FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2016

BARDAVON CONTINUES THE 2015/16 FRIDAY FILM SERIES
Abbott & Costello go to Mars (1953)

(Poughkeepsie, NY) The Bardavon 1869 Opera House will continue its 18th season of classic films on the big screen with a screening of the family classic sci-fi comedy Abbott & Costello go to Mars (1953) on Friday, February 12 at 7:30 pm, at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie.

A 1953 American science fiction comedy film directed by Charles Lamont and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film follows the misadventures of Lester and Orville who accidentally find themselves on a rocket ship bound for Mars, which accidentally lands at the New Orleans Mardi Gras. The pair are forced by bank robbers Mugsy and Harry to fly to Venus where they encounter a civilization consisting entirely of women. Despite the title, no one in this film actually goes to Mars.

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

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

The Bardavon Marshall & Sterling Friday Film Series will continue with: Rainman (3/11); and Out of Africa (4/1).

All seats for Abbott & Costello go to Mars are just $6 and are general admission. 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 1515-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 in 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 today’s audiences and future generations to enjoy. Visit www.bardavon.org.

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