April 8, 2011
JERSEY CITY, NJ —
1 “Matrix” + 2 “Things"
= Sci-Fi on the Big Screen
A Not-For-Profit Arts Center in a Landmark Movie Palace
Includes A Special Make/Remake Presentation!
All Titles Screened in 35mm.
Friday, April 29 8PM
The Matrix Starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving. Directed by the Wachowski Brothers. 1999, 136mins., Color
April 1, 2011
RED BANK, NJ — The Count Basie Theatre will be holding its annual Free Film Series started on Wednesday, March 30. The Free Film Series is presented by Friends of film, The Film Foundation and The Count Basie Theatre Foundation. Tickets are free, but must be obtained through the Count Basie Theatre Box Office. The following is a schedule of the upcoming films:
Friday, April 1 at 7:00 PM Fantasia 1940
Disney’s animated classic Fantasy
Sunday, April 3 at 2:00 PM The Black Stallion 1979
Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr
Director: Carroll Ballard Adventure
Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 PM Chicago 2002 Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere
Director: Rob Marshall Comedy/Musical
March 18, 2011
BROOKLYN, NY — Free and open to the public, Long Island University is hosting a day long course and conference at the old Brooklyn Paramount on Friday, April 15, 2011 from 9 AM to 5 PM.
There will be panels in the morning with talks about the theater and its history along with entertainment in the afternoon. For the Rock & Roll shows that were there, Sammy Sax and the MD’s with singers Leslie Anderson (Lead singer of Cleveland Still and The Dubs) and Prentiss McNeill (Former member of The Drifters). Also several Jazz groups are scheduled to appear.
See all the info at the Brooklyn Paramount page linked to above.
March 15, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA — The Last Remaining Seats, a highly successful yearly event presenting classic motion pictures and live entertainment in several of Los Angeles' historic Broadway movie palaces will celebrate its 25th year May 25 – June 29 on Wednesdays at 8 PM.
Along with those, there will also be two special bonus screenings on Sunday June 26 at the Palace Theatre. Conservancy members recently voted on which film would be shown that day from a list of past films in the series. They chose “Sunset Boulevard” and Nancy Olson(Betty Schaefer in the film) will be there at one of the screenings. To top it all off, June 26th will be the 100th Anniversary, to the day, of the Palace.
For tickets, schedules and other information please see the Los Angeles Conservancy’s website. Tickets go on sale to members on March 20 and on April 13 to the general public. Don’t delay. Each night typically sells out in advance, sometimes just to members.
February 24, 2011
HOLLYWOD, CA — The fiftieth anniversary of the release of “West Side Story” will be celebrated at the Hollywood Bowl on the evenings of July 8 and 9 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing the score live. The screening will be the re-mastered version of the film in high-definition.
The is more at Playbill.com.
February 22, 2011
The travel advice site TripAdvisor recently featured its top ten recommendations for those movie buffs interested in taking city tours that focus on sites used for filmmaking. Heading the list, perhaps unsurprisingly, is a description of a tour offered in San Francisco followed by others offered in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and other places.
The list and descriptions can be seenhere.
February 21, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA — Belasco Theater Tour & History Presentation set for Saturday, 2/26/11
1050 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles (btwn Olympic & 11th) Parking adjacent
10:30 AM, doors open at 10
$5 — LAHTF Members Free (go to http://www.lahtf.org/support.html to join)
The LAHTF All About series returns to The Belasco fresh from its multi-million dollar conversion into downtown’s premiere entertainment destination. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of this amazing transformation and be among the first to see the new Belasco Theater. A powerpoint history presentation will tell the Belasco story. Don’t miss this chance to preview a new entertainment legend in the making.
February 18, 2011
The Cinema Museum a registered charity, which is housed in the old Lambeth Workhouse with its historic connections with Charlie Chaplin are holding a grand Film Memorabilia Fair & Bazaar on Saturday 19th February from 10am till 5pm. Features dealers tables with stills, posters,dvds,books, ephemera,and films of all gauges, plus bring & buy. Speakers include Georgina Hale, Murray Melvin & Valerie Leon. Brian Giles will present a 28mm filmshow.
Admission is £5.00 on the door and the museum is situated at The Masters House, 2 Dugard Way,(off Renfrew Road)London SE11 4TH U.K.
Full details on the website Cinema Museum.
February 17, 2011
CHICAGO, IL — Every Saturday, guided tours are offered of two of Chicago’s few surviving grand downtown movie palaces, the Ford Center for the Performing Arts – Oriental Theatre and the Cadillac Palace. Both are Rapp & Rapp masterpieces but are in very different architectural styles; both have been restored as performing arts theaters, especially for Broadway touring shows. (Occasionally, a tour of the Bank of America Theatre (once the Shubert/Majestic) is substituted, if either of the two is unavailable).
Our guide, Richard, noted that the columns and walls resembling antique marble were done in scagliola, a plasterwork technique using pigmented gypsum. Some of the lighting fixtures are original, but others were added in the $28 million renovation.
February 4, 2011
WESTMINSTER, MD — The Carroll Arts Center in downtown, formerly the Carroll Theatre, has four evocative “Lensbaby"color photos by Amy Davis of former Baltimore theaters, including the Ritz, Howard, Astor and Crest. The images are from her book-in-progress, "Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters.” The group photo show, “Solo Journeys Through the Lens,” is on view through Feb. 18, 2011. For more information, call 410 848-7272.