Young Frankenstein: 40th Anniversary Screening – September 9 at 7:30 p.m.


presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

With special guests Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr and producer Michael Gruskoff – Hosted by Leonard Maltin

Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater – 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211


$5 general admission - $3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.

A standby line will form at 6:30 pm on the evening of the event. Tickets typically become available shortly before the start of the event and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  There is no guarantee of tickets being made available to those in the standby line.

The movie parody has been a staple of Hollywood  comedies in the last few decades, but few have combined razor-sharp wit with  genuine affection as effectively as Mel Brooks’s 1974 homage to the Golden Age  of monster movies. Following directly on the heels of his blockbuster Western  spoof Blazing Saddles, Brooks teamed  with its star, Gene Wilder, on a screenplay that would earn them an Oscar  nomination. Wilder stars as the arrogant Frankenstein heir who travels to the  ancestral castle, only to find himself reviving his grandfather’s work – and a  brand-new creature.

The irreplaceable comic cast includes Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked monster, Madeline Kahn as the uptight fiancée (“No  tongues!”), Marty Feldman as the wisecracking “Eye-gore,” Cloris Leachman as the intimidating Frau Blücher, Teri Garr as the lascivious Inga, Kenneth Mars  as one-armed Inspector Kemp, and none other than Gene Hackman as the blind hermit. Gerald Hirschfeld’s black-and-white cinematography,  Dale Hennesy’s production design (which included Kenneth Strickfaden’s electrical equipment from the original ’30s Frankenstein films) and John Morris’s emotional score help make Young Frankenstein one of the most technically accomplished spoofs ever filmed. Mel Brooks himself will join us to celebrate this classic’s 40th  anniversary.

1974, 107 minutes,  black and white, DCP | Directed by Mel Brooks; written by Gene Wilder and Mel  Brooks, based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; with Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman,  Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars.