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December 21, 2012 11:55 pm
Art Theatre of Long Beach
2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA, 90814, United States
Forbidden Zone poster in color

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It’s Christmas in the Sixth Dimension! as director Richard Elfman returns to Long Beach with his 1982 manic musical masterpiece Forbidden Zone– just in time for Christmas, and with a few Holiday surprises!

Notable as being the very first Mondo Midnight selection at The Art Theatre of Long Beach, FORBIDDEN ZONE is the inspired brainchild of Richard Elfman, founding member of the legendary Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, who along with writer Matthew Bright (who would later helm the 1996 cult classic Freeway) mixed in everything from Max Fleisher to Cab Calloway to Josephine Baker to unleash a musical unlike any the world had ever seen. Mix in a typically masterful score by Elfman brother Danny (who makes a fan-favorite appearance…), a dancing frog in a tuxedo, a gorilla, an ex-queen(!!?), and a crazed kingdom ruled by the weirdest royal family in celluloid history, and you have the movie that Film Threat called“The Citizen Kane of Underground Movies.”

By popular demand, Cell 63 will be returning with their LIVE SHADOWCAST!  After rocking the Art Theatre in April with the first Forbidden Zone shadowcast ever,  the talented performers of Cell 63 – featuring members of Rocky Horror Picture Show casts from both Long Beach and Los Angeles! - are ready to take the stage once again in the ultimate tribute to Elfman’s wonderfully wicked vision!

And yes – they have some Holiday surprises up their sleeves…

Tickets on sale at the Art Theatre box office, or online by clicking here.

Cinematheque Members – show you card at the Art Theatre box office and save $2 per ticket!

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