Leftover turkey from '60s cinema

The Bad Film Society serves up a turkey of a movie tonight when it presents “Dinosaurus,” a 1960 film by cinematographer Stanley Cortex, who worked on “Citizen Kane” and this less-than-classic bit of cinema. The show is at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Elks Lodge in Ashland.

The movie features dinosaurs that have been frozen in suspended animation for millions of years, then are struck by lightning during a storm and come alive to wreak havoc on a tropical island. Before the feature, film archivist Steven Mayerson will present dinosaur and caveman-themed shorts. Stay tuned for the fourth episode of the 1953 television serial, “The Lost Planet.”

Bring your Thanksgiving leftovers if you wish to share a potluck dinner and trashy videos for door prizes. Visitors to the Bad Film Society should use the Elks Lodge entrance located in the alley between East Main Street and Lithia Way. Admission costs $3. Parking is free. See badfilmsociety.org for information about the group and tonight's feature presentation.

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