October 17, 2005
CHICAGO, IL — If you are a fan of the long dormant Kings in Brooklyn, NY, and have long wanted to see the documentary about it, here is your chance. If you have always intended to journey to Chicago to see its theatres, there here is the way you can ‘kill two birds with one stone’:
The following news blurbs come from the Uptown Adviser, the Friends of the Uptown newsletter (visit their Web site at www.uptowntheatre.com)::)
For your cinematic pleasure — One Night Only!
Memoirs of a Movie Palace and Uptown Community Portrait 2005
to be screened at Friends/Truman College event
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, Truman College
“Memoirs of a Movie Palace” will be screened at Truman College, 1134 W. Wilson Ave., in Uptown. The venue is Novar Hall, where seating is limited. This is a very special screening of a very difficult to find movie. “Uptown Community Portrait 2005,” a short cinema verite documentary, will precede the feature film.
“Memoirs,” a 1979 independent film, tells the story of a theatre very similar to the Uptown: The LOEW’S KINGS THEATRE, in Brooklyn, N.Y., which also remains closed without a plan for reuse. The film was shot on location as the KINGS was being closed in the late 1970s. If someone had the foresight to shoot a movie in the UPTOWN (minus the Brooklyn accents!), we would have a very similar document, with the same kinds of memories recalled and sentiments expressed.
Your attendance as a “Friend” of the Uptown is important to our efforts and goals. As major stabilization work is ongoing at the theatre building, it is a good time for us to network and get to know each other!
Donations will be accepted in lieu of a fixed admission ticket price. Truman officials said that we may park in any of the adjacent Truman parking lots (driveway located on Broadway through the McJunkin Building). Entrance to the Truman building itself will be through the easternmost doors located on the Wilson Avenue side (north elevation). Staff will direct you from there.
This may be short notice that I just received an hour ago, but short notice is better than none. Happy theatres to you. Jim Rankin
October 11, 2005
BRONX, NY — Fantastic News Everyone!
The Gala opening of the Loews Paradise is set for October 29th Featuring singing sensation Giberto Santa Rosa.
I will be there naturally!
Valet parking is available for $10.00 and tickets which can be purchased at the new theatre box office on Grand Concourse (a recent installment which is absolutely lovely) or ticketmaster.
Tickets for the event will run from $40.00 to $75.00. It should be wonderful.
I hope to see everyone there!
October 7, 2005
HOLLYWOOD, CA — “How the West Was Won” in it’s original 3-strip Cinerama format returns to the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood for one week only from October 28 to November 3rd. Tickets are now on sale! Take it from me, if you have not seen this film on the Cinerama screen you have not seen it! See you there!!
September 27, 2005
ROCK ISLAND, IL — Devin Hansen has purchased and restored the old Capri Cinema which had been shuttered for the past 10 years and is now showing first run and independent films.
The theater now operates as a Brew & View and also serves food. The Rocket Cinema (which was the theater’s original name) also has live music which includes local and national touring acts.
September 24, 2005
The following email was sent by Gina Zamparelli:
“BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PASADENA’S HISTORIC RAYMOND THEATRE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2005
Come on down to Pasadena’s Old Towne Pub for music, free barbecue, silent auction and FUN!
Snotty Scotty and the Hankies will be performing with very special celebrity guests. Free barbecue, starts at 2pm sharp.
Date: September 25, 2005
From: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
At: The Old Town Pub, 66 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
(Located between Holly Street and Fair Oaks, walk down the alley next to Origami Restaurant, follow the signs)
Tickets: $5.00 admission (but we won’t fault you for donating a little more at the door!)
Visit the Raymond Theatre booth and buy your “Save the Raymond Theatre” t-shirts!
All proceeds go to help save Pasadena’s Historic Raymond Theatre
For more information: www.raymondtheatre.com or (818) 541-9522"
September 23, 2005
KARLSRUHE, GERMANY — During October 7th – 9th a festival called “50 YEARS OF TODD – AO” will be held at the SCHAUBURG Cinerama cinema in Karlsruhe, Germany.
New 70mm prints of HELLO DOLLY, THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES, PATTON, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 2001 – A SPACE ODYSSEY and vintage 70mm prints of RYANS DAUGHTER, MY FAIR LADY and AIRPORT will be shown during the festival.
The SCHAUBURG Cinerama goes back to 1906 and still has the curved screen and the ambiente from the 1960’s, when it was reconstructed to a single lens Cinerama theatre.
All films are shown in the Original English versions, except the vintage prints, which were German dubbed language versions.
September 22, 2005
BRONX, NY — The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be hosting discussions on the Grand Concourse as well as walking tours of the area this Saturday. The closing reception will be held at the Loew’s Paradise theatre (The Bronx NYC). It will be fantastic. I shall be there with friends and neighbors.
Saturday, September 24
All day: Presentation of community charrette results at the Bronx Museum.
11:00 – 12:30 pm
The Bronx Museum
Topic: LIVING TOGETHER AND APART: RACE AND HOUSING ON THE GRAND CONCOURSE
While the Grand Concourse symbolized hope and achievement for some, for others it signified exclusion. Hear the stories of how Jews, Blacks, and Latinos have lived together and struggled on the Grand Concourse.
September 21, 2005
FLINT, MI — To celebrate the Flint MI Sesquicentennial, the Capitol Theatre will be showing movies for the first time in more than a decade on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. More details can be found at The Flint Journal.
September 20, 2005
Urgent Trylon Theater Preservation Event/Community Gathering
DATE: Saturday, September 24th
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: 68-12 Ingram St, Forest Hills, NY
Food will be served. Special guests: Joseph Nocerino (ran for city councilman), historian Bill Safka, as well as other preservationists, community residents, & possible FH celebrities. Members of The Committee To Save The Trylon Theater will be present, & will discuss methods of saving this ‘39 World’s Fair gem from further demolition, & possible landmarking.
Follow this link for Trylon Theater postings on this site.
September 15, 2005