THE RAY HARRYHAUSEN SUPER-8 TRIBUTE SHOW July 2nd at The Way Out Club in St. Louis
Special effects legend Ray Harryhausen, whose dazzling and innovative visual effects work on fantasy adventure films such as JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS and THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD passed away last month at age 92. THE RAY HARRYHAUSEN SUPER-8 TRIBUTE on July 2nd at the Way Out Club will be a great way to honor the stop-motion wizard who breathed cinematic life into the gargantuan, the mythical and the extinct. Harryhausen created countless memorable big-screen moments from sword fighting skeletons to swooping pterodactyls, and from 8pm to Midnight, we will distill his entire career into an amazing show with the Super-8 sound films condensed from his films. The Super-8 sound format cuts features down to an average length of 15 minutes and Harryhausen’s films lent themselves to this format beautifully. The digest versions of the Ray Harryhausen films are cut around the animation, so there will be so many Harryhasuen monsters crammed into the four hours that is the THE RAY HARRYHAUSEN SUPER-8 TRIBUTE, it will make your head spin. This is a little different format than the usual Super-8 Movie Madness program in that it will lack the variety that we usually provide, even when we do a theme show, but Ray Harryhausen deserves it!
That’s not all. On July 2nd at the Way Out Club, we will be displaying the RAY HARRYHAUSEN MODEL AND MEMORABILIA EXHIBIT. This is a huge exhibit of resin model kits, toys, and movie memorabilia (much of it signed by RH himself) featuring the films and monsters of Ray Harryhausen. This will be a special, one-of-kind event so don’t miss it.
We will be showing the films (average length: 15 minutes) in chronological order so the line-up is: A Ray Harryhausen Trailer Reel, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA,EARTH VS FLYING SAUCERS, 20,000,000 MILES TO EARTH, 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD, SINBAD AND THE EYE OF THE TIGER, and a 3-reel 50-minute cut of CLASH OF THE TITANS.
There will also be Ray Harryhausen trivia with prizes!
Cover charge is a mere $3.00 and the show begins at 8pm. As usual, there will be lots of posters and T-Shirts and stuff given away. The Way Out Club is located at 2525 Jefferson Avenue in South St. Louis (corner of Jefferson and Gravois) where there is a full bar and yummy Way-Out pizzas available to buy.
The facebook event page can be found HERE