December 10, 2012
BELLINGHAM, WA — [Regal}(/chains/129) is launching its new Barkley Theatre with three days of recent releases for $2 a pop. A different local charity each day will receive the funds in advance of the grand opening on Friday.
Read more in the News Tribune.
December 4, 2012
NEW YORK, NY — The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a 70mm festival at the Walter Reade Theater in late December. They’ll feature 15 rare prints including classics such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Sound of Music,” and a 30th Anniversary screening of “Tron.”
Read more at their official website.
(Thanks to Bill Huelbig for providing the photo.)
December 1, 2012
Interested in the history of New York film exhibition? Toby Talbot, co-owner of the New Yorker Theater and author of The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies (CUP, 2010) will be speaking on Sunday December 2nd alongside Ross Melnick, author of American Showman: Samuel ‘Roxy’ Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry (CUP, 2012) at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan at 1pm. The event will be moderated by film critic, writer, and teacher, Philip Lopate. Link
November 21, 2012
GLENDALE, CA — The popular Three Stooges Festival is returning to the Alex this Saturday with a series built around the filming locations of the pictures. Pre-show presentations and a book signing will also be part of the event.
Read more in the Los Angeles Times.
(Thanks to DavidZornig for providing the photo.)
November 20, 2012
BROOKLYN, NY — Architectural photographer Matt Lambros is giving another lecture on December 3rd at the Observatory. As part of the Atlas Obscura Speakers, his lecture will discuss the Fall of the American Movie Palace.
Purchase tickets in advance and get more details at Atlas Obscura.
(Thanks to Matt Lambros for providing the photo.)
November 8, 2012
ATHOL, MA — A Free Presentation on the York and Capitol Theater, by Jonathan A. Boschen, at the temporary location for the Athol Library. RSVP by calling the Athol Public Library: www.athollibrary.org/index.cfm?p=c.add
On Tuesday November the 13th at 5:30pm the Athol Public Library will feature a presentation by film history enthusiast Jonathan A. Boschen that explores these buildings during their reign as theaters throughout the 1930’s, through the 1950’s.
October 24, 2012
BROOKLYN, NY — The New York Theatre Organ Society will present the 1925 horror movie classic “The Phantom of the Opera” starring Lon Chaney Sr. and yes the LIU- Brooklyn Paramount Mighty Wurlitzer will be the accompaniment for the film. The presentation starts at 3 PM on Sunday, October 28th 2012. Come and see just how movies were shown in 1925. The Paramount is located on Flatbush Ave. Extention at Dekalb Ave. Across from Juniors Restaurant. Easy to get to by bus, subway, LIRR and parking near by.
(Thanks to kiwiplant for providing the photo.)
October 18, 2012
October 17, 2012
One of the most iconic horror films of all time will be coming to select Classic Cinemas theatres just in time for Halloween. John Carpenter’s original “Halloween” ® will be hitting the big screen on Tuesday, October 30th at 7:30 PM. This is a special 35th anniversary film with a bonus short that explores the movie’s impact on the horror genre called “You Can Kill the Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween,” directed by Fangoria’s Justin Beahm.
Released in 1978, “Halloween” is often credited as the start of the slasher horror movie craze. The film was the first installment in what became the Halloween franchise. The plot is set in the fictional Midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois. On Halloween in 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers murders his older sister. Fifteen years later, he escapes from a psychiatric hospital, returns home, and stalks teenager Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her friends. Michael’s psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis suspects Michael’s intentions, and follows him to Haddonfield to try to prevent him from killing again.
October 8, 2012
Did you know Americans eat 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year? That’s almost 51 quarts per person – people can’t get enough! In honor of October being National Popcorn Month and the Official Snack Food of the State of Illinois, Classic Cinemas is offering a FREE 46 oz popcorn to Classic Rewards members at each of their 13 theatre locations.
According to the Illinois State Museum, there are 333 Illinois farms that grow popcorn on 47,000 acres, making Illinois the largest grower of popcorn! In 2003, second and third grade students and their teacher in Joliet proposed popcorn as the official Illinois State Snack Food, and it was later voted as a state symbol!