Events

  • November 7, 2011

    Lake Theatre celebrates 75 years with Classic Film Series

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    OAK PARK, IL — The historic Lake Theatre, at 1022 Lake Street, is showcasing a Classic 1936 Film Series in celebration of its milestone 75th anniversary. Each film is presented on the second Monday of every month, at 1 PM and 7 PM. The next film in the series, “After the Thin Man,” is slated for Monday, November 14, 2011. Movie admission is $5, and tickets are available at the Lake Theatre box office.

    This movie in particular is an example of the art deco period with its sets and high style clothes. To learn more about art deco architecture, style and what we can still appreciate, a member of the Chicago Art Deco Society will have information available before and after the movie.

  • November 2, 2011

    Six movies kick off Riverside Film Festival

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    SAGINAW, MI — The lovely Temple Theatre is hosting the Riverside Film Festival starting tonight. The art-house far screenings will go through this weekend.

    Go to M Live for all the details.

    (Thanks to ifmuth for providing the photo.)

  • October 28, 2011

    Oral History Project for the Paramount

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    YOUNGSTOWN, OH — With the Paramount Theatre long beyond repair, the McDonough Museum of Art wants to collect memories from locals about the theatre to be edited and screened in the museum. The project will also be available on DVD for a donation. Anyone interested should book a time with them next month.

    Read more at Vindy.com for all the details.

    (Thanks to Lindsay Blair Brown for providing the photo. You can check out more of her wonderful work on her official website with a special page on her Paramount study.)

  • October 19, 2011

    HorrorThon at the Lafayette Theatre this weekend

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    SUFFERN, NY — The historic Lafayette Theatre presents its annual salute to classic horror and science fiction films on the weekend of October 21-23, 2011.

    The Schedule:

    Friday 10/21: Giorgio Moroder presents “Metropolis”; Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent classic presented in its 1984 restoration by Giorgio Moroder and featuring a dynamic pop music soundtrack by Pat Benatar, Billy Squier, Freddie Mercury, Bonnie Tyler, Adam Ant, Jon Anderson and more. Digital HD presentation.

  • October 17, 2011

    Moorpark 3 public auction

    MOORPARK, CA — Moorpark Cinema 3 has been closed down by owner, MAC Sport Fitness. The 3 fully functional theaters are comprised of 3 Complete 35mm Cinema Projection Systems and Dolby Digital Surround Sound Systems feeding theaters equipped with JBL speakers, 30' screens and plus high back theater seats. The company will even auction off the theater’s mood lighting and sound baffling. And, what would a theater auction be without a commercial grade popcorn machine.

    Go to Tiger Remarketing for further information on the auction happening now through Wednesday.

  • Drive-In Theatre Meet Lineup and registration extended

    The deadline to early register for the Drive-In Theatre Alliance (DITA) Meet in Dallas (to be held on Friday, November 4th) has been EXTENDED to 10/22/11. Even if you have already registered, take a look at the attached handbill listing the guest speakers who will be attending the conference. This is a CAN’T MISS event for all indie drive-in and hardtop operators! Hope you can find the time to check it out.

  • October 14, 2011

    West Side Story 50th Anniversary Event

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    CENTENNIAL, CO — In honor of the film’s 50th Anniversary, Fathom Events will be presenting “West Side Story” for one night at theaters nationwide. On Wednesday November 9th at 7PM local time, Fathom will show the film preceded by a discussion TCM taped earlier this years with the picture’s producer.

    Read more at the official website.

    (Thanks to thejcgerm for providing the photo.)

  • October 11, 2011

    The Colonial Theatre presents its sixth Spooktacular

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    KEENE, NH — It’s that time of year again with the Colonial Theatre presenting its annual Spooktacular. “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” will be the showcase event but there will be plenty more including vintage trailers and prize giveaways. Curated by the New Hampshire horror TV show, Saturday Fright Special, it will be the first time they screen a classic Universal monster film as part of the series.

    Go to the official website for further details

  • October 10, 2011

    Garden Theatre releases 2011-12 schedule

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    WINTER GARDEN, FL — The Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant Street, is pleased to announce its 2011-12 live performance schedule. The professional productions are “Little Shop of Horrors” (Oct. 14-Nov. 6), “Sleeping Beauty Ballet” (Nov. 12-13), “The Diviners” (Dec. 2-18), “Best of Battle” (Jan 27-29), “The Bikinis” (Feb. 10-26), and “The Foreigner” (Mar. 16-Apr. 1).

    The annual community production is “The Music Man”, and it will play April 20-May 27. Many musical performances are added during the season, including during Winter Garden’s Music Fest, Oct. 7-9.

  • The Paramount Theatre brings “The African Queen” to the big screen

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    KANKAKEE, IL — The Daily Journal is sponsoring a Classic Film Series at the Paramount Theatre, at 213 North Schuyler Avenue, in honor of the theatre’s 80th anniversary. The series will take place at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in October, November and December. The first film to be presented is “The African Queen” (1951) on October 13th, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.

    “The African Queen” takes place in Africa during WWI and tells the story of a riverboat owner/captain who is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

    Each screening of the series is free to subscribers of The Daily Journal with a limit of up to four passes per subscribing household. Passes for these movies will be available to subscribers at The Daily Journal offices in Manteno, Bourbonnais, Kankakee and Watseka two weeks prior to each showing. Non-subscribers will be admitted at the door for $5 per person.