Halloween Film Series Starts Tonight With SOMETHING WICKED

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FLORENCE-The Screening Room film series launches a special month-long celebration  “A Decade on the Dark Something Wicked PosterCarnival Carousel – An All Hallows’ Film Festival Celebrating 10 Years of Pillar of Fire (2003-2013)” at  7 p.m.tonight (Thursday, Sept. 26), with a 30th-anniversary showing of Jack Clayton’s big-screen version of Ray Bradbury’s supernatural chiller  Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983), starring Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Pam Grier and Royal Dano, plus the  Alfred Hitchcock Presents adaptation of Bradbury’s  “Special Delivery” (1959).
Future films in the series include:
220px-Comedyofterrorsposter7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 – 50th Anniversary Salute:  Jacques Tourneur’s The Comedy of Terrors  (1963), scripted by Richard Matheson and starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Joyce Jameson and Joe E. Brown, plus Gladys Cooper in the Matheson tale The Twilight Zone: “Night Call” (1964)  – Also Part of the Memorial Miniseries “Farewell to Richard Matheson (1926-2013)”
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 – 90th Anniversary Salute:  Wallace Worsley’s The Hunchback of Notre hunchback-poster-23Dame (1923), starring Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry and Raymond Hatton, plus the Walt Disney cartoons “Skeleton Dance” (1929) and Mickey Mouse in “The Haunted House” (1929)
house of wax7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 – 60th Anniversary Salute:  Andre de Toth’s House of Wax (1953), starring Vincent Price, Phyllis Kirk, Frank Lovejoy, Paul Picerni, Carolyn Jones, Charles Bronson and Dabbs Greer, plus the Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard) in Spooks! (1953)
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 – 40th Anniversary Salute:  Dan Curtis’ The Night Strangler (1973), starring Darren McGavin, Jo Ann Pflug, Simon Oakland, Richard Anderson, Scottthenightstrangler1973 Brady, John Carradine, Margaret Hamilton and Wally Cox, plus William Shatner in the Matheson tale The Twilight Zone: “Nick of Time” (1960)  – Also Part of the Memorial Miniseries “Farewell to Richard Matheson (1926-2013)”
house of baskervilles2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 – Peter Cushing Centennial:  Peter Cushing as Sherlock Holmes in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), co-starring Andre Morell and Christopher Lee, plus the television special This Is Your Life, Peter Cushing (1990), featuring Cushing, Lee, Peter Ustinov, Sir John Mills, Ursula Andress, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Caroline Munro and David Prowse
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 50th Anniversary Salute/Farewell to Julie Harris (1925-2013):  Robert Wise’s The Haunting (1963), starring Julie Harris, Richard Johnson, Clairethe haunting Bloom and Russ Tamblyn, plus a Special Memorial Salute to Our Friend and Inspiration, Ray Bradbury
The Screening Room is sponsored by the library, Pillar of Fire and Bookmarks Coffee Shop. Admission bradburyis free. For details, call 256-764-6564 or 256-366-4512.
“Sometimes a man can learn more from other men’s dreams than he can from his own.” — Charles William Halloway (Jason Robards) in Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
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