Saturday, October 22 at 6PM
"Son of Frankenstein" Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill. Directed by Rowland V. Lee. (1938, 99mins., B&W.) Screened in 35mm.
$8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger).
The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre, at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ., is easily reached by car and mass transit from throughout the New York & New Jersey area. We are located directly across JFK Blvd from the JSQ PATH Station with trains to and from the World Trade Center and 33rd Street in Manhattan, as well as Newark’s Penn Station. The Theatre is close to the NJ Turnpike & Holland Tunnel. Discounted off street parking in Square Ramp Garage. Tel: (201) 798-6055 Web: loewsjersey.org Email: [email protected]" target="_blank" target="_blank.
The Loew's is a place where the great movie going experience is still alive -- a classic movie palace, a 50 foot wide screen, and a real pipe organ that plays entrance music before most screenings.
More about the film:
Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster is one of the most legendary performances in movie history, and Karloff portrayed the Monster for the third and final time on the big screen in Son of Frankenstein. As if that wasn’t enough to make the film a classic, Karloff was joined by his contemporary horror icon Bela Lugosi in what, arguably, was one of his finest Hollywood performance. Add in the always-good Basil Rathbone, having the chance here for once to play neither really a villain nor Sherlock Holmes, and the cast is one of the best in classic-era horror. Dr. Frankenstein’s son returns to his ancestral home and finds that local villagers still remember and fear his father’s creation. Goaded by a sinister man living amid the ruins of his father’s castle (Lugosi), Frankenstein decides to revive his father’s Monster – but to reform its brutish nature and thereby vindicate his father’s memory. Of course . . . things don’t work out as planned! It would not have been surprising if this second sequel turned out a bit shop-worn, but Son of Frankenstein is a well crafted continuation of the Frankenstein saga, boasting an intelligent script, extraordinary sets and cinematography that continue the German Expressionist influence on American horror movies – and great performances by all, especially Karloff and Lugosi.
Announcements of upcoming theatrical sound film exhibitions.