History’s “Strangest Passion” Screening in Bristol for Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2016

For years, The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum and the Bristol Historical Society have been screening some truly historic films through their series, “Hollywood At The Bijou.” This month, “Hollywood At The Bijou” has a truly iconic film on tap for the Bristol community! Presenting a Valentine-Vampire double feature including “Dracula” (1931) starring Bela Lugosi and “Dracula’s Daughter” (1935) starring Gloria Holden, you won’t want to miss this. A perfect double feature for the “month of love” because despite “Dracula” being considered a chilling “horror” movie, it also was considered a romantic Valentine’s Day movie years ago!

dracua.jpgAccording to American Public Television, on Valentine’s Day 1931, Universal Pictures released the film “Dracula” starring Romanian-born Bela Lugosi. It not only was overnight stardom for Bela Lugos but it also was considered the first true horror movie. This iconic film and actor changed the world of horror films forever. Described as “alluring, mysterious, and sexy” to this day no actor has come close to his portrayal of Dracula.

Cortlandt Hull, owner of The Original Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum shared with Bristol All Heart that the 1931 “Dracula” was not only just released on Valentine’s Day, and an iconic horror film. It also was also billed as “the strangest passion the world has even known,” making this classic a must-see historic film for this Valentine’s Day! Hull’s museum has been open since 1966 and he has been a lead player in planning the “Hollywood At The Bijou” series. Hull will be bringing a life-size figure of Bela Lugosi as “Count Dracula” to the screening. Make sure to bring your camera to take selfies and have your photo taken with the one and only “Bela Lugosi”. It’s not every day you get a chance to take a photograph with a “Count Dracula” life size figure!

dracula.jpegTeleport yourself to the 1930s to enjoy this weekend’s vampire-valentine double feature like no other! “Dracula” and “Dracula’s Daughter” will be screening three times this month (February 12th at 7 p.m., and February 13th at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.) in their original format. Refreshments and popcorn will be served at the screening. The event is only $3 and all proceeds benefit the non-profit organizations “The Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum” and “The Bristol Historical Society”. For more information on this fun Valentine’s Day feature, check out our events page and or future events, check out The Bristol Historical Society’s events calendar.

You won’t want to miss out on this strange Valentine’s Day passion. Dracula “bids you welcome” and hopes you will join him this Valentine’s Day weekend!

 

For more information about the Bristol Historical Society, visit their website.

For more information about the Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, visit their website.

 

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