CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON & REVENGE OF THE CREATURE
Friday, August 31
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON IN 3-D!
|12:30 3:55 7:15|
(1954, Jack Arnold) Pre-Jaws underwater terror as intrepid scientists Richard Carlson, Julie Adams and Richard Denning search the Amazon for clues to the Missing Link and its prehistoric past, but find instead find the eponymous 50s icon – variously described as a bipedal amphibian, a batrachian, or simply, the “Gill Man” – equipped with both a nasty streak and a healthy fascination with Julie Adams and her tight white bathing suit. Their near mating-dance synchronized swimming scenes are uniquely hypnotic, with luminous underwater 3-D photography. Based on an idea by producer William Alland, who played the interrogating newsreel reporter in Citizen Kane. DCP. Approx. 79 min.
“Director Arnold was an early pioneer of the art of playing on the fears of the average human being – as Spielberg did in the seventies with Jaws and Spielberg was reportedly heavily influenced by the brooding, menacing style of Arnold’s atmospheric film… Strong on atmosphere and plot, but with a low budget, an excellent example of how to make a good monster movie.”
– Phil Hardy
“The 3-D lensing adds to the eerie effects of the underwater footage, as well as to the monster’s several appearances on land. The below-water scraps between skin divers and the prehistoric thing are thrilling and will pop goose pimples on the susceptible fan.”
– Variety (1954)
REVENGE OF THE CREATURE
|2:10 5:35* 9:00*|
PREMIERE OF NEW 3-D RESTORATION!
*Introduced by film preservationist Bob Furmanek
(1955, Jack Arnold) When the Gill Man escapes from his tank at the aquarium, it’s up to scientist John Agar to track him down. With debuting Clint Eastwood as a goofy lab assistant. Premiere of new 3-D restoration. DCP. Approx. 82 min.
Click here to learn more about the 3-D restoration process for Revenge of the Creature.