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Brooklyn, NY theater Nitehawk Cinema has a monster month planned for this October with the screenings of two classic Universal Monsters films.

Nitehawk Cinema is one of our favorite spots in New York.  The Williamsburg, Brooklyn theater is the place for movie fans as they tend to show many classics, along with a slew of underrated, forgotten, and sometimes off-beat pictures.

I’ve known about Nitehawk Cinema 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 October and Nitehawk Cinema is presenting their latest horror themed films, including two of Universal’s best – Dracula and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.

The Tod Browning classic, Dracula, will be shown on Wednesday, October 26th at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $16 and could be purchased directly through Nitehawk Cinema or at the theater.  Later that week on Saturday, October 29th and Sunday, the 30th, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein will be screened at 11:45 am.  Tickets for Meet Frankenstein will be $12.

If you’re actively looking for something fun to do during the week of Halloween 2016, and if you live in the tri-state area, we highly recommend checking out Nitehawk for their screenings of two of the very best of the Universal Monsters series.

…and if you happen to spot us there, we’ll buy you one of Nitehawk’s famous coffee doughnuts!

For more information:

DRACULA (1931)

Nitehawk Cinema

  • Ticket Price: $16
  • Rating: NR
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Director: Tod Browning
  • Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye
  • Format: DCP
  • Year: 1931
  • Language: English

Come make music with the children of the night as Nitehawk’s BOOZE & BOOKS screens Tod Browning iconic DRACULA.

Books: Dracula  t-shirt giveaways courtesy of Out of Print
Booze: An bloody inspired cocktail is in the works

Bram Stoker’s seminal horror novel Dracula has seen countless adaptations on the big screen yet none are quite as memorable as Tod Browning’s eternal classic, Dracula. Although a loose adaptation of the book, the film has shaped our idea of who or what a vampire and this is no doubt due to Bela Lugosi’s brilliant turn as Count Dracula. In it he hypnotizes a British soldier named Renfield into being his mindless slave as he travels to London and takes up in an old castle. As vampires do, he starts sucking the blood of young women until one catches his fancy. Unfortunately for her, she’s the daughter of the prominent doctor and vampire hunter Van Helsing!

Part of Nitehawk’s fall CRIME series.

ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN

Nitehawk Cinema

  • Ticket Price: $12
  • Rating: NR
  • Run Time: 83 minutes
  • Director: Charles Barton
  • Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Lon Chaney Jr., Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert, Jane Randolph, Frank Ferguson
  • Format: DCP
  • Year: 1948
  • Language: English
  • Age Policy: 6 and Up With Guardian

Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man in ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN!

The classics never go out of style! In the first of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello’s horror vehicles for Universal Pictures, the inimitable comic duo star as railway baggage handlers in northern Florida. When a pair of crates belonging to a house of horrors museum are mishandled by Wilbur (Lou Costello), the museum’s director, Mr. MacDougal (Frank Ferguson), demands that they deliver them personally so that they can be inspected for insurance purposes, but Lou’s friend Chick (Bud Abbott) has grave suspicions.

Please visit Nitehawk Cinema’s site for more details & tickets, along with visiting them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)

About the author

Steven Biscotti

Mild mannered reporter, Steven Biscotti, has an avid interest in all things comic books, movies, and music (especially pertaining to Coldplay.) He stands 5'7" tall and prides himself on being the same height as Tom Cruise. Steven's favorite monster movie? "The Mummy (1999)."

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