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March Movie Event

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments

While we are not hosting any movies in February, please join us for a special evening with author James Morrow on Wed., March 11th. We will be starting a little earlier to accommodate our program, so doors will open at 6:00PM, and the program will start at 6:30PM. There will be a short intermission between films. FREE POPCORN! Cash bar proceeds and tips benefit Variety’s Children’s Charity.

Lon Chaney, Jr. Film Festival

Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) – 68 minutes
The Mummy’s Curse (1944) – 62 minutes

Award-winning science fiction author and armchair cineaste James Morrow, author of Towing Jehovah, The Last Witchfinder, and The Philosopher’s Apprentice, will be introducing two Lon Chaney, Jr, monster movies Ghost of Frankenstein and The Mummy’s Curse — two classic 1940’s “B” movies featuring Lon Chaney, Jr.

Morrow’s most recent novella, a postmodern extravaganza entitled Shambling Towards Hiroshima, recounts the extraordinary adventures of Syms Thorley, a Hollywood horror actor based on Chaney, Jr. In 1945 Syms’s career takes a bizarre turn when the U.S. Navy hires him to don a rubber lizard suit and impersonate the giant mutant iguana Gorgantis, a new and terrifying biological weapon that might if Syms can give a sufficiently persuasive performance convince the Japanese to lay down their arms. The book will be will be available for sale at the event, featuring a spectacular cover design by Ann Monn. Check it out here at Tachyon.

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