Starting this Friday, The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, Calif. will host the World 3-D Film Expo, a 10-day festival of classic feature films and animated shorts presented in “double interlock” Polaroid stereoscopic 3-D. Rare cartoons will include two Walt Disney shorts not shown in a public venue for 50 years.
A brand new, fully restored print of the lost 1960 toon short Adventures of Sam Space (a.k.a. Space-Attack) will screen with the feature Cat-Women of the Moon on Saturday, Sept 13 at 1:30 p.m. Other highlights include the 1954 Casper the Friendly Ghost short Boo Moon (not show in 3-D since 1954), Woody Woodpecker in Hipnotic Hick (1953), the 1953 Disney toon Melody, Chip & Dale in Disney’s 1953 classic Working for Peanuts and the 1953 Chuck Jones-directed Bugs Bunny adventure Lumber Jack Rabbit, which is playing along with the sold-out feature Kiss Me Kate.
Among the many 3D features to screen are Bwana Devil (1952), Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954), Hitchcock’s Dial M For Murder (1954), Gog (1954), House of Wax (1953), It Came From Outer Space (1953), The Nebraskan (1953), Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954), Revenge of the Creature (1955) and Robot Monster (1953).
Tickets are $10.00 per show (all individual shows; no double bills). A festival pass with priority seating and a free souvenir book is also available. For more information and to see a complete schedule of films, visit www.3dfilmfest.com or www.egyptiantheatre.com.