Nightmare City: Around Town

OFF-SITE: Screen Novelties' Haunted Hullabaloo @ Bob Baker Marionette Theater (encore hosted by Emo Philips!)

A Haunted Hootenanny for the Whole Family!
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10/28/2012 - 7PM

LOCATION: The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 1345 W. 1st St., LA, CA, 90026. (213) 250-9995.
http://www.bobbakermarionettes.com

We’re stuffing more tricks and treats into this goodie bag than you can shake a broom at, as Screen Novelties (one of LA’s premiere stop-motion studios) joins forces with Cinefamily’s own Animation Breakdown to present a haunted hullabaloo with (and a spirited fundraiser for) the historic Bob Baker Marionette Theatre!! This goofy, ghoulish spectacular features a fearsome mix of creepy cartoons, vintage Hallow’s Eve safety films, madcap musical shorts n’ more — along with Halloween puppet performances from the legendary Baker troupe, and a kooky monster-making workshop. As if that’s not enough, the host of this shuddersome shindig is none other than that legendary comic prince of paraprosdokians: Emo Philips . We couldn’t wish for a better emcee of the eccentric to “ghoulardi” over our gruesome gala. Kid-friendly, but fun for all folks: big folks, little folks, dead folks, undead folks, and all yer monster pals.

Please note that due to The Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s seating layout, chair seating for this event is limited and is first come, first served. Floor seating will also be available.

Watch an excerpt from Emo Philips’ classic “Live at Hasty Pudding Theater” special!
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OFF-SITE: Cinespia presents Dawn of the Dead (at the Cemetery!)

Romero's Zombie Classic Amidst the Tombstones!
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10/20/2012 - 7PM

Location: Cinespia @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038
http://www.cinespia.org

Did you know that the original Dawn of the Dead, one of the most beloved and awesome zombie movies of all time, has been out of theatrical circulation for years? When was the last time you went out to see a show of Dawn of the Dead? Not only is it big news that permission’s finally been granted to screen the film, but that it’s going to screen it at Cinespia — at the coolest place possible. Plus, Gaslamp Killer will be there to spin tunes — and on the “Sound of Horror ” tip, the film itself features music by Goblin (whose keyboardist, Claudio Simonetti, will be performing at our “Synthpocalypse” Halloween Party on the 27th). Seriously, folks — there’s only one Halloween screening at Cinespia per year and we want you there to join us!

Bring blankets, drinks and picnic dinner for this screening beneath the stars. And, as a courtesy to other moviegoers: no tall chairs!! No distilled spirits, please.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Dawn of the Dead” @ Cinespia!

OFF-SITE: Screen Novelties' Haunted Hullabaloo @ The Bob Baker Marionette Theatre (hosted by Emo Philips, feat. "Mad Monster Party")!!

A Haunted Hootenanny for the Whole Family!
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10/14/2012 - 3:30PM

LOCATION: The Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 1345 W. 1st St., LA, CA, 90026. (213) 250-9995.
http://www.bobbakermarionettes.com

We’re stuffing more tricks and treats into this goodie bag than you can shake a broom at, as Screen Novelties (one of LA’s premiere stop-motion studios) joins forces with Cinefamily’s own Animation Breakdown to present a haunted hullabaloo with (and a spirited fundraiser for) the historic Bob Baker Marionette Theatre!! This goofy, ghoulish spectacular features a fearsome mix of creepy cartoons, vintage Hallow’s Eve safety films, madcap musical shorts n’ more — along with Halloween puppet performances from the legendary Baker troupe, a kooky monster-making workshop, and a rare screening of the spookadelic ‘60s stop-mostion animated, Rankin-Bass romp Mad Monster Party! And as if that’s not enough, the host of this shuddersome shindig is none other than that legendary comic prince of paraprosdokians Emo Philips !! We couldn’t wish for a better emcee of the eccentric to “ghoulardi” over our gruesome gala. Kid-friendly, but fun for all folks: big folks, little folks, dead folks, undead folks, and all yer monster pals.
Mad Monster Party Dir. Jules Bass, 1967, digital presentation, 94 min.

Please note that due to The Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s seating layout, chair seating for this event is limited and is first come, first served. Floor seating will also be available.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for Screen Novelties’ Haunted Hullabaloo!

Watch the trailer for “Mad Monster Party”!
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Watch an excerpt from Emo Philips’ classic “Live at Hasty Pudding Theater” special!
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