The New Beverly reopened Tuesday night with a grindhouse double feature of Frankenstein’s Castle of Freaks and The Sinful Dwarf (AKA Abducted Wife) brought to you by Harry Novak’s Boxoffice International Pictures, purveyor of fine exploitation fare throughout the 1970s.
During intermission, the staff announced they would definitely be open at least until the end of July. Beyond that…nobody could say. They encouraged everyone, now more than ever, to come and show support for the theater in the hope it will be able to remain open.
Here’s the schedule:
7/25-7/26, 7:30pm – Coen Double Feature: Fargo and The Man Who Wasn’t There
7/27-7/28, 7:30pm (also 4:30pm Sat.) – 3D Porn! Playmates in Deep Vision 3D and Wildcat Women
7/29-7/31, 7:30pm (also 3:05pm Sun.) – 80s Double Feature: The Goonies and Back to the Future.
As always, tickets are $7 for both shows plus you can get a large popcorn with real butter and a large Coke for like $5.50. You can’t even rent two movies at Lackluster Video for 7 bucks…plus that place removes part of your soul every time you go inside…and also you sure won’t find any 3D porn!
If you live in LA, you ought to check it out. Let them know you hope The New Beverly stays open.
Also, on Sunday, August 19 at 2:00pm, the American Cinematheque is planning some kind of memorial for Sherman Torgan at The Egyptian theater.
I’ll have a few more words about tonight’s grindhouse entertainment hopefully tomorrow.