Downtown Albuquerque’s historic KiMo Theatre is looking increasingly committed to classic silver screen entertainment. Starting this weekend, KiMo begins its new Friday Fright Night series. Every Friday in May, there will be a screening of a horror classic, freshly unearthed from the vaults of Universal Studios. The scares start with James Whale’s 1931 version of Frankenstein. Boris Karloff stars in the role that launched a thousand nightmares. On May 18, it’s 1933’s The Invisible Man starring Claude Raines. On May 25, we get Bela Lugosi vamping it up in 1931’s Dracula. Tickets are $7 general admission, or $5 students and seniors. You even get free popcorn with your ticket! All films start at 8 p.m.
Speaking of KiMo, the New Mexico Centennial Film Series continues there on Wednesday, May 16, with a free screening of 1959 version of Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth. James Mason, Pat Boone and Arlene Dahl star in this family adventure about a Scottish professor and his colleagues discovering a passageway to the Earth’s primeval interior. The “center of the Earth” scenes were filmed at Carlsbad Caverns in Southern New Mexico, giving it that special “centennial” connection. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The film starts at 7 p.m.
Santa Fe Seeks Subs
The 13th annual Santa Fe Film Festival is moving back to December. The four-day fest will hit Dec. 6 through 9. If you’re a filmmaker interested in getting your work in this year’s fest, the regular deadline for submission is Friday, May 11. Entry for features will run you $65. Shorts will cost $50. You’ve got at least one more chance to submit in July, but prices will rise the longer you wait. If you’re a New Mexico filmmaker, however, special discounts apply throughout the submission cycle. To send your film in go to withoutabox.com.
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