Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Screams on Screen

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Well, I have just come across a rather interesting little piece of info! It seems there is wonderful new events business called "Smokin’ Betty’s Events". I saw something about them on Facebook and promptly became a fan, but I didn’t realize any events were coming up so soon… As I currently can not access Facebook I googled “Smokin’ Betty’s Adelaide” and found this on the Sparci site here.


Screams on Screen - 1950's inspired double feature sci-fi film night

10th April 2010

Live: burlesque performer Miss Cherry Valens

Official after movie party at Crown & Anchor Hotel 196 Grenfell St Adelaide SA 5000

Venue: Mercury Cinema 13 Morphett St Adelaide SA 5000

Tickets: $25.00 (+ b/f) from Venue Tix

Time: 7pm - 10:30pm

"Smokin’ Betty’s Events presents their first events, “Screams on Screen” for all lovers of 1950’s films and culture.
After months strategic planning, set-up, and establishment, Co-Proprietors, Jessi and Phil have finally turned their vision into a reality and have released to Adelaide their first of many unique and exciting events as part of their fresh new business, Smokin’ Betty’s Events.

Screams on Screen is a 1950’s inspired double feature sci-fi film night with as much of the added culture in between, taking place as a one night only show on Saturday April 10th 2010 at the Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St Adelaide SA 5000.

From an era where Sci-Fi films were so bad, they were good, Screams on Screen will show two of the most iconic films of this genre. Forbidden Planet (1953) and Robot Monster (1954) both possess everyone’s favourite qualities in a low budget film – the hilariously dodgy special effects, corny one-liners, monsters, robots & the classic kidnapping of the damsel in distress scenes!
Amid this will be a performance from Adelaide’s burlesque sensation, Miss Cherry Valens, Tommy Kaye from Six O Clock Rock Coast FM 88.7 will be presenting door prizes donated from generous sponsors. Moxie Minx, Adelaide’s finest pin-up designer is dressing Screams on Screen’s usherettes for the evening who will be directing patrons to their seats as done in the 50’s.

Leading sponsor, The Crown and Anchor Hotel (168 Grenfell St Adelaide SA 5000) will be hosting Screams on Screen’s official “After Movie Party”. The Mercury Cinema is also a licensed venue so be merry while you sit back and enjoy a night of classic cinematic entertainment. Suffice to say, it’s going to be a fantastic night.

Smokin’ Betty’s Events look forward to formulating more exciting, fresh and uniquely vintage and retro inspired events and music festivals locally and nationally later into 2010 and further into the future.

Proudly sponsored also by Caffe Primo Mawson Lakes, Adelaide comic Book Shop & Adelaide Theatre Costume Shop. "


I am thoroughly looking forward to further Smokin’ Betty’s Events and am going to make every effort to attend this one. Will take some piccies if I do and keep you up to date :)


  1. 1. Thanks for the head's up.
    2. DODGY? Forbidden Planet? Are they insane?! Forbidden Planet is NOT a low budget sci-fi. Ugh. Sorry. But...really. It may seem 'dodgy' by today's standards but there are FAR dodgier films from the '50s than that. (Forgive me, but it's one of my all-time favourite films ;])
    -Andi x

  2. No worries Andi B, mite c u there :)

    Hehe, can't say I have seen it before but am looking foward to it from your comment. And if I can not get tickets I will be sure to find it and watch it anyways... I think you are right tho, they probably meant dodgy by todays standards... but then again, a lot of movies would be considered dodgy today that were originally considered ground breaking and amazing in there day...