September 26, 2006
KARLSRUHE, GERMANY — After the success of last years festival “50 YEARS OF TODD-AO” we will again celebrate (yes … “celebrate” … that’s the right word) a 70mm festival at the Schauburg-Cinerama Theatre in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The festival will be from October 6 – 8th, 2006.
New 70mm prints of “Cleopatra” and “South Pacific” will be shown. The restored Super Technirama 70 movie “Spartacus” will be screend as well as vintage prints of “Where Eagles Dare”, “Grand Prix"and a rare Ultra Panavision 70 print of "Mutiny on the Bounty” will be shown.
September 25, 2006
ALBANY, NY — On September 30th, the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York will be showing the 1931 movie, “The Public Enemy”, starring James Cagney and Jean Harlow. Starting at 6 PM, there is a party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Palace Theatre and the movie begins at 8 PM. Admission to the movie and party is $5.
For more info, visit theAlbany Palace Site .
September 21, 2006
LINCOLN, RI — On September 30th, CinemaWorld in Lincoln, Rhode Island will be hosting four Sean Connery James Bond features including Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Thunderball, Goldfinger.
This is the fourh marathon hosted at the theater. Past Marathons have included Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Mobster Marathon (Goodfellas, Scarface, Godfather).
All marathons start at 12:00 noon with 30 minute breaks in between features. The price is $12.50 per person. More information can be found at the website
September 14, 2006
SOMERVILLE, MA — The Somerville Theatre Presents…
War, Terrorism, Natural Disasters! In these uncertain times, in an uncertain world, where everyday it seems we are at or over the brink, One man gives us the strength to forge ahead and fight for all of us. On Friday September 15th and Saturday September 16th The Somerville Theatre presents 6 films starring original action star Chuck Norris. 6 Films…Two Days…One Man!
CHUCK NORRIS FILM FESTIVAL
September 15th and 16th
Somerville Theatre, Davis SQ.
Friday, September 15, 2006:
8pm – Invasion USA
10pm – Breaker! Breaker!
Midnite – Lone Wolf McQuade
Saturday, September 16, 2006 :
2pm – Silent Rage
4pm – Invasion USA
6pm – Missing in Action 2
8pm – Lone Wolf McQuade
10pm – Code of Silence
Midnite – Breaker! Breaker!
For more go to The Offical Festival Website.
September 9, 2006
CHICAGO, IL — As Victory Gardens' long renovation of the historic Biograph Theater in Chicago begins to draw to a close, they celebrate this weekend with an Open House. Although much work remains to be done – the exterior of the building alone presently lacks second-floor windows, a marquee, a box office, and brickwork around the entry – the building is well on its way to taking shape for next month’s premiere of “Denmark”, Victory Gardens' world premiere in the new 299-seat Zacek-McVay auditorium.
The open house will be held Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 from noon-5pm.
For more, read theChicago Sun-Times Story.
September 6, 2006
HISTORIC STATE THEATRE
DOWNTOWN SOUTH BEND
SEPTEMBER 7, 2006
2 pm – 8 pm
Remembering the Past
Everyone is invited to an estate sale and walk through on Thursday, September 7, from 2 to 8pm. Bring your personal stories of the State Theatre, along with pictures, and come see how things are changing. Proceeds of the sale will go to support the continuing renovations.
For more information, visit www.lifeatthestate.com.
September 4, 2006
The first national review for “Preserve Me a Seat,” a documentary about historic theatees and the ongoing efforts to preserve them for future generations, appeared today on Film Threat, which is one of the leading magazine/website for independent film. Here’s the link for those who might be interested:
The next public screenings of “Preserve Me a Seat” will be on Sunday, September 10th and Tuesday, September 12th as part of the upcoming FilmFestKC film festival in Kansas City, Missouri. The documentary is also available on dvd through www.apartment101films.com.
August 16, 2006
QUINCY, IL — After closing in 1982, the Washington Theater will be reopened to host the Quincy Dance Theatre.
Washington Theater will temporarily come back to life as a performance venue during a fundraising event Sept. 15-17 featuring the Quincy Dance Theatre.
Between 200 and 300 temporary seats will be installed that weekend to give audiences a chance to see the former vaudeville theater’s potential as a site for various cultural events if it can be renovated. This will mark the first event staged at the theater in 24 years.
The momentous event will be sponsored by the Friends of the Washington Theater.
For more, read the full story in the Quincy Herald-Whig.
August 10, 2006
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
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.