The Ed Wood Memorial Statue Kickstarter Campaign Kickoff
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 inspired 1950’s sci-fi inspired costume and help create a memorable event Ed Wood style!
Ticket holders are invited to a pre show 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.
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.
$10 All Seats