Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Grim Game is coming to Scranton

TCM's restoration of Houdini's The Grim Game will screen at the historic Leonard Theater in Scranton, PA on June 13, 2015. Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz from Scranton's Houdini Museum will be on hand for a discussion before and after the screening. The gala evening will include a cocktail reception and Houdini artifacts from the Houdini Museum.

Here's the evening schedule:

6:00 PM – VIP Admission
6:00 to 7:00 PM - VIP Cocktail Party, includes hors d'ourves & OPEN bar.
7:00 PM – Reserved & General Admission
7:00 to 8:00 PM - Houdini displays, pre-movie discussion & cash bar.
8:00 PM - The Grim Game movie screening
9:30 to 10:30 PM - Houdini displays, post-movie discussion & cash bar.

For advance tickets, go to:

Houdini himself performed in Scranton in 1915 at the Poli Theater (now the Ritz Theater). Posters and details of Houdini's performance in Scranton a century ago will be on display at The Leonard Theater before and after the movie screening.

The Leonard is Scranton's oldest theater. Thought the years the Leonard building has housed an Opera House, a Vaudeville Theater, and even a speakeasy lounge. The Leonard Theater is located at 335 Adams Ave in downtown Scranton, PA.



  1. Do you know where else this might play soon? :-) Pennsylvania's a bit of a ways off, for me...

    1. If you're an SAM member, they will be screening it at their national convention in Philadelphia in July. That is the only other announced screening so far, but there will be more.