The French Connection at the Bardavon Friday April 18th

April 17, 2014 by admin · Leave a Comment 


The French Connection (1971)

Friday April 18, 7:30pm at the Bardavon

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$6 All Seats
General Admission

Inspired by a true story, this gritty, fast-paced police drama earned five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor, and broke new ground for screen thrillers.

Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle and Buddy “Cloudy” Russo are New York City narcotics detectives trying to track down the source of heroin coming from Europe. Alain Charnier is the suave French drug kingpin who provides much of the city’s dope, and Pierre Nicoli is a hired killer and Charnier’s right-hand man. Acting on a hunch, Popeye and Cloudy start tailing Sal and Angie Boca, who live pretty high for a couple who run a neighborhood corner store. It turns out Popeye’s suspicions are right — Sal and Angie are agents for Charnier, who will be smuggling 32 million dollars in heroin in a shipment from France. With it’s grimy realism, The French Connection was one of the first police dramas to challenge whether the good guys always win. Stars Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, and Roy Scheider. The film is also noted for its famous Poughkeepsie reference.

Pre-show Wurlitzer Organ music provided by New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) beginning one-half hour prior to the film.

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This presentation is sponsored by Marshall & Sterling.

Our promotional sponsor is the Poughkeepsie Journal.

The Hags Spree by Wood Spider

March 20, 2014 by admin · Leave a Comment 


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Cabaret (the movie) at the Bardavon Friday March 21st

March 20, 2014 by admin · Leave a Comment 


BARDAVON 2013-14 FRIDAY FILM SERIES CONTINUES WITH

CABARET (1972)

Winner of 8 Oscars including Bob Fosse for Best Director

& Liza Minnelli for Best Supporting Actress

Friday, March 21, 7:30pm at the Bardavon

Pre-Show Live Wurlitzer Organ Concert at 7:00

The Bardavon presents the 1972 Oscar winning musical Cabaret on Friday, March 21 at 7:30pm at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. A pre-show Wurlitzer Organ mini-concert will take place at 7pm. All seats are just $6.

The film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret by Kander and Ebb, which was adapted from the novel The Berlin Stories (1939) by Christopher Isherwood and the 1951 play I Am a Camera adapted from the same book. Only a few numbers from the stage score were used for the film; Kander and Ebb wrote new ones to replace those that were discarded. Cabaret still holds the record for most Academy Award wins in a single year without winning the highest honor, Best Picture, with eight awards. The film won the Academy Award for Best Director for Bob Fosse, Best Actress for Liza Minnelli, Best Supporting Actor for Joel Grey, and five more technical awards. It lost Best Picture award to The Godfather, which won three awards.

The Bardavon’s Friday Film Series is made possible by: Marshall & Sterling Insurance and The Poughkeepsie Journal.

The Wurlitzer Organ is presented exclusively by: the New York Theatre Organ Society.

All seats are just $6 and are general admission. Tickets are available at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072, or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

 


The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1510-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences at both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for future generations to enjoy. For more information, go to www.bardavon.org.

The Ed Wood Statue Kickstarter has started!

October 17, 2013 by admin · Leave a Comment 



After an amazing night at the Bardavon Opera House in downtown Poughkeepse, that featured a screening of Plan 9 from Outer Space, we also announced the launch of the fundraising campaign for the

Ed Wood life-size bronze statue. Here is the link to the Kickstarter page with all the information. Please share the link and share a few dollars to make this happen

 

Plan 9 at The Bardavon Oct. 11th press release

September 25, 2013 by admin · Leave a Comment 


BARDAVON PRESENTS

PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959)

“Worst film ever made!”

Kicks-off Ed Wood Memorial Statue Kick-Starter Campaign

Friday, October 11 at the Bardavon. 8pm

(Poughkeepsie, NY) The Bardavon presents Ed Wood’s 1959 Sci-fi-horror classic Plan 9 from Outer Space on Friday, October 11, at 8pm at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie. Ed Wood was born and raised in Poughkeepsie and worked as an usher at the Bardavon in the late1930s!

Join us for an evening of camp classic Sci-fi-horror as we screen what has been voted the worst movie ever made, yet has remained the endearing experience of good intentions over talent. Come in 1950’s sci-fi inspired costume and help create a memorable event Ed Wood style!

Ticket holders are invited to a pre-screening meet and greet in the Bardavon lobby at 7:30pm with Vampira (Bailey Jay) and Tor (Kevin Barry) and Ghoul a Go Go, who will have signed items for sale, with proceeds going to the Ed Wood Statue Fund.

The evening will also include a screening of the short film Dragzilla by New York City based director Lola Rock ‘N’ Rolla, who will join a post-film panel that includes Joe Netherworld, of Weird Poughkeepsie, who has launched a fundraising campaign to erect a life size statue of the famous Poughkeepsie native son. After a small article in the Poughkeepsie Journal about Ed Wood (by Tony Musso) went viral the project was announced and has been gathering momentum ever since. Panelists will also include the statue’s sculptor Patrick Pigott, along with Bailey Jay and Kevin Barry. They will discuss the inspiration Ed Wood has had on their lives and careers.

More info on the Ed Wood Memorial Statue Campaign: www.edwoodstatue.com, Twitter @edwoodstatue, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdWoodStatue

Written and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. Plan 9 from Outer Space features Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Tor Johnson and Maila “Vampira” Nurmi, and also bills Bela Lugosi posthumously as a star, although silent footage of the actor had been shot by Wood for other, unfinished projects just before Lugosi’s death in 1956. The plot of the film is focused on extraterrestrial beings who are seeking to stop humans from creating a doomsday weapon that would destroy the universe. In the course of doing so, the aliens implement “Plan 9″, a scheme to resurrect Earth’s dead as what modern audiences would consider zombies (called “ghouls” in the film itself) to get the planet’s attention, causing chaos. Wood was posthumously awarded the Medveds’ Golden Turkey Award as the worst director ever.

All seats are just $10 and are general admission and net proceeds will be donated to the Ed Wood Statue fund. Tickets are available at Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072, or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1510-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences at both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for future generations to enjoy. For more information, go to www.bardavon.org

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Plan 9 From Outer Space at the Bardavon October 11th, 2013

September 18, 2013 by admin · Leave a Comment 


In what I can only describe as a dream come true for myself and Edward D. Wood Jr., The Bardavon will be showing the most famous work of Ed Wood, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

Friday October 11th.  We will be announcing the start of the Kickstarter campaign to fund the Ed Wood Memorial Statue and hosting a panel Q and A about the projects

a few surprise guests

Come in costumes from the movie or your own imagination

Help us Celebrate one of Poughkeepsie’s most famous citizens and a world wide phenomenon and join the campaign to immortalize Ed Wood!

We shall see you there in the Future, where we will all be living in the Future!

BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

“Willow Creek” BigFoot Movie by Bobcat Goldthwait at Upstate Films (Woodstock)

September 18, 2013 by admin · Leave a Comment 


This Sunday, September 22nd,  actor, comedian and Film Director Bobcat Goldthwait will be showing and attending a Q and A of his new movie WILLOW CREEK

 

SUN 2:30pm: WILLOW CREEK A screening of this found-footage thriller about the search for Bigfoot. Directed by comedian, Bobcat Goldthwait.     Q&A with director Bobcat Goldthwait to follow.
Woodstock Comedy Festival: “Willow Creek” Screening and Q&A with Bobcat Goldthwait

Ed Wood Memorial Statue

June 30, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment 


Well The cats out of the bag and it has been announced publicly that Joe Netherworld is heading a group of diverse artists and Ed Wood fans in a fundraising effort to erect a life-size statute of famous Hollywood director and Poughkeepsie native.  The project will be funded privately through donations and a Kickstarter campaign that is scheduled to begin in the early fall of 2013.  The fundraising event will be officially opened with a screening of “Plan 9 from Outer Space” and the first annual Angora a Go Go, an  event featuring live performances and an Ed Wood character costume party.

 

Talking Points:

The Ed Wood memorial statue

A crowd funded Life-size statue of noted film director Ed Wood

The theme of the statue and mission statement is “Dare to Dream”

Wifi hotspot that will feature an interactive homepage promoting local tourism and free wifi

Life sized bronze cast statue on a granite base set on a 10×10 ft plaza.

Ed Wood was born and raised in the City of Poughkeepsie and always spoke highly of his upbringing

Initial press release has gained international attention

100% crowd funded and private donation maintained

Ed Wood worked with a dedicated group of friends to create films highlighting the unique camaraderie they shared

A Cult favorite film director known to millions of people and the subject of an academy award winning movie, starring Johnny Depp

Statue will become an international tourist destination

Annual fund raising gala will become a highly anticipated public event

Private trust will maintain and repair statue and grounds

Sculpted by noted Hudson Valley artist Patrick Pigott

Produced and administrated by Joe Netherworld

Publicity links of note:

HUFFINGTON POST

THE AV CLUB

and the original story by Tony Musso

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL

FACEBOOK

A Dump Grows in Poughkeepsie

May 23, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment 


Another exciting tourist attraction in Poughkeepise, the rat infested garbage dump that was once a vacant home at 245 Church Street.

This house which is owned by: Putnam County National Bank of Carmel,burned down over a year ago. It has become yet another area eyesore.

Come and see for yourself, filthy old mattresses, gallons and gallons of used cooking grease and empty Goya bean cans, old broken television sets and assorted debris.

It is bad enough the scorched remains of the house are still there, but the nefarious locals have taken it as a catch all for all the bulk items they can’t get rid of.

Other entertaining events are: The Feeding of the feral cats and the ensuing rat parade. Everyday around mid-afternoon one of the local disheveled Cat Ladies shows up in a decrepit car with garbage bag windows

and tosses out 20lbs of Little Friskies….. a few sad, diseased cats limp out and eat……… but that’s nothing, come back around nightfall and rats, bigger than cats,will be having a vermin buffet. I am sure Crazy Cat lady thinks the cats are doing  well but it’s the rats who do best. It’s like visiting an impoverished 3rd world country so get your shots unless you enjoy tetanus and hepatitis

Meanwhile, right next door  Jim Sullivan, who along with his wife, Gina, owns Cardinal Assets of NY LLC, a contracting company based in Pawling, is working hard to fix up the adjoining  house, making another beautiful renovation of a historic home. The contrast between the two situations could not be more extreme

But what the Hell, this is a city of hilarious contrasts from Serial Killers to Opera Houses and from Rat Filled Dumps to Beautiful Old Homes

Kingston Rock and Roll Flea Market, Saturday May 18th

May 14, 2013 by admin · 1 Comment 


This is going to be a unique and amazing event, full of rare collectables, funky hand made crafts and awesome eccentric goodies and it’s only $3.00 with a portion of that going to the PAL Boxing League

Kingston, New York – On Saturday, May 18th an indoor rock n roll flea market will be held from 10am – 5pm at the Murphy Center in mid-town Kingston (467 Broadway next to the Rite Aid Pharmacy).

A variety of vendors will be on hand offering vintage and new vinyl records, cds, memorabilia, vintage toys, collectibles, outsider art, handmade jewelry, guitars, t-shirts and more. There will be a DJ all day. $3 at the door with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Kingston Police Athletic League (PAL) Boxing program http://www.kingstonpal.com/.

FREE admission for kids under 12 with an adult.

This is the first Rock n Roll Flea Market at the Murphy Center. Promoter Chris Orlando hopes to give people an alternative to ordinary shopping with an emphasis on local artists and businesses.


There will be over 75 Vendors form the Hudson Valley and beyond some include:

Lix Online: All the way from Chicago selling horror merchandise

Pop’s Tattoo of Kingston: Miranda and Cookie will be selling tattoo inspired art prints

Redline T shirts: Vintage hot rod shirts

Pulp Sushi: Handmade jewelry

Darkside Records: Hudson Valley’s premier record store

Zanti Jewelry: Selling Monster Jewelry

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