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‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’ @ ACMI

May 12, 2022 - May 15, 2022

More than 65 years ago, Jack Arnold’s Creature from the Black Lagoon  swam into theatres on the crest of the first wave of 3D film. Now, with a restored 3D version, ACMI will screen the classic film in all its cinematic glory, giving the Universal monster renewed life. 

Following the discovery of an unusual fossil on the banks of the Amazon, a team of scientists journey down a remote section of the river in search of answers. What they find is a prehistoric aquatic humanoid – the Gill Man – who once his habitat is disturbed, is torn between bloodthirsty vengeance on the scientists (played by Richards Carlson and Denning) and his fascination with the beautiful Kay (Julie Adams).

Ticket-holders will get access to an exclusive in-conversation between author and screenwriter Maria Lewis, whose novel It Came From The Deep was inspired by Creature from the Black Lagoon, with Mallory O’Meara, the author of the Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick.

A one-off 2D screening will also be presented as part of the season.   


May 12, 2022
May 15, 2022
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ACMI, Melbourne
Flinders St
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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