It’s October which means that it’s the month for tricks, treats and things that go bump in the night. It’s also time for Greeley Grindhouse! This month Mac Bell hosts an old school film “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein”! Mac will introduce the film with stories shared by Chris Costello, Lou’s youngest daughter. The best Lou Costello scared impression gets a slap on the back!
When does this evening of fun begin you ask? Tuesday, October 29th at 7:20 PM. Greeley is showing the film on Tuesday due to NFL football scheduled games on Thursday, so make sure you note the change on your calendar.
This 1948 American horror comedy film, directed by Charles Barton, stars the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It’s the first of several films where the comedy duo meets classic characters from Universal‘s horror film group. In this film, they encounter Count Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster and the Wolf Man.
Abbott and Costello’s continual run in with monsters became so popular they made a TV special in the early 50s. The duo did a sketch where they interacted with the latest original Universal Studios monster at the time, the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).
Years later, in 2001, the United States Library of Congress deemed this film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry. In September 2007, Readers Digest selected the movie as one of the top 100 funniest films of all time. The film is recognized by historians as the definitive end point to the American golden age of the monster mash.
Stop by Greeley Avenue Bar & Grill in your Halloween costume and receive a free drink! Who can pass up free?
Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!