I’ve known about Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a while. Last summer I finally made a trip to the movie theater, “New York’s original cinema eatery; an Independent movie house bringing a selective approach to film, food, and drinks” , and saw an early showing of 1999’s The Matrix and 1999’s The Mummy. I had a lot of fun at Nitehawk, especially considering I never thought I’d see The Mummy back on the big screen, and the food was of full quality that you’d expect from just about any of the eateries you’d find in Williamsburg. Enjoying the Nitehawk Burger and Coffee Doughnuts twice in one month, I’ve been looking forward to going back ever since. Well, the calendar is up for the month of March and Nitehawk Cinema is presenting their latest themed series – “Bark At The Moon”.
Showing films like Underworld, Teen Wolf, An American Werewolf in London, and The Howling, none of those films quite match the fun of the classic Universal Monster movie – The Wolf Man! Playing on Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th at 11:45 am, you could enjoy the classic film starring Lon Chaney and Claude Rains for just $11 bucks!
Tickets are still available, but be sure to order them soon as they are bound to sell out. If you’ve been to Nitehawk Cinema, you’ll know how much fun you’ll have at their one-of-a-kind theater, and if this is your first time, I promise you’ll have a lot of fun. And, you just may catch the Universal Monsters Universe and myself there!
THE WOLF MAN
- Ticket Price: $11
- Rating: NR
- Run Time: 70 minutes
- Director: George Waggner
- Starring: Claude Rains, Warren William, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy
- Format: DCP
- Year: 1941
- Language: English
- Age Policy: 8 and Up with Guardian
No werewolf program is complete without the ultimate Universal horror classic, THE WOLF MAN.
Although a smattering of werewolf movies preceded it, including 1935’s The Werewolf of London, it’s Lon Chaney’s iconic role for Universal Pictures’ The Wolf Man that defined the werewolf in cinema. He plays Larry Talbot, a man visiting Wales to attend his brother’s funeral. While in town, he purchases a silver cane which he uses to kill a wolf who attacks him on the walk home one night. Turns out that it was actually a man, a gypsy’s son who was a werewolf, and now Larry is one too. And so ensues the internal struggle of man versus monster!
Part of Nitehawk’s March BARK AT THE MOON series.