in turn, becomes the last hope for humanity. Filmed in Italy, this was the first adaption of Richard Matheson’s story that was also filmed as The Omega Man in 1971 and as I Am Legend in 2007. It’s a wonderful showcase for Price who proves he can easily carry a film as one of the only normal humans in the cast.
THE MAN WHO TURNED TO STONE (1957) Dr. Murdock leads a group of 18th century scientists that discovered the secret of immortality. In order to selfishly prolong their own lives, they need the life-extract of other human beings; preferably young fertile women. And what better place to scout for an endless supply of young disposable women than in the women’s prison they set up shop in? Carol Adams, a young prison employee, begins to grow suspicious of all of the sudden unnatural deaths and enlists the aid of a psychiatrist to uncover what’s going on. As their investigation draws them closer to the group of alchemists they have no choice but to continue their treatments. If they don’t their skin will literally petrify and harden to the toughness of stone.
COME AND HANG WITH THE MUMMY AND THE MONKEY:
On hand for our first film night will be Cleveland area horror hosts, Janet Decay and Grimm Gory, otherwise known as THE MUMMY AND THE MONKEY. We certainly realize that it can be tough to sit through two films and a couple of shorts 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.
January 12th, 2019.
Doors open at 6:15pm and the show will begin at 7:15pm.
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, and assorted munchies will be available during show time for $1 each. (Cash Only)
SUPPORT THE CAUSE:
It’s pretty obvious that we’re not looking to actually make a big profit doing this. We simply have a bunch of film that fits the retro film night vibe that we may never get to screen at our twice yearly Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expos.
If our first Retro Movie Double Feature draws enough people to bother doing it again, we’ll hold another film night on February 9th, 2019 and March 2nd, 2019 with a completely different films and shorts.