Cult Film The Fly Kicks Off County Museum Insectival Weekend

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Back in 1958, unsuspecting people watching The Fly in a dark movie theater got scared out of their wits. You can relive the terror when the San Bernardino County Museum Association screens the original The Fly at #FOMO Friday on Friday, Oct. 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. It’s pre-Halloween fun for adults only.

The event kicks off Insectival weekend, when families can learn all about bugs. The evening also recognizes the San Bernardino County Museum’s vast insect collection, and features music, games, opportunity baskets, and specialty drinks. Awards will be given for costumes, so it’s the perfect venue to test your look before Halloween night. Ritual Brewing Company, one of the event sponsors, will share some burbling “witches” brew.

In The Fly, starring Vincent Price, a science experiment involves a common house fly, a teleport machine, traveling atoms, and a poor unsuspecting victim. Of course, it goes horribly wrong, exposing the hubris of mankind. It’s a buzz you won’t easily get out of your head!

Insectival runs Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

#FOMO Friday—The Fly is free for Museum Association members and $10 per nonmember. Limited tickets are available; call the Museum Association at (909) 798-8625 for details. Up next in the #FOMO Friday schedule is Maker Night, a special kind of gift show presented in conjunction with Arts Connection Network of San Bernardino on Friday, December 9 from 4 to 9 p.m.

#FOMO Fridays, Insectival, and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

 

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