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Film Night at the Mary Pickford Theater: Thursday, October 24, 2019

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Every month, films from the Library’s collection are shown at the Mary Pickford Theater in the James Madison Building, ranging from titles newly preserved by the National Audio Visual Conservation Center film lab, classics from the National Film Registry, and lesser known titles worthy of discovery.

Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.



A chillingly atmospheric collection of five stories linked by a framing device in which Peter Cushing’s seedy Dr. Terror reveals the destinies of five people travelling with him in a railway carriage. The first and best of the horror anthologies produced by the British outfit Amicus Productions, the film is a virtual compendium of the genre’s favorite motifs, bringing together werewolves, vampires, voodoo, spectral body parts and killer plants. The cast consisted of two seasoned horror practitioners (Cushing & Lee), several stalwarts of British TV, and a 30-year-old Donald Sutherland in only his second big screen role. Archival print from the Library’s Copyright Collection.

DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS (Amicus, U.K., 1965). Directed by Freddie Francis. Written by Milton Subotsky. With Peter Cushing, Neil McCallum, Alan Freeman, Roy Castle, Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland, Max Adrian. (98 min, Technicolor, widescreen, 35mm).


Poster for Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (Amicus, U.K., 1965). Image courtesy of IMDB


Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis.  Doors open at 6:30 pm.

For more information on our programs, please visit the Mary Pickford Theater website.

The Mary Pickford Theater is located on the 3rd floor of the Library of Congress James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20540.

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