December 7, 2010
CHAPEL HILL, NC — A Chapel Hill landmark for over 80 years, the Varsity Theatre on East Franklin Street, Downtown celebrated a milestone after more than a year of its re-opening as a movie theatre that shows classic films and second run releases.
To a greater extent than they originally intended, the Shareshians have made the theater – which actually includes two theaters, one seating up to 230 and the other seating 138, plus an upstairs lobby and party room – a multi-purpose space.
They rent it out for birthday parties and wedding receptions. They show World Cup soccer and NFL football games on the big screen. They collaborate with local businesses, organizations and the university on events such as film festivals, lectures and fundraisers.
More on this story from Chapel Hill News.
December 6, 2010
NORTFHFIELD, NJ — “Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us togwever today.”
For one night only! Friday, December 17th at 8pm and 10:45pm, come see ‘The Princess Bride’ on the BIG screen. This will be projected on 35mm film! Included are approx. 10 minutes of retro trailers also on film.
Tickets are $5 and are on sale now!
November 23, 2010
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA — The winter line-up of films to be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival’s permanent Bell Lightbox center on King Street will include three classics that shall be presented in the splendor of 70mm, including a newly-struck print of “2001, A Space Odyssey.” The other 70mm events will include “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Playtime.”
The season also includes an eclectic lineup of contemporary and classic films that will have exclusive engagements of at least one week at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Titles include Lucy Walker, Karen Harley & João Jardim’s Waste Land (2009); Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialisme (2010); Julie Taymor’s The Tempest (2010); Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) in 3-D, and a new 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
The full press release about the showing of these films and others is here.
November 19, 2010
SAN PEDRO, CA — “Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich"
Hi Def digital on the 50 foot screen, filmed in CineMiracle
Sunday, November 21, 6 p.m. $10
Warner Grand Theatre
478 West 6th Street
San Pedro, California
See this exciting screening of the record of a training cruise of the full-rigged S/S Christian Radich from Oslo across the Atlantic through the Cariibbean to New York and back home again.
Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
November 17, 2010
HOLLYWOOD, CA — “West Side Story” winner of 10 Oscars including Best Picture
70mm, Filmed in Panavision 70, Technicolor
Thursday, November 18, 7:30 PM
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
After years of searching and restoration efforts, the full original 6-track mag masters have been recovered and restored, bringing back the glory of this magnificent sound mix, which has not been heard with prints since the early 1970s. Hear the long-awaited “re-premire” of this complete original soundtrack.
Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
November 12, 2010
LOS ANGELES, CA – The range of entertainment presented in the form of high definition, live broadcasts to movie theaters continues to grow. Denver-based Fathom Events and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have announced that three concerts will be broadcast live to at least 450 theaters beginning in January. These offerings are in addition to the popular Metropolitan Opera HD presentations, as well as several rock concerts, and special classic movie presentations.
Gustavo Dudamel, the Phil’s music director, will conduct all three transmitted concerts from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The first will be a Jan. 9 program that will include John Adams' “Slonimsky’s Earbox,” Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1 (“Jeremiah”) and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
An all-Tchaikovsky program on March 13 will comprise music from “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hamlet” and “The Tempest.” The final program, June 5, will be Brahms' Symphony No. 4 and Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra In A Minor, Op. 102, featuring as soloists the Capuçon brothers, violinist Renaud and cellist Gautier.
There is more in the LA Times.
November 11, 2010
The [http://www.lahtf.org] Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation[/url]
in association with Hollywood Heritage presents
ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC BOX & HAWAII THEATRES
a free comprehensive insider’s tour of a successful adaptively re-used Classic and a peek inside the Hawaii/Salvation Army
Saturday, November 13, 10:30 am; doors open at 10:00am
Music Box, 6126 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028-5310-
Music Box Website
The Public is Invited. Admission: $7 — free for LAHTF and HH
Tour phone —– 213 999-5067
November 5, 2010
NEW BEDFORD, MA — “Eye on the Orpheum”
New Bedford Orpheum Photography Show and Documentary Premiere release
Admission is Free
The organization O.R.P.H., INC. (Orpheum Rising Project Helpers) with support of the Community Building Mini- Grant Program of the United Way of Greater New Bedford and Reynolds DeWalt Printing are proud to announce plans for a photography exhibit and documentary premiere. The event will feature expert photography by these distinguished photographers; Neil Alexander, Jason Baker, Amy Butts, Frank Grace, Brian Rapoza, John Robson, Denn Santoro and many others.
This event will be held at…
Gallery X in the Douglass Gallery from November 7th to November 21st.
November 4, 2010
SUFFERN, NY — IT’S BACK!
The Lafayette Theatre’s world-famous Horror-Thon returns! November 5-6-7 at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, NY.
The Lafayette’s “Horror-Thon” unspools with nine fantastic shows, including Saturday’s four movie salute to Universal Horror and the New York theatrical Premiere on Friday night of the indie horror film “What Really Frightens You?”, which had several scenes filmed at the Lafayette! Tickets are $9 for each movie; Full Festival pass – $70; special Saturday-only “Salute to Universal Horror” pass – $32.
Friday, November 5
7:30 – Carnival of Souls (1962, Candace Hilligoss)
9:45 – What Really Frightens You? (2010, New York Theatrical Premiere of the indie horror film from director Richard W. Haines. Note: certain scenes from What Really Frightens You? were filmed at the Lafayette!
October 29, 2010
VINELAND, NJ — The Landis Theatre, which reopened as a performing arts center in May, is inaguranting a once-a-month classic movie series in addition to its live performance offerings. The first film will be 1961’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”
“It was always kind of in our thoughts and our plans to do a film series,” Hickman said. “It was just a matter of getting in touch with the right movie house.”
The Landis originally opened as a movie theater in 1937. It showed hundreds of films on the silver screen (and two screens at one time) until it permanently closed in 1987.
Landis Theater was renovated and reopened in May as a performing arts center, part of an ambitious plan to rejuvenate downtown Vineland. Already, it has played host to some movie events.
There is more the Daily Journal.