October 3, 2013
NEW CASTLE, PA — The Warner Film Center unveiled its floor plan for a museum commemorating the Warner Brothers’ historic first theatre at 18 S. Mill St. yesterday.
Cass Warner, CEO of Warner Sisters Inc. and granddaughter of Harry Warner, one of the original four founding members of the Warner Brothers entertainment empire, addressed approximately 100 well-wishers at the site of the old Cascade Theatre in downtown New Castle.
The inaugural event displayed the museum’s first-completed attraction, a mural depicting old New Castle, by local artist Ken Cole, which covers one wall in the entryway.
October 2, 2013
CULPEPER, VA — Like art deco movie theaters? What about classic films presented in them? If you said yes to either of those questions and will be near Culpeper in the next month, check out their “Library of Congress Presents” series, featuring titles from the National Registry. The State and Mt. Pony theaters are teaming up for this exciting series with $6 admission that starts tonight.
Read more in the Daily Progress.
(Thanks to nitratefury for providing the photo.)
September 25, 2013
EAST GREENVILLE, PA — The Grand Theater, the Upper Perkiomen Valley’s fully restored 1924 landmark, presents another outstanding silent film lineup for the 2013 season. Come enjoy entertainment the way movies were first seen at the Grand – SILENT!
On Sunday, September 29th at 3PM we will be present the 1921 movie that defined heartthrob Rudolph Valentino in “The Sheik”.
On Sunday, October 27th at 3PM we present the horror masterpiece “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) starring ‘The man of 1000 faces’, Mr. Lon Chaney.
September 24, 2013
NEW CASTLE, PA — Cass Warner, granddaughter of the late Harry Warner, will visit the developing Warner Film Center in downtown New Castle and hold a press conference there Thursday, Sept. 26, at 11:00 a.m.
Ms. Warner, CEO of Warner Sisters, Inc., will help to inaugurate the Film Center’s historical and educational facility at the site of the Warner Brothers’ first theatre, the Cascade nickelodeon, at 18 South Mill Street. She will be greeted by cinema consultant, writer, film historian, and major contributor to the Warner project, Mr. Jack Oberleitner, in the front of a replica of the original theatre facade.
At this event, WFC will unveil its floor plan for the museum on this site and the mural in the entryway by local artist Ken Cole. Rita Dorsch, Community Development Trustee, will release details about the WFC’s first major fundraising campaign.
September 23, 2013
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Cutting to the Chase … At the Loew’s Jersey One More Title Added On The Big Screen At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org The Landmark Loew’s Jersey is a historic theatre operating as a non-profit arts center.
Friday, September 27 8PM The Blues Brothers
Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Carrie Fisher, John Candy, Henry Gibson. Directed by John Landis. 1980, 133mins., Color. Original Rating: R.
September 6, 2013
WINTER GARDEN, FL — Dan Goggin’s NUNSENSE begins the Garden Theatre’s 6th live season and will be produced by TheatreWorks Florida. Opening night is September 13, and it plays through October 6. The World Premiere of ALICE LOST IN WONDERLAND will be presented October 18 through November 3. Holiday events will be featured December 3-22 and will include movies, concerts, variety shows and dance recitals.
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS will be presented January 31 through February 23. Beethoven’s final years will be the theme of 33 VARIATIONS, March 14-30. The season finale will be the Garden Theatre production of HAIRSPRAY, April 25-May 25.
August 23, 2013
LOS ANGELES, CA — Celebrating 60 years of 3-D, the World 3-D Movie Expo is coming back to the Egyptian Theatre in September with its best lineup yet. John Wayne’s “Hondo”, classics like “Kiss Me Kate” and cult favorites like “Jaws 3-D” highlight the thorough program along with long-lost international oddities.
Tickets are available at the official website now!
(Thanks to monika for providing the photo.)
August 21, 2013
FLINT, MI — More than 2,000 vehicles jammed the US 23 Drive-in Theatre. Along with the classic vehicles and the DJ spinning oldies, there was also a fashion contest, a dance contest and a singer performing songs from the feature film “Grease” which was shown on two screens at 9:30 pm. Prior to the film was a special trailer celebrating the 80th anniversary of the first drive-in theater in Camden, NJ.
The first of a few expected news stories about the event can be found in the Flint Journal
August 13, 2013
FLINT, MI — Flint, Michigan’s annual Back to the Bricks events kick off tonight with Bricks Flicks at the US 23 Drive-in Theatre with new digital projectors installed. Many classic vehicles will fill up the drive-in’s field and possibly spill over onto Fenton Road like in previous years. There will be a DJ spinning oldies and the free movie tonight is the 1978 film Grease starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
Further details are in the Flint Journal. They’re encouraging participants to send photos of the event to the paper for a planned photo gallery. Expect quite a few patrons to be dressed up like the characters in “Grease.” You may recall that part of the movie was filmed at the long gone Pickwick Drive-in Theatre in Burbank, CA.
(Thanks to steelbeard1 for providing the photo.)
August 2, 2013
NEW ORLEANS, LA — The Hyatt Regency New Orleans has a bar called Vitascope Hall in honor of the city’s first for-profit cinema of the same name that opened in 1896. To celebrate the theatre’s anniversary, they screened silent classics on their tv’s last week.
Read more about the interesting connection in the Times-Picayune.