January 19, 2006
“Preserving Motion Picture Palaces”
Alice Carey, owner and founder, Carey & Co. Inc.
Michael Crowe, author and historic preservation consultant
Katherine Petrin, architectural historian, Architectural Resources Group
February 09, 2006
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Phyllis Wattis Theater
The golden age of motion pictures saw the development of opulent single-screen movie houses whose exotic architectural styles helped transport audiences to faraway places. Architect Timothy Pflueger’s projects of the 1920s and 1930s include some of the Bay Area’s best examples â€" the Paramount, Castro, Alhambra, and Alameda theaters. This program examines Pflueger’s enduring contributions and chronicles the rise of single-screen theaters, their subsequent decline, and ongoing efforts to preserve them. Pflueger’s architectural drawings are currently on view in The Art of Design. A hosted reception in The Schwab Room follows.
$10 general; $8 SFMOMA members and National Trust for Historic Preservation members, students, and seniors. Includes reception. Tickets are available at the Museum (no surcharge) or online.
This event is cosponsored by the Western Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
For more information or to purchase tickets online please visit: www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/exhib_detail.asp?id=134
January 13, 2006
I am looking to buy large quantities of used theater seats.
December 28, 2005
CHICAGO, IL — Selections from “Palace Treasure,” a screenplay by Jerry Vasilatos, will be read by the author at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, in Uptown.
The venue is the Golden House Restaurant/Pancake House party room, 4744 N. Broadway. Write for more information. Seating is limited.
Based on memories of Chicago’s Uptown and Granada theatres and the legends of the buildings' owners and caretakers, “Palace Treasure” is Vasilatos' tribute to the Chicago of his youth and to the spirit of such historic buildings. The story features community-minded underdogs who race against the clock to thwart a planned demolition and real-estate development of a historic theatre. Their adventure includes looking for a valuable-but-lost silent film that is thought to be hidden somewhere within the palatial 1920s movie palace.
Vasilatos, who now calls Hollywood home, is an indepedent film writer, editor, director and producer. He is visiting Chicago friends and family for the holidays and has volunteered to host this special “Friends of the Uptown” night.
A synopsis of “Palace Treasure” can be read on Vasilatos' Web site,
Friends of the Uptown, Uptown Theatre, Chicago.
December 1, 2005
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Come to The Landmark Loew’s Jersey next Saturday and Have an Old-Fashioned Visit with Santa. Then, Enjoy Classic Movies for The Whole Family!
Saturday, December 10
12 PM to 3 PM: Santa returns for the 11th season to the Grand Lobby of the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre to hear Holiday wishes from boys and girls. A visit with Santa is free. A digital photo with him is just $2.00 — but if you bring a new, unwrapped toy for a needy child, the photo is free as our thank you. (Toys will be distributed by the St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity/Secular Franciscan Order of Jersey City.) Plus — every kid who sees Santa will get a $1.00 discount for either of our two movie screenings later that day.
3:30 PM to 6:20 PM DOUBLE FEATURE! Plus A Classic Holiday Cartoon: Laurel & Hardy’s
“Babes In Toyland” — a.k.a. “March of the Wooden Soldiers” — (1934) is a Holiday tradition in the Metropolitan Area. It will be screened in a rare, uncut 16mm print that includes the seldom-seen original opening sequence. It will be followed at 4:55 PM by another perennial favorite of the season, Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol” (1938) starring Reginald Owen as Scrooge, shown in a near-mint 35mm print. PLUS — “The Little Match Girl” — a rarely seen Columbia Pictures cartoon from 1937, shown in 35mm. Tickets for this double feature are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children 12 years old and under.
November 21, 2005
St. George Theatre’s 2nd Anniversary Gala
Saturday, December 03, 2005
The 76th Anniversary and the Second Annual Gala of the St. George Theatre will be December 3rd. Live on the Red Carpet with Fred Cerullo and Brian Laline, Grammy and Tony Award Winning Composer of HAIR, Galt MacDermot, and his New Pulse Jazz Band and Broadway Singers.
Awards Presented by Special Guest, Faye Dunaway. Danny Rodriguez “America’s Favorite Tenor” (former NYPD). Complimentary Cocktails and Hors'douvres, $150.00 per person Black Tie Preferred TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!!
Call the Box Office for Reservations: 718-442-2900
November 11, 2005
ST. LOUIS, MO – The 14th annual St. Louis International Film Festival opens today and continues through November 20. True to its name, the fest offers movies from near and far – 50 narrative films, 21 feature-length documentaries and scores of shorts from more than two dozen countries.
Most of the screenings are at the Historic Tivoli Theatre, with selected events at Webster University (and one rockin' reel at the Pageant).
For more on the Festival, showtimes, and features can be found at www.cinemastlouis.org
November 9, 2005
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – From October 27, 2005 through May 2, 2006, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (www.sfmoma.org) will present a suite of 14 drawings of California picture palaces by Timothy L. Pflueger, one of the Bay Area’s most important architects.
Featured drawings include historic plans for San Francisco’s Castro Theater (1922); The Alhambra Theater (1926), the first West Coast cinema to be decorated inside and out in a Moorish theme; and the East Bay’s Alameda Theater (1932), a structure distinguished by its soaring Art Deco facade.
Also included are drawings for the Central Valley’s Tulare Theater (1927), a desert fortress outlined in glowing neon.
November 4, 2005
SUFFERN, NY — The Salute to Film Preservation – at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, NY – honors the heroic work from film archives around the world in preserving our motion picture heritage and features six programs of rare and hard-to-see films.
Among the programs will be the East Coast premiere of the newly-restored SuperCineColor treat ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET CAPTAIN KIDD, which will feature additional rare film footage and a personal appearance and Q & A session with Lou Costello’s daughter Chris Costello, presented in cooperation with the Fort Lee Film Commission.
Other films being screened highlight different film processes, including two-color Technicolor, three-strip Technicolor, silent cinema and 3-D. 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: November 12 & 13, 2005.
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Loew’s Jersey presents a RARE screening of Abbott and Costello’s The Time of Their Lives, screened in Universal’s archival print (16mm). Hosted by Chris Costello—Lou’s daughter. Ms. Costello will talk about her father, Abbott and Costello, and take questions from the audience after the film.
On Sunday, November 13 at 1:30 PM, at The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater:
54 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
October 31, 2005
JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Landmark Loew’s Jersey
On FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12,
At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
54 Journal Square
Jersey City, NJ 07306
The Friends of the Loew’s proudly presents the all-time great crime saga
THE GODFATHER I and II
and the James Cagney Classic, THE PUBLIC ENEMY
Dates and Times
The Godfather, November 11, 7:30 PM
The Public Enemy, November 12, 4:30 PM
The Godfather, Part II, November 12, 7:30 PM
$6 Adult, $4 Seniors
Combo Ticket for TWO films: $10/$6
Super Combo Ticket for ALL THREE films: $15/$10 plus get a FREE popcorn with each Super Combo ticket
For more info, please visit www.loewsjersey.org or call 201-798-6055.
The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a non-profit arts center that is operated by Friends of the Loew’s, Inc.