Sunday, May 19, 2024

See 'From Russia With Love' in a Houdini theater

Some of you may know that James Bond is another passion (and blog) of mine. But 007 and Houdini rarely intersect. Until now!

On June 15, the Bond classic From Russia With Love (1963) will screen in 35mm at the Palace Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Of course, the Palace was originally the Orphuem where Houdini himself appeared in 1915 and 1923. The screening will be followed by a Q&A about the historic theater.

So this is a Bond and Houdini doubleheader and a rare opportunity to go inside the Palace/Orpheum. You can get more details and buy tickets at the Los Angeles Conservatory website.

By the way, when I toured the theater last month, I spotted James Bond posters on the walls of a work area. So, yeah, this place is haunted by both escape artists.

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