Saturday April 28th, GHOULA and the 3D Space present an all new evening of marionettes and movies with “13 GHOSTS” (1960) presented in ILLUSION-O. Tickets are only $13 and each attendee will receive a Ghost Viewer free with admission. Make sure to get there on time for the live horror-themed marionette performance preceding the screening!
From the organizer – “In 196O, showman William Castle unveiled one of the greatest Los Angeles-centric haunted house movies of all time. Although this horror film went on to influence Stephen King, Scooby Doo, and Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, its true claim to infamy is its use of “ILLUSION-O.” Theater patrons were given a “Ghost Viewer,” which promised to “make ghosts appear and vanish at your command.” Sadly, after its initial release, the Illusion-o gimmick was retired… Until now…
Now you can experience this unique piece of cinema history. Not only can you see this masterpiece as William Castle intended with GHOST VIEWERS being made for this event, but also for the FIRST TIME EVER audience members will receive a GHOST-SHAPED viewer like the one promised by Mr. Castle in the movie’s trailer. For unknown reasons, when the movie was released the viewer’s design had changed to a more rectangular shape. Don’t miss out on this ghostly collector’s item!”
P.S. – Did we mention that some say Bob Baker Marionette Theater may be haunted? Click HERE to dive into more details.