Events

  • June 29, 2012

    The Fall of the American Movie Palace Lecture

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    BROOKLYN, NY — Matt Lambros, leading architectural photographer, will be giving a lecture August 18th at the Observatory as part of the Atlas Obscura Series titled, “The Fall of the American Movie Palace”. Here’s what he had to say about it:

    “There’s nothing remarkable about a movie theater today, but there used to be. When the great American Movie Palaces opened, they were some of the most lavish, stunning buildings anyone had ever seen. With the birth of the multiplex, theater companies found it harder and harder to keep these buildings open. Some were demolished, some were converted, and some remain to this day. "The Fall of the American Movie Palace” will take you through the history of these magnificent buildings, from their opening in the early 1900s to years after the final curtain."

    Go to the Obscura Society page for tickets and further details.

    (Thanks to Matt Lambros for letting us use his photo of the Variety Theatre in Cleveland.)

  • June 28, 2012

    AMPAS to present 70mm festival

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA — With the world rushing to convert to digital, the Academy is celebrating 70mm this summer for possibly the last time. “2001” and “The Sound of Music” will highlight the series that starts July 9th.

    Read more at their website.

  • June 26, 2012

    Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary screenings

    In honor of its 60th, “Singin' in the Rain” is coming back to theaters on July 12th. Fathom Events in conjunction with TCM is staging it with an introduction by Robert Osborne and a special interview with Debbie Reynolds.

    Get more details on Broadway World.

  • June 21, 2012

    Drive-In Super Monster-Rama 2012

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    VANDERGRIFT, PA — Presented by DVD Drive-In, the sixth annual Drive-In Super Monster-Rama will once again take place at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8. Admission is still only $10 a person each night (kids 12 and under free with adult guardian). There will also be an overnight camping option on both nights.

    This year, the all 35mm retro shock show will include the following uncut features on Friday: “Theatre of Blood”, “Horror House”, “Equinox” and “Son of Blob” and on Saturday: “Twins of Evil”, “Countess Dracula”, “Raw Meat” and “Psychomania”. Also included are vintage exploitation and horror trailers, cartoons, shorts and concession stand adverts from yesteryear!

  • June 1, 2012

    ‘The Producers’ & 2 screwball comedies at the Loew’s Jersey Theatre

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    Just for Laughs … The Producers & A Couple of Screwballs

    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

    A Not-For-Profit Arts Center in a Landmark Movie Palace

    All Titles Screened in 35mm on our BIG 50ft Wide Screen

    Friday, June 1 8PM “The Producers”(Original) Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Estelle Winwood. Directed by Mel Brooks. 1968. 90mins. Color.

  • May 17, 2012

    Magnificent movie houses of 1920s remembered during Memphis Heritage program

    MEMPHIS, TN — In honor of National Preservation Month, Memphis is holding some lectures on the area’s movie palaces. Local collector Vincent Astor will have his theater memorabilia on display at the home of the talks, Howard Hall.

    Read more in the Commercial Appeal.

  • May 16, 2012

    2012 CAPA Summer Movie Series

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    COLUMBUS, OH — The longest running classic-film series in the country is returning to the Ohio Theatre this June when CAPA returns. Clark Wilson will guest on organ in the diverse series of landmark films.

    Read more at their official website.

    (Thanks to spectrum for providing the photo.)

  • May 11, 2012

    Way-Bak reopens for 5th Anniversary season

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    Lost Creek, KY, near Hazard, may never be the same after the Way-Bak-Wyn Twin Drive-in theatre reopens on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12. According to Wilhemina Fugate, V.P. and General Manager of 3C Entertainment, Inc. who operates the rustic drive-in, “we’re pulling out all the stops for our 5th season re-opening”.

    Patrons will be treated to live music by Kayla Beth Smith and Southern Chaos. Both groups will perform at 7 PM and during intermissions both nights. Five features will be presented on both screens including: “Zombieland”, “The Devil Inside”, “Dream House”, “Scream 4” and “The Thing”.

  • May 10, 2012

    Liquidation of 16 screen theater now open to the public

    Sale Dates: Today – May 12th
    Sales Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM

    Everything must go!

    Sale Location: Brenden Pittsburg 16 4085 Century Boulevard, Pittsburg, CA 94565 45 Minutes from San Francisco

    This Sale Includes: Over 200 JBL Industrial Series Speakers (Model 8330A’s with brackets and Model 4648A-8’s), Over 2,300 theatre seats, Neon Signs, Popcorn Machines, Candy Counters, Movie Poster Frames, QSC model 1400 Amps, Dolby Cat. 700 Digital Soundheads, Dolby Model CP65 Cinema Processors, XeTron Lighting Controllers & CXN Consoles, DTS 6D Stereo Cinema Processor Readers, Lucasfilm THX 3417 crossover monitor sound systems, safes, metal benches and much more!

  • Cinerama Dome plays seven fan favorites

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA — Arclight Cinemas' Cinerama Dome Theatre in Hollywood will play seven classic films on the big screen, May 11 through May 17. Films include 3 MGM roadshows, “Ben Hur”, “Doctor Zhivago”, and “Gone with the Wind” and four films directed by Stanley Kubrick, “Barry Lyndon”, “Full Metal Jacket”, “The Shining” and “Lolita”. All seven films will be presented in 4K digital.

    Tickets are available online at arclightcinemas.com.

    (Thanks to William for providing the photo.)