This Week At The New Bev: Vampire-Con, Richard Fleischer, Fiddler on the Roof, Grindhouse Film Fest, Meatballs II & More!

Posted by phil blankenship, June 25, 2010 10:05am | Post a Comment
This Week At The New Beverly

Our full schedule is available online:

Friday, June 25

Vampire-Con Film Fest

For more information, please visit

Drácula (Spanish Version)
1931, USA, 104 minutes
dir. George Melford, starring Carlos Villarías, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton, Pablo Álvarez Rubio, Eduardo Arozamena

Melford's Dracula is not a mere historical curiosity but a superbly entertaining horror story that succeeds on its own merits and serves as a fine example of the surprising things that film research and preservation can uncover. - All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

The Blood Spattered Bride
1972, Spain, 82 minutes
dir. Vicente Aranda, starring Simón Andreu, Maribel Martín, Alexandra Bastedo
9:35, Watch The Trailer!

The Blood Spattered Bride is an intelligent take on feminism and sexual politics that's got atmosphere to spare. - Final Girl

Friday, June 25

Vampire-Con Film Fest
For more information, please visit

Writer / director / star Rena Riffel will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the movie!

2009, USA, 102 minutes
dir. Rena Riffel, starring Rena Riffel, Mary Carey, Count Smokula
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Please Note: Digital Projection

Saturday, June 26

Vampire-Con Film Fest
For more information, please visit

Triple Feature - All Tickets $7
One ticket admits you to all three films!

Nosferatu the Vampyre
1979, West Germany / France, 96 minutes
dir. Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz, Roland Topor, Walter Ladengast
5:15, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - the most evocative series of images centered around the idea of the vampire that I have ever seen - Roger Ebert

- plus on the same bill -

Dracula (1979) director John Badham will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the film!

1979, USA, 109 minutes
dir. John Badham, starring Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Trevor Eve, Jan Francis
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

John Badham directs the proceedings with a true flair for gothic melodrama and gives the film a tremendous sense of atmosphere.
- All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Love at First Bite
1979, USA, 94 minutes
dir. Stan Dragoti, starring George Hamilton, Susan Saint James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn, Arte Johnson, Sherman Hemsley
9:40, Watch The Trailer!

A coarse, delightful little movie with a bang-up cast and no pretensions at all.- Janet Maslin, New York Times

Saturday, June 26

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Actors Paul Reubens, Joe Nipote, Archie Hahn, Tammy Taylor and Misty Rowe will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the film.

Meatballs Part II
1984, USA, 87 minutes - Not Available On DVD
dir. Ken Wiederhorn, starring Richard Mulligan, Hamilton Camp, Kim Richards, Archie Hahn, Misty Rowe, Tammy Taylor, John Larroquette, Paul Reubens
11:59pm, All Tickets $7

Sunday & Monday, June 27 & 28

Fiddler on the Roof
1971, USA, 181 minutes
dir. Norman Jewison, starring Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh
Sun: 4:00 only; Mon: 8:00 only, Watch The Trailer!

Winner of 3 Academy Awards (Cinematography, Score & Sound) plus nominated for 5 other Oscars (including Best Picture & Best Director)!

Spirited, funny, and deeply affecting, 1971's Fiddler on the Roof is a successful adaptation of its stage counterpart. - All Movie Guide

Stands at the top, both as a musical and as a film.
- David Bezanson,

Tuesday, June 29

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival : Tribute To Arthur Marks

Director Arthur Marks will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to discuss the films!

Admission: $8.00

Bonnie's Kids
1973, USA, 105 minutes
dir. Arthur Marks, starring Tiffany Bolling, Steve Sandor, Robin Mattson, Scott Brady, Alex Rocco
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

- plus on the same bill -

Detroit 9000
1973, USA, 106 minutes
dir. Arthur Marks, starring Hari Rhodes, Alex Rocco, Vonetta McGee, Ella Edwards, Scatman Crothers, Herb Jefferson Jr.
10:00, Watch The Trailer!

No movie that can get the (real life) Detroit police commissioner fired can be totally lacking in interest. - Roger Ebert

Wednesday & Thursday, June 30 & July 1

A Richard Fleischer double bill

See No Evil
aka Blind Terror
1971, UK, 89 minutes
dir. Richard Fleischer, starring Mia Farrow, Dorothy Alison, Robin Bailey, Diane Grayson, Brian Rawlinson, Norman Eshley

Very suspenseful, with a terrific performance from Farrow and atmospheric direction by veteran helmsman Richard Fleischer.
- TV Guide Movie Guide

Director Richard Fleischer gets plenty of opportunities to show off his directorial skills during the many setpieces and he's definitely up to the task. - All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

The Don Is Dead
1973, USA, 115 minutes
dir. Richard Fleischer, starring Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Forster, Al Lettieri, Angel Tompkins
9:20, Watch The Trailer!

Quinn is surprisingly subdued and effective as the big boss, Forrest turns in a nice performance as a young member of the family wanting out, and Fleischer handles the material in pleasantly forthright fashion. - Time Out Film Guide


Coming Soon:

6&7: Joon-ho Bong's Mother & Memories of Murder
8-10: Alejandro Jodorowski's El Topo & The Holy Mountain
10: Michael Mann's Manhunter
13: Grindhouse Fest - Gone with the Pope & Massacre Mafia Style
14&15: Disney's Waking Sleeping Beauty & Frank and Ollie
17: Bring It On - 10th anniversary midnight screening
21&22: Lynn Redgrave tribute w/ Georgy Girl & The National Health
23&24: Preston Sturges' Christmas in July & Hail the Conquering Hero
24: Dennis Hopper in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Schedule subject to change

Relevant Tags

New Beverly Cinema (214)