Monthly Archives: July 2014

What to do this weekend? How about classic films outside, and it’s FREE?!

The Old Pasadena Film Festival, a month-long, free movie series, returns July 5 – 27. This annual summer film program offers movie lovers an eclectic mix of cinematic treasures, including timeless classics, vintage horror, award-winning documentaries, and more. With twenty-three screenings at various unique locations, the Old Pasadena Film Festival is the largest free open-air film festival in California.

Friday, July 18

The Marx Brothers in Animal Crackers (1930) – 97 min
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley – 8:30PM
Filled with comedy sketches, musical numbers and plenty of gags, Animal Crackers is often regarded as the Marx Brothers’ most quoted film for its witty and unforgettable dialogue. Groucho stars as Captain Spaulding, a famed African explorer who is being honored at a high society party at the estate of Mrs. Rittenhouse. Mayhem and chaos ensue after a valuable painting disappears and Spaulding, along with the Professor (Harpo), Signore Emanuel Ravelli (Chico) and Horatio (Zeppo) “help” search for it. Highlighted by musical performances, this classic comedy earned a place on the AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes list

Saturday, July 19

The Fly (1958) – 94 min
Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music+Food; 8:30PM Film
With its ‘science-gone-bad’ storyline, and box office as well as critical success, The Fly is one of the seminal horror films of the 1950s and one that established Vincent Price as a horror icon. When a scientist attempts to transfer matter through space, things go horrifically wrong and two grotesque man-fly hybrids are created. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, the scientist desperately hopes that he, his wife, and his brother (Vincent Price) can capture the other mutant and reverse the experiment.

Sunday, July 20

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) – 83 min RESCHEDULED
Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave. – 7:00PM Music+Food; 8:30PM Film
After a wave of reports of mysterious attacks involving people and pets being eaten by the traditionally docile fruit, a special government task force is set up to investigate the violent veggies and put a stop to their murderous spree. Made on a budget of less than $100,000, the cult film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is a fun spoof of B movies, featuring a wonderfully campy theme song, and is widely heralded as one of the “best” bad movies ever made.

*link to mapped locations:  https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=203276725621200479990.00048a5bf6388f69cb0f5&msa=0&ll=34.144221,-118.150084&spn=0.014296,0.033023&dg=feature

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What do you know about the Dead End Kids?!

If you are looking for a bit more grown up version of “Our Gang”(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Gang) then I have the group for you!! One night during the ritual battle with insomnia, I came across the Dead End Kids.

“The Dead End Kids were a group of young actors from New York who appeared in Sidney Kingsley‘s Broadway play Dead End in 1935. In 1937 producer Samuel Goldwyn brought all of them to Hollywood and turned the play into a film. They proved to be so popular that they continued to make movies under various monikers, including the Little Tough Guys, the East Side Kids, and the Bowery Boys, until 1958.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_End_Kids

Experience them here in this great classic 1941 Spooks Run Wild also with BELA LUGOSI!!