• March 19, 2004

    Balboa’s Birthday Bash Was a Blast!

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — In anticipation of the big day, the Balboa staff worked hard to clean and get ready for our 78th Balboa Birthday Bash.

    With daily construction happening around the theater restoration and handicap upgrades, there was quite a crowd in the lobby and auditoriums each day. Several took on the delicate project of washing the etched glass of our light fixtures while Romero Glass Studios in Oakland was creating replacements for the broken and missing pieces.

  • “Swing Into Spring” with the Lorenzo Theater Foundation on Saturday, May 22

    SAN LORENZO, CA — Start tapping those toes now for “Swing Into Spring,” the second annual swing dance benefit for Lorenzo Theater Foundation, to be held on Saturday, May 22, 2004, 7 pm to midnight.

    Through the generosity of Mather Aviation, the event will have a unique 1940s ambiance: it will be held in one of Mather’s airplane hangars at the Hayward Airport, 19990 Skywest Drive, Hayward.

  • March 12, 2004

    Killer Trees to Attack the Warner?!?

    TORRINGTON, CT — Deadly killer trees, shown here attacking the trapped occupants of a car, will invade the city of Torrington just one week from today, according to this report in the Register Citizen.

  • March 11, 2004

    UPDATE: Oriental To Screen “College” Saturday

    MILWAUKEE, WI — Note: there has been a change in the film to be shown at the Oriental Theatre this coming Saturday. The new selection will be “College” starring Buster Keaton. Still football and still a great movie.

    The show will be complete with Marching Sousaphones and the Pom Squad along with West End Jazz playing those hot college tunes of the 20’s. Lets all get out an cheer for our boy Buster!! See you Saturday March 13th, at 1 pm, at the Oriental Theatre at Farwell and North Milwaukee WI.

  • February 12, 2004

    See a Movie in Chicago’s Inspiring Central Park Theatre

    CHICAGO, IL — “It may not get any better than this for history buffs in Chicago,” is the theme organizers are singing in promotion of a special event this weekend.

    In fact, there’s no overestimating the uniqueness of a cinema opportunity this Sunday, Feb. 15, at the historic Central Park Theatre/House of Prayer building in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, event organizers said today.

  • February 9, 2004

    DuPage Theatre Restoration Moving Forward

    LOMBARD, IL — Restoration work on the 1928 DuPage Theatre in downtown Lombard is moving ahead, according to the DuPage Theatre Foundation, a non-profit group which recently signed a 20-year lease with the village of Lombard.

  • Coming Soon to the Oriental Theatre: “BROKEN BLOSSOMS” by D.W. Griffith

    MILWAUKEE, WI — If you can be at the corner of Farwell Ave. at North Ave. on Milwaukee’s east side just six blocks from the lake on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 14th, you will have the rare opportunity to view one of the masterworks of the director who is called the greatest pioneer in American film: D.W. Griffith.

  • January 29, 2004

    Reminder — Community Forum to Save the Fox Tonight

    FULLERTON, CA — A community forum will be held tonight at 7:00 pm at the Wilshire Auditorium (on Lemon between Chapman and Wilshire in Fullerton) to help save the Fox Fullerton Theatre from the clutches of demolition-minded developers.

  • January 23, 2004

    The El Rey Celebrates Its Grand Reopening

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Some two years after reopening to the public on a limited basis, the El Rey Theatre is celebrating its grand reopening according to a report in the Daily Lobo.

  • ‘Save the Fox’ Community Forum To Be Held Jan 29th

    FULLERTON, CA — The Fox Fullerton writes:

    “If you attend just one meeting for the Fox, make it this one. It is critical that we pack the auditorium to show community support for saving the Fox! We will present our latest plans, and there will be an opportunity to give input. This may be our last chance to save this wonderful theatre.

    • Rare vintage photos of the Fox from the Academy of Motion Pictures!
    • Never-before-shown photos from private collections showing unique, hidden details!
    • Artists' renderings of the Fox as an independent, art film center and live stage venue!