• September 10, 2014

    Garden Theatre beginning New Season


    WINTER GARDEN, FL — The Garden Theatre, the restored 1935 former movie house, and the pride of the city, is beginning its seventh season since the re-opening. The fall events include: Sweeney Todd (September 12-October 5); UCF Flying Horse Big Band (October 17); Peter and the Wolf Ballet (October 25 & 26); Winter Garden Culture Fest (November 1 & 2); Six Guitars/Nashville Hurricane (November 14); Blues Brothers Tribute Concert (November 15); Christmas by Committee: A Musical (December 5-21); and Christmas Dickens movies (December 9-18). The theatre is located at 160 West Plant Street. Phone 407-877-4736, extension 0, for ticket information.

  • September 9, 2014

    Free Event: Jon Boschen’s Garden Theatre Gala


    GREENFIELD, MA — Throughout the twentieth century theaters have played a vital role in both American society and culture. Greenfield, Massachusetts had several theaters throughout the course of the twentieth century that greatly contributed to both the Greenfield community and Franklin County. The Garden Theatre was perhaps the most unique and the most memorable one to be built in the town due to its unique architectural style. After opening in 1929 and up to its 1983 renovation, the Garden’s atmospheric appearance greatly added to the programs and events that took place there and created a memorable experience for everyone who attended.

  • August 20, 2014

    Despite the rain, hundreds attend Bricks Flicks at the US 23 Drive-in


    FLINT, MI — For the first time in the six years the annual Bricks Flicks was held at the US 23 Drive-in Theatre. Rain put a damper on the event, tyoically attended by 4-5,000 but several hundred people still showed up. The rain ended during the early evening hours allowing for the viewing of classic cars. When it got dark, the free classic movie was shown which was “American Graffiti.”

    Additional details are available in the Flint Journal.

    (Thanks to steelbeard1 for providing the photo and story.)

  • August 15, 2014

    Lebowsky Center to hold fundraiser to restore its marquee


    OWOSSO, MI — The newly restored Lebowsky Center’s still has one more repair job to complete which is to restore its 1952 vintage marquee, fabricated by the now defunct Long Sign Company of Detroit, which remains electrically inoperable.

    The Owosso Community Players will hold a reception to restore the marquee on Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the adjacent Studio Theater. Dessert, wine and cheese and other refreshments will be served. The ticket price is $25, with proceeds going to the Marquee Fund. Tickets are available online or at the Box Office, 114 E. Main St. in Owosso, Michigan.

    (Thanks to steelbard1 for the photo and story.)

  • August 14, 2014

    Look Behind the Final Curtain in Massachusetts


    BOSTON AND HOLYOKE, MA — Two photographers are teaming up for theatre-themed workshosp with an inside look you won’t want to miss. Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America and Matt Lambros of After the Final Curtain will be holding photo workshops in the Victory and Everett Square theatres in late September featuring exclusive access at these two palaces in disrepair.

    Go to Abandoned America for further details on the Victory and Everett Square tours.

    (Thanks to Matt Lambros for the Victory photo.)

  • July 22, 2014

    Prytania celebrates Billy Wilder


    NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Prytania Theater has another classic film series this summer, this time dedicated to the great Billy Wilder. For only $5.75 they’ll be showing his best each Wednesday and Sunday morning with hits like “Double Indemnity” and “Sabrina”.

    Go to for further info.

    (Thanks to Norman Plant for providing the photo.)

  • July 21, 2014

    Orpheum salutes Shirley Temple


    MEMPHIS, TN — The Orpheum’s summer movie series will have a special matinee screening this year to salute the late great Shirley Temple. This Friday the 25th they’ll have a 1:30pm showing of “The Little Princess.” Best of all, they’ll also be hosting tea parties before and after the show.

    Get all the details at Broadway World.

    (Thanks to ChrisB for providing the photo.)

  • July 10, 2014

    Stefanie Klavens' Celluloid Dreams

    BROOKLYN, NY — Celluloid Dreams a photo exhbit of movie palaces by Stefanie Klavens', will be on display at the Fence at Photoville till October. In the write-up at Slate you can see some highlights with lush shots from theatres around the country.

  • July 2, 2014

    Movie Concert series coming to San Antonio


    SAN ANTONIO, TX — The San Antonio Symphony and Majestic Theatre are teaming up next season with a tribute to film scores. On separate weekends, they’ll present a feature film, “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and a Bugs Bunny cartoon night, both with a live score.

    For all the details, go to Broadway World.

    (Thanks to Tinseltoes for providing the photo.)

  • July 1, 2014

    Big Dusk-to-Dawn, Retro Holiday Chill-fest of Horrors at the Finger Lakes Drive-in Theater


    AUBURN, NY —

    Thursday July 3, 2014 Finger Lakes Drive-In

    Four classic, 1970’s era drive-in shockers: “Ruby,” “Burial Ground,” “Death Dream” aka Dead of Night, and a Surprise Bonus feature, plus vintage short films and trailers. Admission is $10 per person with the option of free camping on the site. Food and drinks available in the concession stand. Kick off your Fourth of July weekend with an exciting show reminiscent of once common, holiday dusk-to-dawn drive-in movie marathons.

    This will be a unique, one-of-a-kind retro movie marathon show reminiscent of Independence Day holiday dusk to dawn shows once commonplace at drive-in theaters in most every city and town of any size in the U.S, including drive-ins in the Syracuse region. I can substantiate this claim with plenty of old drive-in newspaper ads and articles from the 60’s and 70’s. The Finger Lakes Drive-in, I believe, is the only surviving drive-in in the greater Syracuse region.