• October 11, 2011

    The Colonial Theatre presents its sixth Spooktacular


    KEENE, NH — It’s that time of year again with the Colonial Theatre presenting its annual Spooktacular. “Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man” will be the showcase event but there will be plenty more including vintage trailers and prize giveaways. Curated by the New Hampshire horror TV show, Saturday Fright Special, it will be the first time they screen a classic Universal monster film as part of the series.

    Go to the official website for further details

  • October 10, 2011

    Garden Theatre releases 2011-12 schedule


    WINTER GARDEN, FL — The Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant Street, is pleased to announce its 2011-12 live performance schedule. The professional productions are “Little Shop of Horrors” (Oct. 14-Nov. 6), “Sleeping Beauty Ballet” (Nov. 12-13), “The Diviners” (Dec. 2-18), “Best of Battle” (Jan 27-29), “The Bikinis” (Feb. 10-26), and “The Foreigner” (Mar. 16-Apr. 1).

    The annual community production is “The Music Man”, and it will play April 20-May 27. Many musical performances are added during the season, including during Winter Garden’s Music Fest, Oct. 7-9.

  • The Paramount Theatre brings “The African Queen” to the big screen


    KANKAKEE, IL — The Daily Journal is sponsoring a Classic Film Series at the Paramount Theatre, at 213 North Schuyler Avenue, in honor of the theatre’s 80th anniversary. The series will take place at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in October, November and December. The first film to be presented is “The African Queen” (1951) on October 13th, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.

    “The African Queen” takes place in Africa during WWI and tells the story of a riverboat owner/captain who is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

    Each screening of the series is free to subscribers of The Daily Journal with a limit of up to four passes per subscribing household. Passes for these movies will be available to subscribers at The Daily Journal offices in Manteno, Bourbonnais, Kankakee and Watseka two weeks prior to each showing. Non-subscribers will be admitted at the door for $5 per person.

  • October 7, 2011

    HTC Meeting 11/15 at the New Beverly


    LOS ANGELES, CA — For many years, the Los Angeles Conservancy has had a volunteer committee specifically dedicated to raising awareness for historic theaters all over the county. Its subcommittee plans the popular film series, Last Remaining Seats, and its other endeavors include an oral history project, L.A. theater database project and various other preservation-related initiatives.

    Each quarter they meet, preferably at a historic theater, with the next meeting scheduled for next Saturday, October 15th at 10AM at the New Beverly Cinema. All are welcome to come meet other theater enthusiasts and discuss other future projects.

  • September 27, 2011

    1st Annual DITA Meeting

    LEWISVILLE, TX — A special event is coming where drive-in operators can meet and discuss relevant issues facing the industry. A tour of the Galaxy Drive-In will also be included. See below for all the details.

    “1st Annual DITA Meet Thursday (night)-Friday (All Day)-Saturday (OPEN) November 3rd-4th-5th 2011 At the Galaxy Drive-In Theatre, Ennis (Dallas) Texas AND at Sysco Dallas, Lewisville, TX

    Here’s your opportunity to find out once and for all how digital projection (and DOLBY digital 3D, in particular) works at a drive-in, while also bumping shoulders with other drive-in theatre operators. Food, fun, friendship, and a couple days together with others who share your same interests and concerns.

    Vendor presentations will include representatives from concessions to digital projection suppliers.

  • September 26, 2011

    Curtain rising on Willows theater?

    WILLOWS, CA — The road to re-opening the AHM-Opus Theatre has been a long one marked with many setbacks. However, despite it recently being on the market again, there has been a focused effort to re-open it by the end of next month.

    Read more about the saga in the Orland Press Register.

  • September 23, 2011

    Michigan Theater to again host Sundance screening in January


    ANN ARBOR, MI — Long a supporter of the festival, the Michigan Theatre will yet again be part of Sundance Festival USA in January. As part of it, along with other theaters around the country, it will feature a screening as part of the festival along with a filmmaker being there.


    (Thanks to ifmuth for providing the photo.)

  • September 14, 2011

    Prytania announces Midnite Movies series


    NEW ORLEANS, LA — According to the Examiner, the Prytania Theater has just released a schedule for their Midnite Movies series. It runs through October and features cult films from many eras.

    (Thanks to J. Kernion for providing the photo.)

  • September 6, 2011

    Cinerama Film Festival announced


    SEATTLE, WA — Never disappointing, the Cinerama Film Festival at the Seattle Cinerama has been announced and will feature rare prints of “This is Cinerama” and “How the West Was Won” along with widescreen classics. As this is one of only three theaters in the world that can properly show Cinerama films, if you can, make the trip there for this special event.

    Read more in Market Watch.

    (Thank to Thank You for Shopping for providing the photo.)

  • August 29, 2011

    Mass. theater’s science film series goes national


    BROOKLINE, MA — The ever popular “Science on Screen” series from the Coolidge Corner Theatre is going national thanks to a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The recipe for engaging audiences through education has been fine tuned by the Coolidge and now we’ll be able to see the effects of that program nationwide.

    Read more in the Houston Chronicle.

    Thanks to Chaval Brasil for providing the photo.)