WHO CELEBRATES A 54th ANNIVERSARY??? If you think Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone is the greatest TV series of all time, YOU do! On October 2nd, 1959, Serling's magnum opus debuted--and I'll be screening "Where is Everybody," only the greatest pilot episode of any TV series ever, this October 2nd during my multimedia presentation in Binghamton, NY (the 4th event below)--Serling's hometown--one of four TZ 54th Anniversary presentation/events that week!
For fifty-four years, you've watched The Twilight Zone. Now see it for the first time! LIVE MULTIMEDIA SHOWS, TRIVIA CONTESTS, VIP EVENTS and more.
September 29th, through October 2nd, 2013
Various locations in Binghamton, NY
Rod Serling's hometown!
The Bundy Museum of History and Art and
Sight, Sound & Mind Productions present
The 54th Anniversary of THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1959 - 2013)
Created by Arlen Schumer, Author & designer of the acclaimed VISIONS OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE.
1. TWILIGHT ZONE TRIVIA CONTEST
Sun. Sept. 29th, 7:30PM
Think you know your Twilight Zone? Think you know the answers to 54 trivia questions from Arlen Schumer’s 54 favorite episodes, chosen to commemorate The Twilgiht Zone’s 54th Anniversary? Test your knowledge! Win valuable, collectable prizes!
Nip's Park Ave. Saloon
135 Park Ave, Binghamton, NY
2. COMIC BOOKS AND THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Tues. Oct. 1st, 7:00PM; Meet & Greet at 6:00 PM
According to Rod Serling’s widow, Carol, Rod was “...an admirer of fantasy and horror tales...his library was full of books by Poe and Lovecraft, Shelley and James, and work by their ‘great-grandchildren,’ published in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Galaxy and If.” But did Rod’s library include comic books, like the 1950’s E.C. science-fiction stories with twist endings that so many Twilight Zone episodes resemble?
Fat Cat Comics and Games
278 Main Street, Johnson City, NY
3. WESTPORT IN ROD SERLING'S TWILIGHT ZONE
Wed. Oct. 2nd, 5:00 - 6:30PM;
It is well established that growing up in Binghamton, New York greatly influenced Rod Serling the rest of his life, but little is known of the three years he spent in Westport, Connecticut before moving to Hollywood. Yet in that brief time, Serling not only came to overnight success as a television playwright, winning three Emmy Awards in a row, but those Westport years would resonate years later in episodes of his magnum opus, The Twilight Zone.
Join renowned Twilight Zone scholar Arlen Schumer in a special sneak preview of the presentation he'll be giving at the Rod Serling Conference in Los Angeles – one night only at the Bundy Museum in Binghamton, NY. Seating is extremely limited for this special event.
Take advantage of The Bundy Museum's Membership Drive! Purchase a Bundy Museum membership during the 54th Anniversary Twilight Zone Celebration, and enjoy your membership benefits all year long as well as FREE ADMISSION to the October 2nd events, plus a free copy of Arlen Schumer's book Visions from the Twilight Zone as a special membership premium for this event only!
The Bundy Museum of History and Art
127-129 Main Street, Binghamton, NY
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4. THE TWILIGHT ZONE 54TH ANNIVERSARY LIVE MULTIMEDIA SHOW
Wed. Oct. 2nd, 8:00PM
Picture, if you will, The Twilight Zone, a television series that functioned as an artistic meeting point between early 20th Century surrealism and 1960s psychedelia, modern art and popular culture. Arlen Schumer supports this theory with a unique multimedia show using The Twilight Zone’s own words, images and music, that goes from high art to low art and back again. The Twilight Zone's pilot episode that aired on October 2, 1959, "Where is Everybody?" will be screened as well. For 54 years you’ve watched The Twilight Zone. Now see it for the first time.
American Legion Post 80
76 Main Street, Binghamton, NY
Adult suggested donation:
$8.00 Advance, $10.00 At The Door
Students/Seniors suggested donation:
$6.00 Advance, $8.00 At The Door
Presented by The Bundy Museum of History and Art
and Sight, Sound and Mind Productions
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