October 25, 2016

Spend Halloween Weekend with Lorre

Halloween is the season for horror stories – and what better way to celebrate than with Peter Lorre and movies adapted from Edgar Allan Poe stories and poems?

Lorre fans in Sault Sainte Marie and Detroit, Michigan, will have two opportunities on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

And Peter Lorre films are also scheduled for television this Halloween weekend!

Soo Theatre – Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan ~

In partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts’ “Big Read” program, the Soo Film Festival will present Tales of Terror (1962) on a double-bill with Peter’s colleagues Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi in The Raven (1935), at the Soo Theatre, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

Tales of Terror will be shown at 3:30 and 8:30 pm. The Raven will be shown at 2 and 7 pm.

Tickets for each showing are $5 for everyone.

Popcorn and soft drinks will be available at the cinema. A drawing will be held for prizes at the venue the day of the show. And save your ticket! It’s good for a discount at the Soo Brewing Company, located at 223 West Portage Avenue, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

The Soo Theatre is located at 534 Ashmun Street, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. For more information, please call the theater at (906) 632-1930.

Parking is available in the parking lot behind the cinema, on Oaka Street in Sault Sainte Marie.

Redford Theatre – Detroit, Michigan ~

In celebration of Halloween, the Redford Theater will host a “Halloween Spooktacular” on Saturday, October 29, with a program of Halloween-themed cartoons and short subjects, some in 3D, followed by Peter Lorre’s 1963 movie The Raven, co-starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, and a young Jack Nicholson.

Admission is $5 for everyone. Tickets may be purchased at the box office before the show or on-line through the “Buy Tickets” button on the Raven page. If purchased on-line, a $1 processing fee will be added to the order.

The Redford Theatre is located at 17360 Lahser Road, just north of Grand River Avenue, in Detroit, Michigan.

Parking is available in several lots surrounding the north end of the theatre building. Signs and parking attendants will be on hand to direct cinemagoers to the parking lots.

Can’t make it to a Michigan cinema this weekend? The TV channels GetTV and the MGM HD channel have scheduled Peter Lorre films and a documentary over Halloween weekend.

Saturday, October 29 ~
  • The Face Behind the Mask (1941) – 7:10 am, GetTV

Monday, October 31 ~
  • Peter Lorre: The Master of Menace (1996) – 6 am, GetTV
  • The Raven (1963) – 1:30 pm, MGM HD
  • The Face Behind the Mask (1941) – 4 am, GetTV

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin describes the final years of Peter’s life and the making of the Edgar Allan Poe films at American International Pictures, including interviews with director Roger Corman and Peter’s co-star in five movies, actor Vincent Price.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available on the Kindle and Nook, as well as soft-bound and hard-back editions.

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