, Detroit's only independent movie house, will be simulcasting 18 hours of classic scary movies starting at 8:15 a.m. this Friday. The partnership with Turner Classic Movies is, in a way, a fundraising event for new state-of-the-art projection equipment the theater needs in order to screen mainstream and major independent films.
The movie marathon will be held open house-style, so guests are free to come and go, catching as many flicks as they please. Admission is free, but donations to the projection fund are strongly encouraged. According to Paula Guthat, one half of the husband-and-wife duo that operates the theater, they need to raise about $40,000 in order to purchase the necessary equipment. Another partnership with Warner Archive, Warner Bros. Entertainment's speciality label online shop, means donors will be awarded DVDs, T-shirts, and posters.
Guthat says daytime screenings will include Hammer Horror's Dracula and Frankenstein flicks (titles like Dracula Has Risen from the Grave
, Dracula: Prince of Darkness
, and Frankenstein Created Woman)
and the evening will feature the original Cat People
, a movie she says is infinitely scarier than its 1982 remake.
Cinema Detroit is located at 4126 Third St., in Midtown.