Events

  • October 20, 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!

  • October 19, 2005

    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

  • Abbott and Costello Benefit at the Loew’s Jersey: OCTOBER 20

    JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Landmark Loew’s Jersey

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

    Come to the Landmark Loew’s Jersey for our “Fright Night” Benefit screening of Abbott and Costello’s HOLD THAT GHOST. Tickets are $20, and the proceeds will go to United Cerebral Palsy. Co-sponsored by North Fork Bank and Friends of the Loew’s, Inc.

    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 17, 2005

    Fan of Brooklyn’s Kings, or Chicago’s Uptown?

    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

    Gala Opening of the Loew’s Paradise

    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

    How The West Was Won Coming to the Cinerama Dome

    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

    Rebirth of a Dead Theater

    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.

    Links:
    http://qcbrewandview.com
    http://qcbrewandview.com/photos.htm (interior photos)

  • September 25, 2005

    Benefit Concert for Pasadena’s Historic Raymond Theatre

    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)
    Directions: www.oldtowepub.com
    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 – “50 YEARS OF TODD-AO” Festival

    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.