For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Contact: Ally Bates
A Double Dose of Vincent Price at Bridgeport’s Bijou Theatre
Bedlam at the Bijou Returns with two of the horror legend’s most memorable films.
February 21, 2013 – BRIDGEPORT, CT – In the wake of Valentine’s Day, Brian Solomon of The Vault of Horror will be showing major love for horror icon Vincent Price in the latest edition of his double feature series, BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU: The “Price” Is Right. On Thursday, February 21, beginning at 7pm, The Bijou Theatre in historic downtown Bridgeport will be the site for a Price love-fest that will feature two of the actor’s finest pictures, Theatre of Blood and The Abominable Dr. Phibes.
Vincent Price was more than a legend of the horror film genre. He was its ultimate ambassador for all the things that go bump in the night. On this night, the Bijou pays tribute to the man who filled our hearts with fright and made us love the dark, and did it all with a wry smile and an irresistible laugh. By the 1970s, Price was the elder statesman of horror, and as such, made some of the most memorable films of his entire career. In Theatre of Blood, he gives us the implacable Richard Lionheart, a hammy
Shakespearean out for bloody revenge against his worst critics. And then comes Dr. Phibes, the role Vincent Price was born to play. Pure joy from beginning to end, The Abominable Dr. Phibes may just be the ultimate Vincent Price picture, and just about the most fun you can have at the movies.
“Vincent Price was a phenomenon, and his movies have brought joy to so many horror fans,” said Brian Solomon. “I picked these two films because they really epitomize what he was all about as an actor, and why he had and has such a passionate fan following. It will be a pleasure to share an evening with a room of both Price fanatics and soon-to-be Price fanatics!”
Solomon will be joined by special guest Kevin Maher, the Emmy-nominated comedy writer behind 92YTribeca’s acclaimed Kevin Geeks Out series. A fellow Price aficionado, Kevin will also be bringing several other highly entertaining Price-related clips to show during intermission, including the rare and beloved “Vincent”—an animated short that represents the first film made by visionary director Tim Burton.
As moviegoers have come to expect from BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU, there will indeed be a trivia contest, although Brian is keeping the topic a secret for now. He only hints that patrons should pay close attention to the movies. There will be prizes for the winners.
This is the sixth monthly installment of BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU, with previous double features focusing on such topics as giant monsters, zombies, Dracula and Frankenstein. BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU is scheduled to return in March with a night of so-bad-they’re-good B-movies.
BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU: The “Price” Is Right takes place at The Bijou Theatre at 275 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. The evening begins at 7pm, and tickets are $10. Call 203-332-3228 or go the thebijoutheatre.com for more information.