March 13, 2006
NEW YORK, NY — On March 25th, Hourglass Group will kick off its 2006 season with Paradise Follies at the Murphy Amphitheatre at FIT.
Hosted by Tony-nominated Isabel Keating (The Boy from Oz), the gala event will honor the remarkable Dorothy Wegman Raphaelson (1904-2005), the penultimate Ziegfeld Girl. She was the wife of playwright and screenwriter Samson Raphaelson, who wrote the classic Ernst Lubitsch film Trouble in Paradise. In June, Hourglass Group will present the world premiere of a new stage adaptation of Trouble in Paradise at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea.
Paradise Follies will feature a Gala Champagne reception with Drama Desk award-winning composer Michael Garin (Song of Singapore) on the piano, a tribute film to Dorothy Raphaelson, a screening of Trouble in Paradise and a celebrity-filled afterparty sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka at the soon-to-open Chelsea club, Balance. Balance will house the Museum of Mixology, a museum dedicated to the history of the cocktail.
March 9, 2006
SUFFERN, NY — The SALUTE TO GREAT MOVIE MUSICALS Weekend – March 10-11-12
The SALUTE TO MOVIE MUSICALS Festival at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York presents seven illustrious movie programs — including several rarely shown titles — from the golden age of cinema and all on the Lafayette Theatre’s giant silver screen.
One of Hollywood’s most popular genres, the movie musical came of age in the 1930s and is still extremely popular today. Screening will be films featuring the talents of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Elvis Presley, Ginger Rogers, Howard Keel, Ruby Keeler, Leslie Caron, and John Travolta, including the return engagement of KISS ME KATE presented in double-system polarized 3-D and stereo sound.
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: March 10-12, 2006.
Tickets are $8.00 for each show. The money-saving Full Festival pass good for all seven shows is $50.00. Day-of-the-show tickets will go on sale at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.
February 28, 2006
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theater
2:55 From ‘55—
3 Cinemascope Classics From 1955—
All in The W-I-D-E-S-T Cinemascope (2:55) Ever Filmed!
Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK—Friday, March 10, 8 PM
REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE—Saturday, March 11, 6:15 PM
EAST OF EDEN—Saturday, March 11, 8:45 PM
Admission per film is $6 Adult/$4 Senior or Child. COMBO ticket for 2 FILMS is $10/$6, SUPER COMBO ticket for ALL 3 is $15/$10 PLUS get a FREE popcorn with each ticket.
For more info, please visit www.loewsjersey.org or call 201-798-6055.
February 27, 2006
NEW YORK, NY — Adding to classic film screenings in the area at the Loew’s Jersey and Lafayette Theatre, the Ziegfeld has announced a month of repetrory screenings of classic films such as “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Doctor Zhivago,” and “2001” as well as more contemporary films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
February 8, 2006
NEW YORK, NY – An article in the New York Post by Lou Lumenick announces an Oscar-themed film retrospective at Manhattan’s plush single screen Ziegfeld Theater. This series has been discussed at great length on the Ziegfeld’s page on Cinema Treasures and finally seems to be getting some coverage in the press, though I still haven’t seen a single print ad in any of the local dailies.
The program kicks off with a “Best Actor” series featuring “The Godfather”, “The Godfather, Part II” and “Chinatown” (separate $7.50 admission for each film) that will run through next Thursday. Other films to be screened during the series (which comes to an end on March 9th) include “My Fair Lady”, “West Side Story”, “Chicago”, “Ben-Hur”(1959), “Gladiator”, “Braveheart”, the complete “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and all three Indiana Jones films.
Alas, it does not appear that any of these films will be screened in 70mm. I still would urge all members of Cinema Treasures who reside within the NY Metro area to turn out as often as possible to support the festival. The full schedule is posted on Clearview Cinema’s website.
February 2, 2006
The Lafayette Theatre is proud to announce the start of its 4th year of classic film programs, the most comprehensive schedule anywhere of timeless movie entertainment. The Spring 2006 Season is our most ambitious yet, with over 30 programs of classic films. Our signature event – the Saturday morning Big Screen Classics – begins on February 25th with the The Band Wagon, starring Fred Astaire.
Special film events planned for the Spring:
February 25 through June 17: the Big Screen Classics Saturday morning matinee series.
March 10-12: “The Salute to Movie Musicals” – featuring seven incredible shows including KISS ME KATE presented in double-system polarized 3-D and Dolby Stereo sound.
April 7: “Ben-Hur” – the 1925 silent version with live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer by guest artist Robert Israel.
April 8 & 9: “The Film Noir Festival” – seven great film programs featuring mysteries, detectives and femme fatales.
April 10-11-12: Special Roadshow Engagement of James Cameron’s TITANIC, presented in Panavision and DTS stereo sound.
FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
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.