Events

  • November 9, 2005

    SFMOMA Showcases Local Theater Drawings By Timothy L. Pflueger

    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

    The SALUTE TO FILM PRESERVATION comes to the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, NY – November 12 & 13

    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.

  • Chris Costello Hosts Abbott and Costello’s ‘Time of Their Lives’ at The Landmark Loew’s Jersey

    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

    The Godfather and James Cagney at The Landmark Loew’s Jersey

    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

    Prices:
    $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.

  • October 28, 2005

    Bradley Beach NJ Palace / Beach Cinema 80th Anniversary

    BRADLEY BEACH, NJ – The Beach Cinema, formerly The Bradley Palace of Bradley Beach NJ will present an 80th anniversary showcase on Fri-Sat-Sun, Dec 16-17-18, 2005. Evening shows are at 7:30 PM for all three dates, 1:30 Matinees Sat & Sun. A tentative show will feature shorts (3 Stooges, others possible as well) and “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby. There will be a trivia contest, door prizes, and history presentation at the Fri & Sat evening shows.

    The Beach Cinema opened as a motion picture venue called The Bradley Palace in Dec 26, 1925. The independent owner-operated 520 seat house is the last regularly operating single-screen cinema in the area, still uses two projectors (1938 Super Simplexes), and still offers REAL butter on the popcorn!

    Call 732-774-9089 (theater recording line)
    The address is…110 Main St. Bradley Beach NJ 07720 (physical)
    (Mailing address is 510 McCabe Ave, Bradley Beach NJ 07720, attn John Esposito, owner.)

  • October 25, 2005

    Classic Monsters at The Landmark Loew’s Jersey

    JERSEY CITY, NJ – The Landmark Loew’s Jersey

    GODZILLA!
    KING KONG!
    VINCENT PRICE!
    Monsters of a Different Kind, Together for Halloween!

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
    Come to The Landmark Loew’s Jersey for a day of family fun for Halloween with classic horror, frights, and camp!

    “King Kong vs. Godzilla,” 3:30 PM.
    “Godzilla,” 7 PM. This is the restored original version, in Japanese with English subtitles.
    “Masque of the Red Death,” 9:15 PM. Starring Vincent Price, directed by Roger Corman.

    Tickets per screening are $6 Adult, $4 Seniors and Children 12 and under. Combo tickets for TWO films are $10/$6. Super combo tickets for ALL THREE films are $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 or e-mail us at

  • October 21, 2005

    Rally To Save The ‘39 Trylon Theater; Sun, Oct. 23rd; 2 PM to 3 PM!!!

    DATE: Sunday, October 23rd
    TIME: From 2 PM – 3 PM
    LOCATION: Trylon Theater; 98-81 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, N.Y.

    Please join us in solidarity for a lawful & peaceful expression of our concerns.

    **Points of the rally:
    1. LANDMARK the ‘39 Trylon Theater; a last standing structure which bears strong significance to the 1939 World’s Fair.
    2. PRESERVE the presently intact Art Deco facade, glass block projection tower (which once illuminated Queens Blvd.), & the marquee.
    3. RESTORE what was lost during a summer 2005 conversion, despite an active construction violation & stop work order since April 2005. The Trylon Theater’s architectural features distinguish it as one of NY’s notable works of Modernism.
    4. ADAPT the site for the Education Center For Russian Jewry, with a preservation-minded re-use strategy, rather than demolition.

    (Participants: Historians, preservationists, community residents, as well as residents of neighboring boroughs, politicians, possible FH celebrities, the media, & members of The Committee To Save The Trylon Theater.)

    For more info: Art Deco Society of N.Y. at (212) 679-DECO or e-mail The website is www.artdeco.org

    To sign the Trylon Theater petition, click or paste the following: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/Trylon/petition.html

  • October 19, 2005

    The HORRORTHON comes to the Lafayette Theatre October 22 & 23.

    SUFFERN, NY — The HORROR-THON Film Festival at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York presents seven illustrious and entertaining horror movie programs — including several rarely shown titles including HOUSE OF WAX in double-system 3-D — from the golden age of cinema, all on the Lafayette Theatre’s giant silver screen and just in time for Halloween.

    Screening will be films with stars such as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, and Jack Nicholson and from directors such as Stanley Kubrick, William Friedkin, Terence Fisher, and George Romero. 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: October 22 & 23, 2005.

    Film Schedule

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
    12:45 pm HOUSE OF WAX (1953, directed by Andre de Toth) starring Vincent Price and Phyllis Kirk – Presented in the miracle of double-system polarized 3-D!

  • Spotlight Gala and Revue at the Loew’s Jersey

    Friends of the Loews emailed us about thier upcoming gala event at the Loew’s Jersey:

    Friends of the Loew’s Invites You To…

    Step Back In Time for One Memorable Evening At
    The Spotlight Gala & Revue
    Enjoy the Music of The Jazz Age
    Plus the Laughter of the Vaudeville Stage
    And Help a Historical & Cultural Landmark

    Thursday, October 27
    At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
    54 Journal Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    Starring

    Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks

    Plus
    “Uncle Floyd” Vivino

    In the Vaudeville tradition, the Revue will also introduce young talent from the JCPS Visual & Performing Arts School, and will even include a classic film short!

    Celebrating the Finale of the Loew’s Jersey’s 75th Anniversary
    And Benefiting FOL’s Restoration & Operation
    Of the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
    As a Not-For-Profit Arts Center

  • October 18, 2005

    ‘Memoirs of a Movie Palace’ screening in Uptown, Chicago

    CHICAGO, IL — “Memoirs of a Movie Palace” will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005, at Truman College, 1134 W. Wilson Ave., in Uptown, Chicago. The venue is Novar Hall, where seating is limited. “Uptown Community Portrait 2005,” a short, cinema verite documentary, will precede the feature film. The screening is for educational purposes in the college auditorium.

    “Memoirs,” a 1979 independent film, tells the story of a theatre very similar to the UPTOWN, Chicago: The LOEW’S KINGS THEATRE, in Brooklyn, N.Y., which also remains closed without a plan for renovation and reuse. Both venues were built in the 1920s as designed by the same Chicago firm, C.W. and Geo. L. Rapp, architects.

    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, we would have a very similar document, with the same kinds of memories recalled and sentiments expressed — minus the Brooklyn accents!

    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!

    Truman officials said that we may park in any of the adjacent Truman parking lots (driveway located on Broadway through the McJunkin Building). Street parking or public transportation would be the easier option. 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.

    Reprinted with permission from Uptown Adviser, http://www.uptowntheatre.com