November 6, 2006
FRANKLIN, TN — The historic 70 year old Franklin Cinema is currently scheduled to close in December 2006. This is an open invitation to a block party and gala to rally support and learn more about saving this beloved landmark.
Both the block party and gala will take place on Thursday, November 9, 2006 between 6:30 PM and 9 PM in front of the cinema on 419 Main Street in Franklin, TN. There is a $10 donation requested for the block party. The gala is $50 per person and will take place in the theater.
Advance tickets are required for the gala and can be purchased by calling (615) 591-8500. Should be great weather for this event and hope to see you there!
(Thanks to John Coursey for providing the photo.)
October 25, 2006
WACO, TX — A great tribute to radio announcer, Mary Holliday, will be at the Waco Hippodrome next month.
Holliday (1901-1969), believed to be the first female radio announcer in Texas, broadcast a 30-minute youth talent show each Saturday for more than 30 years. She started in radio in 1925, working as a studio pianist at WJAD-AM, which became WACO-AM in 1927. The show launched shortly thereafter.
Jennifer Warren of Waco, a Holliday fan since she started researching her a few years ago as historian of the Waco Hippodrome Theatre, is bringing back some of those thrilling days of yesteryear with the help of the Waco History Project.
Warren will impersonate the pioneer broadcaster in the free show, “An Evening with Mary Holliday,” set for 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Hippodrome. The event will include students from the Waco Children’s Theater and the G.W. Carver Academy Band, as well as several “graduates” who got their start in Holliday’s program.
For more, visit the Waco Herald Tribune.
For photos relating to this event, visit the Waco Herald Tribune Mary Holliday Tribue Photo Page.
October 19, 2006
SUFFERN, NY — The HORROR & SCIENCE FICTION FESTIVAL 2006 – October 20-21-22
The Horror & Science Fiction Film Festival 2006 at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York presents seven chilling & fun movie programs including several rarely shown titles from the golden age of cinema and all on the Lafayette Theatre’s silver screen.
Horror & Science Fiction are two of Hollywood’s most popular genres, both coming of age in the 1930’s and are still extremely popular today. Screening at the Lafayette during this festival will be films featuring the talents of Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, John Carradine, Lon Chaney, Anthony Perkins, and many more.
All of the films are screening in the finest 35mm studio and archive prints available and most shows will feature pre-show music from the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Festival Dates: October 20-21-22, 2006.
BRADFORD, ENGLAND — Pictureville Cinema in Bradford, UK, is showing their 3-strip Cinerama print of “How The West Was Won” at 1.30pm on Friday 3 November 2006.
October 13, 2006
ALBANY, NY — The Palace Theatre will be the showing the following movies:
The Wizard of Oz will be played on Wednesday, October 25th at 1 and 7 PM.
The Postman Always Rings Twice will be played on Wednesday, November 1st at 1 and 7 PM.
MAS*H, as part of a benefit for VetCare, will be played on Thursday, November 9th at 7:30 PM. Note that tickets for this movie are $10.
Gone With the Wind will be played on Wednesday, November 15th at 1 and 7 PM.
Citizen Kane will be played on Wednesday, November 29th at 1 and 7 PM.
All tickets, except for MAS*H, are $5.
For more info, visit the Palace Theatre webpage.
October 12, 2006
WACO, TX — This event which will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 10 at the Waco Hippodrome Theater will feature a re-enactment of the Jones Fine Bread Kiddie Matinee that was held at the Waco Theater from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. As the first female radio announcer, Mary Holliday hosted this show on Saturday mornings and cartoon serials were shown following the variety show.
Children from all walks of life in Waco and the surrounding towns traveled to audition with her at the Waco studios located in the Alico Building located and still standing at 4th and Austin Avenue.
Due to the popularity of the show, it was moved to the Waco Theater and hosted there for over 20 years.
October 11, 2006
LOS ANGELES, CA — The rarely seen Verdi opera, “Un Giorno di Regno”, is being performed by the Lyric Opera of Los Angeles this week at the Palace Theatre on Broadway.
Showtimes are 7:30PM on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with a 2PM matinee on Saturday as well. Tickets range from $15 to $60. It will be performed in Italian with English Supertitles.
For more information, visit The Lyric Opera Website.
Outside of the occasional Last Remaining Seats film series or Los Angeles Conservancy Walking Tour, you will never have a chance to enter this theater. So don’t miss out!
September 27, 2006
ALBANY, NY — The Palace Theatre has added more movies to their schedule.
On Sunday, October 1st the Palace will be showing a “Then and Now” feature. At 1 PM, the 1933 classic ‘King Kong’ will be played and then after a 30 minute intermission, the 2005 remake will be played.
On Wednesday, October 4th, the Palace will be showing 1941 movie ‘The Maltese Falcon’. The movie will be played at 1 PM and will be repeated at 7 PM.
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 .