July 24, 2012
HOLLYWOOD, CA — The world-famous Cinerama Dome will be hosting its most ambitious series ever as they celebrate 60 years of Cinerama. Starting September 28, they will present twelve films in the course of a week, with many being in original 3-strip Cinerama.
Read more on the official website.
(Thanks to ChasSmith for providing the photo.)
July 17, 2012
AUSTIN, TX — An exhibit at the Austin History Center is looking at the history of the city’s cinemas. It runs through August 19 with a special discussion tonight.
Read more at Culture Map.
June 29, 2012
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.
June 28, 2012
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
June 21, 2012
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
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
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
May 11, 2012
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”.