Austin News

|

On March 3, it’s 3/3/3D!

We're bringing back three classic 3D films from the '50s

On March 3, it’s 3/3/3D!

On Monday, March 3, Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo takes you back to the the early 1950s, when 3D movies were still a hot novelty. For our 3/3/3D night, we'll be presenting Alfred Hitchcock's DIAL M FOR MURDER, starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland; THE MAD MAGICIAN, starring Vincent Price, Mary Murphy and Eva Gabor; and HOUSE OF WAX, starring Price, Phyllis Kirk and Frank Lovejoy.

These days, 3D films are commonplace. But for about a year and a half in 1953 and 1954, they were considered very hot tickets. HOUSE OF WAX and THE MAD MAGICIAN represent 3D in all its gimmicky glory, as the audience is soaked with blasts of watery mist, drenched in bubbling hot wax and thrust into the path of a buzz-saw. DIAL M FOR MURDER represents a more sophisticated use of the format, with only a few "shock" moments and more of an emphasis on 3D's ability to make a film feel more like a live stage performance.

DIAL M shows at 6 p.m., followed by THE MAD MAGICIAN at 8:45 and HOUSE OF WAX at 11 p.m. Tickets for each show are $7.

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus