Pencil This In: Classic Film Screenings of Cat People, Zombies, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello
We found a number of classic horror films screening around town tonight. The cheesier, the better in our book, so you might want to check out I Walked with a Zombie and Cat People double feature; Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Laurel and Hardy films. And remember that tonight's a school night, too, so Bardot's got some live music for you. Read on for all the details.
American Cinematheque celebrates Halloween all month long with classic horror movies. Screening tonight is a double feature of Cat People (1942) and I Walked with a Zombie (1943) tonight at 7:30 pm at the Aero Theatre. The works feature collaborations between director Val Lewton and producer Jacques Tourneur. Cat People, with its sexual undertones, was pretty daring for the 1940: A Serbian immigrant Irena can't sleep with her new husband in fear she’ll turn into a cat. In the latter film, a Canadian nurse cares for the comatose wife of a sugar baron on a Caribbean island. She’s drawn not only to her employer, but to the native voodoo culture as well. $11. $5 for seniors.
Film restoration and preservation are at the heart of UCLA Film & Television Archive activities, and tonight the Archive continues the Out of the Past screening series of newly restored films, with discussions on contemporary restoration techniques and introductions by leading film preservationists. Tonight, the Archive’s Scott MacQueen screens a number of Laurel and Hardy films and talks about what was needed to save them. At the Billy Wilder Theater at 7:30 pm. Free.
It’s a School Night welcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. Live performances tonight by Royal Teeth, Chrome Canyon and Touche; DJ set by Sudden Weather Change. Doors at 8 pm. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP.
Grauman’s Chinese Theater celebrates its own 85th anniversary this year with a number of 25 cent screenings. Tonight’s flick is the horror-comedy classic Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. Dracula makes an appearance in the film, too, for kicks and giggles. Get four hours of validated parking at Hollywood & Highland for $2.
*Pencil pick of the day