Events

  • August 19, 2016

    Jamaica, NYC, NY – Exclusive: This year’s Open House New York will include the Metropolitan Opera House and ornate Loew’s “Wonder Theatre”

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    From Time Out New York: If you’ve always dreamed of being on stage at the Met, here’s your chance to come pretty close.

    The Metropolitan Opera House is one of this year’s brand-new additions to the Open House New York, the weekend-long festival where more than 250 fascinating sites across New York open their doors to the public. The incredibly popular two-day event offers glimpses into spaces that are usually off limits to the public, from sky-high rooftop gardens to palatial apartments. This year’s OHNY will be held on October 15 and 16. In addition to the opera house, curious New Yorkers will be able to explore Pier 17, a redevelopment project in The Seaport District, Westbeth, the largest artist community in the United States, the state-of-the-art WABC-TV studio, the construction site for The New York Wheel on Staten Island and the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People, the first of five Loew’s “Wonder Theatres” (Loew’s Valencia) built in the New York area. All sites are new to the festival this year.

    On top of those additions, the National Park Service will be partnering with the festival to celebrate its centennial anniversary. A dozen NPS sites will be open for ranger-guided tours, historical re-enactments and general exploration. That will include tours of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, the General Grant National Memorial, the Hamilton Grange National Memorial and a sunrise tour of Ellis Island before it opens to the public.

    The festival will also once again be partnering with Curbed this year to provide a look into intriguing residences around the city. You’ll be able check out recently renovated apartments in the historic skyscraper 70 Pine as well as spaces in The Charles and Clifton Residence.

    Many OHNY favorites will be returning this year as well including the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, the Brooklyn Army Terminal, Google, Masonic Hall, City Hall, Jefferson Market Library, Jeffrey Hook’s Lighthouse, the New York State Pavilion and the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    The full list of sites for this year’s festival will be revealed on Wednesday, October 5. You can pick up a free event guide with all of the Open Access sites in the October 5 issue of Time Out New York. Most sites can be visited for free, but some require Advance Registration with a $5 fee per person. You’ll be able to register for those sites on October 6.

  • April 11, 2016

    New Mexico MainStreet Announced Second Annual Historic Theaters Institute in Silver City on April 22

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    SILVER CITY – New Mexico MainStreet announced on Monday that it will have its second annual Historic Theaters Institute in Silver City on April 22.

    The Historic Theaters Institute is open to New Mexico’s community leaders to help them improve the performance of their local theaters and spur economic growth in their downtown MainStreet districts.

  • December 4, 2015
  • December 17, 2014

    “Now that’s a Hollywood romance! Couple shock friends by inviting them to the cinema… and then getting MARRIED in front of the big screen” From Birmingham, UK.

    A romantic couple stunned their friends and family by inviting them to a made-up movie premiere at a cinema – which turned out to be their wedding day.

    Darren Yates, 40, told 100 of their guests that he had a cameo role in a Hollywood blockbuster called Match Made In Heaven, only for the attendees to arrive at the cinema to find it was the couple’s wedding ceremony.

    The groom and his fiancee Katherine Yates, 34, were so determined to fool their friends and family they even designed fake posters and a voiceover trailer for the fictional film and posted VIP tickets for the screening.

    Read the entire article online at the [dailymail.co.uk.}(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2875850/Couple-surprise-friends-family-inviting-film-cinema-getting-MARRIED.html).

  • October 31, 2014

    Matt Lambros Lecture in Chicago

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    CHICAGO, IL — Renowned photographer Matt Lambros will be giving a lecture at the Portage Theater entitled “The Fall of the American Movie Palace.”

    The free event will be at 7pm on Thursday November 13.

    Go to the Portage website for further details.

  • October 30, 2014

    “A Haunting on Washington Avenue” to play at the Temple Theatre about the haunted theater

    SAGINAW, MI — Is the historic Temple Theatre haunted? That is the subject of a movie about that theater which will play on November 7 and 8 at the Temple Theatre.

    Details, including video, can be found at WJRT.

  • October 27, 2014

    ‘The Shining’ – Movie and Masquerade at Loew’s Jersey Theatre

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    JERSEY CITY, NJ —

    “THE SHiNiNG” Nite

    The Movie AND a Masquerade After-Party

    A Unique Halloween Happening, One Day Later

    That’s also a Benefit for Friends of the Loew’s

    November 1, starting at 7PM

    At the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (201) 798-6055 loewsjersey.org For tickets: http://shining-nite-loews.eventbrite.com/. The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center

  • October 23, 2014

    MacArthur Theater talkback event

    WASHINGTON, DC — Peter Voth and the DC Independent Film Festival are joining forces for a series, “Going to the Movies”, on October 28th, with an event honoring the MacArthur Theater. The event, called “Remembering the MacArthur Theater and Neighborhood Movie-Going”, will be held at the Community Church of the Palisades (5200 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016) and will feature a talk by local historian Dr. Robert Headley, author of Motion Picture Exhibition in Washington, DC, about the MacArthur and other area theaters and will also provide an opportunity for area residents to contribute their own memories to the official oral history of the project. They hope to plan subsequent events honoring other theaters in the city.

  • October 22, 2014

    100 Years at the Ojai

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    OJAI, CA — There’s more than just movies at the Ojai Theatre to celebrate its 100th Annviersary. The Ojai Valley Museum is going all out with an exhibit through December tracing the history of the theatre and its place in the community. A mini theater at the museum will play classic films and artifacts will display the history of the building and its various owners. Pieces on movie stars that have spent time in the area will also be on display.

    Get all the details in the Ojai Post.

    (Thanks to David Zornig for providing the photo.)

  • October 20, 2014

    The Nitehawk celebrates the Deuce

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    BROOKLYN, NY — The Nitehawk Cinema just launched a film series to honor the Deuce, the former group of theatres on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue. The second Thursday of each month, they’ll show a film specifically in tribute to a certain theatre on the row from its heyday.

    Read more at Curbed.

    (Thanks to William for providing the photo.)