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.
METUCHEN, NJ — On Staurday November 6th, Crystal Plumage proudly presents “Street Trash”, hosted by writer/producer Roy Frumkes at the Forum Theatre Arts Center. It will be shown on original 35mm print! We will have an introduction, Q&A session, and autograph signing by Roy Frumkes. Also everyone who buys a ticket gets entered into a drawing for a sweet prize package including dvds, limited silk screened poster, and an awesome Street Trash shirt from our sponsors over at Fright Rag.
October 28, 2010
NORTHFIELD, NJ — Back in July Northfield NJ’s Tilton 9 theater hosted Newt Wallen and the gang from Underbelly for a special night of classic movie previews and ads.
After 10 years running theaters and a whole lot of NO’S Wallen was finely able to bring “Trailer Trash” to the big screen.
October 18, 2010
OWOSSO, MI — Owosso mayor Benjamin Fredrick will host “The Mayor' Gala” to note the completion of exterior work on the fire-gutted Lebowsky Center on Friday evening, October 22. Owosso Community Players director Linda Keenan said will be a celebration of the theater’s new roof and walls. Proceeds from the event will be used to pay for Phase II of construction to complete the theater’s restoration. Design work will soon be underway on the interior and the project is expected to be completed in 2012.
CENTENNIAL, CO — It won’t be in “Emergo!,” but “House on Haunted Hill” starring Vincent Price will be back on the big screen for one night only on October 28 in 487 theaters nationwide. This will be a HD telecast presented by NCM Fathom Events, featuring Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett (of Mystery Science 3000) who will give the film their notorious RiffTrax treatment. The telecast will be beamed live from the historic Belcourt Theater in Nashville (tape delayed in Paciic time zone).
October 13, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Sorry for the late notice but there is slide lecture at SF Camera Work tonight about historic theaters in the area.
Join us for an evening with photographer R. A. McBride to celebrate the release of her new book Left in the Dark: Portraits of San Francisco Movie Theatres, featuring essays by various local contributors such as Rebecca Solnit, Eddie Muller, and Joshua Granell, among others.
Read more at SF Fun and Cheap.
October 12, 2010
October 7, 2010
EAST GREENVILLE, PA — On October 24th at 2pm the Grand Theater will showcase the 1920 silent version of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, starring Mr. John Barrymore, just in time for Halloween! The film will be accompanied by world-renowned organist Mr. Jeff Barker playing on the theater’s 1923 2/7 Marr and Colton organ. Tickets can be purchased in advance or prior to the show for $15.
This will be the third silent film screened at the 329-seat theater since it reopened after an extensive 11-month $¾ million dollar restoration in 2004-5. “Phantom of the Opera” was the first silent film featured on October 4th, 2009, on the Grand’s 85th anniversary. More recently showcased was “Steamboat Bill Jr” this past August.
The Grand Theater originally opened on October 4th, 1924. The organ now installed in the Grand is from the Rivoli Theater in Chicopee, MA. Instead of having an organ orginally, the Grand featured an in-house orchestra to accompany silent films until talkies first came to the theater in 1929. This of course was due to the co-founder of the Grand, Mr. Warren Fenstermacher being the conductor for the local East Greenville Orchestra!
October 4, 2010
CENTENNIAL, CO — In celebration of the forty-fifth anniversary of the original release of “The Sound of Music,” the film will be presented in almost five hundred theaters for two evenings in October in a high definition, digitally-restored version. The showings are being coordinated by NCM Fathom events and several other sponsors.
Presented by NCM Fathom, Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, in association with Sony Music Entertainment, Trapp Family Lodge, South Pacific Tour and Austrian Tourism, The Sound of Music Sing-Along Event will also include the exclusive “I’ll Sing Once More: The Sound of Music Today” featurette. Audiences will be whisked back to Salzburg for a travelogue where the classic was filmed, and be treated to contemporary and surprising tributes ranging from modern dance and rock band salutes to an all-marionette version.
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.