Hollywood, Calif. â OCT. 8, 2012âIn an 85th Anniversary salute to a Hollywood classic, âABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN,â Graumanâs Chinese will screen the film at 8PM on Mon., OCT. 8 for 25 cents a ticket.
The 25 cent screening is part of Graumanâs ongoing 85th anniversary celebration, when tickets cost a quarter.
TV Guide: âAfter this filmâs considerable success at the box office, Abbott and Costello made seven more pictures in which they âmetâ Hollywood monsters, but none were as lively and entertaining as this one.
Added the Kansas City Kansan: âTHE best of Abbott and Costelloâs zany films, this time with Lugosi and Chaney playing their monsters seriously, which makes A&Câs reactions hilarious.â
In 2001, the United States Library of Congress deemed this film âculturally, historically, or aesthetically significantâ and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in September 2007, Readers Digest selected the movie as one of the top 100 funniest films of all time. The 1948 film is recognized by historians as the definitive end point to the American golden age of the monster mash and the classic Universal monster cycle.
(h/t Hollywood Gothique)