Tickets: $6 - $10.
- Sat, Jul 11, 3:15 pm
“When a spaceship lands in the woods, Johnny and Joan accidentally run over one of the aliens. In retaliation, the saucer-men kill Joe (Frank Gorshin), an opportunistic boozehound who stumbles across the body. Meanwhile, the hand of the extraterrestrial corpse detaches itself from its body and wreaks havoc on the countryside. But the aliens are foiled when it is discovered that they cannot withstand the glare of automobile headlights! The Saucer Men costumes were designed by Paul Blaisdell, who was certainly capable of better work. Lyn Osborn, the former Cadet Happy on TV’s Space Patrol, makes his final screen appearance as Frank Gorshin’s drinking buddy. Originally released on a double bill with I Was a Teenage Werewolf, it was cheaply remade for television as The Eye Creatures (1966).” 1957, Edward L. Cahn, US, 69 min, NR. (Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide)
“Whatever its flaws as a film, a none-too-scary monster chief among them, The Blob is a uniquely compelling monster movie. The decision to shoot in Technicolor, largely on real locations in Pennsylvania, invests it with a high-’50s feel money couldn’t buy. The remarkable seriousness the actors, particularly method disciple McQueen, bring to the material makes the film difficult to dismiss as mere camp. So does a finale that unites the entire town, teens and grown-ups alike, in an all-metaphors-aside fight against an alien threat, a moment that seems to confirm historian Bruce Eder’s description of The Blob as “like watching some kind of collective home movie of who we were and who we thought we were.” Or maybe it’s simply the best film ever to pit hot-rodding teens against a mass of silicone. It delivers the goods any way you look at it.” 1958, Shorty Yeaworth, US, 82 min, NR. (Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club)
UPDATE: Advance online tickets will be available thru Thu, Jul 9 at 5PM. After that, tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis at the box office. And, remember, we take cash only at the BO.