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The Mahoning Drive-In is open this season under new management, as the article above details. They’re a great, film-loving crew and super-friendly. This season they’re going all-retro/all-35mm with an eclectic line-up of themed weekends, with some really rare titles being shown among the classics. They undid the corral setup, and the lot is once again wide open, with the original ticket booth in use. They now offer camping (outdoors or sleeping in your car) for an extra $10 per car, which makes it easier on folks like me who travel long distances to see these rare and amazing shows they’re putting on. Snack bar prices are very inexpensive, too.
The Colonial will once again be presenting a Spooktacular on Sunday, October 30th at 3pm, with a 35mm screening of FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN.
Here’s the official promo for the event:
I know what you’re saying — just a few weeks ago I saw a digitally restored print of THE GODFATHER at a local theater that was absolutely stunning. It looked like it could have been shot yesterday. Pretty amazing what can be done these days.
Universal had an older print of KING KONG ESCAPES and a recently-struck one of KING KONG VS. GODZILLA in their possession up until the studio fire last year that wiped out the majority of their repertory prints. They’re striking this new KKvG print for this event, which will then be available to theaters to once again screen to adoring monster maniacs.
I don’t think there’s been any remastering done, but the print screened in Keene should at least look as good as the DVD, and certainly better than how it looked to so many of us when we saw it on TV as kids.
We managed to get an original PHIBES “Love means never having to say youâ€™re ugly” one-sheet haning outside the theater to promote this event. I wonder what the usual art-house patrons must think, seeing that on their way into the theater’s usual highbrow fare…..?
The Colonial will be screening a 35mm print of THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES on October 30, 2008 as “The Colonial Theatre Spooktacular”: