35mm Screening of “King Kong vs. Godzilla” at the Colonial Theatre Spooktacular

posted by melvin on March 9, 2009 at 8:00 am

KEENE, NH — On the evening of Friday, April 24th, 2009, the Colonial Theatre will present its second “Colonial Theatre Spooktacular”, featuring a screening of a brand-new 35mm print of that foreign film classic, 1962’s “King Kong vs. Godzilla”.

Curated by the maniacal movie mavens from “Saturday Fright Special” (New Hampshire’s first home-grown horror-host TV show, seen on public access stations throughout the country), the evening will feature vintage 35mm monster movie trailers and other assorted film goodies, giveaways of signed copies of TYRANT and an original “King Kong vs. Godzilla” sketch courtesy of comics icon S.R. Bissette as well as DVDs and T-shirts, and live appearances by “Saturday Fright Special” characters.

This will be an all-ages event, as the love of giant rubber-suited monsters should know no age barriers.

Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door or can be ordered online at the Colonial Website.

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Comments (9)

raysson on March 9, 2009 at 11:35 am

I fondly remember seeing “King Kong Versus Godzilla” years ago back in the 1970’s when it was re-released.
They should also show “King Kong Escapes” too. as part of a double feature bill.

moviebuff82 on March 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm

i watched that movie on vhs in the early 90’s and it was a great movie. hope they don’t remake it!

ceasar on March 9, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I’ve seen this one too. I wonder if the orginal film has been digital remastered and improved upon since its original release.

melvin on March 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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.

ceasar on March 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm

well I was speculating. Becouse with today’s technology u can improve a film print. A few years ago I remember when the American Movie Classics channel would hold funraisers to save films from destruction.

melvin on March 9, 2009 at 2:44 pm

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.

moviebuff82 on March 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

That version is also on blu-ray.

KingBiscuits on March 10, 2009 at 12:55 am

They get all of the good stuff in the East Coast! Oh well. But it still sounds like an entertaining night.

melvin on April 5, 2009 at 9:42 am

Here’s the official promo for the event:


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