January 31, 2006
Tonight, 31st January, 7.30 GMT on ITV, ‘Disappearing London’ presented by SUGGS ( frontman of the band Madness ) will feature London’s cinemas that have survived, albeit in different uses from their origins. The beautiful ‘Tooting Granada’ will definitely feature.
January 26, 2006
JERSEY CITY, NJ — On February 10 and 11, Friends of the Loew’s begins its Spring season of classic film weekends at the Loew’s Jersey Theater.
In partnership with Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, The Loew’s Jersey is proud to present three films that depict the complex relationships between humans and animals:
Friday, February 10, 8 PM: BEST IN SHOW (2000/90 min) — A wickedly funny and intelligent character comedy that gently sends-up the peculiar world and characters of dog show competitions.
Saturday, February 11, 4 PM: OLD YELLER (1957/84 min) — One of the best loved live-action features ever made by the Walt Disney Company.
Saturday, February 11, 8 PM: THE MISFITS (1961/124 min) — The final film for both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe, “The Misfits” also starred Montgomery Clift and Eli Wallach. It is a powerful tribute to the majesty and vulnerability of the Old West’s wild horses, symbols not just of the Old West but of independence and fundamental goodness — and of the fragility of the same.
Greyhound Friends of New Jersey, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and finding homes and new lives as loving pets for greyhounds that have been “retired” from racing.
The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is an arts and entertainment center operated by Friends of the Loew’s, a non-profit organization.
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.