popeyeOkay, here’s your last two chances! If you live in L.A. (or plan to visit in the next two weeks) you have TWO opportunities to see the 35mm restored, pristine print (with original Paramount titles) of POPEYE MEETS SINDBAD, the Fleischer Oscar nominated two-reeler.Both screenings are at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. The first is on Monday (Labor Day) September 6th at exactly 1:35pm. This screening is part of the marathon CINECON programming that weekend (a marathon of rare, restored classic movies that are never run anywhere else and not on dvd, most of the films shown at Cinecon are not on TV or have never been released on video). A complete schedule of Cinecon programming is here. The only other cartoons they are running this year are Mark Kausler’s IT’S THE CAT (Thursday September 2nd at 6:30pm) and a restored 35mm print of SCRAPPY’S TELEVISION (Friday September 3rd at 2:25pm).
Cinecon is where I met my wife in 2001, and proposed to her there in 2002. Needless to say, Marea and I will be there all weekend.POPEYE MEETS SINDBAD will also screen publicly two days later (September 8th at 8:00pm) in the same theatre as part of John Kricfalusi’s program of Classic Cartoon influences. This program will feature rare 35mm prints of Lantz, Terry (Tyer), Fleischer and Warner (Clampett & Jones) cartoons. I’ll post a complete list of cartoons screening that night as we get closer.