- KING KONG
1:30 5:15 9:00
MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM
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(Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack) Robert Armstrong, with scream queen Fay Wray in tow, sets out in search of the Ultimate Attraction. Kong opened on this day at Radio City Music Hall exactly 80 years ago. Plus Betty Boop's Penthouse! Approx. 100 min. DCP
1:30, 5:15, 9:00
“The grand-daddy of all monster movies.”
– Total Film
“More than a technical achievement, but a curiously touching fable.
There is something ageless and primeval about King Kong.”
– Roger Ebert
“Still the quintessential pulp saga, capable of popping eyeballs
70-odd years later without the help of computers."
– Michael Atkinson
"A blockbuster among early talkies that has since endured as an icon of movie-ness as well as a treasure trove for cinema studies majors who've dissected its inestimable bounty of sexual, racial, and surreal imagery."
– Jaime N. Christley, Slant Magazine
(Michael Curtiz) Nosy reporter Glenda Farrell stops at nothing to find out exactly what’s in those wax dummies, while, screaming her greatest scream, Fay Wray unmasks the villain, in this return to two-tone Technicolor terror. Approx. 77 min. 35mm.
“Marvelously grisly chiller, directed by Michael Curtiz and shot in an early Technicolor process, with the color contributing to the general creepiness.”
– Pauline Kael
“It is beautiful to look at, full of muted green compositions and stunningly modulated color effects… It holds up amazingly well, and its pale, shimmering images linger in the mind.”
–Time Out (London)