November 17, 2006
HERSHEY, PA — The Friends of the Boyd (volunteers working towards the survival and reopening of the closed Boyd Theatre) invite you to join us on our field trip to Hershey on Saturday, December 2, 2006, starting at 8:30 AM sharp from the Merriam Theatre at 250 South Broad Street, and returning at 5:00 PM.
You will join us at an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the magnificent Hershey Theatre, with its stunning Venetian design, built in 1933. Then, a delicious buffet lunch awaits you at the Circular Dining Room of the Hotel Hershey, one of America’s landmark historic hotels. There will be time to explore the hotel including its gorgeous public rooms and gardens.
Including round-trip coach fare, theater tour, and buffet lunch, the price is $75 per person. Advance ticketing is required. By credit card, buy tickets by November 22 at www.FriendsOfTheBoyd.org Or, send ticket requests before November 22 to Friends of the Boyd, P.O. Box 30629, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Call 215-567-2970 for more information.
Friends of the Boyd look forward to showing you how meaningful a restored movie palace is to its Pennsylvania community. A restored Boyd Theatre will be equally important for Philadelphia!
Howard B. Haas
(volunteer) President, Friends of the Boyd, Inc.
(Thanks to Howard B. Hass and the Hershey Theatre for providing the photo.)
November 13, 2006
The Palace Theatre in Albany, NY will be showing the following movies in the months of November and December.
On the 15th of November, Gone With the Wind plays at 1 and 7 PM.
On the 29th of November, Citizen Kane plays at 1 and 7 PM.
On the 13th of December, It’s A Wonderful Life plays at 1 and 7 PM.
On the 20th of December, A Christmas Carol plays at 1 and 7 PM.
I do not know at this time which version of A Christmas Carol the Palace will be showing.
November 9, 2006
LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Conservancy is holding a special holiday screening to support its Broadway Initiative. “Miracle on 34th Street” is being shown in the rarely open to the public, Palace Theatre.
The screening is on Sunday, December 3rd at 2PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for Children 12 and under.
Don’t miss your chance to enter this cinema treasure and also see a film in it!
For more information, visit the Los Angeles Conservancy.
November 6, 2006
FRANKLIN, TN — The historic 70 year old Franklin Cinema is currently scheduled to close in December 2006. This is an open invitation to a block party and gala to rally support and learn more about saving this beloved landmark.
Both the block party and gala will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2006 between 6:30 PM and 9 PM in front of the cinema on 419 Main Street in Franklin, TN. There is a $10 donation requested for the block party. The gala is $50 per person and will take place in the theater.
Advance tickets are required for the gala and can be purchased by calling (615) 591-8500. Should be great weather for this event and hope to see you there!
(Thanks to John Coursey for providing the photo.)
October 25, 2006
WACO, TX — A great tribute to radio announcer, Mary Holliday, will be at the Waco Hippodrome next month.
Holliday (1901-1969), believed to be the first female radio announcer in Texas, broadcast a 30-minute youth talent show each Saturday for more than 30 years. She started in radio in 1925, working as a studio pianist at WJAD-AM, which became WACO-AM in 1927. The show launched shortly thereafter.
Jennifer Warren of Waco, a Holliday fan since she started researching her a few years ago as historian of the Waco Hippodrome Theatre, is bringing back some of those thrilling days of yesteryear with the help of the Waco History Project.
Warren will impersonate the pioneer broadcaster in the free show, “An Evening with Mary Holliday,” set for 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Hippodrome. The event will include students from the Waco Children’s Theater and the G.W. Carver Academy Band, as well as several “graduates” who got their start in Holliday’s program.
For more, visit the Waco Herald Tribune.
For photos relating to this event, visit the Waco Herald Tribune Mary Holliday Tribue Photo Page.
October 19, 2006
SUFFERN, NY — The HORROR & SCIENCE FICTION FESTIVAL 2006 – October 20-21-22
The Horror & Science Fiction Film Festival 2006 at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York presents seven chilling & fun movie programs including several rarely shown titles from the golden age of cinema and all on the Lafayette Theatre’s silver screen.
Horror & Science Fiction are two of Hollywood’s most popular genres, both coming of age in the 1930’s and are still extremely popular today. Screening at the Lafayette during this festival will be films featuring the talents of Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, John Carradine, Lon Chaney, Anthony Perkins, and many more.
All of the films are screening in the finest 35mm studio and archive prints available and most shows will feature pre-show music from the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Festival Dates: October 20-21-22, 2006.
BRADFORD, ENGLAND — Pictureville Cinema in Bradford, UK, is showing their 3-strip Cinerama print of “How The West Was Won” at 1.30pm on Friday 3 November 2006.
October 13, 2006
ALBANY, NY — The Palace Theatre will be the showing the following movies:
The Wizard of Oz will be played on Wednesday, October 25th at 1 and 7 PM.
The Postman Always Rings Twice will be played on Wednesday, November 1st at 1 and 7 PM.
MAS*H, as part of a benefit for VetCare, will be played on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30 PM. Note that tickets for this movie are $10.
Gone With the Wind will be played on Wednesday, November 15th at 1 and 7 PM.
Citizen Kane will be played on Wednesday, November 29th at 1 and 7 PM.
All tickets, except for MAS*H, are $5.
For more info, visit the Palace Theatre webpage.
October 12, 2006
WACO, TX — This event which will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 10 at the Waco Hippodrome Theater will feature a re-enactment of the Jones Fine Bread Kiddie Matinee that was held at the Waco Theater from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. As the first female radio announcer, Mary Holliday hosted this show on Saturday mornings and cartoon serials were shown following the variety show.
Children from all walks of life in Waco and the surrounding towns traveled to audition with her at the Waco studios located in the Alico Building located and still standing at 4th and Austin Avenue.
Due to the popularity of the show, it was moved to the Waco Theater and hosted there for over 20 years.
October 11, 2006
LOS ANGELES, CA — The rarely seen Verdi opera, “Un Giorno di Regno”, is being performed by the Lyric Opera of Los Angeles this week at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.
Showtimes are 7:30PM on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with a 2PM matinee on Saturday as well. Tickets range from $15 to $60. It will be performed in Italian with English Supertitles.
For more information, visit The Lyric Opera Website.
Outside of the occasional Last Remaining Seats film series or Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tour, you will never have a chance to enter this theater. So don’t miss out!