August 24, 2010
NEW ORLEANS, LA — An eclectic series of classic films is coming to the Prytania Theatre New Orleans. Showings will occur over the next six weeks and include “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” “Panic in the Streets,” and “Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang” among others.
August 23, 2010
HOLLYWOOD, CA — Contact: Hillsman Wright 310 403-0865,
The Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation (www.lahtf.org)
in association with Hollywood Heritage and the Nederlander Organization present
ALL ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE (1930)
a free comprehensive insider’s tour of a beautifully restored Broadway road house, operated by The Nederlander Organization.. One of L.A.’s finest theatres.
Saturday, August 28, 10:30 am; doors open at 10:00am
Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028-5310- (213) 468-1770
The Public is Invited. Admission: $7 —– free for LAHTF and HH Members
August 18, 2010
MILTON, PA — Several large murals honoring the history of Milton, PA have been commissioned by T.I.M.E. (The Improved Milton Experience) Main Street Manager, Deb Owens, by Altoona-based artist Pamela Snyder-Etters according to the Sunbury (PA) Daily Item reporter Cindy O. Herman.
The first completed mural honors the restoration and re-opening of the Capitol Theatre, 55 Broadway, Milton, PA, on August 6th 1972. The massive restoration project was by The Cinesathe Group (Jack Oberleitner, Thomas Poling and others). The colorful mural depicts the front of the theatre and renderings of Shirley Temple, W.C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy and King Kong, all of which were represented on the opening night extravaganza which included gifts for all “first nighters” including orchids for the ladies.
A town celebration is planned to honor the Theatre, The Cinestage Group, and the artist is planned for the Summer of 2011.
August 13, 2010
FLINT, MI — The annual Back to the Bricks cruise weekend will kick off on Tuesday, August 17 with the Bricks Flix Free Drive-in Movie at the US 23 Drive in Theatre. The cruise night begins at 5 p.m. with a car show with 600 drive-in spaces reserved for vintage cars. The remaining 600 spaces are open to the general public. There will be a display of vintage Indian motorcycles which fits in with the free movie starting at dusk, “The World’s Fastest Indian,” rated PG-13.
The idea for a showcase event at the drive-in theater came after nearly 400 cars showed up to view a movie on a large inflatable screen in the parking lot of Whiting Auditorium during last year’s Back to the Bricks cruise weekend.
At the time, the US.. 23 Drive-in wasn’t open.
“When we heard the drive-in was open this year, we said we were going to give it a shot,” said Bricks Chairman Al Hatch said.
Additional details from the Flint Journal.
August 10, 2010
July 14, 2010
CHICAGO, IL — A series of silent films will be shown on consecutive Friday evenings beginning July 23 at Chicago’s historic Portage Theater which is now home to the Chicago Silent Film Society. The upcoming showings include the 1925 comedy “The Freshman” with Harold Lloyd, the original version of “Ben-Hur” with Francis X. Bushman (1925), and “Pollyanna” with Mary Pickford (1920). The less frequently seen “The Penalty” with Lon Chaney will be the feature on August 13, which will commemorate the theater’s ninetieth anniversary as it was one of the films shown on the theater’s opening weekend in 1920. Each film will have live organ accompaniment, except for the showing of “The Mark of Zorro” on August 6 which shall have accompaniment by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
The complete schedule and additional information is here.
July 12, 2010
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Prince Music Theater which has a long history as a former movie theater dating back to 1921, has announced that it will be screening movies all summer, including “Toy Story 3”. The theater’s management thinks that regular film showings will help the theater, which has been struggling financially, in keeping its books in balance.
The Summer Cinema Series is part of the Prince’s strategy to keep the theater self-supporting, to fulfill its mission, and to serve a broad constituency from all segments of the community. In addition to first-run features, the Prince will offer a rich mix of live musical performances interwoven with independent premieres, film festival favorites, documentaries, and special interactive events, both on the Alter Mainstage and in the Independence Foundation Black Box. Plans for live musical performances and additional film programming will be announced in the weeks ahead.
The Summer Cinema series is one part of a three-year Prince Renaissance Plan aiming to rebuild and restore the Prince to full operations and return to full production, with a new business model and multiple revenue streams. Screenings of ‘Toy Story 3’ will continue on a regular full movie schedule. Other first-run features will be opening at the Prince throughout the summer months.
The full story is inBroadway World.
July 8, 2010
PHOENIXVILLE, PA — Each summer over the past ten years, this Pennsylvania town celebrates its role as the small town setting for the 1958 cult science fiction classic, “The Blob.” Events include a street fair, tours of places used for filming, an exhibit of set miniatures, and a reenactment of the famous scene of panicking theatergoers exiting the town’s Colonial Theatre. There will be an appearance of the actual Blob (it’s kept in a five gallon bucket), and of course, several showings of the film. The full article about the event here and the schedule of events ishere.
July 5, 2010
There is no thrill to compare with seeing a classic movie in a great movie theater. For twenty-four years, the Los Angeles Conservancy has hosted a month-long series called Last Remaining Seats, showing vintage films in the city’s great movie palaces, most of which are located on Broadway downtown…. If you’ve never been to these great movie palaces and plan to visit Los Angeles any time soon, you should sign up for the Conservancy’s Saturday morning walking tour. Or mark your calendars for next June and join the fun.
June 30, 2010
NORTHFIELD, NJ — On July 23rd at 10PM the Tilton 9 theater in will be presenting “Trailer Trash” hosted by Newt Wallen and the cast and crew of screwattack.com’s series, “Underbelly”!
A night of classic cult movie previews and drive in ad’s from the 60’s to the 80’s, all on 35mm film.
The night will be filmed for an upcoming episode of “Underbelly” and will feature trivia, great grindhouse inspired prizes and other special guests.