2 FILMS FOR 1 ADMISSION

Previously Played

  • BRIDE OF FRANKENS​TEIN 1:00 4:05 7:10
  • THE BLACK CAT 2:30 5:35 8:40

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BRIDE OF FRANKENS​TEIN & THE BLACK CAT

BRIDE OF FRANKENS​TEIN

New 35MM Print!(1935, James Whale) “To new worlds of gods and monsters!”  Karloff’s Monster learns to smoke and speak from a blind man, while Elsa Lanchester spouts doom-laden pronouncements as author/storyteller Mary Shelley, and shrieks as the crazily-coiffed Bride. Approx. 75 min. 35mm.
1:00, 4:05, 7:10

“Whale's masterpiece – a still unmatched blend mix of horror, pathos, and sepulchral camp.”
– David Edelstein, New York magazine

“Camp long before the term was popularized, this is the wittiest as well as the most visually expressive of the classic Universal horror pictures – a bizarre analogue to the sort of wildly stylized erotica Josef von Sternberg was producing over at Paramount.”
– J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

“CRITIC'S PICK! Not many sequels wind up improving upon the original, but this horror classic,
which adds a large dose of pathos and dry wit to the mixture, is a notable exception.”

– Time Out New York

“Among the greatest of horror films. Very funny and poignant.”
– David Thomson

“An extraordinary film, with sharp humour, macabre extravagance, and a narrative that proceeds at a fast, efficient pace.”
– Gavin Lambert

“Baroquely funny... takes both the comedy and the horror of Whale’s luxurious technique
about as far as they could go, into trackless realms of cinematic berserkness.”

– Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times (November 29, 2009)

“A macabre comedy classic. Whale had a good sense of gothic humor.” – Pauline Kael

BRIDE OF FRANKENS​TEIN & THE BLACK CAT

THE BLACK ​CAT

(1934, Edgar G. Ulmer) In his Bauhaus-gone-mad mansion, Boris Karloff’s Poelzig slates honeymooner Jacqueline Wells for sacrifice in a Black Mass; but Bela Lugosi, back from 15 years in a Russian slammer thanks to Boris, has plans for a skin game of his own. Approx. 65 min. 35mm.
2:30, 5:35, 8:40

“Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi were fated to meet; the encounter took place in this nutty, nightmarish mélange of Black Masses and chess games, shadows and dungeons, Satanism and necrophilia.”
– Pauline Kael