2 FILMS FOR 1 ADMISSION

Previously Played

  • FRANKENSTEIN 1:00
  • 4:00
  • 8:50
  • DRACULA 2:30
  • 5:30
  • 10:20

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Part of the seriesUNIVERSAL 100

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FRANKENSTEIN & DRACULA

FRANKENSTEIN

NEW 35mm RESTORATION! (1931, James Whale) “It’s alive! It’s alive!” Colin Clive’s Dr. Frankenstein determines to create life itself, but proper brain procurement proves the sticking point. Boris Karloff worldlessly conveys the Monster’s humanity and terror beneath the iconic makeup. Approx. 70 min. 35mm Restoration.
1:00, 4:00, 8:50

 

“The most influential horror film ever made, this stark and stylish work has a weird fairytale beauty. Karloff gives one of the most indelible performances in American cinema as the monster, at once terrifying and pathetic, a moving study of alienation and primitive anger.”
– Elliott Stein, The Village Voice

“A landmark. When treating Karloff’s monster it is surprising, lyrical, and gravely tolerant. In the scene of the monster and the little girl the balannce of hope and menace is so exact that it still has the riveting effect of the best Hitchcock.”
– David Thomson

“Whale's scariest movie... with its stark compositions, rambunctious crowd scenes, sneaky humor and unexpected sympathy for the brutish lab-concocted creature played by Karloff, supplied a richer experience of terror than anything that had preceded it in the early era of talkies. ”
– Terrence Rafferty, The New York Times

“A thriller, make no mistake. Women come out trembling, men exhausted.”
– Motion Picture Herald

FRANKENSTEIN & DRACULA

DRACULA

NEW 35mm RESTORATION!(1931, Tod Browning) “I never drink... wine” — but the Count’s beverage preferences remain obvious in Bela Lugosi’s classic portrayal of the screen’s most legendary vampire. Approx. 103 min. 35mm Restoration.
2:30, 5:30, 10:20

 

“Browning invested the Bram Stoker character with an erotic weirdness that established the vampire as the ultimate exotic lover. Bela Lugosi's elegant turn retains its tang.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“The eerie silence of Dracula, matched with the elegant camera movement of Karl Freund, rebels against the dominant strain of overly talkative, static Hollywood films of the time, and shows that a lack of sound is sometimes most effective..”
– Cullen Gallagher, L Magazine

“The Rosetta stone of vampire flicks... Lugosi's performance is still the ultimate in Eastern Euro-creepiness. Gives us shivers!”
– Time Out New York

“The atmosphere of this film — from set design and camerawork to Lugosi's mesmerizingly slow acting style — is intense and downbeat, and Browning shows the irresistible seductiveness of the vampires' world. This film is always worth revisiting, particularly on the big screen where its visual pleasures are shown to best advantage.”
– Bright Lights Film Journal

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