This Week At The New Beverly: October 16 - 22

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full October calendar is online at

Friday & Saturday October 16 & 17

Two Directed By Pietro Germi

Recently Made Prints Of Both From Janus Films

Divorce Italian Style
1961, Italy, 105 minutes
dir. Pietro Germi, starring Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca, Stefania Sandrelli, Leopoldo Trieste
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:10 & 7:30

Skillfully written, with a penetrating, almost brutal glimpse of Sicily and its antiquated way of life, it has been directed by Pietro Germi with lagless pace and consistent incisiveness, evoking constant chuckles rather than isolated guffaws. - Variety

Few films have balanced sly social satire and broad, mugging caricatures with such grace, even as Germi keeps his rural grotesques moving around at a frantic pace. It's hard to think of an actor besides Mastroianni who could have pulled off such a wonderfully pathetic Mediterranean schlub; armed with a nervous tic, that god-awful caterpillar on his lip and eyes glazed over with lust, the actor gleefully hammers a stake into his own Latin-lover persona. - Time Out

- plus on the same bill -

Seduced and Abandoned
1964, Italy, 115 minutes
dir. Pietro Germi, starring Stefania Sandrelli, Saro Urzì, Aldo Puglisi, Lando Buzzanca, Lola Braccini, Leopoldo Trieste
Fri: 9:35; Sat: 5:15 & 9:35

It glistens brightly and is, like Divorce, a gaily comic reflection of that exotic island, its resilient natives, and their custom-conditioned mores and manners. - A. H. Weiler, New York Times

Friday October 16

Quentin Tarantino's Violent Masterpiece

Reservoir Dogs
1992, USA, 99 minutes
dir. Quentin Tarantino, starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

It's brutal, it's funny and you won't forget it.
- Hal Hinson, Washington Post

Saturday October 17

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Actress Irene Miracle and film historian Tim Lucas (Video Watchdog) will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting, to discuss the film.

1980, Italy / USA, 107 minutes - Beautiful Archive Print!
written & directed by Dario Argento, starring Irene Miracle, Leigh McCloskey, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi, Sacha Pitoeff
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

INFERNO is actually [Argento's] most visually interesting film...its beauty only enhanced by seeing it projected. -

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Sunday & Monday October 18 & 19

Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein
1948, USA, 83 minutes
dir. Charles Barton, starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert
Sun: 3:55 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

The comedy duo's finest onscreen hour comes in the shape of this wonderful horror spoof which also unites all of Universal's scariest horror heroes under the same cinematic roof. - Channel 4 Film

- plus on the same bill -

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
1966, USA, 90 minutes - NEW Print!
dir. Alan Rafkin, starring Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Liam Redmond, Dick Sargent, Skip Homeier, Reta Shaw, Lurene Tuttle
Sun: 5:40 & 9:15; Mon: 9:15, Watch The Trailer!

Tuesday October 20

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival

AIP in the '70s: Blaxploitation Horror!

J.D.'s Revenge director Arthur Marks will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the film.

J.D.'s Revenge
1976, USA, 95 minutes
dir. Arthur Marks, starring Glynn Turman, Louis Gossett Jr., Joan Pringle, Carl W. Crudup, James Watkins, David McKnight
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

This stylish and very entertaining blend of the horror and "Blaxploitation" genres takes some creative risks on a seriously limited budget but manages to deliver the gory goods.
- All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

1972, USA, 93 minutes
dir. William Crain, starring William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala, Gordon Pinsent
9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Blacula is a surprisingly worthy addition to the blood-sucking genre, with Marshall in top form... Ranks alongside Shaft and Foxy Brown as essential blaxploitation viewing. - Channel 4 Film

Admission to this special event is $8

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Wednesday & Thursday October 21 & 22

Two Starring Vincent Price

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

1971, UK / USA, 94 minutes
dir. Robert Fuest, starring Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Virginia North, Terry-Thomas, Sean Bury, Susan Travers
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Often amusing, occasionally sickening, always impressive for the imaginative Art Deco sets... - Time Out

Next to Theatre of Blood - one of Price's most enjoyable efforts of the '70s. - All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Theater of Blood
1973, UK, 104 minutes
dir. Douglas Hickox, starring Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Harry Andrews, Coral Browne, Robert Coote
9:25, Watch The Trailer!

Price attacks his role with gusto, switching roles and disguises in the tour-de-force of his career, while Douglas Hickox (Zulu Dawn) directs with more flair than is usually seen in British horror. This cult favorite is a real treat, and -especially for actors - a deliciously vicarious revenge. - All Movie Guide


Due to popular demand, advance online tickets for our complete October calendar may be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at

Currently, only general admission tickets may be purchased via this link. Discounted student, senior, etc. tickets may not be purchased in advance at this time. As always, any available tickets will also be sold at the theater box office the day of the event. Purchasing advance tickets is generally unnecessary for most shows, as the only programs that ever come close to selling out are special event shows with special guests, etc. Plenty of tickets are available at the door for nearly all of our programs.

Coming Soon:

23&24: Two Featuring The Music Of Ennio Morricone
24: Conan The Destroyer 25th Anniversary
25&26: Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story & 13 Ghosts
27: Grindhouse Film Fest: AIP in the 70's Two-Headed Horror Night!
28&29: Dracula (1931) & The Bride Of Frankenstein
30: Fade to Black / Once Bitten / Teen Wolf triple feature!
31: Night of the Demons / Demons / Demons 2 triple feature!

Schedule subject to change

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