Abbott and Costello c. 1950. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Abbott and Costello c. 1950. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Just in time for Halloween, the Alex Film Society will offer screenings of the 1948 comedy “Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein” Saturday, with special appearances by Lou Costello’s daughters and Bela Lugosi’s son.

The classic film follows the adventures of the comic duo of Abbott and Costello as they encounter Frankenstein’s monster, played by Glenn Strange, as well as Dracula — played by Bela Lugosi — and Lon Chaney Jr.’s Wolf Man. Vincent Price also “appears” as The Invisible Man.

Costello’s daughters, Chris and Paddy, will attend the 2 p.m. screening at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., while Lugosi’s son, Bela Lugosi Jr., will attend the 8 p.m. showing.

The Alex Film Society will also raffle off Abbott and Costello-themed Halloween baskets. A replica of the Frankenstein headpiece worn by Glenn Strange will be on display, as well as a mask of Lon Chaney Jr. made from a mold that was used for the film.

Proceeds from the movie and raffle will benefit the society, which works to preserve classic movies and present them on the big screen.

—City News Service

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