Godzilla and Friends Stomp San Francisco This August
Tokyo can breathe easy for once; this August, Godzilla and his fellow kaiju will invade the Bay Area for the Godzilla and the Monsters of Mass Destruction Japanese Monster Movie Festival. Running August 21 - 23 at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, this event will feature five double features of giant monster madness, for a total of ten movies. While the final lineup has yet to be announced, all movies will be projected from a 35mm print. On hand for the screenings will be the original Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima, who wore the heavy monster costume from 1954's Gojira through 1972's Godzilla vs. Gigan. Organizing the festival is August Ragone, author of Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters. Nakajima and Ragone will both be signing autographs throughout the weekend in the festival's 200-capacity vendor's mezzanine.
Tickets for all of the screenings will be available at the Castro Theatre box office or through ticketweb.com. Prices for each Double Feature are only $10.00 (Adults) and $7.00 (Children/Seniors). A special Event Pass will also be made available to the public in the near future. More details will be posted to Shock-It-To-Me.com in the near future.