January 23, 2013
VANDERGRIFT, PA — For seven years in a row, we’ve brought back the fun in going to the drive-in, with our annual, award-winning September DRIVE-IN SUPER MONSTER-RAMA event. Now, the Riverside Drive-In Theatre is bringing the same retro thrills to their opening season with APRIL GHOULS DRIVE-IN MONSTER-RAMA! Like the September spectacular, this is two nights of classic horror and monster 35mm prints presented at an authentic drive-in movie theater. There will be two big shows on two consecutive nights which will start at dusk and go on until really late into the night! We have some very special treats in store, so we encourage all drive-in movie fanatics to travel from near and far, as you’re not going to find anything else like it, anywhere!
January 17, 2013
January 7, 2013
PORTLAND, OR — Mark your calendars for Saturday March 23, 2013 because the Architectural Heritage Center is leading a lecture on North Portland theaters. Portland theater historians Steve Stone and Mike Mathews will head up the talk on the unique treasures of the city.
Go to their site for further details.
December 12, 2012
Cinefamily to hold “Telethon” to help upgrade and preserve the Silent Movie Theater in LA on Dec. 15
LOS ANGELES, CA — Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theatre is hosting their “Fantastic Elastic 24-Hour Holiday Telethon” this weekend to raise money to upgrade their facilities. Such stars as Robert Downey Jr. and Jason Schwartzman are expected for the festival that will cover offbeat films of all genres.
Read more at NBC Los Angeles.
(Thanks to monika for providing the photo.)
December 10, 2012
BELLINGHAM, WA — [Regal}(/chains/129) is launching its new Barkley Theatre with three days of recent releases for $2 a pop. A different local charity each day will receive the funds in advance of the grand opening on Friday.
Read more in the News Tribune.
December 4, 2012
NEW YORK, NY — The Film Society of Lincoln Center will present a 70mm festival at the Walter Reade Theater in late December. They’ll feature 15 rare prints including classics such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “The Sound of Music,” and a 30th Anniversary screening of “Tron.”
Read more at their official website.
(Thanks to Bill Huelbig for providing the photo.)
December 1, 2012
Interested in the history of New York film exhibition? Toby Talbot, co-owner of the New Yorker Theater and author of The New Yorker Theater and Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies (CUP, 2010) will be speaking on Sunday December 2nd alongside Ross Melnick, author of American Showman: Samuel ‘Roxy’ Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry (CUP, 2012) at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan at 1pm. The event will be moderated by film critic, writer, and teacher, Philip Lopate. Link
November 21, 2012
GLENDALE, CA — The popular Three Stooges Festival is returning to the Alex this Saturday with a series built around the filming locations of the pictures. Pre-show presentations and a book signing will also be part of the event.
Read more in the Los Angeles Times.
(Thanks to DavidZornig for providing the photo.)
November 20, 2012
BROOKLYN, NY — Architectural photographer Matt Lambros is giving another lecture on December 3rd at the Observatory. As part of the Atlas Obscura Speakers, his lecture will discuss the Fall of the American Movie Palace.
Purchase tickets in advance and get more details at Atlas Obscura.
(Thanks to Matt Lambros for providing the photo.)
November 8, 2012
ATHOL, MA — A Free Presentation on the York and Capitol Theater, by Jonathan A. Boschen, at the temporary location for the Athol Library. RSVP by calling the Athol Public Library: www.athollibrary.org/index.cfm?p=c.add
On Tuesday November the 13th at 5:30pm the Athol Public Library will feature a presentation by film history enthusiast Jonathan A. Boschen that explores these buildings during their reign as theaters throughout the 1930’s, through the 1950’s.