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Co-Presented with Film Forum: The Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D

Film Screening

Sunday, October 29, 2023

11 AM to 12 PM

Film Forum, West Houston Street, New York, NY, USA

Enjoy a screening of kids' horror classics The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) and Spooks (1953) at the legendary Film Forum theater in Greenwich Village. This program is rated G for all audiences.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon

U.S., 1954
Directed by Jack Arnold
Starring Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning
Approx. 87 mins. 3-D restoration courtesy Universal Pictures.

Pre-JAWS underwater terror as intrepid scientists search the Amazon for clues to the Missing Link and its prehistoric past, but find instead a “Gill Man” with both a nasty streak and a healthy fascination with Julie Adams and her tight white bathing suit.

U.S., 1953
Directed by Jules White
Starring Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Shemp Howard A.K.A. The Three Stooges
Approx. 16 min. 3-D restoration courtesy Sony Pictures.

It's the 3-D Stooges to the rescue as a mad scientist and his assistant menace a frightened girl in an old dark house. Even non-Stooges fans will be impressed by the special effects (a whole arsenal of objects comin' at ya) in the best 3-D short of the 50s.

About Film Forum

Film Forum began in 1970 as an alternative screening space for independent films, with 50 folding chairs, one projector and a $19,000 annual budget. As a cinema of ideas, Film Forum is committed to presenting an international array of films that treat diverse social, political, historical and cultural realities. Unlike commercial cinemas that primarily “book” high-grossing, Hollywood films, Film Forum’s programs are thoughtfully selected, with attention to unique cinematic qualities, historical importance individually or within a genre and – particularly for documentaries – relevance to today’s world.

Halloween at CMA [100% Free]

Monster Puppet Workshop with Monkey Boys Productions

Saturday, October 28

1–3 PM

Pier 57

RSVP Required

Build a larger-than-life monster puppet (that moves!) with the help of the legendary puppet builders Monkey Boys Productions. Under the guidance of guest artist Betsy Falk, artists will create monster puppets of all shapes and sizes to adorn CMA’s official float in The Village Halloween Parade.

Halloween Pier Party

Sunday, October 29

11 AM – 3 PM

Pier 57


Designed for ghouls and goblins of all ages, visitors are invited to participate in a variety of art activities such as shadow puppet murals inspired by Kara Walker, monster masks inspired by Leonora Carrington, trick or treat Baggu totes, haunted house dioramas, flying ghouls and ghosts, Dia de los Muertos candles, a spiderweb wall, plus music by Baby DJ School and everyone’s favorite Costume Catwalk.

The Village Halloween Parade

Tuesday, October 31

7–11 PM

Greenwich Village

Plan Your Viewing

Come see CMA’s float kick off The Village Halloween Parade! The parade runs north on 6th Avenue from King Street to West 15th Street and is a free public event – rain or shine.

Open Studio

Mondays & Thursdays

3–5 PM

Pier 57


Enjoy extra-spooky artmaking all month along during CMA’s after school Open Studio program. Activities range from Halloween candy collages to creature masks, surrealist mazes, and more.

Film Forum

The screening is co-presented with Film Forum.

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