February 24, 2011
HOLLYWOD, CA — The fiftieth anniversary of the release of “West Side Story” will be celebrated at the Hollywood Bowl on the evenings of July 8 and 9 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing the score live. The screening will be the re-mastered version of the film in high-definition.
The is more at Playbill.com.
February 22, 2011
The travel advice site TripAdvisor recently featured its top ten recommendations for those movie buffs interested in taking city tours that focus on sites used for filmmaking. Heading the list, perhaps unsurprisingly, is a description of a tour offered in San Francisco followed by others offered in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and other places.
The list and descriptions can be seenhere.
February 21, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA — Belasco Theater Tour & History Presentation set for Saturday, 2/26/11
1050 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles (btwn Olympic & 11th) Parking adjacent
10:30 AM, doors open at 10
$5 — LAHTF Members Free (go to http://www.lahtf.org/support.html to join)
The LAHTF All About series returns to The Belasco fresh from its multi-million dollar conversion into downtown’s premiere entertainment destination. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of this amazing transformation and be among the first to see the new Belasco Theater. A powerpoint history presentation will tell the Belasco story. Don’t miss this chance to preview a new entertainment legend in the making.
February 18, 2011
The Cinema Museum a registered charity, which is housed in the old Lambeth Workhouse with its historic connections with Charlie Chaplin are holding a grand Film Memorabilia Fair & Bazaar on Saturday 19th February from 10am till 5pm. Features dealers tables with stills, posters,dvds,books, ephemera,and films of all gauges, plus bring & buy. Speakers include Georgina Hale, Murray Melvin & Valerie Leon. Brian Giles will present a 28mm filmshow.
Admission is £5.00 on the door and the museum is situated at The Masters House, 2 Dugard Way,(off Renfrew Road)London SE11 4TH U.K.
Full details on the website Cinema Museum.
February 17, 2011
CHICAGO, IL — Every Saturday, guided tours are offered of two of Chicago’s few surviving grand downtown movie palaces, the Ford Center for the Performing Arts – Oriental Theatre and the Cadillac Palace. Both are Rapp & Rapp masterpieces but are in very different architectural styles; both have been restored as performing arts theaters, especially for Broadway touring shows. (Occasionally, a tour of the Bank of America Theatre (once the Shubert/Majestic) is substituted, if either of the two is unavailable).
Our guide, Richard, noted that the columns and walls resembling antique marble were done in scagliola, a plasterwork technique using pigmented gypsum. Some of the lighting fixtures are original, but others were added in the $28 million renovation.
February 4, 2011
WESTMINSTER, MD — The Carroll Arts Center in downtown, formerly the Carroll Theatre, has four evocative “Lensbaby"color photos by Amy Davis of former Baltimore theaters, including the Ritz, Howard, Astor and Crest. The images are from her book-in-progress, "Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.” The group photo show, “Solo Journeys Through the Lens,” is on view through Feb. 18, 2011. For more information, call 410 848-7272.
February 2, 2011
BOULDER, CO — The International Film Series has been an important part of the Colorado film scene since 1941, screening films in 3 theaters on the CU Boulder Campus. Although its primary focus is to bring the communtiy Arthouse and International films (and on occasion,their directors, producers, cast and other key players in the film’s production), every season it brings in 10 or more classics to the big screen to pay homage to our cinematic roots. All screenings are open to the public and cost only $6 per ticket.
Classic Films for the Late Winter/Spring of 2011 at The International Film Series-Muenzinger Theater, CU-Boulder Campus, Boulder Colorado
“The Killers” Starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner (1946, 1.37, B&W, 35mm, 103min)
Sunday, January 30th at 7:00pm ONLY * I would like to add that I received this print & personally inspected it on Tuesday and fount it to be in almost perfect condition*
“Touch of Evil” Starring Charlton Heston, Orson Welles and Janet Leigh (1958, B&W, 1.37, 35mm, 111min)
Sunday, February 13th at 7:00pm ONLY
February 1, 2011
SONOMA, CA — Along with showing first run films and showcasing performing artists of all types the venerable Sebastiani presents a season Hollywood Classics starting in February.
The Sebastiani Theatre Foundation presents VINTAGE FILM SERIES #2 with classic movies showing one Monday each month, through June, 2011. Movie lovers of all ages now have the opportunity to experience these classic films the way they were meant to be seen, on the big screen! A fundraising effort by the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation, the Sebastiani Vintage Film Series brings some of the most memorable classic films back to the historic Sebastiani Theatre on the Sonoma Plaza.
Sebastiani Vintage Film tickets can be purchased for $8 per individual movie. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. No senior discounts are offered, but Sebastiani Theatre Movie Lovers Club member discounts will be honored.
Read more at the Sebastiani Webpage.
January 14, 2011
MILWAUKEE, WI — There’s an exciting panel discussion in a couple weeks hosted by Historic Milwaukee about what locals can do to save Milwaukee’s classic theaters.
Prior to World War II, there were 90 single-screen movie theaters in Milwaukee. By 1960, that number had been reduced by half. With the arrival of television for the home market, the golden age of the movie theater in Milwaukee was dead. Yet their ghosts continue to haunt the old neighborhoods. Churches, warehouses, stores, nightspots, and other businesses now occupy the former Tivoli, Paris, Roosevelt, and Savoy Buildings. Others are simply vacant hulks, decaying from the inside out. The Elite, Regent, Lincoln, and Warner are but a few of the many silent sentinels from the days when Milwaukee was in love with the movies.
But the Show Must Go On!
Please join us on January 26th at the Times Cinema (blt.1935) where we will ask our panel of seasoned theatre managers, owners and revivers, what is the future of moviegoing in America? What exactly does it take to continue to revitalize and readapt these theatres in Milwaukee? What types of unique programming are necessary to sustain a historic theatre business such as this? And finally, what exactly is the future of Bay View’s beloved Avalon Theatre anyway?
Read more at Historic Milwaukee.