Baby Boomers who grew up in and around the Chattanooga area in the 1960’s and 70’s will likely have fond memories of “Shock Theatre”, starring Tommy Reynolds as Dr. Shock, along with his co-host/puppet, Dingbat, and other players like Dirge, and of course the beautiful Nurse Goodbody.
The weekly television show aired on WTVC-TV (Channel 9) on Saturday nights and featured classic scary movies along with the crews’ own mixture of horror and comedy.
It’s been decades since the original show last aired, but some diehard fans are bringing it back with a new cast, including the leader in the effort, Jack Gray, who plays the new “Dr. Shock”.
Over the past two years the group has made a strong presence on the Internet, as well as social media sites such as Facebook and YouTube, and were even able to feature a new episode of Shock Theatre on TV recently.
In addition to their web presence and other ventures, the group has hosted several live events at South Pittsburg’s historic Princess Theater, including a screening of the 1935 classic “The Bride of Frankenstein” in September 2012.
The crew will be back at it again in 2013 with another horror cult classic, as Shock Theatre Presents “Plan 9 From Outer Space” – in COLOR at the Princess Theater on Saturday, January 19th.
You’ll have the chance to meet Dr. Shock, Nurse Goodbody, Dingbat and Dirge as they present this classic horror experience on the big screen at the theater, as well as enjoying prizes, a magic show and more as you experience a retro cinematic event in the historic Princess Theatre.
Between movies, attendees will be treated to “The Magic of Scott”, by Scott Fillers, as the veteran magician dazzles the audience with his illusions.
Doors will open at 6pm CST, shows start at 7pm and 9pm Central Standard Time.
The Princess Theater is located at 215 South Cedar Avenue in South Pittsburg.
Tickets are $10 Adults, Children 12 and under $5, and can be purchased in advance at the Dixie Freeze and City of South Pittsburg office. Tickets will also be available at the box office day of the show.
More information can be found on Facebook by clicking HERE or by calling (423)-228-3186.
WHAT: Shock Theatre Presents “Plan 9 From Outer Space.”
WHEN: Saturday, January 19th, 2013 — 7pm & 9pm CST (Doors open at 6pm CST).
WHERE: THE PRINCESS THEATRE — 215 South Cedar Avenue, South Pittsburg, TN.
COST: $10 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under — pre-show tickets available at Dixie Freeze or City of South Pittsburg office. Tickets will be available day of show at box office.