Events

  • 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 24, 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.

  • September 22, 2005

    “Reception At The Loew’s Paradise”

    BRONX, NY — The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be hosting discussions on the Grand Concourse as well as walking tours of the area this Saturday. The closing reception will be held at the Loew’s Paradise theatre (The Bronx NYC). It will be fantastic. I shall be there with friends and neighbors.

    Saturday, September 24
    All day: Presentation of community charrette results at the Bronx Museum.
    Free admission.

    11:00 – 12:30 pm
    Panel Discussion
    The Bronx Museum

    Topic: LIVING TOGETHER AND APART: RACE AND HOUSING ON THE GRAND CONCOURSE
    While the Grand Concourse symbolized hope and achievement for some, for others it signified exclusion. Hear the stories of how Jews, Blacks, and Latinos have lived together and struggled on the Grand Concourse.

  • September 21, 2005

    Movies to Return to Capitol to Mark Flint’s Anniversary

    FLINT, MI — To celebrate the Flint MI Sesquicentennial, the Capitol Theatre will be showing movies for the first time in more than a decade on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. More details can be found at The Flint Journal.

  • September 20, 2005

    Trylon Theater Preservation Event/Community Gathering

    Urgent Trylon Theater Preservation Event/Community Gathering

    DATE: Saturday, September 24th
    TIME: 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: 68-12 Ingram St, Forest Hills, NY

    Food will be served. Special guests: Joseph Nocerino (ran for city councilman), historian Bill Safka, as well as other preservationists, community residents, & possible FH celebrities. Members of The Committee To Save The Trylon Theater will be present, & will discuss methods of saving this ‘39 World’s Fair gem from further demolition, & possible landmarking.

    Follow this link for Trylon Theater postings on this site.

    Please RSVP

  • September 15, 2005

    AMC Hosts Hurricane Relief Movie Day

    Today, all admission and concessions proceeds from all AMC Theatres nationwide will go to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

    Donations may also be made here:
    Amazon.com: American Red Cross Hurricane Relief
    American Red Cross — Donate!

  • PCA To Host World Premiere Of “Fatty” Arbuckle Films On October 1st

    PEEKSKILL, NY — The Paramount Center for the Arts (PCA) continues its acclaimed Music&Film Series on Saturday, October 1st, 2005 at 8PM, with the World Premiere of Dave Douglas & Keystone Project’s original jazz score to the films of Roscoe “Fatty”? Arbuckle. Following the performance, there will be a brief Q&A session with Mr. Douglas.

    The Paramount Center for the Arts received a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Commissioning Grant to commission acclaimed jazz trumpeter/composer and Croton, NY-resident Dave Douglas to compose four original scores to accompany four early silent films of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, one of America’s earliest and funniest movie stars.

    Dave Douglas' original pieces, performed with his new sextet Keystone, invoke the humor drama, tragedy and hilarity of Arbuckle’s films and his life. The new electric scores performed with Keystone Project are meant to capture the atmosphere of Arbuckle’s early comedies – warm, funny, funky, and experimental in their freshness. Says Mr. Douglas of his decision to score Arbuckle’s earliest works, “Of all the silent films I watched, these films seemed to have the fastest pace, most suited to the modern eye and ear. I could imagine modern music with them, and it seemed they had not been approached much in that way.”?

  • September 8, 2005

    It’s Showtime! Movie Theater History in WNY

    Monday, September 19, 7:00PM & Tuesday, September 27, 7:00PM

    Meet John Basil, the last man alive who can share true stories…..

    The stories of the most prominent theater chains of the 20th Century in Western New York, the Basil and Dipson Theaters…including the largest theater, Basils' 4200-seat Lafayette Theater, the Colvin, the Apollo, the LaSalle, the Dipson/Basil RIVIERA THEATER IN NORTH TONAWANDA…..and many more.