Chapman joins Julie Adams at
Chicago Flashback 2004
30-AUGUST 1 2004
Holiday Inn O’Hare
Ben and Julie answer questions
from the audience.
According to the Chicago Flashback website, "Guests
were enthralled by the kick off event - Joe Bob Briggs leading
the audience in the Drive-In Oath. They were awed by a festival of classic
60's and 70's drive-in and cult coming attractions courtesy
of Ban 1 Productions. During intermission, they were charmed by
rare vintage retro drive-in intermission ads.
Their sponsor for
Friday evening was Anchor Bay Entertainment and
the program featured the Chicago premiere of the bold,
new Dario Argento film "THE CARD
to which, guests were treated to a restored
print of the classic Wes Craven thriller, "THE HILLS HAVE EYES" (introduced by Dee Wallace Stone)!
A capacity crowd packed the drive-in Saturday evening for a screening
of a rare 35mm print of the classic "DAY
OF THE DEAD". They received the ultimate
treat when icon and director George
the “DAY OF THE DEAD” cast members introduced the film,
with an extensive pre-commentary! At
intermission, Bill Moseley took
the stage and entertained the crowd by performing famous lines from many of his
classic films in character as Chop-Top (“TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2”), Otis (“HOUSE
OF 1,000 CORPSES”),
OF THE LIVING DEAD”).
Ben is interviewed
for a Chicago television broadcast.
After this extravaganza,
Flashback featured the Chicago Premiere of Tobe Hooper's "THE TOOLBOX MURDERS". Not to be outdone, star
and goth classic actress Angela Bettis introduced the movie! Guests
were fascinated by the scope of the event and after the features ended,
left the drive-in breathless in anticipation of the next event!
After all that excitement,
Sunday evening was designated as time to sit, relax and enjoy the show
which featured an hour-long marathon of classic drive-in trailers from
the 60’s and 70’s courtesy of Ban 1 Productions. The
evening was topped off by a screening of the retro-drive-in "classic", "INVASION OF THE BLOOD FARMERS" (courtesy of Hollywood
Book and Poster).
Guests entered our
Drive-In event by “walking in”! They enjoyed the evening’s
open-air motion picture entertainment from the comfort of their own lawn
chairs. The weather was perfect! The drive-in was a massive success
and will return at future events.