October 4, 2010
KANSAS CITY, MO — The twenty-fifth anniversary of the original release of “Back to the Future” (which was spotlighted here on CT by Michael Coate in July) will be commemorated by the showing of the film in forty cities in AMC theaters. The screenings will take place Saturday, October 23 at 12:30 PM and Monday, October 25 at 7:00 PM. There is more information here and at the AMC website.
October 1, 2010
HARLEM, GA — Oliver Hardy Day is celebrated the first weekend of October. Tens of Thousands attend from all over the world as the town closes the streets for crafts and parades in honor of Laurel and Hardy.
The Columbia Theatre, just recently renovated after a change in ownership, will be playing Laurel and Hardy movies all day Saturday October 2nd. Harlem is Oliver Hardy’s hometown. The one sheet frames have reproductions of some of the movies posted.
For more info call City Hall.
September 27, 2010
“Classic Hollywood Cinemas” – a Jorge Ameer documentary
Where the movie theatres are the stars!!!!
LOGLINE: Where the movie theatres are the stars!!!! An in depth look at the movie houses that have helped shaped the history and heritage of Hollywood from its golden age to today.
September 22, 2010
PARK FOREST, IL — The history of the Holiday Theater will be the program at the Park Forest Historical Society annual meeting on Sunday September 26, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Park Forest Village Hall Board Meeting Board Meeting Room, 350 Victory Drive.
Jack and Becky Mallers Black will lead a panel discussion on the history of the Holiday Theater, Mrs. Black’s father, Bill Mallers, owned the theater from 1953 to 1978-9. Mr. ard Mrs. Black also worked at the theater. Also participating in the program will be Ann, Phillip and Chuck Mallers, Jim Kaufman—a former projectionist, and Jeff Lindstrom, who was an usher. Other former employees of any period of the theater are encouraged to attend.
The Holiday Theater opened in the Park Forest Shopping Center on October 28, 1950. It was one of the first movie theaters in the country to be in a shopping center. It was possibly the largest theater built in the Chicago metro area since the Depression, having over 1,000 seats and a soundproof “cry room” for parent with children.
September 9, 2010
WINTER GARDEN, FL — The Garden Theatre will kick off its 2010-11 live theatrical season October 15 through November 7 with “Noises Off”, produced by the Jester Theater Company. Other productions include “A Christmas Carol”, “Shhhh!”, and “Greater Tuna”. The season will conclude in April-May with the theatre’s second home produced show, “The Sound of Music”.
The Garden, truly a success story in small town theatre restoration and operation, is now governed by its own board, independent of the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. The Foundation restored the theatre and then administered the house since its opening in 2008. Tremendous support is also given by the City of Winter Garden, and the theatre’s patrons. The Garden is also frequently booked for private events.
Ticket information can be had by calling 407-877-4736, ext. 0. The Garden is located at 160 W. Plant Street in the historic downtown.
(Thanks to Irv Lipscomb for providing the photo taken during rehearsals of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” last April)
September 7, 2010
NORTHFIELD, NJ — FRI SEPT 10TH
The Tilton 9 theater is hosting a EURO ZOMBIE double feature
“Zombie 2” and “Nightmare City”
2 splatter classics in 35mm one night only
August 30, 2010
FLINT, MI — The US 23 Drive in Theatre was filled up with mostly classic vehicles to kick off Back to the Bricks with the Bricks Flix last Tuesday night. Besides the cars parked at the drive-in, there were classic vehicles parked alongside, in front of and across Fenton Road from the drive-in. Disc Jockey Bob Steel played the oldies until shortly before the movie “The World’s Fastest Indian” started shortly after 9 p.m. on two of the drive-in’s three screens.
(Thanks to Gary for providing the photo.)
NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Celebrating its 12th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival announces its call for entries!
The 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight over 300 films from around the world, including feature length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.
In addition to film screenings, the Festival hosts premiere galas, an industry seminar series, and question and answer sessions with filmmakers.
August 26, 2010
HOLLYWOOD, CA — Sunday September 5, at 11:30am, “Windjammer, The Voyage of the Christian Radich”. The film follows the adventures of Norwegian cadets on their 238 day training cruise. “Windjammer”, produced by Louis de Rochmont premiered at the Chinese Theatre and was filmed in CineMiracle, a 3 strip photographic process similar to Cinerama.
The version playing at the Dome is a high definition digital print, filling the Cinerama screen, with a RCA 7 channel soundtrack. The print used for remastering was badly faded with a Norweigan soundtrack from the Swedish Film Institute. The remastering was directed by Cinerama historian David Strohmaier and produced for Cinerama by John Sittig. Tickets are available at ArcLight.