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Academy OUTDOOR Screening of Mel Brook's 1974 BLAZING SADDLES

[NOTE: As of Sun. 6/30 this screening already SOLD OUT and even Jono did not buy his ticket on 6/29 when they went on sale online--but if you are willing to wait patiently in a short standby line--chances are that you will still get in though entrance will depend upon how many prepurchased admissions become no show]. The Rotten Tomatoes website refers to the 1970's BLAZING SADDLES movie western satire as "vulgar, crude, and occasionally scandalous in its racial humor, this hilarious bad-taste spoof of Westerns, co-written by Richard Pryor, features Cleavon Little as the first black sheriff of a stunned town scheduled for demolition by an encroaching railroad. Little and co-star Gene Wilder have great chemistry, and the delightful supporting cast includes Harvey Korman, Slim Pickens, and Madeline Kahn as a chanteuse modeled on Marlene Dietrich. Even legendary band leader Count Basie even has a cameo appearance. As with his other comedy classics--Young Frankenstein (1974), Silent Movie (1976), and High Anxiety (1977), director/writer Mel Brooks gives a burlesque spin to a classic Hollywood movie genre; in his own manic, Borscht Belt way, Brooks was a central player in revising classic genres in light of Seventies values and attitudes, an effort most often associated with such directors as Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich . Some of this film's sequences, notably a gaseous bean dinner around a campfire, have become comedy classics."

BLAZING SADDLES received 3 Academy Award nominations and has the distinction of being #6 of the American Film Institute's top 100 movies of all time list.

Tickets to this outdoor, nighttime event are only $5 general admission, but this venue is much more intimate and has a much larger screen (and much higher quality digital projection) than the Hollywood Forever Cemetery--so TICKETS SELL OUT QUICKLY almost as soon as they go on sale online.

[NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT OFFICIALLY R.S.V.P. UNTIL YOU HAVE PRE-PURCHASED YOUR TICKET(S)--Tickets go on sale ONLINE on FRIDAY, JUNE 28 AT 9AM and will likely sell out within a day or two (or sooner!) so if you are very interested please do NOT wait much past that online sale date]. If you do not know how to use Pay Pal or prefer not using your credit card for online transactions, you can notify Jono and mail him your payment A.S.A.P. then he will buy you tickets online for you.


Parking: Street parking is discouraged because the parking restriction signs are very confusing and members have gotten parking tickets at past similar screenings. Free lot parking is provided by the Academy--just look for the signs or parking lot assistants.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    it was great, but I couldn't find anyone from the meetup!

    July 27, 2013

  • Laura P.

    Sorry. I can't make it tonight after all.
    Enjoy the film, it's one of my favorites!

    July 26, 2013

  • Jono

    I did not buy an advance ticket and have to attend a work function in Santa Monica that late afternoon and early evening so there is a strong likelihood that I unfortunately will not be able to attend--but will still try.

    July 23, 2013

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