• August 10, 2006

    New “Preserve Me a Seat” movie review

    Although the 3 city world premiere of the new documentary, “Preserve Me a Seat” is almost 2 weeks old, this new review appeared yesterday.

    “Preserve Me a Seat” is an independently made documentary about the ongoing struggle to protect and preserve historic movie theatres across the United States and features the efforts to preserve The Indian Hills Cinerama Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska, The Villa Theatre in Salt Lake City, The DuPage Theatre in Lombard, Illinois, and The Gaiety Theatre in Boston, MA.

  • July 28, 2006

    TCM Big-Screen Showings of, “Casablanca”

    Turner Classic Movies is sponsoring free big-screen showings of “Casablanca” in the following cities: Seattle, Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Virginia Beach. Click on link for more information.

    Please visit the following link, TCM Casablanca Showings for more information.

  • July 25, 2006

    CinemaWorld Movie Marathons

    LINCOLN, RI — After two sold out marathons (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones), CinemaWorld in Lincoln, Rhode Island has announced they will be doing marathons every six weeks. The next upcoming is the Mobster Marathon, featuring: Scarface, Goodfellas, and The Godfather. Other upcoming marathons will be James Bond (Sean Connery) and Star Trek (William Shatner). Anyone with suggestions or looking for more information is asked to visit the website at CinemaWorld Homepage or call the theater at (401)-333-8019. Pricing for all marathons is $12.50 per person with the show starting at noon. There are also raffles and prize givaways throughout the day.

  • July 24, 2006

    “Preserve Me a Seat” Premiere Documentary Radio Interview

    Next week, the film documentary, “Preserve Me a Seat” — five years in the making and subject of a three-year lawsuit before a dismissal in the filmmaker’s favor — will have its premiere in 3 Nebraska cities: Wednesday, July 26th at the historic Grand Theatre in Grand Island, NE; Thursday, July 27th at the historic Dundee Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska, and Friday, July 28th at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Center on the UNL campus.

    We don’t remember a lot about our distant past, but we do remember our favorite movie theater. “Preserve Me a Seat” is a documentary about these theatres and the ongoing fight to protect and preserve them for future generations.

  • July 18, 2006

    Movie Theater Documentary to open in Grand Island(NE)

    GRAND ISLAND, NE — On July 26, 2006 the Grand Theater in Grand Island, NE will host the world premiere of “Preserve Me a Seat”, a documentary by Jim Fields.

    The movie deals with the successes and failures of concerned people trying to save old movie houses. The film will show one night, only, before moving on to the Dundee Theater, 50th and Dodge Street, Omaha, Nebraska July 27th. Then it continues it’s tour in Major cities around the US.

    For advance ticket sales, for the Grand Island showing only, call 308-381-1225. (Admission for $5.00)Tickets are limited to 470 seats in the historic 1937 art deco Grand Theater, which is now owned and operated by The Grand Foundation, a 501(3)©not for profit, all volunteer, foundation.

    For more information, visit Grand Theater Official Page or Apartment 101 Films.

  • July 14, 2006

    San Diego’s outdoor cinema

    SAN DIEGO — Last night, I caught a screening of ‘Before Sunrise’ at San Diego’s outdoor movie theater.

    Cinema Under The Stars is hidden in a courtyard behind Tops, a non-descript hair salon in a quiet corner of the Mission Hills neighborhood. So that’s probably why I never knew San Diego even had an outdoor theater until last night.

    But walk inside and you’ll see they’ve built a pretty amazing outdoor cinema. With a total of 60 seats, CUTS — my acronym, but maybe it’s an inside joke? — has 34 incredibly comfy “zero gravity lounge chairs”, plus cafe-style seating with chairs and tables in the back. There’s a snack bar with all the treats you need, reserved seats, and a great list of upcoming films.

    As you wait for the movie start, giant bubbles shoot out from either side of the screen, and each film comes with a short. Last night’s was “Duck Twacy”, an old Looney Tunes where Daffy Duck imagines he’s a crime-fighter.

    They even provide blankets, in case you get a bit chilly sitting out beneath the stars. It’s an amazing experience. If you’re ever in San Diego, don’t miss it!

    (Thanks to Lisa for the surprise tickets!)

  • June 26, 2006

    A&E to re-air ‘Breakfast with the Arts’ in August

    Scott Kerbey, producer of the Loew’s Kings segments, has told PlanetPLG that due a large amount of positive feedback A&E has decided to rebroadcast the Loew’s Wonder Theaters piece on Breakfast With The Arts, Sunday, August 20th from 8am – 10am.


  • June 16, 2006

    REMINDER: A&E “Breakfast with the Arts” airs this Sunday!

    The A&E channel will be airing a series of segments on the NYC Loew’s Wonder Theaters that I am told will include a segment on the Loew’s Kings.

    Set your DVRs! Sunday, June 18th between 8am-10am on A&E.


  • June 13, 2006

    A&E Television To Air Documentary on Loew’s “Wonder Theatres”

    A&E Television’s “Breakfast with the Arts” series will feature a documentary on the Loew’s “Wonder Theatres”, located in the New York City metro area.

    The two-hour-long episode will “tour” the various theatres, which all remain in various states of use and condition. The history and architecture of the five theatres will be explored, along with memories of the theatres and their social, cultural and economic influences on the neighborhoods they served.

    The program is scheduled to air this Sunday, June 18th at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

    A brief show detail is available at A&E’s website:

    This is rare opportunity for theater enthusiasts to catch a glimpse of the Loew’s Paradise, Jersey, 175th, Valencia, and Kings all in one place!

  • May 22, 2006

    Indiana Jones Trilogy at CinemaWorld

    LINCOLN, RI — With success of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy on April 15th, CinemaWorld will next host the Indiana Jones Trilogy on Saturday June 24th.

    The trilogy starts at noon with a 45 min. break between each movie. The price is $12.50 per person with a repeat showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark at 9:00pm for $7.00. Tickets are available online at or visit the theatre and purchase them at the box office.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact the theatre at (401)-333-8019.