Events

  • 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.

  • August 31, 2005

    Southern California Drive-In Movie Society

    Lanna writes:

    Join the newly launched Southern California Drive-In Movie Society. For more info, contact Chris at:

    “Preserving the classic drive-in movie experience in Southern California” is our mission!

    The next Membership Outreach event is Saturday, September 24th, 2005 at 6:30 PM. The event will be held at the Pacific Vineland Drive-In, 443 N. Vineland in the City of Industry (91715) — in the San Gabriel Valley — the only remaining operating drive-in theater in Los Angeles and Orange Counties!

    We usually meet by the snack bar! Look for our signs inside!

  • August 18, 2005

    Visit the Uptown Theatre in Chicago This Saturday!

    CHICAGO, IL — Don’t forget! Uptown neighbors and fans of the Uptown entertainment district are encouraged to help make history by posing for a classic photograph in front of the neighborhood’s namesake historic theater at noon Saturday, Aug. 20, at Broadway and Lawrence.

    Marc Smith, internationally acclaimed poet and creator of the Uptown Poetry Slam at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, will emcee the event. Actors from the Quest Theatre Ensemble and the Annoyance Theatre Company are scheduled to entertain passersby on the street.

    The free, rain-or-shine “Uptown Community Portrait 2005” event celebrates the community and the 80th anniversary of the historic Uptown Theatre, 4816 N. Broadway. The theater has been closed since 1981 and is in serious need of significant private investment for it to be renovated as an entertainment venue.

    The goal of the “Uptown Community Portrait 2005” is to create a high-quality color photograph of the event, duplicating historical views of the theater’s opening day in 1925 and the “Uptown Community Portrait 2000.” More than 300 neighbors and fans turned out for the event in 2000. Sponsored by the Uptown Chicago Commission, the Uptown Community Development Corporation, Friends of the Uptown, and Compass Rose Cultural Crossroads, the 2005 community portrait will be used in publications and advertisements to represent the people and buildings of the now-ascendant district. Noted Chicago architectural photographer Bob Nick will capture the picture from a perch on a scaffold across the street from the theater.

  • August 12, 2005

    LHAT Seminar Announced

    The following email was sent from the League of Historic American Theatres:

    “REGISTER NOW for the next League of Historic American Theatres stand-alone professional development seminar:

    FINANCING HISTORIC THEATRE REHABILITATION PROJECTS

    Wed., September 7th — 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM (registration at hotel begins at 7:30 AM) Thurs, September 8th — 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

  • August 10, 2005

    Movie Poster Museum Exhibit

    NEW HOPE, PA — The Michener Museum is currently exhibiting old movie posters through September 4, 2005. This event is being held in their satellite location in NEW HOPE, PA (not the main museum in Doylestown, PA).

  • July 20, 2005

    Uptown Community Portrait Set For Saturday, Aug. 20

    CHICAGO, IL — Uptown neighbors and fans of the Uptown entertainment district are encouraged to help make history by posing for a classic photograph in front of the neighborhood’s namesake historic theater at noon Saturday, Aug. 20, at Broadway and Lawrence.

    Marc Smith, internationally acclaimed poet and creator of the Uptown Poetry Slam at the Green Mill Cocktail Lounge, will emcee the event. Actors from the Quest Theatre Ensemble and the Annoyance Theatre Company are scheduled to entertain passersby on the street.

    The free, rain-or-shine “Uptown Community Portrait 2005” event celebrates the community and the 80th anniversary of the historic Uptown Theatre, 4816 N. Broadway. The theater has been closed since 1981 and is in serious need of significant private investment for it to be renovated as an entertainment venue.

    While exterior repair work is ongoing and development prospects continue to express interest in renovating the Uptown Theatre, no definitive project or plan for the privately owned building has been announced. A court-appointed receiver and local officials continue to monitor its condition and marketing. Several state and local incentives are available — including city tax-increment financing — for a feasible plan that meets civic criteria and expectations for the multi-venued Uptown Square National Register Historic District. However, the search for a viable entertainment prospect continues.

  • July 9, 2005

    TONIGHT: Benefit To Help Save Raymond Theatre!

    PASADENA, CA — The Friends of the Raymond sent us a note about tonight’s benefit for the Raymond Theatre. If you live in or near the Los Angeles area, don’t miss this event!

    Friends of the Raymond Theatre have worked 17-years and gathered 7,000 people around the world to stand behind preservation of Pasadena’s historic Raymond Theatre. With just a month or more left to preserve the theatre, entertainment organizations are artists from all over Los Angeles are setting up benefits to help raise much needed funding to do what is legally possible to stop demolition.

    The first event is being produced by promoter Richard Becker for Friends of the Raymond Theatre is on July 9th at C.I.A in North Hollywood. We are also encouraging others who would like to donate to help raise money through a benefit to please contact Friends of the Raymond Theatre at: (818) 541-9522 or

    Or make a direct donation to:

    Friends of the Raymond Theatre
    P.O. Box 91189
    Pasadena, CA 91109

    or PayPal.com (our account e-mail address is: )

    Glitter, glamour, girls, music and comedy — it’s all here in THE BONNIE DELIGHT REVUE

    Encore performance to help save Pasadena’s Historic Raymond Theatre

    TONIGHT! Saturday, July 9, 2005 at 9 p.m.

    at

    California Institute of Abnormalarts
    11334 Burbank Boulevard
    North Hollywood CA
    818-506-6353
    www.ciabnormalarts.com