• July 2, 2004

    “Fahrenheit 9/11” ‘Star’ Lila Lipscomb at Michigan Theatre

    “Fahrenheit 9/11”’s Lila Lipscomb will appear at the 6:00 pm showing on Sunday, July 4 at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, MI. She will answer questions from the audience after the showing.

  • May 28, 2004

    Now Playing… Artist George Rothacker’s Work

    BERWYN, PA — This evening, from 6 to 8 p.m., InPrints Gallery will be hosting an opening for artist George Rothacker, who has created a series of beautiful paintings depicting classic movie theaters (see gallery below).

  • May 26, 2004

    Port Theatre to Host “Fiddle” Celebration

    PORT ST. JOE — On Friday, May 28th, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, the Port Theatre will host a live “Fiddle” celebration with Aisha Moughrabi playing her awesome violin music.

    Admission is FREE to the public, as this will be during the Auction preview for our weekly auction in the old Port Theatre. Since the Port Theatre was built with great acoustical engineering, we are planning to begin to host live events that will excite the local population about the future of this building in the center of downtown.

  • May 25, 2004

    Tampa Theatre Documentary Debuts

    TAMPA, FL — On Thursday night, the Tampa Theatre will be showing a very special movie — a documentary about the theater itself, according to this report from USF campus newspaper The Oracle.

    The film, shot by University of South Florida students, is a 30-minute documentary about the history of the Tampa Theatre and its contribution to the local community.

  • May 24, 2004

    Fox Theatre to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

    ST. LOUIS, MO — The Fox Theater will celebrate its 75th anniversary this coming August 1st (a bit of a stretch as the theater opened 1/31/29).

    The celebration will include a stage show as well as a showing of the film which opened the house, “Street Angel,” starring Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell. Accompanying the film will be Stan Kann at the 4/36 Wurlitzer.

    Admission will be priced the same amount as patrons were charged on the theater’s opening night: 75¢.

  • May 21, 2004

    Des Plaines Theatre Supporters Seek Happy Ending

    DES PLAINES, IL — The Des Plaines Theatre Preservation Society has been fighting to save the Des Plaines Theater, a former vaudeville house in downtown Des Plaines, for over a year and a half. During that time, the theater has been saved from planned demolition and declared eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

    Furthermore, the society has collected signatures (and money) in support of their drive to convert the 1926 theater into a performing arts center. However, a proposed feasibility study approved by the City Council last summer is now on hold. Meanwhile, the city awaits the finalization of a deal between the preservation society and the theater’s owner (who is now using the theater for Indian films and live concerts).

  • May 18, 2004

    Now That’s a Movie!

    ESSEX, VT — A Vermont couple has tied the knot in their favorite place to have dates—a movie theater!

    Renee Bleau and Travis Vigneau, who often spent dates watching movies together, were married yesterday in a local Essex multiplex. The wedding, attended by fifty guests, included tickets, popcorn, and even movie previews (‘The Day After Tomorrow’ and ‘Spiderman 2’).

    The full account of the wedding can be found in this report from

  • May 17, 2004

    Movies Set for Return to Music Hall

    TARRYTOWN, NY — After a twenty year break from showing movies, the Music Hall is bringing movies back to the theater’s silver screen, according to this report from the NY Journal News.

    Starting in June, the Music Hall will be adding “movie weekends” to it schedule. The first such weekend, planned for June 25 through 27, will include the films ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Cinema Paradiso’, ‘Some Like It Hot’, and ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

  • May 7, 2004

    Somerville Theatre Celebrates 90th Birthday

    SOMERVILLE, MA — The historic Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, a local entertainment fixture since 1914, will be celebrating its birthday in style this year.

    May 11 marks the theater’s 90th anniversary, and in honor of the occasion, the picture palace will host a special presentation of John Ford’s classic film “The Grapes of Wrath”, along with selected vintage short subjects.

  • May 6, 2004

    Oriental to Host Last “Silents Please” Showing

    MILWAUKEE, WI — This Saturday, the Oriental Theatre will hold the last of their Silents Please showings of a silent film for this season (and who knows if they will come again?)

    So, if you have not booked plans for 1pm this Saturday, May 8th, why not ready yourself for an unusual title: “The Italian Straw Hat” starring Rene Clair. This 1927 opus is described as: “A young man on the way to his wedding watches helplessly while his horse eats a lady’s hat.” It sounds like a one-joke play, but it is called ‘funny and elegant.’

    But as with all the ‘Silents Please’ monthly series, even if the film is not a classic, there is always the melodious and mellifluous tones of the giant Kimball Theatre Pipe Organ to enthrall your ears.