This post is dedicated especially for those Cheapsters who are fans of vintage movies. And when we see vintage, we mean films from long ago enough that you aren’t likely to find them in your average video rental store (and certainly not in a Redbox). Garfield Park understands your love, however, and is allowing film collector Eric Grayson to use their facilities once a month for Vintage Movie nights.
In addition to being a historian and preservationist, Eric Grayson has a love of these classic films. The one coming up this weekend will be Bowery at Midnight. You can catch this 1942 film at The Arts Center at Garfield Park at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday ,April 20. The movie runs 61 minutes, but you can also enjoy a vintage cinematic short before the movie begins.
Garfield Park is only charging $4 to see this vintage movie (a far better price than most movie theaters), and will have popcorn, candy, and drinks for $1 apiece as well. And if you haven’t heard of Bowery at Midnight, it is a movie about a psychology professor who operates a soup kitchen at night and notices that many patrons tend to disappear and then reappear as zombies. Given our culture’s current fascination with zombies, it could make for an interesting contrast to see the 1942 version at Garfield Park this weekend.