JUST FOR HALLOWEEN

MYA Museum is presenting SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (1973). It stars William H. Marshall as Blacula and Pam Grier as Lisa Fortier, the young Voodoo Queen. The plot is paper thin, the acting is, with the exception of Marshall, fair to bad, the direction is terrible, and the music is loud. But keep in mind, this was the 1970s and there were few films with a black cast so when a movie, as bad as it was, came out with a large black cast, everyone went to see it. Marshall had trained as a classical actor and sang opera, but he gained recognition and popularity with this series of Blacular: Blacular, Scream Blacular Scream, and Blood Sucker.

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS

This weekend (Fri - Sat evening 6-8 pm and Sat and Sun afternoon 1-3 pm) we are showing a great mystery screen play from Walter Mosley novel and directed by Carl Franklin. The movie stars Denzel Washington playing the role of Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins. Other stars included Jennifer Beals (who began her film career in Flash Dancer and was on her way to great success when it came out that she had passed for white) Here, in this film she plays a Creole woman who looks white. This is the first time that an African American actor plays the role of an African American who looks white. Tom Sizemore, is particularly nasty and Don Cheadle plays the friend who want when there is danger but you better du

The New MYA Museum movie theatre sign

Don't you love our new sign. Currently, it sits in front of the theatre door. In the future it will be in one of the flower pots on the stairs; unless we decide on another location.

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