Scary cinema

October 30, 1997|By Chris Kridler

Halloween goes to the movies this weekend. At the Charles, David Lynch's cult classic "Eraserhead" plays at 11: 15 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. This black-and-white flick starring the late Jack Nance is a headache-inducing collage of industrial wastelands and disgusting images. I love it.

At Bengie's Drive-In Theatre, families can enjoy horror films rated G or PG: Roger Corman's "Masque of the Red Death" (1964), "Dracula Has Risen From the Grave" (1968) and "Dracula A.D. 1972," all preceded by George Pal's collection of animated shorts, "The Puppetoon Movie." There will be trivia contests both days and a costume contest Saturday, when the first 200 kids under age 11 get free popcorn and candy. The box office opens at 6 p.m. tomorrow, 5: 45 p.m. Saturday.

The Senator Theatre offers free screenings of the still fresh and funny "Ghostbusters" (1984) in the great big 70mm format tomorrow at 10: 15 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m., when a costume contest will be held.

The Orpheum in Fells Point, meanwhile, is showing "Dracula" with Bela Lugosi and "Frankenstein" with Boris Karloff through Sunday.

The Charles is at 1711 N. Charles St.; call 410-727-3456. Usual admission rates apply.

Bengie's is at 3417 Eastern Blvd., Middle River; call 410-687-5627. Admission is $6; $2 for children under 11; half-price for adults in costume and free for children in costume.

The Senator is at 5904 York Road; call 410-435-8338. Though the screenings are free, you must get tickets (limit four per person).

The Orpheum is at 1724 Thames St.; call 410-732-4614 for show times and admission.

Pub Date: 10/30/97

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