October 28, 2011
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.
October 19, 2011
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.
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, 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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
October 7, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA — For many years, the Los Angeles Conservancy has had a volunteer committee specifically dedicated to raising awareness for historic theaters all over the county. Its subcommittee plans the popular film series, Last Remaining Seats, and its other endeavors include an oral history project, L.A. theater database project and various other preservation-related initiatives.
Each quarter they meet, preferably at a historic theater, with the next meeting scheduled for next Saturday, October 15th at 10AM at the New Beverly Cinema. All are welcome to come meet other theater enthusiasts and discuss other future projects.
September 27, 2011
LEWISVILLE, TX — A special event is coming where drive-in operators can meet and discuss relevant issues facing the industry. A tour of the Galaxy Drive-In will also be included. See below for all the details.
“1st Annual DITA Meet Thursday (night)-Friday (All Day)-Saturday (OPEN) November 3rd-4th-5th 2011 At the Galaxy Drive-In Theatre, Ennis (Dallas) Texas AND at Sysco Dallas, Lewisville, TX
Here’s your opportunity to find out once and for all how digital projection (and DOLBY digital 3D, in particular) works at a drive-in, while also bumping shoulders with other drive-in theatre operators. Food, fun, friendship, and a couple days together with others who share your same interests and concerns.
Vendor presentations will include representatives from concessions to digital projection suppliers.