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Join The Cast Of 80s Cult Classic 'Monster Squad' At Ace Hotel

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A special screening of an 80's cult classic is heading to a beautiful downtown L.A. movie palace this weekend.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Broadway will host a matinee screening of the wonderfully campy Monster Squad this Sunday at 1 p.m. The eventwill feature a reunion of cast and crew of the 1987 film, panel discussion before and after the movie and a deluxe re-release of the film's score—perfect for your upcoming Halloween party.

For those a bit fuzzy on the details of the totally 80s horror comedy, it features a group of five intrepid middle schoolers who battle some of the most classic monsters of cinema—The Mummy, The Wolf Man, The Creature From The Black Lagoon (aka The Gill-man) and Frankenstein—all of whom are led by Dracula. The resulting adventure is nothing short of epic. The epic was co-written by Shane Black of Lethal Weapon-fame, along with Fred Dekker who also directed.

Sunday's screening will feature appearances from cast members Andre Gower, Ryan Lambert, Ashley Bank and Stephen Macht, as well as make-up FX artists Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff. The film's composer Bruce Broughton will also be there to premiere the brand new deluxe CD release of his score to the film, released by La-La Land Records. And more guests may be added. The panel discussions will be hosted by Eric “Quint” Vespe of Aint It Cool News and the event is organized by Burbank's awesome monster memorabilia shop Creature Features.

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Three types of tickets are available, including $15 general admission, preferred seating for $45—which includes a limited edition screenprint from the event—and all-access VIP tickets for $65, which include the screenprint and a pre-show VIP reception with the cast and crew.

Tickets are still available online, but are going fast.