The start of the season's first snow fall in October!
|Display of memorabilia in Loews lobby|
There were numerous families with children at this showing. I have always thought this film was the perfect introduction to the world of Universal monsters. It is fun and not too scary. It's a great way for kids to learn who the monsters are and at the same time laugh at the comedy created by Abbott and Costello. Lou especially embodies the every man who would be scared and shocked to discover that these monsters do exist. I am thrilled that a new generation of filmgoers is experiencing and enjoying the same classic movies that I love.
The second film on the double bill was the 1920 silent film classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This German Expressionist film is a beautiful work of art. It truly should be seen on the big screen. The use of shadows and the skewed, handpainted backgrounds have so much impact when seen on a 50 foot screen. In addition, there was live organ accompaniment. If you have never heard the Wonder Morton Organ, you have missed a great treat. Most importantly, watching a silent film with live organ music truly transports you to the era of the film.
|More memorabilia in Loews lobby|
In closing, I can only reiterate what I say so often. I am truly blessed to have a wonderful venue like Loews Landmark available to me. The volunteers plan excellent weekend film series. Furthermore, the attention they pay to detail is outstanding. Take this weekend for instance. The House on Haunted Hill was presented in EMERGO! The pulley system was left up and the skeleton returned at various times during the weekend event. The organist who played on Saturday night was dressed in Phantom of Opera style clothing. In addition, there were smoke effects around the organ when he finished his numbers. It doesn't get much better!
Here is a link to this great theater in case you want to learn more.