Photo Note: The “chestburster” scene from Alien was hilariously recreated for a photo booth at a recent event hosted by The Rewind. Photo courtesy of Robinson Film Center.
The Rewind, a movie geek-oriented event series hosted by Robinson Film Center, Heliopolis magazine and Moviesauce Films, will return to Robinson Film Center in downtown Shreveport on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 with an evening of trivia and entertainment leading up to a 10 p.m. screening of horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. As with all events presented by The Rewind, the evening will include trivia (with prizes), an interactive photo booth and a special preshow of movie-related clips and ephemera that will run in the theater immediately before the film screening. To complete the experience, Abby Singer’s Bistro at Robinson Film Center offers drink specials designed to complement the movie or theme.
For The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, there will also be a costume contest. Movie tickets include admission to all of the evening’s activities, most of which take place upstairs in the film center’s party rooms. Tickets are on-sale now and may be purchased online.
“It’s intended to be more than just a film screening,” said Evan Falbaum of Moviesauce Films, who produces the five-minute preshow as well as the popular photo booth. “Moviesauce got involved because we wanted to help it be more of an event.”
The team at Moviesauce are the brilliant (and possibly disturbed) folks who created The Rewind’s popular green screen photo booth. For their screening of Alien, the photo booth included a do-it-yourself “chestburster” alien and costumes for theater-goers to put on. For Jaws, audience members were able to climb into the shark’s mouth. For Batman – arguably the funniest photo booth so far – dynamic duos of theater patrons were able to scale a building in the style of 1950s Batman and Robin.
Garrett Johnson, a contributor to Heliopolis, plans and writes the trivia component for each event. Trivia begins at or around 8:30 p.m.
“Ever since I arrived in Shreveport almost five years ago and found the Robinson Film Center, I have been annoying them about a movie trivia night,” Johnson told me by e-mail. “The most important thing I want to let everyone know is that the trivia is not specific to the film being shown! Trivia questions take their form from the actors in the film, the theme, the director, or from something related to the film being shown.”