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
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
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.)
October 16, 2014
JERSEY CITY, NJ —
At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center
Friday, October 24 8:15PM “Nosferatu” Starring Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroeder. Directed by F.W. Murnau. (1922, 84mins., B&W). Suitable for most audiences.
October 13, 2014
CHARLEROI, PA — The Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust is putting together the The Olive Thomas Flapper Fete to raise money to renovate the Coyle Theater. The event will go down Oct. 17, 2014 at The Willow Room in Belle Vernon and they hope to use it to repair the roof.
For further details, contact the Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust.
October 1, 2014
MAYSVILLE, KY — The Rescue the Russell campaign just announced the fall screenings for their increasingly popular film series taking place in the theatre. New classics like “Raiders of the Lost Ark” are mixed in with golden age favorites like “Holiday Inn” for only $5 admission. Just bring your own chair as that is the only option to sit in the theatre under renovation.
Get all the details at WMKY.
(Thanks to Drive-In 54 for providing the photo.)
September 26, 2014
EAST GREENVILLE, PA — Nowadays, it’s a privilege to be at any film screening with a live organ. That just wasn’t enough for the operators of the Grand Theatre. They recently invested $100,000 in their 1923 Marr & Colton organ and are breaking it in with their silent film series this fall. “Metrolpolis” this Sunday and more.
Read more in the Morning Call.
September 22, 2014
MITCHELL, NE — Only four owners have been the steward of the Nile Theatre since its opening in the peak of the Golden age of Hollywood. They’ve weathered many changes and with digital projection seem to be set for the future. Leading up to their anniversary on November 21, they’re hosting “75 Years of Movie Magic” with special give-a-ways and more.
September 18, 2014
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Celebrating the 85th Anniversary Year of The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: http://www.loewsjersey.org/
The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center
Friday, September 26 8PM “Barton Fink” Starring John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner. Directed by Joel Coen. 1991, 116 mins, Color Rated R.
Ethan and Joel Coen’s stock-in-trade is to serve up a smorgasbord of quirkiness and kinkiness where nothing is what it seems and nothing turns out as planned — so Old Hollywood is a tailor-made setting that they make the most of. John Turturro is the title character, a 1940s socialist playwright based on Clifford Odets, brought to Hollywood to work inside the studio system. So from the outset, it’s obvious that this is going to be a whale (pardon the pun) of a fish-out-of-water story, and as Barton encounters some of the other inhabitants of Tinseltown, he reacts with the innocence of a schoolboy and also comes down with a terrible case of writer’s block. John Goodman is a seemingly genial salesman who is Barton’s neighbor in the seedy hotel he’s staying in. There is a subplot with John Mahoney as a William Faulkner-inspired novelist and Judy Davis as his suffering secretary/mistress, which very nicely adds another layer to the assault that Hollywood is leveling on Barton’s personality. Then there is the tour de force performance by Michael Lerner as the boorish studio boss who hires Barton to write a wrestling picture — a character who anyone familiar with the history of Old Hollywood will recognize as a mix of two very real moguls: Louis B. Mayor at MGM and the even more infamous Harry Cohn of Columbia Pictures. Turturro is pitch perfect in the lead role, his physical appearance perfectly complementing his personification of the blocked writer. The story elements and characterizations come together to combine with the Coen brothers’ usual craftsmanship from script to cinematography — and create a striking, interesting and entertaining movie.
September 15, 2014
SYRACUSE, NY — The Palace Theatre is reviving it’s $5 Flashback Monday series but this time you might want to leave the kids at home. It’s all R-rated films from 1971 on with classics such as “The Shining” and “Pulp Fiction.” The series begins September 22 and goes till Thanksgiving.
Read the full story at Syracuse.com.
(Thanks to silentfilmmusic for providing the photo.)