• October 18, 2012

    Donation keeps Riv film series rolling


    NORTH TONAWANDA, NY — Thanks to a $10,000 donation, the popular family film series at the Riviera Theatre will continue for another season. There was talk of it being cancelled due to rising costs of operation.

    Read more in the Tonawanda News.

    (Thanks to Chuck1231 for providing the photo.)

  • October 17, 2012

    “Halloween” returns to the big screen at Classic Cinemas!

    One of the most iconic horror films of all time will be coming to select Classic Cinemas theatres just in time for Halloween. John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” ® will be hitting the big screen on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30 PM. This is a special 35th anniversary film with a bonus short that explores the movie’s impact on the horror genre called “You Can Kill the Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween,” directed by Fangoria’s Justin Beahm.

    Released in 1978, “Halloween” is often credited as the start of the slasher horror movie craze. The film was the first installment in what became the Halloween franchise. The plot is set in the fictional Midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois. On Halloween in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers murders his older sister. Fifteen years later, he escapes from a psychiatric hospital, returns home, and stalks teenager Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her friends. Michael’s psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis suspects Michael’s intentions, and follows him to Haddonfield to try to prevent him from killing again.

  • October 8, 2012

    Celebrate popcorn this October at Classic Cinemas!

    Did you know Americans eat 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year? That’s almost 51 quarts per person – people can’t get enough! In honor of October being National Popcorn Month and the Official Snack Food of the State of Illinois, Classic Cinemas is offering a FREE 46 oz popcorn to Classic Rewards members at each of their 13 theatre locations.

    According to the Illinois State Museum, there are 333 Illinois farms that grow popcorn on 47,000 acres, making Illinois the largest grower of popcorn! In 2003, second and third grade students and their teacher in Joliet proposed popcorn as the official Illinois State Snack Food, and it was later voted as a state symbol!

  • October 3, 2012

    Camera Night at the Ivar



    Camera Night at the Ivar a group show

    October 20 – November 25, 2012

    Opening Reception Saturday October 20, 7-10 pm

    “It’s cold out there, colder than a ticket taker’s smile at the Ivar Theatre, on Saturday night” Tom Waits – Nighthawks at the Diner

    drkrm is pleased to present Camera Night at the Ivar, a group exhibition featuring rarely seen images from the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood presented for the first time together. Featuring photographs by Norman Breslow, Bill Dane, David Fahey, Anthony Friedkin, Michael Guske, Ryan Herz, Paul McDonough, Garry Winogrand. On display from October 20 through November 25, 2012.

  • Lexington’s Kentucky Theater celebrates 90th anniversary


    LEXINGTON, KY — A special screening of the silent classic “Wings” with organ accompaniment is scheduled tomorrow night in honor of the 90th Birthday of the Kentucky Theatre. A fundraising party next week caps off the celebration with funds going towards renovating the historic theatre that’s in need of new projection and seats.

    Read the full story in the Herald Leader.

    (Thanks to RobertR for providing the photo.)

  • September 24, 2012

    Midway turns 70 today


    FOREST HILLS, NY — The UA Midway Stadium 9 is celebrating 70 years today with a special screening of “Rear Window” to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The late Thomas Lamb creation has weathered many changes but still stands as a tribute to veterans.

    Read more about the event and its history in the Forest Hills Times.

    (Thanks to William for providing the photo.)

  • August 29, 2012

    Garden Theatre announces 2012-13 Live Season


    WINTER GARDEN, FL — The Garden Theatre, now in its fourth year of very successful operation after re-opening in 2008, will present a full slate of live theatre and musicians beginning in October.

    “Legally Blonde, The Musical” plays October 5-28. November 30-December 16 will feature “A Christmas Survival Guide”. “Biloxi Blues” is February 8-24, and “Children of a Lesser God” plays March 15-30. The annual very popular community production will be “The Wizard of Oz”, April 19-May 26. In addition, the Orlando Ballet will present performances in November, January and March. Popular professional musicians are featured in November, January, March, and April.

    The Garden is located at 160 West Plant Street. Phone 407-877-4736 for ticket information.

  • August 27, 2012

    Denver’s Esquire Theater celebrates 85th Anniversary

    DENVER, CO — The Esquire is celebrating 85 years with a screening of “The Last Picture Show” this Wednesday. Tickets are only $5 for this special event.

    Read more at 5280.

  • August 24, 2012

    Alamo Drafthouse’s Ritz Theater installs 70mm equipment and announces 70mm festival

    AUSTIN, TX — The Ritz Theatre is celebrating 70mm with a festival of films both new and old. It starts this weekend with “West Side Story” but continues next month with Paul Thomas Anderson upcoming release, “The Master”.

    Read more on their website.

  • August 22, 2012

    Over 1,500 vehicles jam Bricks Flicks at the US 23 DI


    FLINT, MI — Flint’s annual Back to the Bricks festivities were kicked off last Tuesday with the annual Bricks Flicks at the US 23 Drive-in Theatre. Classic cars and trucks along with regular spectator vehicles started streaming into the drive-in faster than last year according to Back to the Bricks chair Al Hatch.

    The event began at 5 p.m. with DJ Bob Steel spinning the oldies. The movie, which started at dusk was the 2011 remake of “Footloose.” Because the central character in that film drove a classic VW Beetle he repaired, there was a special display of VW Beetles near the screen the movie was shown on. All in all, it was a fantastic experience for everyone.

    There’s more in the Flint Journal here and here. They also featured this piece about a couple that’s been going there for 50 years.