Spoiling to say “good riddance” to the incomparably wretched year of 2020 with 110% determination to celebrate 2021, including on behalf of my Newman Center Film Series on Tour, I wondered what movie to ring 2021 in with? Hey, why not mark the 110th birthday of one of my all-time favorite actors, Vincent Price, with a screening of the best movie he ever made. More specifically, his own all-time favorite of anything he ever made. Don’t miss the 1973 cult classic “Theatre of Blood,” starring Price as an outrageously conceited Shakespearean actor plotting against his harshest critics, all played by A-list British character faves in what is widely acclaimed as the ultimate Shakespearean black comedy. On reel-to-reel 16mm film!
Remember, the Newman Center series is not at the Newman Center until further notice but is on indefinite tour, and this time we’ll be at the Super 8 Hotel, off I-87 on Rt. 9N across from the Crete Memorial Civic Center in Plattsburgh. Wow, 16mm at the Super 8! Pretty cool, huh? Anyway, showing at 7 pm on Saturday, January 2nd.
Free, with donations welcome (free food as well). The usual Covid-19 restrictions apply. Please register your interest in attending by either e-mailing email@example.com or calling/texting 518-802-1220. Thanks and hope to see you at the movies!