• October 1, 2004

    “The Happiest Millionaire” To Help Sameric/Boyd

    Volunteering to save and restore Philadelphia’s last movie palace, the Friends of the Boyd present the Disney classic “The Happiest Millionaire” at International House (3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia) on Friday, October 1.

    The 1967 musical comedy is about the comic misadventures of an immigrant butler who takes a job with eccentric Philadelphia millionaire Anthony J. Drexel Biddle. Biddle’s mansion was at 2104 Walnut Street. Starring Fred MacMurray, Greer Garson, Lesley Ann Warren, and Geraldine Page, the film will be shown in a rare 35 MM print straight from the Disney vault. The film had its local premiere at the Boyd (aka Sameric) Theatre in 1967.

  • September 30, 2004

    Beach Boys' Brian Wilson To Perform at Michigan Theatre

    ANN ARBOR, MI — Former Beach Boy Brian Wilson will be performing on Monday, October 4th at the Michigan Theatre.

    He is expected to play songs from his new CD, “SMiLE” which is the reconstructed lost Beach Boys album he had planned to release in 1967 and is considered his masterpiece.

  • September 21, 2004

    “This Is Cinerama” Returns To The Cinerama Dome!

    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

    Loew’s Jersey’s 75th Anniversary Film Festival

    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

    Sci-Fi Film Fest at Lafayette Theatre, September 10-12!

    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 Drive-In Swap Meet Animal Rescue Fundraiser

    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:

  • August 25, 2004

    Zemeckis, Hanks to Close Chicago Int'l Film Festival

    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.

    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Zemeckis is to be presented with the Career Achievement Award. Zemeckis' new animated film, “The Polar Express”, starring Hanks, will be shown at the Palace.

  • August 23, 2004

    ‘Urgent’ Cinema Photography Exhibit

    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 for more photos and information.

  • August 6, 2004

    Gateway Hosts Silent Summer Film Festival

    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!

  • Actor Introduces His Latest Film at the Michigan Theatre

    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:

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    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.