February 9, 2004
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
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
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!
January 22, 2004
January 13, 2004
HOLLYWOOD, CA — The Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation will be hosting noted architectural historian Alfred Willis this evening. Willis will be speaking about “Sid Grauman and the Courtyard Theatres of California.” The event takes place at 7:00pm at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard. Admission is free!!!
More details can be found in our previous report.
January 12, 2004
CHICAGO, IL — Silent Film Returns to the Historic Central Park Theatre!
“Within Our Gates,” the famous 1919 silent film by Oscar Micheaux, will be screened at the historic Central Park Theatre in Chicago on Sunday, February 15, 2004. This will be the first film shown in the theater since 1971. The event begins at 3 p.m. at 3535 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago’s West Side, Lawndale neighborhood.
January 9, 2004
HOLLYWOOD, CA — The Fullerton Historic Theatre Foundation will present noted architectural historian Alfred Willis speaking about “Sid Grauman and the Courtyard Theatres of California.”
FTHF is a non-profit organization raising funds to purchase and restore the Fox Fullerton Theatre which will be featured in the talk along with other Meyer and Holler theaters including the Egyptian and Chinese theaters in Hollywood.
December 15, 2003
CHICAGO, IL — Plans are underway to host “Within Our Gates,” the famous 1919 silent film by Oscar Micheaux, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the historic Central Park Theatre, 3535 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago. This will be the first film to be shown in the theater since 1971.
December 12, 2003
PARK RIDGE, IL — According to a Pioneer Local story, Buster Keaton’s silent classic, “The General” is being shown tomorrow, December 13th at 8 PM at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, accompanied with the Pickwick’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ to benefit the restoration of the Des Plaines Theater.
Both the Pickwick and Des Plaines are former vaudeville houses which later became movie houses, and are both long-time landmarks of the downtowns of neighboring Park Ridge and Des Plaines. The event is presented jointly by the Des Plaines Theater Preservation Society and the Silent Film Society of Chicago.