Post by Graveyardbride on Mar 9, 2014 10:04:23 GMT -5
2014 ‘Dark Shadows’ Festival Events
The Dark Shadows Festival has confirmed the 2014 weekend event will take place in Tarrytown, New York, June 28-29, marking Dark Shadows’ 48th anniversary.
Activities begin Saturday, June 28 from 12.00- 9.00 p.m. at the historic Lyndhurst Estate, which served as Collinwood in the films House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows. David Selby (Quentin Collins) will be making his first return to the property since shooting the latter film more than four decades ago and will perform a special music and dramatic tribute to Dark Shadows and its fans. Joining David will be James Storm (Gerard Stiles), Lara Parker (Angelique), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), Nancy Barrett (Carolyn Stoddard), Marie Wallace (Eve), Sharon Smyth (Sarah Collins) and, health-permitting, John Karlen (Willie Loomis). Other guests will be announced in due course. At present, planned activities are as follows:
Noon: Gate opens/Registration begins/Opening/Autograph Session Starts
12:30 Collinwood Mansion Tours Begin, “Dark Shadows on Location” Presentation
1:00 “The Lost House of Dark Shadows” hosted by Marie Wallace
1:30 Dark Shadows at Lyndhurst - A Behind The Scenes of the DS Movies
2:00 Charity Auction of DS Memorabilia & Collectibles
3:00 “Light & Shadows - A Dark Shadows Tribute” by David Selby
4:00 Guest Questions and Answers with the Stars
4:30 Dark Shadows Audio Drama Live
5:00 Kathryn Leigh Scott, Nancy Barrett & John Karlen host House of Dark Shadows in high definition on the big screen
7:00 Lara Parker, David Selby and James Storm host Night of Dark Shadows in high definition on the big screen
9:00 Closing: Dark Shadows Afterglow at Tarrytown DoubleTree Hotel Next Door – “Ghost Stories with Sarah Collins.”
In addition to the planned events, each attendee may tour the interior of the historic Lyndhurst mansion, which featured prominently in both classic Dark Shadows movies.
Planned activities for Sunday, June 29, include:
11:00 Doors Open/Registration
11:30 Luncheon Begins - Charity Auction - Door Prizes - Gift Bag Distribution
1:30 “Dark Shadows Follies” Stage performance starring Lara Parker, Kathryn Leigh Scott and Marie Wallace
2:15 Dark Shadows Q&A with the Stars
3:00 Autograph Session – DS Memorabilia Sale
5:00 Optional No-Host Fan Field Trip to nearby Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
The Tarrytown DoubleTree Hotel located at 455 South Broadway in Tarrytown is the host venue for the weekend. A special Dark Shadows Festival reduced room rate of $149.00, plus tax, is available by calling 914-631-5700 and quoting the group discount code “DSF.” The same code may be used to receive the discount rate when booking online on the Doubletree website. Reduced rate rooms are limited and fans are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible.
Festival membership rates and other information will be available soon at the Dark Shadows Festival website. You can also receive an advance postal mailing for the event by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Dark Shadows, Post Office Box 92, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
Source: The Collinsport News.