Special Screening: Young Frankenstein
$5 General Admission
We are partnering with the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum to celebrate the life of comedy icon Gene Wilder this weekend. The Wilder film fest begins at the IMA on Friday night with a screening of Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein. It continues at the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum, where you can see Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles on Saturday.
Get a group of friends together to laugh and sing the weekend away in memory of one history's most magical actors.
Tonight's screening is SOLD OUT!
If you were to argue that Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein ranks among the top-ten funniest movies of all time, nobody could reasonably dispute the claim. Spoofing classic horror in the way that Brooks's previous film Blazing Saddles sent up classic Westerns, the movie is both a loving tribute and a raucous, irreverent parody of Universal's classic horror films Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The story involves Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) and his effort to resume experiments in re-animation pioneered by his late father. (He's got some help, since dad left behind a book titled How I Did It.) Assisting him is the hapless hunchback Igor (Marty Feldman) and the buxom but none-too-bright maiden Inga (Teri Garr), and when Frankenstein succeeds in creating his monster (Peter Boyle), the stage is set for an outrageous revision of the Frankenstein legend. With comedy highlights too numerous to mention, Brooks guides his brilliant cast (also including Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth Mars, and Gene Hackman in a classic cameo role) through scene after scene of inspired hilarity. --Jeff Shannon / Amazon.com (1974, dir. Mel Brooks, PG, 106 mins.)
Continue the fun at the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum on Saturday, September 3 with showings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles. As a special treat, the Willy Wonka screening will feature a concession stand filled with only Wonka-made products.