Events

  • November 25, 2003

    Photo Exhibition Marks Odeon’s 300th Film Premiere

    LONDON, UK — To mark the 300th film premiere held at the famed Odeon Theatre Leicester Square, the cinema, according to a report on Ananova.com, is exhibiting many never-before seen photographs of celebrities attending premieres over the decades at the Odeon.

  • November 24, 2003

    Chicago: Three Centuries of Theaters

    CHICAGO, IL — More than 30 historic Chicago theatre buildings are featured in “Chicago: Three Centuries of Theatres,” an ongoing interpretive display of vintage photographs in the Richard J. Daley Center pedway gallery, 55 W. Washington St., Chicago.

  • November 14, 2003

    “A Christmas Story” Comes to Edwards Big Newport

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA — On November 20th, there will be a 20th Anniversary screening of “A Christmas Story” at Edwards Big Newport to benefit Toys For Tots. Both members of the original cast and the film’s director will be on hand for the festivities. More information is available on the OCshowbiz website.

  • November 11, 2003

    “Love Actually” Has Premiere at NYC’s Beekman, Actually

    NEW YORK, NY — Last Friday’s star-studded premiere of the new British romantic ensemble comedy, “Love Actually”, was held at the historic and stylish Beekman Theatre, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Among the film’s stars walking the red carpet were Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Martine McCutcheon, and Laura Linney. The film, which had a so-so sixth place opening this weekend, was directed (and written) by Richard Curtis, the screenwriter behind two of Grant’s most successful movies, “Notting Hill” and “Bridget Jones”. It was Curtis' directorial debut.

  • November 5, 2003

    Chicago’s Gateway Theatre Hosts the Polish Film Festival

    CHICAGO, IL — The 15th annual Polish Film Festival in America, the world’s largest Polish film event, is currently taking place in Chicago, and running from November 1-16. The three venues hosting the event are the Gateway Theatre, at the Copernicus Center (5216 W. Lawrence Ave.), the Gallery Theatre (1112 N. Milwaukee Ave.) and the Beverly Arts Center (2407 W. 111th St.). The award-winning film festival also will be hosting satellite screenings in cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Minneapolis and Boston. The opening gala on November 1st at the Gateway featured the U.S. premiere of the Acadamy Award-nominated director Jerzy Hoffman’s “When the Sun Was God”.

    http://www.pffamerica.com/

  • October 28, 2003

    Remaining Ziegfeld Girls Celebrate New Amsterdam’s 100th Anniversary

    NEW YORK, NY — According to this article from the Washington Post, two remaining ‘Ziegfeld Girls’ — from the legendary Ziegfeld Follies that performed at the New Amsterdam Theatre from 1913-1927 — were on hand for the theater’s 100th birthday celebration.

  • October 27, 2003

    Democratic Candidates Debate at Detroit Fox

    DETROIT, MI — The nine democratic presidential candidates debated each other onstage at the Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit yesterday. The 90-minute event filled the 3000-plus seat movie palace to overflow capacity. The debate, which followed Sunday morning appearances by various candidates in Detroit-area churches, was co-sponsored by the Fox News Channel and the Congressional Black Caucus.

  • October 21, 2003

    Capitol Theatre Celebrates 25th Year Since Reopening

    SALT LAKE CITY, UT — According to this article in the Salt Lake Tribune, the Capitol Theatre is celebrating its 25th year in operation since a restoration project brought the theater back to life. The report also includes a timeline of the theater’s history.

  • October 17, 2003

    Cinerama Dome Celebrates 40th Year

    LOS ANGELES, CA — Wednesday’s issue of the Hollywood Reporter included a profile the Cinerama Dome, which is now celebrating its 40th year of operation. The article includes a history of the theater, quotes from celebrity patrons, and a recent photograph. (And for those living in LA, don’t miss this weekend’s festivities at the Dome.)

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  • October 13, 2003

    Embassy Theatre To Light Restored Marquee

    LEWISTOWN, PA — The continuing restoration of Lewistown’s historic Embassy Theatre will reach an important milestone on October 16, 2003 when the restored Marquee of a Thousand Lights will be illuminated. The Friends of the Embassy Theatre, Inc. the non-profit group that owns the theatre, will hold a “grand illumination party” in front of the theatre on Monument Square from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm that evening.