A Silent Film Science Fiction Double Feature!


Sun, Dec 3, 2023    
2:00 pm-4:00 pm


Rosendale Theater
408 Main St, Rosendale, New York, 12472

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First is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World which begins in London when Professor Challenger (Wallace Beery) announces that prehistoric creatures are alive and flourishing in the Amazon jungle and declares his intention to mount an expedition proving his point. Accompaning him is journalist Edward Malone volunteers to go and convinces his newspaper to fund the journey and Paula White who hopes to find her father, a missing explorer. They and others undertake the voyage and witness dinosaurs and humanoids doing battle in a magnificent landscape who come to life by the pioneering stop motion special effects of Willis O’Brien, who would terrify audiences again in 1933 with his work on “King Kong”. With live accompaniment by Marta Waterman. Also shown will be George Melies’ A Trip to the Moon with guest accompanist Fre Atlast on the Theremin.