September 1, 2016
From WTTV-TV: Tuesday marked the 100th birthday of the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre on Monument Circle.
The Neo-Classical theatre was built in 1916, where a livery stable used to stand. It cost nearly $225,000 to complete, which amounts to roughly $5 million in today’s dollars.
The first movie with sound ever shown in Indianapolis, “The Jazz Singer,” premiered at the theatre in 1928.
We’re told the seats and projection room used to extend into what is now the lobby.
August 30, 2016
From New Jersey Stage: The Newton Theatre will be celebrating its fifth year as a live performance venue on September 9, 2016. A party will take place at 7:00pm prior to the hit show, The Hit Men, which starts at 8:00 pm. The party is open to everyone who has a ticket for The Hit Men. Cake and champagne will be served. The Newton Theatre will have their signature drink, The Blue Newt, available at the bar. There will some surprises, as well.
The management and the staff of The Newton Theatre are excited to reach this milestone. A lot of work went into the restoration of the historic theatre and re-imaging of the former movie theatre into a performance venue.
On September 9, 2011 The Newton Theatre opened its doors with a sold out show by Todd Rundgren. Since then the historic theatre has hosted such iconic artists such as Judy Collins, Lyle Lovett, Arlo Guthrie, Jon Anderson, and The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Rockers like Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult, The Outlaws, Los Lonely Boys, Tom Keifer, and The Bacon Brothers have all rocked the stage. Audiences have laughed with comedians Paula Poundstone, Ralphie May, Jim Brewer, and Vic DiBitetto. Other performers who have graced the stage include Richard Marx, David Cassidy, Rick Springfield, Tommy Emmanuel and many others. Movies have also returned to the historic theatre.
The Newton Theatre has brought a new vitality to Spring Street, Newton and the Skylands Region of New Jersey. Visitors come from a wide radius to see the acclaimed artists.
The night of the anniversary, The Hit Men show will be a treat for fans of legendary artists of the 60s, 70s and 80s. A group of world class performers, superb musicians and vocalists, creative composers and arrangers, The Hit Men are consummate hit-makers who have performed and recorded with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Sting, Elton John, Three Dog Night, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens, Carly Simon, Carole King, Tommy James and the Shondells and more.
This brotherhood of musicians relive the magic they created on world stages and in recording studios years ago, bringing audiences a multi-media night of hit after hit, including platinum award winning Four Seasons songs like Oh What a Night, Who Loves You, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Rag Doll, made even more famous by Broadway’s Jersey Boys. They also perform many other huge hits they helped make famous, including Joy To The World, Every Breath You Take, Peace Train, Bad, Bad Leroy Brown, You’re So Vain, Good Lovin’, I Think We’re Alone Now, and Mony, Mony.
During the performance, The Hit Men also share never before heard stories and anecdotes from their days in recording studios and on the concert circuit! The show also features video clips from TV shows and live performances depicting the members of The Hit Men performing with the bands from their rich music careers. Audiences all over America are on their feet, dancing in the aisles with the guys that lived and breathed rock & roll history, The Hit Men!
Tickets for The Hit Men range from $39.00 to $54.00. Purchase tickets by visiting www.thenewtontheatre.com or contact the Box Office at 973-383-3700.
The historic Newton Theatre, located at 234 Spring Street in Newton, NJ, was founded in 1924. Revitalized and fully renovated, Sussex County’s premier entertainment venue reopened in 2011 as a 605 seat capacity live performing arts center. With it’s rich history and diverse programming The Newton Theatre is essential to the buoyancy of New Jersey’s Skylands region.
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”
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
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
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October 27, 2014
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
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.