50’s Sci-fi Day
The Classic Film Hall of Fame is excited to announce that Saturday May 16 will be the 50’s Sci-fi Day at the Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Rheem Theatre, Moraga, CA. Reed Summers-Pirkle, Curator of the Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum stated, “The daylong event will include screenings of four of the greatest 1950s Sci Fi movies, including Them! (1954), This Island Earth (1955), The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954).” Special guests at the event will include Billy Gray, who played Bobby Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Billy was also on the classic television show “Father Knows Best”. Screen legend Julie Adams from Creature from the Black Lagoon will be in attendance for the screening and both she and the movie will be inducted into the Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum.
As a special treat to Sci-fi fans and movie lovers, “The Man of Many Creatures”, Doug Jones, will host the day. “Mr.

Honoring a Master of Horror

Vincent Price will be inducted into the California Independent Film Festival's Classic Film Hall of Fame and Museum at the New Rheem Theatre on Saturday, March 7. The all-day festival includes four of the horror actor's classic films, a lecture on Price and his legacy, and the induction ceremony itself.

Victoria Price, Vincent's daughter, was originally scheduled to talk about her famous father, but had to cancel her appearance on short notice for personal reasons. Giving the keynote lecture instead will be CAIFF President Derek Zemrak and CAIFF co-founder Leonard Pirkle.

Famous for remaining relevant during a 65-year career that began on Broadway with Helen Hayes and included film noir classics like "Laura," beguiling television appearances ("Batman" and "The Brady Bunch"), classic horror films like "House of Wax" and concluding with his final role, as an inventor in Tom Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" in 1990, Price was a connoisseur of fine wine and dining.

"He was a renowned cook and traveled all over the world consulting with restaurants. Not many people know that," Zemrak said.