The Victoria Theatre Association is gearing up for the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein (coming in October) by screening the 1974 film as well as Blazing Saddles and The Producers as part of its summer Michelob Ultra Cool Film Series at the Victoria Theater.
A young neurosurgeon (Gene Wilder) inherits the castle of his grandfather, the famous Dr. Victor von Frankenstein. In the castle he finds a funny hunchback called Igor, a pretty lab assistant named Inga and the old housekeeper, frau Blucher -iiiiihhh!-. Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind… (via IMDB by Flavio Rizzardi)
Friday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. (tickets to Young Frankenstein the musical go on sale this night)
The Ultimate Western Spoof. A town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople. (via IMDB by John Vogel)
Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Down-on-his-luck theatrical producer Max Bialystock is forced to romance rich old ladies to finance his efforts. When timid accountant Leo Bloom reviews Max’s accounting books, the two hit upon a way to make a fortune by producing a sure-fire flop. The play which is to be their gold mine? “Springtime for Hitler.” (via IMDB by Scott Renshaw)
Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m.