• August 17, 2011

    Cinecon returns to the Egyptian


    HOLLYWOOD, CA — The 47th Annual Cinecon will be back at the Egyptian Theatre this Labor Day weekend paying tribute to the National Film Preservation Foundation. Special guests include Fay McKenzie, Jimmy Lydon and Julie Adams. Go to the link above for all the info.

  • July 5, 2011

    Kenneth Turan Makes a Pitch for LACMA’s Finale


    LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan pays tribute to Ian Birnie’s final film series at the Leo S. Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Turan writes:

    “Seeing these magnificent 17 on the big screen of LACMA’s Bing Theater … will be a cinematic education in and of itself for people lucky enough to experience them all. But the joy the series will create has to be tempered by sadness and worry about the circumstances that made it possible. The program is the swan song of Ian Birnie, who for the last 14 years has been director of LACMA’s Film Department but is now out of a job. For his farewell program, he’s picked an eclectic but irresistible collection of movies, all previously screened at LACMA, most more than once, some up to five times, and he has written distinctly personal program notes.”

  • June 20, 2011

    Fundraising event for new drive-in to be


    TUCSON, AZ — On Saturday evening July 16, a drive-in movie will be shown to the public for the first time since 2009 when the DeAnza (formerly Cactus Drive-In) closed for business, at the new Cactus Drive-in Theatre Foundation’s temporary location.

    The Cactus Drive-In Theatre Foundation, Inc. is a new non-profit corporation organized to rebuild a community oriented drive-in theatre in Tucson.

  • June 14, 2011
  • June 13, 2011

    Local businesses work together to setup makeshift drive-in


    ROHNERT PARK, CA — Check out this article from the Rohnert Park Patch to see how local businesses banded together to set up an ongoing film series in a downtown vacant lot.

  • June 10, 2011

    Newsday lists best outdoor movie options in NY


    NEW YORK, NY — Newsday has published a great list of outdoor movie theaters in New York City. (Subscription required to view the full list.)

  • June 8, 2011

    Paramount and Twitter team up for Super 8 Thursday sneaks

    A unique campaign is mentioned in Entertainment Weekly where a studio joins twitter to build up some viral buzz for their mysterious new release.

  • June 6, 2011

    Special Classic Schlock 1970s Horror Night at the Harvest Moon Drive-In!


    LINDEN, PA — On July 3, there will be a special event at the Harvest Moon Drive-In featuring first-run features and 1970’s horror films.

    Find out more at their website.

  • May 26, 2011

    Tilton 9 Retro Night – Top Gun – Friday, May 27th

    Tilton 9 Theatre
    331 Tilton Road
    Northfield NJ 08225

    Join us on Friday, May 27th at 8:00PM & 10:45PM for “Top Gun”! This month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of this film. Presented on 35mm. Retro trailers are included before the show!

    Tickets are only $5 and will be available online and at our box office.

  • May 23, 2011

    Classic Film Series and Midnight Specials at Somerville Theatre

    Somerville, MA – The historic Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, one of the nation’s longest continually operating movie theaters, has announced its summer line up of Classics and Midnight Specials. Each of these movies will play on the Somerville’s big screen, in the grandeur of the theatre’s beautifully restored main auditorium. Many of the titles will be archival prints, as the theatre’s main booth was revamped in 2009 to handle the most precious of 35mm and 70mm film prints. Few realize that the booth in the main theatre is one of the most sophisticated projection facilities in New England, and here the theater presents a summer of films to take advantage of this position.

    See a classic film in a classic setting!

    The Classic Film Series, each Sunday at 11am and Monday nights at 5pm and 8pm are:

    June 19-20 Captains Courageous
    June 25-26 Double Indemnity
    July 3-4 The African Queen
    July 10-11 Singin' In The Rain
    July 17-18 The Wizard of Oz
    July 24-25 Dr. Strangelove
    July 31-Aug. 1 Ninotchka
    Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for seniors 62+ and kids 12 & under.