September 21, 2004
HOLLYWOOD, CA — The following email was sent in by filmmaker, and Cinerama historian, David Strohmaier:
“‘This Is Cinerama’ The film that began widescreen in 1952 returns to the Cinerama Dome for two performances only. The film will be shown in its original 3-projector 7-channel surround sound format on the Dome’s giant full 90 foot wide curved screen.
Showing Thursday evening October 21st at 7:00 PM and again on Saturday Morning October 23rd at 10:00 AM.
The following special shorts and extras will be featured after the performance of ‘This Is Cinerama’:
September 17, 2004
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with one of the most acclaimed movies of the Theatre’s first full decade:
Tuesday, Sept. 28 7:45 PM
Mr Smith Goes to Washington
Starring James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
(1939 – 130 mins. – B&W)
The 1929 admission of 35 cents re-instated for this night only!
This show will be preceded at 7:15 with a public ceremony paying tribute to the spirit of civic activism that first saved the Landmark Loew’s from demolition and is now restoring it.
And the celebration of the Loew’s 75th Anniversary will continue on the weekend with a selection of films spanning the 1940s, ‘50s, 60’s and 70’s.
September 10, 2004
SUFFERN, NY — The following email was sent in by Pete Apruzzese, Director of Film Programming for the Big Screen Classics series at the Lafayette Theatre:
“The Big Event starts tonight and continues through Sunday. Tickets will be on sale at the box office beginning approximately one hour before each show – plenty of seats remain for every film, so come on out!
SPECTACULAR SCIENCE FICTION presents nine unique and entertaining science fiction films from the Golden Age of Hollywood, all on the Lafayette Theatre’s giant silver screen.
August 27, 2004
ORANGE, CA — On Sunday August 29th, the Orange County Cavy Haven will hold its 2nd fundraising rummage sale at the Orange Drive-In. New and used donated goods including furniture, clothing, sporting goods and electronics will be available and 100% of funds raised will go directly to help rescue animals in need.
Please come and shop. The booth will be open from 6am-3pm @ 291 N State College Blvd Orange, CA 92868-1703. For more information on our rescue or to find out how to help: www.cavyhaven.org.
August 25, 2004
CHICAGO, IL — The closing night of the 40th Chicago International Film Festival on October 21st (the event kicks off October 7th at the Chicago Theatre) will feature Chicago native Robert Zemeckis and actor Tom Hanks live at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.
August 23, 2004
HOLLYWOOD, CA — Photographer Bob Bayles has 29 of his classic black & white movie theatre prints on display in the main lobby of the ArcLight Cinemas at the famed Cinerama Dome on Sunset Blvd near Vine. The exhibit highlights the timeless beauty of the older movie houses and small town community theatres that may evoke personal memories as well as paying tribute to an era never to be forgotten.
Though many of the photographs are from the Hollywood area, including the Cinerama Dome itself, theatres from Chicago and San Francisco, among others, are also included. In addition, each photograph is paired with a film related quotation. If you love the movies, treat yourself to the experience of this exhibit.
Visit Bob’s website at cinemaphotogallery.com for more photos and information.
August 6, 2004
CHICAGO, IL – An annual film series that should not be missed is the Silent Summer Film Festival at the Gateway Theatre, Milwaukee at Lawrence, in Chicago. This Silent Film Society of Chicago presentation continues Friday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. 27. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how historic cinemas were used in their halcyon days!
ANN ARBOR, MI — Actor/producer Tom Hulce (Amadeus, Amimal House) will be at the Michigan Theatre on Friday, August 6 to introduce the latest movie he produced, “A Home At The End Of The World” at the 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. screenings.
The news release follows:
- SPECIAL GUEST *
- to appear opening night of *
- A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD *
Tom Hulce, the producer of A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD, will be at the Michigan Theater on Friday, August 6th to introduce the movie at both the 7:00pm and the 9:30pm screenings.
July 30, 2004
DETROIT, MI — The 16th Annual Theatre Tour run by Preservation Wayne will be August 7th.
See the theaters that make up Grand Circus Park; Michigan Opera House, Gem, Former Michigan Theatre, Music Hall, State, and Fox Theatres.
The price is $30 which includes lunch at the Opera House cafe. From 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Touts leave every half hour from the lobby of the State. Total time is 4 hours for tour.
Reservations are recommended! Call (313) 577-3559.
July 29, 2004
ST. LOUIS, MO — To celebrate its 75th birthday, the “Fabulous Fox” in St. Louis is recreating, as nearly as possible, its opening night program on January 31, 1929 this coming Sunday, August 1st.
The huge C. Howard Crane-designed palace on Grand Boulevard is showing the first movie it played, the silent Janet Gaynor film “Street Angel”, accompanied by the Fox’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. The stage acts which preceded and followed the movie, including a “living tableau” of St. Louis' history, a chorus line, opera, ballet and even a “Neapolitan festival”, will also be put on again, by local celebrities and talent.
Furthermore, during the festivities, from 2 to 7 pm, the price for admission will be the same as in 1929, 75 cents at the box office. Mary Strauss, the Fox’s owner, will be an “extra” in the stage show, and is encouraging visitors to dress up in 20s-style clothing for a parade onstage before the show.
Read the full report in the River Front Times.