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Watch John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness in the church it was filmed at

07.31.2015by: Cody Hamman

Some of the neatest cinematic events that come along from time to time are the ones that give fans the chance to watch movies at their filming locations. I've attended a couple of those over the years, including watching Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD inside the Monroeville Mall, and it's a good time that makes for a special viewing experience.

Although I've seen John Carpenter's underrated 1987 film PRINCE OF DARKNESS, the middle chapter in his "Apocalypse Trilogy" (the other entries being THE THING and IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS), several times, for some reason the idea of watching the movie at its filming location never occurred to me. But thanks to Horror's Hallowed Grounds and HorrorHound Magazine, in association with East West Players and Visual Communications, such an event is going to be happening.

On Wednesday, October 28th, in Los Angeles, California, fans will be able to 

see John Carpenter’s classic film screened inside the actual church from the film!

The evening will include a courtyard reception with cash bar. 

Special guests and Q & A.

Tour of all interior and exterior locations used in the film with photo opportunities.

Special prizes and giveaways from Scream Factory, HorrorHound Magazine, HorrorShirts.com and more!

Proceeds go to benefit the Union Center of the Arts, the historic building in which the Prince of Darkness was filmed. East West Players and Visual Communications are both non-profit 501c3 organizations.

Ticket details and more detailed info to come. Make sure to stay connected because we anticipate that this event will sell out. 

If you're in the Los Angeles area, or will be able to get there for the screening, keep an eye on the HorrorsHallowedGrounds Facebook page to make sure you won't miss your chance to buy a ticket.

Sleep and dreams play a big part in Carpenter's film, which takes a very unique approach to the ideas of God and Satan, so the best viewing I've ever had of it was as the last film in the schedule of a 24 hour horror marathon. In one scene, a priest played by Donald Pleasence asks the other characters, "How many of you have fallen asleep tonight?" Many people sitting in that theatre, myself included, had fallen asleep over the course of that marathon. The  setting and circumstances enhanced the viewing experience. I won't be able to make it to this screening in Los Angeles, but I'm sure watching the movie in a place Carpenter had crawling with evil creatures nearly thirty years ago will be an awesome time.

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