Godzilla Returns Again for Godzilla Night 5!
Bay Area Film Events and Curtain Call Performing Arts team up to bring Godzilla back to the San Francisco Bay Area and The Historic BAL Theatre for the fifth annual Godzilla Night! In past years, Godzilla Nights have featured bands such as The Deadlies and Big Pimp Jones, as well as classic Godzilla films like GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS, KING KONG VS. GODZILLA, GODZILLA VS. BIOLsmLANTE, GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH and more!
This year, BAFE presents a monstrous double bill of GODZILLA 2000 and the original 1961 MOTHRA. Joining the show this year will be Michael Schlesinger, the writer/producer/director of Sony’s nationwide theatrical release of GODZILLA 2000. Michael will be there to talk about adapting the film for American audiences and what went into the dubbing, editing and distribution of the movie.
In addition to films and guests, Godzilla Night 5 will also have new and returning Godzilla venders including Vinyl Kaiju Legion, Kevin d’Antonio, Charlie Soto, artist Gaz Gretsky and Kimono My House. Godzilla goods will be overflowing at price points fitting the casual buyer up to the most ardent collector.
Prizes will be available in abundance! Audience members will have the chance to win door prizes. Those wanting to try their luck can also enter a raffle for autographed photos of Hiroshi Koizumi, Kenji Sahara, Haruo Nakajima, Shinichi Wakasa and Tsutomu Kitagawa courtesy of Jim Cirronella of Celebrity Icons.
Also returning this year is the newly dubbed Great Godzilla Sweepstakes. You can enter the sweepstakes at the show or online and do not need to be present to win. Prizes this year include:
An Original Page of Art Adams Godzilla comic art
An Original Matt Frank Sketch of Orga
RIC X-Plus Light Up Burning Godzilla
Previews Exclusive X-Plus Godzilla 1955
Previews Exclusive X-Plus Anguirus 1955
Previews Exclusive X-Plus Gigan 1972
Godzilla Vinyl Wars Giant Hedorah Sofubi
Godzilla Vinyl Wars Giant Pretty Godzilla Sofubi
Godzilla Vinyl Wars Millennium Godzilla Sofubi
Godzilla Vinyl Wars Godzilla 1989 Sofubi + Extra Figure
Godzilla Vinyl Wars Godzilla “J-Tail” Sofubi + Extra Figure
Tom Whalen Godzilla Mondo Art Print (red 1954 version)
And more prizes to be announced soon!
For up to date information on prizes and to buy your tickets to The Great Godzilla Sweepstakes, go to The Great Godzilla Sweepstakes Event Page.
Information on the theater and location can be found at The Historic Bal Theatre’s webpage.
This is sure to be the biggest Godzilla Night yet, so get there early for all the fun. Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00pm.
Bay Area Film Events
Since 2004, Bay Area Film Events has brought over 30 shows, events and film festivals to theaters throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.
From Godzilla to The Beatles, from Bond to The Three Stooges, from music to comedy, Bay Area Film Events has presented films, bands, guests and more.
Bay Area Film Events has had the honor of sharing the stage with a number of guests that have all been great and a pleasure to work with. Bay Area Film Events has welcomed Richard Kiel, Judith O’Dea, Julie Adams, Ben Chapman, Russ Tamblyn, Marta Kristen and even stars from Japan like Hiroshi Koizumi, Akira Kubo, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Shinichi Wakasa and Hiroshi Maruyama.
Venues they’ve worked with include The Castro Theatre, Auctions by the Bay, The Grand Lake, The Historic BAL Theatre, The Del Mar, The Crest, The Cerrito and even AT&T Park in conjunction with the SF Giants. Shows have travelled from the Bay Area to Santa Cruz to Sacramento.
As BAFE continues to plan new and innovative shows, they invite fans along for the ride. Come out and enjoy films in theaters, the way they were meant to be seen and make new memories!
The Historic BAL Theatre
The Historic BAL Theatre is the West Coast version of the Apollo Theatre. The Historic BAL Theatre is the Bay Area’s home for Entertainment including but not limited to, concerts, standup comedy, special events, live music, comedy, theatre, documentaries, lectures, sci-fi & horror films, independent films, classic films and so much more. The Historic BAL Theatre is located at 14808 East 14th Street, San Leandro Ca 94578. 510-614-7700.
The Historic BAL Theatre was built in 1946, and is one of America’s only surviving theatre’s still operating today that has never been shut down. The Historic BAL Theatre has been continually operating since its opening day, July 3, 1946.
The Historic BAL Theatre was built in 1946 by Rene T. LaMarre. Rene T. LaMarre and George Drummond built The Historic BAL Theatre out of their love and passion for live entertainment, music, movies and so much more.
Michael Schlesinger is widely acknowledged as the dean of classic film distributors, having worked for more than 25 years at MGM, Paramount and Sony, keeping hundreds of vintage movies in theatrical release (and later DVD), and instigating the restoration of many more, including the completion of Orson Welles’ 1942 documentary IT’S ALL TRUE some 50 years later. Behind the camera, he wrote and produced the American version of GODZILLA 2000 (1999), co-produced such Larry Blamire parodies as THE LOST SKELETON RETURNS AGAIN (2009) and DARK AND STORMY NIGHT (2009), and has written, produced and directed several short films featuring the faux-1930’s comedy team of Biffle and Shooster. No power on Earth will ever shake his conviction that IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD,MAD WORLD (1963) is the Greatest. Movie. Ever.
Curtain Call Performing Arts
Curtain Call Performing Arts Main Stage Theatre Program extends theatre experiences to the general population at large and offers opportunity for community members of all ages to work side by side in theatre productions and a diverse range of culturally diverse events.
Curtain Call Performing Arts (CCPA) is constantly working to preserve the Arts, Entertainment and History within our community. Curtain Call Performing Arts utilizes San Leandro’s Historic BAL Theatre for all of its community programming and in addition has the mission of maintaining and leading the restoration of the Historic BAL Theatre.