Julie Adams, Lea Thompson, Joe Alves & More Coming To “The World 3-D Film Expo III”

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Creature of the Black Lagoon from REVENGE OF THE CREATURE

As spotlighted earlier in the week, THE WORLD 3-D FILM EXPO III is coming to Hollywood from September 6th through the 15th, screening 35 classic films, including JAWS 3-D, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE, and so much more at the Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028).

Today, the special guests coming to the screenings have been announced, and they include some big and classic names, such as Kay herself! Here’s the press release:

Actress Piper Laurie (HUD), Lea Thompson (BACK TO THE FUTURE), Barbara Rush (PEYTON PLACE) and producer Walter Mirisch (the PINK PANTHER films) are among guests scheduled to attend The World 3-D Film Expo III, September 6-15, 2013, at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The ten-day festival will pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of what many film historians regard as the “Golden Age” of 3-D. The Opening Night Screening of John Wayne’s only 3-D movie HONDO on Friday, September 6th will feature a Guest Q&A with Wayne’s daughter-in-law, Gretchen Wayneof Batjac Productions, about the restoration of the film.

Saturday, September 7th, begins with legendary producer Walter Mirisch appearing for Q&A and booksigning at his very first film produced, the Gothic chiller THE MAZE at 11:00 AM. Following at 4:30 PM, Stefan Droessler Head of the Munich Film Museum, will present an ultra-rare program & lecture on “European 3-D Cinema 1935 through 1953.” One of the most famous 3-D movies of all time, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, screens at 7:15 PM that night with actress Julie Adams in-person for a Q&A and booksigning. The evening ends with a brand-new digital transfer of JAWS 3-D, featuring Q&A with director Joe Alves, cast members Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett Jr. and Bess Armstrong, and location manager Carl Mazzocone.

On Sunday, September 8thStefan Droessler of the Munich Film Museum will return for the Los Angeles Premiere of the 1946 Russian version of ROBINSON CRUSOE (the first-ever 3-D feature produced in the Soviet Union.) That afternoon at 4:45 PM, film historian Elaina Archer and Rita Hayworth’s nephew, actor Richard Cansino, will appear for Q&A at Hayworth’s only 3-D movie, MISS SADIE THOMPSON, in a new digital transfer.

On Tuesday night, September 10th at 7:00 PM, lead actress Kathleen Hughes will appear for Q&A at director Jack Arnold’s rarely-screened Film Noir, THE GLASS WEB. Following at 9:45 PM, actress Piper Laurie will do a Q&A and booksigning with the Western Noir, DANGEROUS MISSION.

A spectacular program kicks off on Friday, September 13th at 3:30 PM with Western master Budd Boetticher’s two-fisted 3-D movie WINGS OF THE HAWK, with actress Julie Adams returning for Q&A and booksigning. That evening at 7:00 PM, director Jack Arnold’s classic sci-fi thriller IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE screens, with Q&A following with actresses Barbara Rush and Kathleen Hughes.

On Saturday, September 14th, the gonzo gorilla-in-a-space-helmet sci-fi flick ROBOT MONSTER screens – with two of the main cast members, lead actress Claudia Barrett and actor Gregory Moffett (who played the young boy Johnny in the film), appearing for Q&A.

The final day of the 3-D Expo, September 15th, wraps up with a screening of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis’s only 3-D movie, the comedy MONEY FROM HOME, with lead actress Pat Crowley in-person for Q&A. The final show of the Expo, the rarely-screened Korean War drama CEASE FIRE (filmed in actual battle zones during the war) screens at 9:45 PM that night, hosted by military historian/conservative commentator Resa “WARCHICK” Kirkland.

For more information on the festival, check out our earlier post, or the festival’s website. For a complete film schedule, go here.

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