THE TINGLER - 60th Anniversary screening in PERCEPTO w/Victoria Price

Main Theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 3:30pm

You've never seen The Tingler like this! Join Victoria Price on a crazy trip into cinematic history as we bring you The Tingler in William Castle's PERCEPTO, in honor of its 60th Anniversary. Select theater seats will be wired with special technology so that you, our intrepid audience, can feel The Tingler when it is unleashed in the theater. Scream, SCREAM for your lives!


The Tingler

Directed by
William Castle
Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman
82 mins
 | 1959
 | United States
 | English

An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host. During its original theatrical run, some of the seats in theaters were installed with William Castle's film gimmick "PERCEPTO," special electric buzzers that were timed to go off during a key sequence in the film when the titular creature escapes into the movie theater in the film... and also the one you're sitting in! Death Certificates with the cause of death listed as "Scared to Death" were also part of the gimmicky prop package, and theaters that were unable or unwilling to install PERCEPTO were required to plant an audience member who would "die of fright" during the film and have to be taken out on a stretcher.

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