July 6, 2012
Laurel Hill And The Secret Cinema Partner Up For The First-Ever Movie Screening Among The Tombs, Friday, July 13
Halloween may still be months away, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find spooky fun in town.
On Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m., Laurel Hill Cemetery, the first cemetery in the United States to be honored as a National Historic Landmark, will partner up with The Secret Cinema to host the first-ever movie screening amid the historic tombs of Laurel Hill.
And we do mean amid: the audience will sit between and on top of the graves.
The feature presentation of this premiere event will be Ed Wood’s 1959 cult sci-fi horror opus Plan Nine From Outer Space, dubiously named by many buffs as “the worst film ever made.” The film, which stars moviedom’s most famous “Dracula,” Bela Lugosi, appropriately includes many spooky scenes inside a cemetery.
Many Secret Cinema screenings have been advertised as including “unusual short subjects,” but this evening’s opening film may be the most bizarre ever: a mysterious reel of found home movies, depicting vacation travel and the court-ordered 1937 exhumation of the Laurel Hill grave of Henrietta Garrett — a long story that will be revealed at the screening, which will be its first public viewing since its identification by Laurel Hill historians.
Admission is $10. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made by phone (215) 228-8200 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tickets can be purchased at the door, or online.
Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Laurel Hill gatehouse. Bring your own blankets, beach chairs, snacks, beer and/or wine.
The Secret Cinema at Laurel Hill Cemetery
When: Friday, July 13, 9 p.m. (Rain date: July 20)
Where: 3822 Ridge Avenue
More info: www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org