The film was shown in theaters as a "special attraction" or "midnight show." During a point in the movie, people dressed up as monsters would go up and down the aisles. It was usually limited to only one or two showings. See more »
[in "The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Green Grasshopper and the Vampire Lady From Outer Space" segment]
How would you like it if I bit YOU? You stupid vampire!
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Positively the most memorable movie-going experience of my life. Procter's Theater in Troy, NY...probably around 1968 or 1969. My sister took me to see this movie on a Saturday...billed as including a special guest appearance by real live monsters.
I don't recall much about the first two shorts. But the last...when the Lemon Grove Kids and Cash Flagg enter into a cornfield or dense weeds...they are met by lightning crashes and a MUMMY!
At that moment...a spotlight hits the side of the Procter's stage and a guy in a Mummy suit staggers out. His arms are raised up and he heads for the aisles.
The audience flipped. I remember everybody leaping out of their seats and running down the aisles terrified. I ran too...but sister nabbed me before I could get too far. Things settled down. The mummy disappeared. And we sat back to watch the rest of the show. I have no memory of what came after.
But that memory of the mummy on the stage was indelible. I was around five or six when I saw it.
Years later in Washington, DC I came across an old video of the movie from the late great Georgetown Video Vault (this was around 1992) and I laughed it up with my wife over Lemon Grove Kids and Ray Dennis Steckler. Oh...if we only had that kind of movie experience again!
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