May 4, 2007
East Meets West(ern) — RARE Back-To-Back Screenings of Seven Samurai
& The Magnificent Seven
And Western Meets Spaghetti — Sergio Leone’s Genre Re-Defining
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
May 11 & 12
At the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
— A not-for-profit arts center
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax. (201) 798-4020
May 1, 2007
NEW YORK, NY — As part of a massive promotional campaign leading up to the premiere of Spider-Man 3, Columbia Pictures has partnered with the Tribeca Film Festival and a variety of non-profit and commercial educational, entertainment and business entities to present a wide range of themed events designed to generate major media exposure and public awareness of the upcoming theatrical release. Participants include public institutions ranging from zoos, museums, libraries and city parks to corporate partners that include Toys R Us, Burger King, SuperCuts, Game Stop, NBC-TV (Today Show) and Sony (Columbia Pictures' parent company).
Notable events and venues for cinema and theater enthusiasts include:
Spider-Man on the Big Screen- The Tribeca Film Festival will showcase the U.S. premiere in Queens and also present, with Columbia Pictures, simultaneous screenings in the other four boroughs (these additional screenings will be free and open to the public). The first and second Spider-Man films will have midnight screenings on May 1st and May 2nd, respectively; on May 3rd, both films will be shown back-to-back at the festival, allowing for a direct lead-in to the midnight showings of Spider-Man 3. There will also be two panel discussions about the films. Read the news release.
April 26, 2007
The Theatre Historical Society of America is, for the first time, offering a special discount to Cinema Treasures members for its annual Conclave/Theatre Tour this summer.
The five-day tour is in a different part of the country each year and visits two dozen historic theatres. This year, it will be in Milwaukee and Minneapolis June 19-24. Among the theatres to be visited are the Pabst, Riverside, Warner, Oriental, Zenith, Avalon, Modjeska, Warner and Paradise in Milwaukee; the Fitzgerald, Heights, Shubert, Orpheum, State and Pantages in Minneapolis; and the Capitol, Manitowoc; Meyer, Green Bay; Grand Opera House, Oshkosh. A highlight will be the 1915 Al. Ringling Theatre in Baraboo WI, regarded as the first true movie palace.
April 25, 2007
LOS ANGELES, CA — As mentioned in my column the other week, the Last Remaining Seats film series is coming back to Los Angeles starting next month. As usual, sales have been quite brisk. If you want tickets, especially for the first two evenings(N by NW and Roman Holiday) I would buy them immediately because they will sell out.
More information is available at the Los Angeles Conservancy Website.
(Photo courtesy of Berger/Conser Photography)
April 19, 2007
SYRACUSE, NY — The upcoming Tribeca Film Festival isn’t the only film event that New York has to offer – the 2007 Syracuse International Film Festival will celebrate its official opening night this Wednesday, April 18th at 7 p.m. at the historic Syracuse Area Landmark Theatre (“SALT”) the program will feature a silent film screening along with a live concert performance, followed by a reception.
Award-winning and internationally-acclaimed Native American composer/musician Brent Michael Davids will join the nationally-recognized Society For New Music and members of the Syracuse Symphony to present his orchestrated full score for the 1920 silent film, “The Last of the Mohicans”.
Davids' original score will accompany the screening of the 73-minute classic silent film starring Wallace Beery. During the concert, Davids will perform with a large number of Native American percussion instruments and a handmade flute fashioned from quartz crystal, which he created. Randall Craig Fleischer (of the Anchorage Symphony) will conduct the orchestra, consisting of the Society For New Music core ensemble along with members of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.
April 17, 2007
The joy of finding love is equaled in intensity only by the despair of fearing that it is not meant to last.
Time and fate can be treacherous allies in love.
Little wonder, then, that some of the finest literature and greatest movies are about love transcending time. This month, the Landmark Loew’s Jersey presents three of the most legendary such films.
Wuthering Heights Friday, April 27 at 8PM
Starring Laurence Olivier & Merle Oberon. Directed by William Wyler. Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. (1939, 110mins., B&W, United Artists) Though repeatedly re-made, this is considered the definitive version of Emily Bronte’s classic novel. Olivier and Oberon give outstanding performances in this story of love, loss and time.
The legendary screen-writing team of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur wrote the script, with uncredited input from John Huston. A timeless classic not to be missed by lovers of film.
BRISBANE, AUS — Currently running at the Museum of Brisbane within City Hall is an exhibition celebrating the history of Brisbane’s cinemas. There is a small theatre that includes many features typical of local cinemas of the past. The varied and interesting exhibits also include a special slide show about the Regent Theatre, of which only the original foyer remains to remind us of its past grandeur.
The exhibition runs until 19 August. More can be found at
the Our Brisbane Website.
April 6, 2007
If you’re in the area and wanted to see the inside of the old Brooklyn Paramount (Now the L.I.U. Gym), there will be an organ concert given on the originial Mighty Wurlitzer 4/26 opus 1984 organ which was installed when the theatre was built.
Come and hear the a Mighty Wrulitzer in a way you’ve never heard one before. That’s because there are no carpets, seats or drapes to surpress the sound. Just the wood gym floor. Great for the organ, bad for stage shows.
April 4, 2007
LINCOLN, RI — Cinemaworld has announced showings of Ben-Hur over the Easter weekend. It will run April 6,7,8 with showtimes at 1:00pm and 7:00pm all three days. If you have any questions you can visit the website or call the theatre at (401)-333-8019.
Also they also have announced the second annual Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This will be shown April 28th starting at noon. Tickets for this event are $12.50 per person for all three movies. Information for this as well as tickets are available on the website or calling the theatre.
March 30, 2007
For any cinematreasures readers living in the Springfield, Missouri area, I wanted to let you know that this coming Friday night, March 30th, “Preserve Me a Seat” will be shown at the historic Gillioz Theatre as a fundraiser. Showtime is at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please visit The Gillioz’s website.
For more information about “Preserve Me a Seat,” or to purchase a dvd copy of the film, please visit Apartment 101 Films.