Oct 262012


The Academy is hosting an October-long celebration of classic horror films in honor of “Universal’s Legacy of Horror”- part of the studio’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration.

SATURDAY DOUBLE-DOUBLE FEATURE* “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948) and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” (1966) Saturday, October 27, at 2 p.m. Linwood Dunn Theater 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood

Special guests scheduled include actress Joan Staley, who played Alma Parker in “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken,” and Karen Knotts, daughter of Don Knotts, who played Luther Heggs in the film.

“The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957) and “Tarantula” (1955) Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. Oscars Outdoors 1341 Vine Street, Hollywood

*Series passes are not good for the Double-Double Feature.  Individual tickets are on sale now for each double feature. CREWS/PHOTOGRAPHERS: Wishing to attend either of the Saturday screenings, must RSVP to tcurtis@oscars.org no later than noon on Friday, 10/26.

SERIES FINALE “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

Special guests scheduled include film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, grandson of Lon Chaney, Ron Chaney, and 103 year-old Carla Laemmle, a dancer in the film and niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle. In conjunction with the screening series, the Academy will present “Universal’s Legacy of Horror: A Centennial Exhibition,” which includes rare posters, stills and other artifacts celebrating Universal’s distinctive contributions to the classic horror genre and the studio’s founding 100 years ago.

The exhibition will run in the Academy Grand Lobby throughout October.  Admission is free. Tickets for individual screenings are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.

Ticketed seating is unreserved.  For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org. For media requests, please contact Tarrah Lee Curtis, tcurtis@oscars.org or Judy Merrick, jmerrick@id-pr.com.