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The Albuquerque Film Club is open to everyone of any age who enjoys watching movies on a big screen in the company of other film lovers and then sharing observations about what they have seen. All that is needed is the interest and an email address for notifications. This is a social rather than scholarly group, although some members know a lot about motion pictures while others wish to expand their appreciation.
The AFC will host movies at the Guild Cinema one weekend every two months, Saturday and Sunday matinees. After the screening, we invite everyone to join us to gab about movies and meet fellow film fans. Ticket prices for the matinees will be $5 per person.
Our purpose is to revive interesting films from silent classics to productions of the big studio era to intimate independent films of more recent years—comedies, dramas, film noir, fantasy, adventure. While most of the movies we screen will be English language, we shall include intriguing films from abroad. The films you attend will help choose future programs in the AFC series.

To join Albuquerque Film Club send your name, address and phone number via email to:

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Albuquerque Film Club is sponsored by

Guild Cinema &

American Vaudeville Museum

All films subject to availability.


October 29 & 30 4pm

Saturday & Sunday

4 pm

Guild Cinema

2016 Season


Jan 9 & 10

Happiest Days of Your Life (1950, Britain)

Alastair Sim-Margaret Rurtherford-Joyce Grenfell


Mar 12 & 13:

Triplets of Belleville (2003, France)

Sylvain Chomet’s Oscar-nominated animation


May 14 & 15

Dinner at Eight (1933, USA)

Marie Dressler, Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, Billie Burke, Lee Tracy


Jun 11 & 12

Comic Geniuses When Young

Buster Keaton ~ Fatty Arbuckle

Al St John ~ Harold Lloyd

Mabel Normand ~ Ford Sterling

Keystone Cops


Jul 9 & 10

A Night in Casablanca (1946, USA)

Groucho, Chico & Harpo Marx and

Sig Rumann


Aug 13 & 14

Shanghai Express (1933)

 Josef von Sterberg

Marlene Dietrich

Anna May Wong


Sep 10 & 11

Igby Goes Down (2002, USA)

Susan.Surandon, Patricia Arquette, Bill Pullman, Kieran Culkin


Nov 12 & 13

Jean Renoir’s French Cancan (1954, France)

Jean Gabin & cameo by Edith Piaf


December (TBA)

Paths of Glory (1957)

Anti-war film to honor actor, filmmaker and activist Kirk Douglas on his 100th birthday.

Written & directed by Stanley Kubrick.

Text Box: October 29 & 30 4pm only

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) directed by James Whale. Production design by Charles D. Hall and Cinematography by John J. Mescall
Starring Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster; Elsa Lanchester as his Bride; Colin Clive as Dr Frankenstein; Ernest Thesiger as Dr Pretorius, the mincing maniac; with Una “Scream Queen” O’Connor, Valerie Hobson and Dwight Frye.
They’re called the Universal Monsters—Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolf Man, the Mummy, the Invisible Man— because no other Hollywood studio rivaled Universal when it came to writing, designing, casting and directing films in the classic horror genre. And no other director brought as great a sense of style to Universal’s horror genre as James Whale.
—Frank Cullen
Some movies age; others ripen. Seen today, Whale's masterpiece is more surprising than when it was made because today's audiences are more alert to its buried hints of homosexuality, necrophilia and sacrilege. But you don't have to deconstruct it to enjoy it; it's satirical, exciting, funny, and an influential masterpiece of art direction.
—Roger Ebert
Another astonishing chapter in the career of the monster … a first-rate horror film.”
—New York Times, 1935



OCTOBER 29 & 30






In one of the most popular horror films of all time, The Bride of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff reprises his role as the silver screen’s most misunderstood monster who now longs for a mate. Continuing exactly where the original left off, the critically acclaimed sequel introduces Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger) as a deranged scientist who forces Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) to help him create a companion for the monster. Once again directed by James Whale and adapted from Mary Shelley’s classic novel, the sequel features outstanding makeup and special effects, instantly making the Bride of Frankenstein (Elsa Lanchester) one of the most recognizable monsters of all time.

“Whale's most perfectly realised movie, a delight from start to finish.” - Geoff Andrew. Time Out

“Another astonishing chapter in the career of the Monster.” - Frank S. Nugent, New York Times

“A must for anyone with even a passing interest in horror, this not only confirms Karloff as a master of the genre, but also shows, more than any of Whale's subsequent films, the influence of his vision.” - Film4