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  • September 26, 2005

    Save The Trylon Theater Petition

    QUEENS, NY — Please click on the following link to sign a petition to save the Trylon Theater:

    Save The 1939 Trylon Theater!!!

    The petition:

    To: Robert Tierney (Chair, NY Landmarks Preservation Commission) & Melinda Katz (Councilwoman, District 29)

    The signers of this petition agree that the 1939 Art Deco/Moderne Trylon Theater (98-81 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY) is one of the last standing structures which has a strong cultural, historical, & architectural significance to the 1939 World’s Fair, with its “Trylon & Perisphere” monuments. On behalf of residents and historical societies, it is of utmost importance to halt further demolition, restore what was lost during the conversion, preserve this icon, and officially landmark this truly rare gem of a theater!!!

  • The Riverside Returns To Us — But As A Non-Profit?

    MILWAUKEE, WI — Local philanthropist, Michael Cudahy, who bought the venerable Pabst Theater from the city, has now entered into an agreement to operate and program the 1928 Riverside Theatre through his non-profit foundation that also runs the Pabst.

    Just how he and his manager will make this work against the other stages in town remains to be seen, and no mention was published as to the fate of the 3/13 Wurlitzer pipe organ in the theater’s future. We can only hope for the best for both.

    Here is the artcle of the announcement:
    http://www.jsonline.com/news/metro/sep05/358199.asp

  • September 24, 2005

    Benefit Concert for Pasadena’s Historic Raymond Theatre

    The following email was sent by Gina Zamparelli:

    “BENEFIT CONCERT FOR PASADENA’S HISTORIC RAYMOND THEATRE
    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2005

    Come on down to Pasadena’s Old Towne Pub for music, free barbecue, silent auction and FUN!

    Snotty Scotty and the Hankies will be performing with very special celebrity guests. Free barbecue, starts at 2pm sharp.

    Date: September 25, 2005
    From: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    At: The Old Town Pub, 66 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
    (Located between Holly Street and Fair Oaks, walk down the alley next to Origami Restaurant, follow the signs)
    Directions: www.oldtowepub.com
    Tickets: $5.00 admission (but we won’t fault you for donating a little more at the door!)

    Visit the Raymond Theatre booth and buy your “Save the Raymond Theatre” t-shirts!

    All proceeds go to help save Pasadena’s Historic Raymond Theatre

    For more information: www.raymondtheatre.com or (818) 541-9522"

  • September 23, 2005

    Urgent Note from the Committee To Save The Trylon!

    FOREST HILLS, NY — URGENT note from the Committee To Save The Trylon Theater (98-81 Qns Blvd, Forest Hills, NY):

    To save Trylon from further demolition, please write letters/e-mails to Councilwoman Melinda Katz ASAP. In addition, please spread the word by informing as many people as you can to do so: (I think writing e-mails would be more spontaneous, but of course it’s your preference)

    Councilwoman Melinda Katz
    .ny.us
    104-01 METROPOLITAN AVE
    FOREST HILLS, N.Y. 11375-6735
    (718) 544-8800

  • Karlsruhe, Germany – “50 YEARS OF TODD-AO” Festival

    KARLSRUHE, GERMANY — During October 7th – 9th a festival called “50 YEARS OF TODD – AO” will be held at the SCHAUBURG Cinerama cinema in Karlsruhe, Germany.

    New 70mm prints of HELLO DOLLY, THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES, PATTON, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 2001 – A SPACE ODYSSEY and vintage 70mm prints of RYANS DAUGHTER, MY FAIR LADY and AIRPORT will be shown during the festival.

    The SCHAUBURG Cinerama goes back to 1906 and still has the curved screen and the ambiente from the 1960’s, when it was reconstructed to a single lens Cinerama theatre.

    All films are shown in the Original English versions, except the vintage prints, which were German dubbed language versions.

  • September 22, 2005

    Hunterdon Theater To Be Razed?

    FLEMINTON, NJ — The former Hunterdon Theater building in Flemington might be razed according to a Hunterdon County Democrat article. On October 5, Walgreen’s will propose a new building on the site before the town’s planning commission. The Hunterdon closed September 16, 1993 and was renovated into Coat World. The building has been vacant for several years. Potentially, the Church Street landmark could be restored to its former use.

  • “Reception At The Loew’s Paradise”

    BRONX, NY — The Bronx Museum of the Arts will be hosting discussions on the Grand Concourse as well as walking tours of the area this Saturday. The closing reception will be held at the Loew’s Paradise theatre (The Bronx NYC). It will be fantastic. I shall be there with friends and neighbors.

    Saturday, September 24
    All day: Presentation of community charrette results at the Bronx Museum.
    Free admission.

    11:00 – 12:30 pm
    Panel Discussion
    The Bronx Museum

    Topic: LIVING TOGETHER AND APART: RACE AND HOUSING ON THE GRAND CONCOURSE
    While the Grand Concourse symbolized hope and achievement for some, for others it signified exclusion. Hear the stories of how Jews, Blacks, and Latinos have lived together and struggled on the Grand Concourse.

  • September 21, 2005

    Movies to Return to Capitol to Mark Flint’s Anniversary

    FLINT, MI — To celebrate the Flint MI Sesquicentennial, the Capitol Theatre will be showing movies for the first time in more than a decade on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. More details can be found at The Flint Journal.

  • WANTED: Information on Closed Circuit theater broadcasting from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

    I cannot find any information about those old closed circiut presentations that manly were of boxing matches with Muhammed Ali,etc. The Daytona 500 did a closed circuit broadcast as did Evel Knievel with his Snake River Canyon jump. Anybody got photos of the projctors used? Any other backround information out there? Boxoffice magazine has never devoted a piece to this technology. Please respond to

    Thank You Much.

  • September 20, 2005

    Trylon Theater Preservation Event/Community Gathering

    Urgent Trylon Theater Preservation Event/Community Gathering

    DATE: Saturday, September 24th
    TIME: 3:00 PM
    LOCATION: 68-12 Ingram St, Forest Hills, NY

    Food will be served. Special guests: Joseph Nocerino (ran for city councilman), historian Bill Safka, as well as other preservationists, community residents, & possible FH celebrities. Members of The Committee To Save The Trylon Theater will be present, & will discuss methods of saving this ‘39 World’s Fair gem from further demolition, & possible landmarking.

    Follow this link for Trylon Theater postings on this site.

    Please RSVP