Vincentennial celebrates 100th birthday of Vincent Price in St. Louis

posted by CSWalczak on May 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

ST. LOUIS, MO — The one hundredth anniversary of the birth of actor and St. Louis native Vincent Price will be celebrated by a special event called Vincentennial, sponsored by Cinema Saint Louis and other presenting partners. Running from May 19-28, the event will feature showings of nearly twenty of Price’s films from his long film career, lectures and talks from film experts, exhibits of related film memorabilia, and a special tribute to Roger Corman, and an appearance by Victoria Price, author of a biography of her famous father.

A copy of the festival brochure can be viewed here.

Comments (11)

monika on May 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm

That sounds fantastic!

ChasSmith on May 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

No kidding. Unfortunately, I can’t get away during that time. If I could, I’d combine it with a couple of other stops I need to make along the way, and drive over from Connecticut to take in some of that. It looks absolutely tremendous.

WilliamMcQuade on May 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm

No House of Wax. The movie that started his horror film career. I do not get that at all.

I met him backstage during thr run of Darling Of The Day. He was very nice and talked to me for about 10/15 minutes. His films stand the test of time.

KingBiscuits on May 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I don’t think any of the listed venues have the equipment to play 3-D (the Tivoli does but they are busy with other engagements), hence why House of Wax wasn’t included.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 4, 2011 at 1:43 am

What great honor for a fine man,Thanks St.Louis.

WilliamMcQuade on May 4, 2011 at 3:29 am

They could screen Wax in 2 D I believe.

TLSLOEWS on May 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Vincent Price was born in St. Louis 5/27/1911 and died in L.A.on 10/25/1993 of lung cancer.

CSWalczak on May 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I, too, found the omission of a showing of “House of Wax” more than a little strange, but I am wondering if a decision was made that if it were to be shown it should be a 3D print; that may have then created a problem of securing a print and finding a location that could show it. If memory serves, the most recent showings of “HoW” in 3D used a 70mm over/under print. Perhaps none of these were available or no 70mm equipped venue in STL was available (I live there and off hand, I am not sure if there is one any more).

PeterApruzzese on May 4, 2011 at 6:41 pm

House of Wax is available in polarized double-system 3-D 35mm prints (I played it in 2004 & 2005) and might also be available in side-by-side single-strip polarized 35mm. However, the venues may not be capable of handling those formats (and may not have the required silver screen). I believe the 70mm prints were created back in the 70s and would be long faded by now.

JAlex on May 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm

And if Percepto is used, it will be the first time since it was used at the Fox in February 1960.

JAlex on May 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm

First time in St. Louis, I mean.

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