April 18, 2006
PENNSYLVANIA — Back when gambling became legal in New Jersey, many of that state’s longstanding successful businesses collapsed, some literally overnight, and movie theaters were no exception.
In New Jersey’s case, because the casinos generated far more revenues than traditional businesses could possibly even begin to, once the casinos went into full swing they absorbed so much political attention that it quickly became like New Jersey’s casinos were the only recognized revenue source there was.
April 12, 2006
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Friends of the Loew’s will be presenting a series of film classics by legendary director John Ford at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater.
Friday, April 28:
8 PM: STAGECOACH — Starring John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell and John Carradine. (1939 – 96 mins. – B&W). Don’t miss this chance to see “Stagecoach” on the big screen in the UCLA Archive 35mm print!
Saturday, April 29:
2 PM: THE GRAPES OF WRATH — Starring Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carridine. (1940 – 129 mins. – B&W)
5 PM: THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING — Starring Edward G. Robinson and Jean Arthur. (1935 – 95 mins. – B&W). Discover this little-known classic in a NEW 35mm print from Sony Pictures!
8:15 PM : THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE — Starring John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin, Vera Miles.(1962 – 123 mins. – B&W)
Admission for each screening is $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children aged 12 and under.
COMBO TICKET for TWO FILMS : $10 Adult, $6 Senior or Child. SUPER COMBO TICKET for ALL THREE FILMS: $15 Adult, $10 plus get a FREE popcorn with each ticket.
For more info, please visit www.loewsjersey.org or call 201-798-6055.
The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a non-profit arts and entertainment center operated by Friends of the Loew’s.
April 7, 2006
BRONX, NY — Tours of the Loew’s Paradise Theater will commence on Saturday, April 8th at 11 AM and at 1 PM. Additional tours this month are planned for April 15th and April 22nd, with a regular schedule following on Saturdays throughout the year. Admission is $6.00 for all, with a maximumn tour size of 30 people. Photography will not be a problem.
Those wishing to attend — And who wouldn’t?!!!! It’s magnificent. — should leave their names with the theatre at 1-800-353-8040. Please check the website www.theparadisetheater.com for future dates and updated information.
Orlando Lopes, New York Director of the Theatre Historical Society, has done an outstanding job. His support of the Paradise continues by coordinating volunteer efforts for events and by personally guiding these tours which will take about 50 minutes.
Please join me by leaving a note below expressing our gratitude to Orlando and the Paradise owner, management and team for making this possible.
April 6, 2006
BROOKLYN, NY – A meeting to organize a movement to revitalize the historic Loew’s Kings movie palace will be held at noon Saturday, April 8 in a 75-person auditorium at the Flatbush Library at 22 Linden Blvd by Flatbush Avenue, easily accessible by subway.
The discussion will be highlighted by Bruce Friedman, who will discuss his tireless efforts toward the preservation of the theater since 1987, and the hope to preserve it through transformation to a singularly grand performing arts space to serve the diverse Flatbush community.
The meeting will include a showing of at least parts of ‘Memoirs Of A Movie Palace’, a touching documentary filmed in the last days of the 3,000+ seat theater’s operation. But most important, we will be there to exchange our ideas on how to revitalize this grand theater for the modern community of Brooklyn, starting with small artistic outreach efforts.
The formal meeting will conclude at 2:30, at which point we will take a group stroll down commercially bustling Flatbush Avenue to visit the boarded-up palace in person, on the way passing by several other ancient landmarks at the heart of this historic street. There may also be a small concluding meeting at Mr. Friedman’s nearby home, conditions permitting.
April 5, 2006
WEST BABYLON, NY — Taking a cue from the recent run at the Ziegfeld Theater, the operators of the South Bay Cinemas have decided to experiment with some revival and are going to play the 70mm DTS Version of “Lawrence of Arabia” beginning this Friday, April 7th for at least one week.
The theater is one of the few houses left
on Long Island ready to play 70mm at any given moment. The management team led by James Kern and Bruce Latten are taking the opportunity to try and build some interest into making this a regular feature and keep bringing in some more 70mm.
Wouldn’t a NY based 70mm FAN CLUB that met once a month and showed a film be a terrific thing? Maybe it’s only pipe dreaming to some but with enough interest, anything is possible. And don’t worry about MAG soundtracks. This theater is equipped to handle it.
So, spread the word around and try to visit the theater in the coming week. Tickets are a reasonable $7.00 for Adults. Shows will be daily at 2pm & 7:30pm except for Friday when it will only run at 7:30pm.
April 3, 2006
QUEENS, NY — On Tuesday, April 4th from 1 PM – 5 PM, the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks has scheduled an oversight hearing at Queens Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Boulevard, Room 213, Kew Gardens, NY) to discuss the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation activities in Queens. Public testimony will be taken and the LPC is scheduled to be present. The Landmarks Preservation Commission also intends to discuss what it means by “its criteria” in identifying & designating landmarks in Queens.
The Trylon Theater (one of many issues) will be addressed as a case in point, documenting the LPC’s failure to hold a hearing at the very least, which violates the architectural and historical provisions of the landmarks law established in 1965. This ties in directly with other landmark-worthy theaters, & other potential individual landmarks and historic districts in Queens that are consistently being ignored by the LPC. A general consensus among the community and preservationists is that we should have a greater say. Queens must stop getting the backdoor!!!
March 23, 2006
BELMONT, MA — The Studio Cinema is the home for Belmont World Film’s “Extraordinary Journeys” film series, which runs March 19-May 8, and includes international feature films and documentaries:
3/26: In Casablanca Angels Don’t Fly (Morocco, New England premiere)
4/2: Moon of Avellaneda (Argentina, New England premiere)
4/9: Kilmetre Zero (Iraq, New England premiere)
4/10: Liberace of Baghdad (documentary about Iraq, New England premiere)
4/23: Aaltra (Belgium, New England Premiere)
4/30: Windhorse (filmed in Tibet)
5/8: Le Grand Voyage (France/Morocco)
For more info visit www.belmontworldfilm.org or call 617-484-3980.
March 21, 2006
FOREST HILLS, NY — On THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2006, The Juniper Park Civic Association will hold a public meeting in support of landmarking the Trylon Theater, a prominent Art Deco theater in Forest Hills, bearing strong significance to the nearby 1939 World’s Fair. In addition, zoning issues and advocacy for other potential Queens landmarks (i.e. St. Savior’s 1847 Church in Maspeth) will be addressed.
ADDRESS: Our Lady of Hope auditorium on Eliot Avenue & 71 St, Middle Village.
ATTENDEES: A few hundred expected; Queens civic groups, Mayor Bloomberg, local councilmembers, community residents and preservationists, and members of The Committee To Save The Trylon Theater, including its founder & chair, Michael Perlman
For more info, contact: Christina Wilkinson of the Juniper Park Civic at and Michael Perlman of The Committee To Save The Trylon Theater at
March 20, 2006
LINCOLN, RI — CinemaWorld in Lincoln RI will be hosting Lord of the Rings in 3 one week engagements. Fellowship of the Rings will run 3/24/06-3/30/06, Two Towers 3/31/06-4/06/06, Return of the King 4/07/06-4/13/06. On 4/15/06 they will be running a marathon of all three movies starting at noon.
They have the information available at the website www.cinemaworldonline.com. Times are running daily at 12:00 4:00 8:00. Pricing is $5.00 all seats all shows and the Marathon is $12.50 per person.
March 16, 2006
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
A 6'3" Rabbit…A Daring Archaeologist…and Moses
Celebrate Easter and Passover with Classic Movies at The Loew’s Jersey!
Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26
Saturday, March 25: 4 PM James Stewart in HARVEY (1950/104 min/B&W)
Saturday, March 25: 8 PM INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989/129 min/Color)
Sunday, March 26: 2 PM An Archival Print of Cecil B. DeMille’s THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956/219 min/Color)