Thursday, January 31, 2013

Coffin, live bat part of "House of Dark Shadows" screening

There's a right way and a wrong way to watch HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS. In 1970, the Skyway Drive-In in Hopkinsville, Ky, decided to do things the right way.

"All the bats and other vampires will not be confined to the screen," Ray Glenn wrote in the Oct. 1, 1970, edition of the Kentucky New Era. "Theater manager Robert Jordan assures me he is going to have a live bat on display at the concession stand Sunday night, and each patron will be invited to open a locked coffin to see what's inside."

"For those with a yen to join Barnabus (sic) Collins, Frid in vampiring, Jordan says he will have a supply of 'store-bought' vampire teeth available."

I've suddenly got the urge to put together a public screening of HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS here in my home town.

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