With his imposing height, commanding presence and that rich, silken voice, Christopher Lee seems custom built to play the part of any film's heavy. Long before he terrorized hobbits or maimed Jedis, Lee owned the role of Dracula for England's Hammer Studios. Tonight at 8 p.m. at the Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue; 314-664-7638), the big man gets his due at a special Super-8 Christopher Lee Movie Madness. Come see the best bits of Dracula Prince of Darkness, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Scars of Dracula and The Gorgon (with fellow legend Peter Cushing), as well as a couple other films not fortunate enough to star Christopher Lee. Admission is just $3, and the trivia portion of the evening will be Lee-centric, to boot.
Tue., Aug. 6, 2013