Location: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
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Description: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre offers up a 25-cent screening of the classic comedy, starring the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, bedeviled by classic movie monsters Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Frankenstein (Glenn Strange), and the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.).
From the press release:
Hollywood, Calif. – OCT. 8, 2012–In an 85th Anniversary salute to a Hollywood classic, “ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN,” Grauman’s Chinese will screen the film at 8PM on Mon., OCT. 8 for 25 cents a ticket.
The 25 cent screening is part of Grauman’s ongoing 85th anniversary celebration, when tickets cost a quarter.
TV Guide: “After this film’s considerable success at the box office, Abbott and Costello made seven more pictures in which they ‘met’ Hollywood monsters, but none were as lively and entertaining as this one.
Added the Kansas City Kansan: “THE best of Abbott and Costello’s zany films, this time with Lugosi and Chaney playing their monsters seriously, which makes A&C’s reactions hilarious.”
In 2001, the United States Library of Congress deemed this film “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in September 2007, Readers Digest selected the movie as one of the top 100 funniest films of all time. The 1948 film is recognized by historians as the definitive end point to the American golden age of the monster mash and the classic Universal monster cycle.