October 8, 2012
Did you know Americans eat 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year? That’s almost 51 quarts per person – people can’t get enough! In honor of October being National Popcorn Month and the Official Snack Food of the State of Illinois, Classic Cinemas is offering a FREE 46 oz popcorn to Classic Rewards members at each of their 13 theatre locations.
According to the Illinois State Museum, there are 333 Illinois farms that grow popcorn on 47,000 acres, making Illinois the largest grower of popcorn! In 2003, second and third grade students and their teacher in Joliet proposed popcorn as the official Illinois State Snack Food, and it was later voted as a state symbol!
October 3, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA —
Camera Night at the Ivar a group show
October 20 – November 25, 2012
Opening Reception Saturday October 20, 7-10 pm
“It’s cold out there, colder than a ticket taker’s smile at the Ivar Theatre, on Saturday night” Tom Waits – Nighthawks at the Diner
drkrm is pleased to present Camera Night at the Ivar, a group exhibition featuring rarely seen images from the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood presented for the first time together. Featuring photographs by Norman Breslow, Bill Dane, David Fahey, Anthony Friedkin, Michael Guske, Ryan Herz, Paul McDonough, Garry Winogrand. On display from October 20 through November 25, 2012.
LEXINGTON, KY — A special screening of the silent classic “Wings” with organ accompaniment is scheduled tomorrow night in honor of the 90th Birthday of the Kentucky Theatre. A fundraising party next week caps off the celebration with funds going towards renovating the historic theatre that’s in need of new projection and seats.
Read the full story in the Herald Leader.
(Thanks to RobertR for providing the photo.)
September 24, 2012
FOREST HILLS, NY — The UA Midway Stadium 9 is celebrating 70 years today with a special screening of “Rear Window” to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The late Thomas Lamb creation has weathered many changes but still stands as a tribute to veterans.
Read more about the event and its history in the Forest Hills Times.
(Thanks to William for providing the photo.)
August 29, 2012
WINTER GARDEN, FL — The Garden Theatre, now in its fourth year of very successful operation after re-opening in 2008, will present a full slate of live theatre and musicians beginning in October.
“Legally Blonde, The Musical” plays October 5-28. November 30-December 16 will feature “A Christmas Survival Guide”. “Biloxi Blues” is February 8-24, and “Children of a Lesser God” plays March 15-30. The annual very popular community production will be “The Wizard of Oz”, April 19-May 26. In addition, the Orlando Ballet will present performances in November, January and March. Popular professional musicians are featured in November, January, March, and April.
The Garden is located at 160 West Plant Street. Phone 407-877-4736 for ticket information.
August 27, 2012
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August 22, 2012
FLINT, MI — Flint’s annual Back to the Bricks festivities were kicked off last Tuesday with the annual Bricks Flicks at the US 23 Drive-in Theatre. Classic cars and trucks along with regular spectator vehicles started streaming into the drive-in faster than last year according to Back to the Bricks chair Al Hatch.
The event began at 5 p.m. with DJ Bob Steel spinning the oldies. The movie, which started at dusk was the 2011 remake of “Footloose.” Because the central character in that film drove a classic VW Beetle he repaired, there was a special display of VW Beetles near the screen the movie was shown on. All in all, it was a fantastic experience for everyone.
DOWNERS GROVE, IL — In continuance of Classic Cinemas' special “Midnight at the Tivoli” series, the Coen brother’s 1998 cult-classic comedy “The Big Lebowski” (rated-R) moseys on back to the big screen for a showing on August 31st, at the historic Tivoli Theatre, located at 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove. The film is scheduled to begin at midnight, with admission set at only $5.00! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see ‘The Dude' presented on Tivoli’s newly enhanced 4K digital projection and sound system.
And, before the movie, stop by the Tivoli Bowl, located just around the corner from the Tivoli Theatre, for $2 bowling and “Dude Drink Specials” including White Russians! The Tivoli Bowl has 12 lanes with state-of the-art computerized scoring and a newly remodeled lounge area. “We have always wanted to bring fans of "The Big Lebowski' to the Tivoli Theatre and Bowl for one convenient evening of bowling and then watching ‘The Dude' on the big screen,” says Marketing Manager Mark Mazrimas.
August 21, 2012
FREEPORT, IL — The advent of silent films in the late 19th century brought to the screen some of the most influential, well-known faces in the history of comedy. Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers rank as the most popular and legendary film comedians of the silent film era. And, as a tribute to this timeless film genre, the Lindo will be presenting its next film series — Early Classic Comedies. All show times are at 1 and 7 PM on select Wednesdays at the Lindo Theatre, located at 115 S. Chicago Avenue in downtown Freeport. Co-sponsored by Highland Community College and Stephenson County Historical Society, admission to the Early Classic Comedies Movie Series is $20 for the entire series or $5 per movie. Tickets are available at the Lindo Theatre box office. The series will kick off on September 5th with a Harold Lloyd film entitled “Safety Last!” (1923).
The king of daredevil comedy, Harold Lloyd is best remembered today as the young man dangling desperately from a clock tower in “Safety Last!” His films frequently contained “thrill sequences” of extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats. From his early black-and-white shorts to his full-length talkies, Lloyd recognized that humor was nothing without a sense of play. He also understood the role fear could play in heightening comedy. His rigorous and often acrobatic techniques earned him the respect of others in the film industry.