• March 29, 2007

    A sister of San Clemente’s Miramar Theater shines bright

    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
    35,000+ Attendance
    World-class beach resort

    Not only are the Newport Beach Lido Theater & the San Clemente Beach Miramar both single screen theaters!

  • March 27, 2007

    2nd annual Kent Film Festival

    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

    Fox Fullerton opens its doors again

    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

    Limited time deal for Paramount concert

    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

    Academy Theater Anniversary

    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.

  • Free movies at the Baronet

    ASBURY PARK, NJ — The Baronet-The Asbury Grindhouse will be showing to Back to Back movies at the Baronet theatre for FREE This Friday the 9th!!! Doors will be open at 9:00 pm come on down and grab some popcorn and a seat. Cant beat the price… @ Grindhouse Myspace Page

    Hope to see you there!

  • March 5, 2007

    Get the Reel Story in Detroit

    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.

    For more, go to C&G News or the museum site.

  • February 27, 2007

    Theatre Designer Joe Musil Presents

    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

    Brooklyn Paramount Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion Concert

    Oh. My. God.
    Brooklyn Paramount Rock ‘n’ Roll Reunion Concert scheduled for Sunday, April 1, 2007. Two shows: 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets $40. to $100.
    I can’t hardly believe it.
    Ticket available at: Ticketweb

  • February 23, 2007

    Garden Theatre – March 1 ceremony

    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???