April 3, 2006
QUEENS, NY — On Tuesday, April 4th from 1 PM – 5 PM, the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks has scheduled an oversight hearing at Queens Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Boulevard, Room 213, Kew Gardens, NY) to discuss the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation activities in Queens. Public testimony will be taken and the LPC is scheduled to be present. The Landmarks Preservation Commission also intends to discuss what it means by “its criteria” in identifying & designating landmarks in Queens.
The Trylon Theater (one of many issues) will be addressed as a case in point, documenting the LPC’s failure to hold a hearing at the very least, which violates the architectural and historical provisions of the landmarks law established in 1965. This ties in directly with other landmark-worthy theaters, & other potential individual landmarks and historic districts in Queens that are consistently being ignored by the LPC. A general consensus among the community and preservationists is that we should have a greater say. Queens must stop getting the backdoor!!!
March 23, 2006
BELMONT, MA — The Studio Cinema is the home for Belmont World Film’s “Extraordinary Journeys” film series, which runs March 19-May 8, and includes international feature films and documentaries:
3/26: In Casablanca Angels Don’t Fly (Morocco, New England premiere)
4/2: Moon of Avellaneda (Argentina, New England premiere)
4/9: Kilmetre Zero (Iraq, New England premiere)
4/10: Liberace of Baghdad (documentary about Iraq, New England premiere)
4/23: Aaltra (Belgium, New England Premiere)
4/30: Windhorse (filmed in Tibet)
5/8: Le Grand Voyage (France/Morocco)
For more info visit www.belmontworldfilm.org or call 617-484-3980.
March 21, 2006
FOREST HILLS, NY — On THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2006, The Juniper Park Civic Association will hold a public meeting in support of landmarking the Trylon Theater, a prominent Art Deco theater in Forest Hills, bearing strong significance to the nearby 1939 World’s Fair. In addition, zoning issues and advocacy for other potential Queens landmarks (i.e. St. Savior’s 1847 Church in Maspeth) will be addressed.
ADDRESS: Our Lady of Hope auditorium on Eliot Avenue & 71 St, Middle Village.
ATTENDEES: A few hundred expected; Queens civic groups, Mayor Bloomberg, local councilmembers, community residents and preservationists, and members of The Committee To Save The Trylon Theater, including its founder & chair, Michael Perlman
For more info, contact: Christina Wilkinson of the Juniper Park Civic at and Michael Perlman of The Committee To Save The Trylon Theater at
March 20, 2006
LINCOLN, RI — CinemaWorld in Lincoln RI will be hosting Lord of the Rings in 3 one week engagements. Fellowship of the Rings will run 3/24/06-3/30/06, Two Towers 3/31/06-4/06/06, Return of the King 4/07/06-4/13/06. On 4/15/06 they will be running a marathon of all three movies starting at noon.
They have the information available at the website www.cinemaworldonline.com. Times are running daily at 12:00 4:00 8:00. Pricing is $5.00 all seats all shows and the Marathon is $12.50 per person.
March 16, 2006
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
A 6'3" Rabbit…A Daring Archaeologist…and Moses
Celebrate Easter and Passover with Classic Movies at The Loew’s Jersey!
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26
Saturday, March 25: 4 PM James Stewart in HARVEY (1950/104 min/B&W)
Saturday, March 25: 8 PM INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989/129 min/Color)
Sunday, March 26: 2 PM An Archival Print of Cecil B. DeMille’s THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956/219 min/Color)
March 13, 2006
NEW YORK, NY — On March 25th, Hourglass Group will kick off its 2006 season with Paradise Follies at the Murphy Amphitheatre at FIT.
Hosted by Tony-nominated Isabel Keating (The Boy from Oz), the gala event will honor the remarkable Dorothy Wegman Raphaelson (1904-2005), the penultimate Ziegfeld Girl. She was the wife of playwright and screenwriter Samson Raphaelson, who wrote the classic Ernst Lubitsch film Trouble in Paradise. In June, Hourglass Group will present the world premiere of a new stage adaptation of Trouble in Paradise at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea.
Paradise Follies will feature a Gala Champagne reception with Drama Desk award-winning composer Michael Garin (Song of Singapore) on the piano, a tribute film to Dorothy Raphaelson, a screening of Trouble in Paradise and a celebrity-filled afterparty sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka at the soon-to-open Chelsea club, Balance. Balance will house the Museum of Mixology, a museum dedicated to the history of the cocktail.
March 9, 2006
SUFFERN, NY — The SALUTE TO GREAT MOVIE MUSICALS Weekend – March 10-11-12
The SALUTE TO MOVIE MUSICALS Festival at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York presents seven illustrious movie programs — including several rarely shown titles — from the golden age of cinema and all on the Lafayette Theatre’s giant silver screen.
One of Hollywood’s most popular genres, the movie musical came of age in the 1930s and is still extremely popular today. Screening will be films featuring the talents of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Elvis Presley, Ginger Rogers, Howard Keel, Ruby Keeler, Leslie Caron, and John Travolta, including the return engagement of KISS ME KATE presented in double-system polarized 3-D and stereo sound.
All of the films are screening in the finest studio and archive prints available and each show will feature pre-show music from the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Festival Dates: March 10-12, 2006.
Tickets are $8.00 for each show. The money-saving Full Festival pass good for all seven shows is $50.00. Day-of-the-show tickets will go on sale at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.
February 28, 2006
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
2:55 From ‘55—
3 Cinemascope Classics From 1955—
All in The W-I-D-E-S-T Cinemascope (2:55) Ever Filmed!
Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK—Friday, March 10, 8 PM
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE—Saturday, March 11, 6:15 PM
EAST OF EDEN—Saturday, March 11, 8:45 PM
Admission per film is $6 Adult/$4 Senior or Child. COMBO ticket for 2 FILMS is $10/$6, SUPER COMBO ticket for ALL 3 is $15/$10 PLUS get a FREE popcorn with each ticket.
For more info, please visit www.loewsjersey.org or call 201-798-6055.
February 27, 2006
NEW YORK, NY — Adding to classic film screenings in the area at the Loew’s Jersey and Lafayette Theatre, the Ziegfeld has announced a month of repetrory screenings of classic films such as “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Doctor Zhivago,” and “2001” as well as more contemporary films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
February 8, 2006
NEW YORK, NY – An article in the New York Post by Lou Lumenick announces an Oscar-themed film retrospective at Manhattan’s plush single screen Ziegfeld Theater. This series has been discussed at great length on the Ziegfeld’s page on Cinema Treasures and finally seems to be getting some coverage in the press, though I still haven’t seen a single print ad in any of the local dailies.
The program kicks off with a “Best Actor” series featuring “The Godfather”, “The Godfather, Part II” and “Chinatown” (separate $7.50 admission for each film) that will run through next Thursday. Other films to be screened during the series (which comes to an end on March 9th) include “My Fair Lady”, “West Side Story”, “Chicago”, “Ben-Hur”(1959), “Gladiator”, “Braveheart”, the complete “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and all three Indiana Jones films.
Alas, it does not appear that any of these films will be screened in 70mm. I still would urge all members of Cinema Treasures who reside within the NY Metro area to turn out as often as possible to support the festival. The full schedule is posted on Clearview Cinema’s website.