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???
February 16, 2007
By Popular Demand
February 23 & 24 at the Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306
Last season (2005-2006), the Landmark Loew’s Jersey invited each of its patrons to name the ONE movie they would die to see on our big screen. This month, we will present the 3 most popular responses that are available for booking:
Back to the Future Friday, February 23 at 8PM
Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson (1985, 118mins., Color, Universal, Rated PG) Asking the question, “What might happen if a teenager from the 1980s traveled back in time and saw his hometown and met his parents when they were teenagers in the 1950s?,” the surprise hit film cemented Michael J. Fox’s reputation as a major star, and successfully blended sci-fi, comedy adventure with just enough sentiment to make it a modern classic.
Gone With The Wind Saturday, February 24 at 2PM
Starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel (1939, 222mins., Color, Selznick/MGM, Rated G upon re-release) Based on Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling book, Gone With The Wind defined epic film and tells the story of a spoiled Southern girl’s impossible love for a married man, set against the sweeping backdrop of the American Civil War. The movie made Vivien Leigh a star, is arguably the most famous movie ever made, and remains one of the all-time highest grossing films. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Casablanca Saturday, February 24 at 8PM
Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt. Directed by Michael Cortiz (1942, 102mins, B&W, Warner Bros, Not rated, but suitable for all audiences.) Bogart plays a cynical expatriate American who, in the early years of WWII, has to confront his past in the person of Ingrid Bergman, deal with the frightening presence of Nazi Germany on the march, and contemplate the future, “his and the world’s” all from his nightclub in Vichy-controlled Casablanca. Considered by many to be, overall, the best American movie ever made, Casablanca is, at the very least, an outstanding example of effective storytelling on film seamlessly blending romance, suspense, humor and patriotic drama to create full bodied characters, gripping suspense, and a narrative that has become a part of popular culture, all in under two hours. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.
February 15, 2007
ASBURY, PARK, NJ — This Fri. the 16th at the Baronet Theatre, the premiere of “The Redsin Tower” with special guests Director Fred Vogel and film crew! Come out and join us for a night of cutthroat horror!!!
The Baronet Theatre is located at 205 4th Ave. in Asbury Park, NJ.
Showtime is 10:00pm
Dont be late!
FRANKLIN, TN — A meeting, open to the public, to discuss ideas for the future of the recently shuttered Franklin Cinema, will be held at the theater at 419 Main Street in Franklin today from 3 to 4 PM.
Consultant Paul Siemborski, of the Cleveland, OH design and management firm of Westlake, Reed, & Lekosky which has restored historic theaters across the country as performing arts venues, will be giving the presentation. Siemborski will first meet with stakeholders, potential investors and local officials to get their thoughts on what to do with the former Franklin Cinema.
Siemborski appears as part of the Peer Advisory Review program of the League of Historic American Theatres, a non-profit organization which strives to preserve historic theaters across the nation.
For more information, see the article in the Tennesseean.