June 28, 2013
The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is featuring “70mm Spectacular, Part 2” between July 4–September 2. As their website notes, “There’s nothing like seeing large-format films on the big screen, and this summer, AFI Silver delves deep into the history of 70mm filmmaking. … Surviving 70mm prints are extremely rare; theaters equipped to project 70mm films are even rarer. This summer’s edition is a follow-up to 2012’s very popular series; 70mm prints will be presented wherever possible along with several stunning new restorations on the Silver’s new Digital Cinema Package (DCP) system.”
For more information, visit the AFI Silver.
(Thanks to JackCoursey for the photo.)
June 20, 2013
ATHOL, MA — Throughout the twentieth century, significantly during the first half, movie theaters have played a vital role in both American society and culture. These buildings of public assembly, many of which were ornately designed, brought communities across the nation a wide variety of entertainment, public service, and inspiration.
The town of Athol Massachusetts had two theaters that did just that. The York Theatre and the Capitol Theatre both opened in the year 1930, and during their thirty-year legacy provided patrons with a luxurious atmosphere to enjoy a wide array of entertainment.
May 21, 2013
DETROIT, MI — In 2013 the Senate Theater started showing movies again. Movies with sound and silent films too that feature live accompaniment on the 4/34 Wurlitzer theatre organ. A new wide movie screen is arriving around the middle of 2013. There are also live music shows and other events.
May 17, 2013
After years in the making, the documentary about the rise, fall and rise again of drive-ins in the U.S. is done. Coinciding with the 80th Anniversary of the drive-in, the film will now be able to easily be shown on actual drive-ins due to the help of digital projection.
For a sneak peek, watch the trailer on the official website.
A news-trivia show, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” has been causing waves by being broadcasted to cinemas nationwide. TIME talked about how perceptions of the popular show have changed now that it features more than just voices.
May 14, 2013
COLUMBUS, OH — The CAPA Summer Film Series is back for its 43rd season featuring a variety of genres through the end of August. A Fright Night Friday Double Feature and a number of Hitchcock classics highlight the comprehensive festival of hits from the 30’s through 70’s.
Read more and see the full schedule on their official website.
(Thanks to spectrum for providing the photo.)
May 9, 2013
NEW CASTLE, PA — The Board of Trustees of the non-profit Warner Film Center have announced the start of sales of 1,000 Sweepstakes-raffle tickets to the public.
Three major prizes are included in the raffle to be held on July 1, 2 and 3, 2013.
May 7, 2013
RED BANK, NJ — Count Basie Theatre staff announced its 2013 annual gala called “flick” a month-long celebration of Film and the New Jersey film industry that will kick-off May 14 with a free screening of the documentary film “Sound City” and culminate with a gala celebration and concert on June 14 with 6-time Grammy award and 2-time Academy award winner Randy Newman.
There will be several “flick” events in between including a curated Q and A “actor’s studio” type of evening with Joe Pantoliano “Joey Pants” on June 6 curated by John Bathke. Proceeds of the “flick” gala will help upgrade the Basie with digital and satellite technology. “The Count Basie Theatre has a rich history of film since its inception,” said CEO Adam Philipson, “this event will honor the contributions of film and filmmakers in the State – from directors to grips – and help move us into the 21st Century.” For more information contact Shannon Eadon Director of Development at 732-224-8778 ext. 128.
May 3, 2013
WALTHAM, MA — Alex Green, owner of Back Pages Books, will be hosting a free event this Saturday with photographer Julia Solis and Waltham-based filmmaker Bryan Papciak. They will be discussing Julia’s new book “Stages of Decay”, which showcases deteriorating theater buildings and performance spaces from around the world.
The book has just been covered with great acclaim in the New York Times and Huffington Post and Back Pages Books is her only stop in New England. The event will be hosted at Back Pages Books, in Waltham MA, and will begin at 7pm.
Event Page on Back Pages Books Website
May 2, 2013
CHICAGO, IL — “You’ll put your eye out!”
This familiar warning gets a fresh demonstration this summer in THE VIKINGS, the awesome widescreen adventure featuring a one-eyed Kirk Douglas. It’s one of several lessons to be gleaned from the Northwest Chicago Film Society’s latest calendar. Film Society habitués will also learn what it takes to survive as a gay black hustler in pre-Stonewall New York, what constitutes proper etiquette at a Beacon Hill dinner party, and how to make the crippled walk again! Who says learning can’t be fun?
The Northwest Chicago Film Society is proud to announce its eighth, extra-educational season, which will run from May 1 to August 28 at the historic, newly renovated Portage Theater. Building upon its specialty of screening strange films in beautiful 35mm prints (and, occasionally, beautiful films in strange prints), the Northwest Chicago Film Society’s summer season will span more than six decades of cinema history—from 1929’s sci-fi pacifist paean HIGH TREASON to Jim Jarmusch’s laconic post-acid, post-Western DEAD MAN (1995). You’ll get something different every week—and, with our newly expanded calendar, you can even get something different twice a week!