The Clark County Library in Las Vegas is offering an early Halloween celebration by screening two classic films. The movie series is called: Tuesday Afternoon at the Bijou: Universal’s Horror Classics. These FREE events are a great way to introduce your family to cinema from Hollywood’s Studio Era.
* THE MUMMY (October 18th, 1p) - This 1932 motion picture was directed by Karl Freund, and features Boris Karloff as a revived ancient Egyptian priest. After the success of Dracula and Frankenstein, mogul Carl Laemmle Jr. was inspired by the 1922 opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb to create another memorable character for his studio’s stable of ghouls. The screenplay was most likely adapted from a short story by Arthur Conan Doyle entitled The Ring of Thoth.
* THE INVISIBLE MAN (October 25th, 1p) - Claude Rains had the most intriguing American screen debut by an actor (he had a small role in a British silent picture in 1920). For the most part, you only hear his voice throughout the movie. This classic was directed by James Whale, best known for his work on Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. It’s loosely based on the H.G. Wells science fiction novel. Produced in 1933, The Invisible Man was recently selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
The screenings will take place at the 399-seat Main Theatre. The Clark County Library is located at 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. For more information visit the website below:
Treat yourself to chills and macabre black humor that were a staple at Universal Studios.
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