April 8, 2005
CHICAGO, IL — Film critic Roger Ebert will be honored June 23rd with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
A couple weeks later, on July 12th, the Illinois native will be also honored in Chicago, with Mayor Richard Daley declaring that day “Roger Ebert Day” and also with the dedication of a plaque in the sidewalk in front of the landmark Chicago Theatre on State Street.
At the sixth annual Chicago Outdoor Film Festival at Grant Park, which also kicks off on July 12th, Ebert will debut the first of several films he has selected to be shown each Tuesday during the seven week-long event. Among Ebert’s choices are “E.T.”, “Star Wars”, “Citizen Kane”, “Annie Hall”, and “The Hustler”.
Read more in this report from the Chicago Sun Times.
April 4, 2005
CHICAGO, IL — This month’s Friends of the Uptown social, Monday, April 4, will feature an illustrated tour of the Uptown Theatre building through the use of color and black & white slides. The historic landmark will be shown in its exquisite 1925 beginnings, in rare color views from the 1960s and in more contemporary surveys.
If you have ever been curious what is behind those attractive plywood board-up panels that are spray-paint stenciled “HISTORIC UPTOWN THEATRE — POST NO BILLS,” then this is the night for you.
Friends of the Uptown volunteers are hosting brief, monthly socials to talk casually about the history of the UPTOWN THEATRE, Chicago, and other historic venues. The socials are no-frills get-togethers where the dress is casual and the talk is informal.
April 1, 2005
PASADENA, CA — This coming weekend, the Friends of the Raymond Theatre will be having a rummage sale to support the preservation of the Raymond Theatre.
Read on for a larger version of this flyer.
March 18, 2005
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The following email was sent by the Friends of the Loew’s:
“Back in the 1950s when television was new, one of the ways the movie studios tried to compete was to change the size and shape of the movie image. But in addition to widening the aspect ratio the moviemakers made much greater use of color. This seemed a natural combination that truly helped set the movies apart from what was then the small, drab monotone television screen: glorious hues combined with panoramic views.
But a select number of widescreen movies were made in black and white. The effect of sharp contrast and subtle differences in grey scale writ across an enormously wide screen is one of the most distinct, if relatively rare, experiences in cinema. On April 1 and 2, the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre will present three of the best of these movies made in glorious black and W-I-D-E.
March 16, 2005
SUFFERN, NY — The SOUNDS OF SILENTS Film Festival comes to the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York. Nine silent film programs with LIVE musical accompaniment to be screened April 8-9-10, 2005.
The SOUNDS OF SILENTS Film Festival at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York, presents nine unique and entertaining silent film programs from the golden age of cinema, all on the Lafayette Theatre’s giant silver screen – and all with live musical accompaniment. Screening will be films with stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Lon Chaney, Douglas Fairbanks, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Lillian Gish. All of the films are showing in the finest archive prints available and all will feature live musical accompaniment. Selected short subjects will also be a part of several shows. Festival Dates: April 8-9-10, 2005.
March 4, 2005
EFFINGHAM, IL — The Lake Land College Arts & Humanities Series and The Heart Theatre present for FREE tonight:
March 4th, 6:00 pm
THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
Starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins
Rated R; 118 minutes; 1991
March 4th, 9:00 pm
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
Starring Heather Donahue, Michael Williiams,
Joshua Leonard, and Bob Griffith
Rated R; 88 minutes; 1999
March 4th, 11:00 pm
THE BLACK CAT
Starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
Not Rated; 65 minutes; 1934
The event is free and the public is welcome.
PASADENA, CA — The following email was sent in by the Friends of the Raymond Theatre: “BENEFIT FOR THE RAYMOND THEATRE THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH!
Many supporters have already bought tickets. Please arrive at 8pm for the best seats! We hope to see you there.
This Saturday, March 5, the Bonnie Delight Revue is staging an old-fashioned variety show with a modern day twist! Proceeds from this show go to help save Pasadena’s historic Raymond Theatre! The show is being held at the California Institute of Abnormal Arts
(www.ciabnormalarts.com) in North Hollywood.
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Tickets are $15 at the door.
March 3, 2005
INGLEWOOD, CA — Local Pastor, Rev. Doyle Hart will celebrate his 83rd birthday and 40 years of ministry in the Los Angeles area. Gospel Recording Artist Dorinda Clark-Cole will kick off a day-long celebration recognizing several milestones at Academy Cathedral.
Forty years ago, in 1965, Rev. Doyle Hart moved into a small church in the heart of south Los Angeles with a mission to preach the gospel. Because of his inspiring messages of faith and deliverance, Rev. Hart quickly had a growing congregation to preach to. His heartfelt desire to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and to equip people in the community with the necessary tools to live fulfilling lives was immediately felt by anyone attending services in the church then known as Calvary Temple.
March 2, 2005
CHARLESTON, SC — Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art, located in the historic district of downtown Charleston, presents an exhibition of works by Hilarie Lambert entitled “The Theater Project.” The exhibition opens as a part of the French Quarter Art Walk on March 4th.
“The Riviera … The Palace … The Strand … The RKO .. The Paramount”: All are names evocative of the adventure and romance represented by the twentieth-century American icon, the movie theater" states Charleston artist Hilarie Lambert.
March 1, 2005
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The following was sent in by the Loew’s Jersey Theatre:
“Fri., March 4, Sat., March 5 & Sun. March 7
On September 28, 1929, the landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre opened its doors for the first time. Four and a half months before, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences awarded its first Oscar. Over the decades, some of the movies honored as “Best Picture” have lost some of their popularity and now seem oddly dated.
But others have claimed a permanent place in the public’s imagination and in the history of cinema. Now, to celebrate the Loew’s Jersey’s 75th Anniversary, we proudly present four of Oscar’s Most Enduring Best Pictures: