Wednesday, January 22, 2014

2014 Dark Shadows Festival Announced

The Dark Shadows Festival have confirmed that their 2014 weekend event will take place in Tarrytown, New York on June 28-29, marking Dark Shadows' 48th anniversary.

Activities begin on Saturday, June 28 from 12.00- 9.00pm 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 over 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) and, health-permitting, John Karlen (Willie Loomis). Other guests will be announced in due course.

In addition to guest talks and high-definition screenings of both classic Dark Shadows movies, there will also be the premiere of Collinwood at the Cinema – Behind The Scenes, a new video featuring unseen material, and other surprises. These activities will be held in the Lyndhurst stable complex and tented courtyard, all with air conditioning. Additionally, each attendee may tour the interior of the historic Lyndhurst mansion, which featured prominently in both classic Dark Shadows movies. More information on Lyndhurst, click here.

On Sunday, June 29, day two of the Festival Weekend will move a few hundred yards down the street to the DoubleTree Tarrytown Hotel for the
Dark Shadows Celebrity Luncheon from 11.30am-5.00pm. Each attendee will enjoy a three-course meal and receive a Dark Shadows gift bag. After lunch, actors will be signing autographs, and there will be a special stage performance from Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker and Marie Wallace (Eve).

The Tarrytown DoubleTree Hotel is the host venue for the weekend, located at 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591. A special
Dark Shadows Festival sleeping 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 also be used to receive the discount rate when booking online at the Doubletree Tarrytown Hotel 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, P.O. Box 92, Maplewood, NJ 07040

10 comments:

Elaine1975 said...

Please consider inviting CHRISTOPHER PENNOCK to the festival. He was a very big part of DARK SHADOWS, and one of my favorite stars from the show.

carose59 said...

I second Elaine1975's sentiment. We want Chris!

WRBW said...

I, along with many DS fans, are disturbed and very disappointed that Christopher Pennock was not invited to this year's Dark Shadows Festival. It's unimaginable that he, as well as Sharon Lentz (also not invited) would be excluded. Whatever in the world it takes, please ensure these two wonderful characters are a part of this year's event in celebration of the original Dark Shadows series.

Patsy said...

You can't leave Chris out. It won't be the same without him. We want Chris.

Lucille Wing said...

I third for Elaine1975's comment. Myself and many of Chris's fans want him to be there. Meeting and talking with Chris for the first time is like talking to an old friend.

Unknown said...

Is Chris Pennock going to be there? Has he been invited? If not, that needs to be rectified.

Sharon Lynn H. said...

First and foremost happy 48th Anniversary to the legendary Cast and Crew of DARK SHADOWS. How so special and grand that the Annual Dark Shadows Festival Events are still going on/in the works and that some of the Stars so mentioned are able to be there. Your ALL one of a kind: Unique and EXTRAORDINARY!! Hopefully, would love to be able to attend this year 2014 special DS's Festival Event, myself. God Bless and thanks for the "awesome" news!

kelley arndt said...

When is it going to be held in Los Angeles? I have wanted to go for the last couple of years but, being in Southern California, I just have not been able to attend.

kelley arndt said...

What about Geoffrey Scott? has he ever attended? I saw an interview from years back and he indicated that he would like to attend a festival if he was invited. also, Mitch Ryan and Jerry Lacey, have they ever attended?

Frank Rundell said...

Unless its a money issue all former stars should get invited, Mr. Pennock should always be invited as well as Mitch Ryan, Geoffrey Scott etc.very happy John Karlen will try to be there, Nancy Barrett also, hopefully the 50th will have every last surviving star including Henesey and Moltke.