February 8, 2005
HOLLYWOOD, CA — On February 12 & 13 (10:30 AM), the American Cinematique at the Egyptian Theatre hosts a special “Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Tour.”
Featuring “tidbits from the life of America’s original Sweetheart, Mary Pickford and her husband Douglas Fairbanks (who were frequent visitors to Grauman’s Hollywood Egyptian Theatre in the 1920s) and some tasty sweets,” the special event offers two tickets for the price of one.
“Highlights of our regular historic tours are included,” the press office assures. “See what it would have been like to be in a Grauman stage show with a visit to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes. Discover the painstaking restoration work and the marriage of modern technology with a landmark of Hollywood history.”
Future dates are March 12 & 13 and April 9 & 10 (10:30 AM). As always, the hour-long documentary “Forever Hollywood” screens on the same days at 11:35 AM; 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM. Tickets $7 Adults. $5 Members/Students/Seniors 65+. Tour & Movie $10. Private group tours available. Call 323.461.2020, ext. 3 for more info.
February 2, 2005
PEEKSKILL, NY — According to the Paramount Center for the Arts website:
“The Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, NY is pleased to invite the public and members of the press to a special reception unveiling the second phase of the Paramount’s restoration project. The open house will take place Wednesday, February 9th, 2005 at 7:30 PM at the Paramount. Light refreshments will be served.
BRADFORD, ENGLAND — ‘How The West Was Won’ is scheduled to be shown in the original 3-strip Cinerama process at the UK’s Bradford Film Festival on 12 March at 2.30pm in Pictureville Cinema at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, located in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
Other highlights include celebrating the 50th anniversary of Todd-AO. More details of the festival and its Widescreen weekend here: http://www.nmpft.org.uk/bff/2005/.
January 28, 2005
STAMFORD, CT — The beautifully restored, historic Avon Theatre in Stamford, CT is celebrating its' “first anniversary” with legendary director, author, critic, and actor, Peter Bogdanovich on Thursday, February 10th at 7:00pm.
A rare 35mm print of Saint Jack will be screened, followed by a Q&A and book signing with the director.
Tickets are $14 for the general public, $9 for Avon members. Call 203-661-0321 or email to reserve tickets.
The Avon Theatre is a 1939 art deco/neo-colonial movie house that reopened in February of 2004. It now operates as a not for profit art house cinema. Check the website for other great films.
January 3, 2005
ALBANY, NY — Raiders of the Lost Ark will play at the Palace Theatre on Thursday January 26th, 2006 at 7:30 PM.
Tickets are five dollars and seating is general admission.
December 31, 2004
Belleville, IL: Lincoln Theatre Organists Will Ring in the New Year
Charlottesville, VA: First Night’s Venues Expand
Bay City, MI: State Theatre Hosts New Year’s Eve Showing of ‘Gigi’
Boston, MA: Coolidge Corner Hosts The “First Night Film Festival”
Know of an event at a Cinema Treasure in your area? If so, please post it in the comments section.
Whatever you do tonight, be safe and enjoy. :)
December 28, 2004
SAGINAW, MI — Local radio station WHNN Oldies 96 will present “The OldiesPalloza Reunion Concert” featuring Paul Revere & The Raiders and The Contours on Saturday January 22 at the Temple Theatre. Details at http://whnn.com/misc12717.asp
December 22, 2004
December 17, 2004
The screenings — eight in total — will be more than just a movie (not that Casablanca isn’t remarkable all on its own). The theater plans to precede each night’s screening with half-hour organ concert, a short Bugs Bunny cartoon, and a newsreel from F.D.R.’s famous 1943 Casablanca War Conference in Morcocco.
Tickets, which can be purchased at the California’s box office, are priced at a very modest $5.
If you’re interested in attending the screenings, don’t miss this report from the Mercury News.
December 8, 2004
PARK RIDGE, IL — The following was sent by Friends of the Uptown:
“PICKWICK presents ‘Peter Pan’: Special holiday show and sing-along with Jay Warren
If you want to taste the flavor of entertainment that built and sustained the UPTOWN THEATRE and other movie palaces in their prime, come out to the historic PICKWICK THEATRE, 5 S. Prospect Ave., in Park Ridge, Illinois, this Friday, Dec. 10, for a special holiday show.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the program includes the 1924 silent holiday classic “Peter Pan” with live pipe organ photoplay accompaniment by Chicago’s Jay Warren. Jay will add to the program with a special holiday sing-along.