MOVIE MACABRE – Featuring William Friedkin’s Film ‘THE EXORCIST’ in 16mm Film

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WEDNESDAY FEBUARY 15TH, 2017

By Robyn Tanzer

Palm Springs Vinyl Records and Collectibles and Demonic Pinfestation have teamed up to present MOVIE MACABRE, a once at month FREE movie night showcasing horror and cult classic pictures in vintage 16mm film format at Bart Lounge located at 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive. The second film presentation featuring William Friedkin’s “The Exorcist” is on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 7:30pm.

For nearly a decade feature movies were presented on 16mm film and only in the last ten years has the movie industry converted to digital presentations, with only a handful of theaters still utilizing film. Like the vinyl record, rare film has a purity and quality to it that is quite pleasing and it is a visual treat to see a Technicolor print, CinemaScope print, or an original black and white classic in its original format.

“We have a pretty significant archive of original film prints, rare features, shorts, and trailers,” says David Bernal, owner of Palm Springs Vinyl Records and Collectibles. “Each film presentation features a classic short or trailer with the feature film usually running on two or three reels.” In addition to the monthly vintage film presentation at Bart Lounge, Demonic Pinfestation will display and sell their enamel lapel pins at their Pop-Up Shop.

Film Synopsis – One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd — levitating, speaking in tongues — her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.  Run Time: 133 minutes

Palm Springs Vinyl Records & Collectibles (www.palmspringsvinylrecords.com) has been showing vintage film for over 30 years for private screenings, cinephiles, schools, and fundraisers. In addition, they have hosted film showings for academy award winners, directors, and actors. Palm Springs Vinyl Records and Collectibles has two retail stores, with one located at 220 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 and another located in Redlands, California.

Demonic Pinfestation (www.DemonicPinfestation.bigcartel.com) is a lapel pin company started by Melissa Tanzer and her love for horror, cult films and all things dark and macabre.    Melissa creates all of the artwork inspired by movies such as “Carrie 1976”, “Night Of The Demons”, “Thrashin” and more.  The enamel pin world has exploded and we are excited to be a part of the emerging lapel pins trend.  A Pop-Up Shop will be at each Movie Macabre Night. 

Bart Lounge (www.bartlounge.com) is the evolution of Michael Murphy’s love for art, music, and the occasional alcoholic beverage.  Bart is a modern, hip, cool bar, and art gallery serving the Coachella Valley with live music, entertainment, games and art exhibits. Open everyday from 7pm-2am and located at 67555 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Ages 21 and up.

For more information, please contact Robyn Tanzer at PrincessProductions8@yahoo.com, or 818.645.4845

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