Drive-In Classics announced highlights for it’s 2002-2003 season.
Ismé Bennie, Director of Programming and Acquisitions, announced today a few of the additions to Drive-In Classic’s movie line-up this fall 2002.
Drive-In Classics – a celebration of the funny, entertaining and sometimes provocative drive-in movies of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s – puts the fun back into television movie watching. Drive-ins represent one of the last great icons from the golden era, an innocent period of North American culture defined by the emergence of baby-boomer teens as consumers of pop culture and their love affair with chrome-plated automobiles.
This fall, Drive-In Classics will continue to offer fun in the sun, bikinis on the beach, action on the drag strip, and monsters on the loose. Drive-In Classics… welcome to your theatre under the stars.
SOMETHING SHORT OF PARADISE
Coming in September
The relationship between journalist Madeleine Ross (Susan Sarandon) and art-theatre owner Harris Sloane (David Steinberg) is the focus of this rocky love story. Directed by David Helpern. (1979)
INCREDIBLE TWO HEADED TRANSPLANT
Coming in October
Bruce Dern stars as the crazed doctor Girard, with Munsters star Pat Priest as his beleaguered wife and top-40 DJ Casey Kasem (who also lends his talents to various voice-overs throughout the film) as a medical colleague in this 70s exploitation film. (1971)
Coming in October
British babes are plentiful in this film about a secret agent who fights to save the Earth from a race of topless female aliens threatening to take over. Stars Robin Hawdon and Yutte Stensgard. (1969)
Coming in November
This anthology features three chilling horror stories. Il Telefono concerns a woman, played by Michele Mercier, receiving telephone calls from beyond the grave. Wurdulak stars Boris Karloff as an aging vampire who can only feed on those he loves. The final tale, La Goccia d’Acqua, features Jacquline Pierreux stealing a ring from a corpse she is preparing for burial, only to be murdered by the old woman’s ghost. (1963)
MASTER OF THE WORLD
Coming in November
Adapted from a book by Jules Verne, this film focuses on a bizarre 19th-century plot by a crazed scientist (Vincent Price) on how to achieve peace throughout the world. His plan involves taking out all the world’s weapons of destruction by means of a gigantic flying fortress. An America agent (Charles Bronson) believes in the plan but not the death of innocent victims and decides to stop the mastermind. (1961)
Also coming to Drive-In Classics this fall are the following films (dates to be determined):
Amazing Transparent Man
Ginger in the Morning
Meet Wally Sparks
DRIVE-IN CLASSICS ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS:
FRIDAY NIGHT HORROR MARATHON FROM DUSK TILL DAWN
Every Friday starting at 9pm ET
Dare to be scared. Drive-In Classics brings out ghoulish ghosts, hair-raising haunted houses, vampires, werewolves and aliens every Friday night. Nostalgic favourites such as Amityville Horror, Curse of the Swamp Thing and The Terror are just a few of the scream-generators. Grab a blanket to hide under because a fright is guaranteed at the Drive-In!
Every Saturday Night after 10pm ET
Re-live those steamy summer nights with Steamy Windshields every Saturday on Drive-In Classics. Sexy hostess Trish d’Lish serves up an evening of tantalizing fun. Nothing says racy like escaped female convicts, college boys opening a sex clinic, or sorority sisters making their feminine wiles worth while on campus. These sizzling movies are why the drive-in became so popular.
Sunday nights starting at 9pm ET
Joe Bob Briggs without the boots… Elvira without the cleavage… the Alastair Cook of exploitation cinema… we are referring, of course, to Rob Salem, the host of SALEM’S LOT. From the comfort of his own lair, Rob Salem introduces a Drive-In Classic triple bill every Sunday night. Whether it be biker flicks, bikini-clad babes or monster movies – there’s just no telling what might be on tap for SALEM’S LOT.