• February 18, 2011

    Grand Film Memorabilia Fair & Bazaar at the Cinema Museum

    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

    Two of Chicago’s movie palaces open for Saturday tours

    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.

    There is an article about the tourshere and there is ticketing information here.

  • February 4, 2011

    Photo exhibit features photos of forgotten Baltimore theaters

    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.

  • February 2, 2011

    Classic Film Screenings At the International Film Series, Muenzinger Theater

    BOULDER, CO — The International Film Series has been an important part of the Colorado film scene since 1941, screening films in 3 theaters on the CU Boulder Campus. Although its primary focus is to bring the communtiy Arthouse and International films (and on occasion,their directors, producers, cast and other key players in the film’s production), every season it brings in 10 or more classics to the big screen to pay homage to our cinematic roots. All screenings are open to the public and cost only $6 per ticket.

    Classic Films for the Late Winter/Spring of 2011 at The International Film Series-Muenzinger Theater, CU-Boulder Campus, Boulder Colorado

    “The Killers” Starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner (1946, 1.37, B&W, 35mm, 103min)
    Sunday, January 30th at 7:00pm ONLY * I would like to add that I received this print & personally inspected it on Tuesday and fount it to be in almost perfect condition*

    “Touch of Evil” Starring Charlton Heston, Orson Welles and Janet Leigh (1958, B&W, 1.37, 35mm, 111min)
    Sunday, February 13th at 7:00pm ONLY

  • February 1, 2011

    The Sebastiani’s Season of Classic Films

    SONOMA, CA — Along with showing first run films and showcasing performing artists of all types the venerable Sebastiani presents a season Hollywood Classics starting in February.

    The Sebastiani Theatre Foundation presents VINTAGE FILM SERIES #2 with classic movies showing one Monday each month, through June, 2011. Movie lovers of all ages now have the opportunity to experience these classic films the way they were meant to be seen, on the big screen! A fundraising effort by the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation, the Sebastiani Vintage Film Series brings some of the most memorable classic films back to the historic Sebastiani Theatre on the Sonoma Plaza.

    Sebastiani Vintage Film tickets can be purchased for $8 per individual movie. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. No senior discounts are offered, but Sebastiani Theatre Movie Lovers Club member discounts will be honored.

    Read more at the Sebastiani Webpage.

  • January 14, 2011

    Museum of the Moving Image reopens

    This Saturday, January 15th, at 1pm “2001: A Space Odyssey” and at 4pm “Playtime” will be presented in 70MM at the newly expanded Museum of the Moving Image. Ticket prices are $15.00 to the public and free for museum members.

    Museum of the Moving Image
    35 Avenue at 37th Street
    Astoria, NY 11106

  • Historic theatre operation in Milwaukee panel discussion

    MILWAUKEE, WI — There’s an exciting panel discussion in a couple weeks hosted by Historic Milwaukee about what locals can do to save Milwaukee’s classic theaters.

    Prior to World War II, there were 90 single-screen movie theaters in Milwaukee. By 1960, that number had been reduced by half. With the arrival of television for the home market, the golden age of the movie theater in Milwaukee was dead. Yet their ghosts continue to haunt the old neighborhoods. Churches, warehouses, stores, nightspots, and other businesses now occupy the former Tivoli, Paris, Roosevelt, and Savoy Buildings. Others are simply vacant hulks, decaying from the inside out. The Elite, Regent, Lincoln, and Warner are but a few of the many silent sentinels from the days when Milwaukee was in love with the movies.

    But the Show Must Go On!

    Please join us on January 26th at the Times Cinema (blt.1935) where we will ask our panel of seasoned theatre managers, owners and revivers, what is the future of moviegoing in America? What exactly does it take to continue to revitalize and readapt these theatres in Milwaukee? What types of unique programming are necessary to sustain a historic theatre business such as this? And finally, what exactly is the future of Bay View’s beloved Avalon Theatre anyway?

    Read more at Historic Milwaukee.

  • December 14, 2010

    Exclusive one month engagement of “2001” in Toronto

    TORONTO, ONTARIO , CANADA — A special presentation of a cinematic masterpiece presented in breathtaking 70mm format, a most visually spectacular widescreen process!

    “A rare and epic experience! This is picture quality you have to see to believe!”

    “An epic drama of adventure and exploration!”

    A movie you may not understand the first time you see it, so see it again and again!

    Worth seeing just for the music!

    The brand new TIFF Bell Lightbox, home of the Toronto International Film Festival just opened September 12, 2010. Of the 5 Cinemas, Cinema 1 which seats 549 can show 70mm films and as far as I know 2001 is the first 70mm film.

  • December 10, 2010

    John Waters gives Christmas present to Roxie Theater

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — John Waters will be holding his annual Xmas Show at the Roxie Cinema tomorrow night as a fundraiser for the new non-profit.

    “It’s a small theater with big needs,” Waters said in a phone interview from Baltimore. Tickets will be steep, at $250, but Waters promises to make it worth your while. Here’s some highlights from The Bay Citizen’s chat with the very delightful director, author and artist

    Read more in the Bay Citizen.

  • December 7, 2010

    Varsity Theatre in Chapel Hill celebrates first year after reopening

    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.