March 29, 2007
Newport Beach Film Festival
April 19th – 29th
Red carpet opening night film screening & gala
International spotlight & events
Over 350 films from around the world
Seminars, family film series, collegiate showcase, & youth film showcase
Largest entertainment event in Orange County
Over 300 films from 30 countries will be screened
Well attended by distribution & industry executive
World-class beach resort
March 27, 2007
KENT, CT — The city of Kent, a small town of just under three thousand which lies on the border of Western Connecticut and New York State – just 30 miles north of Danbury, is gearing up for their 2nd annual Film Festival, March 29 to April 1. Tix range from $12 for a one-day pass to $125 for the “red-carpet” treatment with a real red carpet being utilized for kicks. Fifty films will be presented.
I never knew about the first one, but it’s apparent they are taking advantage of the wealth of actors* who live in this area and on the heels of the recent Bethel Film Festival and CT Film Festival.
March 23, 2007
FULLERTON, CA — After being shutterred for many years, the Fox Fullerton, is opening up once again for a stage show on April 27th. This will be the culmination of a huge fundraising campaign to restore it.
For the first time in 53 years, the Fox Fullerton Theatre curtain will rise on a stage performance, during “A Night in Fullerton” on April 27.
In 1954, the last live stage show was performed. Then the Fox became a full-time movie theater. In 1987, it closed after falling into disrepair.
Two years ago, the Historic Theater Foundation, with the help of a $1.6 million grant from the city and private funds, launched a campaign to restore the theater to its former glory.
For more, go to the OC Register.
March 14, 2007
BROOKLYN, NY — Theatre Historical Society’s New York City Director, Orlando Lopes, has secured a reduced price ticket deal for the 2:30 matinee of the Classic Rock -n- Roll Show at the former Brooklyn Paramount on Sunday April 1!!
Cousin Brucie will MC this blast from the past show featuring all the artists who made the Brooklyn Paramount shows part of American History.
Our group rate will be $35 for the bleacher seating area. This seating could be considered a better seating area than the higher priced floor seating since the bleachers are elevated and give a full view of the stage as well as the lattice ceiling which will be fully lit for this very special show!
March 9, 2007
PORTLAND, OR — In gratitude for a truly wonderful first year, the owners of Mount Tabor’s historic Academy Theater would like to invite Portland-area movie fans to attend a fun-filled anniversary celebration on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11.
Festivities begin at noon on Saturday with balloons, juggling and music, courtesy of local entertainer Joe Mishkin. Then, at 4:30 p.m., children of all ages will be invited to sing-along with the Technicolor classic, “The Wizard of Oz.” At 7 p.m., grown-ups can get in on the fun by donning their best poodle skirts and leather jackets, while they sing along to the much-loved1978 musical, “Grease,” as emceed by local radio personality Tara Dublin.
The merriment continues on Sunday with more fun from Joe Mishkin and a presentation of Paul Silveria’s Professor Banjo’s Old-Time Play Party — an all ages show featuring simple dances, sing-alongs and audience participation. Admission to the Old Time Play Party is three dollars per person. Finally, the celebration will wind down with a folk/rock/funk performance by Portland’s own French Troubadour, Eric John Kaiser from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 pm.
March 5, 2007
DETROIT, MI — A new exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum highlights Detroit movie theaters with a large selection of memorabilia.
Long gone are the days of getting dressed up to see a movie downtown, at a theater where patrons were greeted by a doorman and a full orchestra added live music to the mix.
But that era — and the decades of local movie-going that followed — are preserved by “Detroit: The ‘Reel’ Story,” a new exhibit at the Detroit Historical Museum that traces the history of Detroit movie theaters from the early part of the 20th century to today.
Curator Michael Hauser of Detroit — who loaned many of the items on display — created the exhibit after working on the recent book “Detroit’s Downtown Movie Palaces” with DHM curator of collections Marianne Weldon. He said viewers can see how theaters evolved and how local history, architecture, promotions and graphics changed with the times.
With an in-depth look into suburban theaters as well, this seems like a very comprehensive exhibit that should not be missed.
February 27, 2007
Legendary theatre designer Joseph Musil, will present “Silver Screen, Seashells, and Stage Shows” highlighting some of the most historically and architecturally significant theatres of the early 20th century in the Long Beach, CA area.
His presentation will be part of the annual dinner meeting of the Santa Ana Historical Preservation Society held on Tuesday March 20th at the Ebell Clubhouse in Santa Ana. Tickets are $35 per person.
Additional information is at the Santa Ana History Website. Joe created and runs the American Museum of Theatrical Design and the Salon of the Theatres located at the Santora Building in Santa Ana, CA.
February 26, 2007
February 23, 2007
WINTER GARDEN, FL — The marquee and facade of the soon to be completely renovated Garden Theatre will be revealed on March 1. We’re still short about $500,000. Does anyone out there have a checkbook handy???