Telling you there will be a screening of The Lost Boys on a big screen in Orange County should be enough to make you say, “I'm in,” but there is an even greater enticement.
You can see The Lost Boys on a big drive-in movie screen surrounded by the beautiful environs of Oak Canyon Ranch.
Just make sure you wear garlic around your neck.
Dead Ringers Ride & Drive-In is presenting
Celebrating Universal's 100th anniversary, the Turner Classic Movies series kicks off with Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds on Sept. 19, a double feature of the Boris Karloff-starrers Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein on Oct. 24, and, on Nov. 15, To Kill a Mockingbird, which is not a horror film but is celebrating its 50th anniversary. And it's a damn fine movie, as any junior high or high school kid who watched it instead of reading Harper Lee's novel for a book report knows.
Just like on the Turner Classic Movies channel, each film will be preceded by an introduction from film author/historian/host Robert Osborne. These will be shown in first-run movie houses around the country, including AMC Orange
Stadium Promenade on West Katella Avenue in Orange, the Huntington Beach
20 at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, Regal's Aliso Creek, Irvine
Spectrum and Long Beach theaters and Cinemark at the Pike, also in Long
Showtimes are 7 p.m., although check the listings because some participating theaters will also present special 2 p.m. matinees. Pre-sale tickets are available at www.fathomevents.com, and the screenings will help usher in new DVD/Blu-ray versions of the remastered classics coming soon.
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.