June 19, 2019

BFI Film Fest Includes Lorre

The British Film Institute, located in London, England, continues its film festival “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: The Weimar Cinema 1919 to 1933” with showings of M (1931), Peter Lorre’s first sound movie.

M will be shown these dates and times ~
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday, June 25 – 6:15 pm
  • Wednesday, June 26 – 6:10 pm
The June 25 showing is sold out, but tickets are still available for the June 20 and June 26 showings.

Admission is open to non-members of the BFI, as well as members. Non-members will be charged a per-ticket booking fee of £1 for each ticket sold, to a maximum of £3 per transaction.

Evening and weekend prices are £10.50 for BFI members, £12.50 for non-members, and £6 for children 16 and under. For senior citizens, students, unwaged and disabled visitors who are also BFI members, admission is £8.20, and for non-members £10.20.

More information about ticket prices may be found on the BFI website.

Tickets may be purchased through the BFI box office, located in the main foyer. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the BFI website. From the page about M, click the “Buy” button. A Booking Fee will be added to all on-line purchases.

The BFI Southbank is located on Belvedere Road, on the South Bank of the Thames in London, England. Directions to the BFI are available on the cinema’s website.

Parking is available at the Hayward Gallery, National Theatre, and Jubilee Gardens. The BFI is also well served by public transportation. The closest underground station is Waterloo. Exit Waterloo by the South Bank exit. More information about public transportation is available on the venue’s website.

June 14, 2019

Casablanca Kicks off Columbus Summer Film Fest

Every summer since 1969, the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) presents "Summer Movie Series", the longest-running classic film series in America, and the weekend of Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 16, 2019, CAPA begins its 50th series with Casablanca (1942).

Also a treat for movie fans – admission over the opening weekend is 50 cents for all seats.

Casablanca will be shown on these dates and times ~
  • Friday, June 14 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 15 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 16 – 2 pm and 7:30 pm
And for 30 minutes before each screening, as well as during the intermission, Clark Wilson will provide musical entertainment at the keys of the "Mighty Morton" theater organ.

Casablanca, as well as all other movies in the summer series, will be shown at the historic Ohio Theatre, located at 39 East State Street, between South 3rd and South High streets, in Columbus, Ohio.

Parking is available in the underground parking lot below the Columbus Statehouse, located at 1 Capitol Square. The Columbus Statehouse is located directly across the street from the Ohio Theatre. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, are available on the CAPA website.

The CAPA Summer Movie Series begins Friday, June 14, and runs until Sunday, August 11, 2019. All films in the series will be shown at the Ohio Theatre. The complete schedule is available on the CAPA website.

Also in celebration of CAPA’s 50th year of summer classic films, student filmmakers at the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) will present their film, video, and animation shorts every Sunday of the festival before both the 2 pm and the 7:30 pm showings.

Interested in a look behind-the-scenes of the Ohio Theatre? On selected Saturdays, beginning June 15, CAPA will offer free hour-long guided tours, complete with a light show and organ demonstration by Clark Wilson on the “Mighty Morton” theatre organ. The tours begin at 4 pm. Space is limited, and reservations are required. More information is available on the CAPA website.

“Summer Movie Series” ticket strips are now available for the 2019 summer series. A strip of 10 tickets may be purchased for $30 – a savings of $2 per ticket – at the CAPA Ticket Center or through the Ticketmaster website. Ticket Strips may also be ordered by phone – 614-469-0939.

Thomaston Library John Huston Fest Includes Lorre

The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library – located in Thomaston, Maine – continues their festival of movies directed by John Huston with Beat the Devil (1954) on Friday, June 14, 2019.

The program begins at 7 pm in Room 200.

Local Thomaston film fan Erika Pfander selects the movies for the library’s “Friday Night Film Series” and provides free, freshly-popped popcorn and light refreshments.

Admission is free for everyone, and donations are cheerfully accepted.

The Thomaston Public Library is located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine. Parking is available in the library parking lot.

For more information, please contact the library at 207-354-2453.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Beat the Devil through interviews with cast and crew working on the picture, including director John Huston.

Beat the Devil was the final movie teaming Peter Lorre with his old friend Humphrey Bogart and director Huston. Both Huston and Bogart considered Peter a “good luck charm” and invited him to join the cast for filming on location in Italy, with additional work in England.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Click on any of these links, and the order page will open.

June 11, 2019

Istanbul Museum Screens M

Lorre fans in Istanbul, Turkey, will have an opportunity to catch a screening of M (1931) when the Pera Museum presents Peter’s first sound movie during the series “Berlin – A City Called Home”.

M will be shown on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 7 pm, and again on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 9 pm.

M will be shown in German with Turkish subtitles.

The Berlin Film and Television Museum, one of the foremost film museums in Germany, has partnered with the Pera Museum in Turkey on the series “Berlin – A City Called Home”. The series began on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, and continues on to Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The full schedule is available on the museum’s website.

Admission for each movie is 10 Turkish Lira (TL), reduced museum admission. Tickets may be purchased through Biletix. Admission to the film program is restricted to persons age 19 and older.

The Pera Museum is located at Number 65 Meşrutiyet Cd., in the historic quarter of Tepebaşı in Istanbul, Turkey.

June 7, 2019

Free Lorre Movie in Roanoke

The Grandin Theatre, located in Roanoke, Virginia, will present a free showing of Arsenic and Old Lace on Saturday, June 8, 2019, as part of their monthly “Classic Film Series”.

The movie will begin at 10 am.

Admission is free for everyone.

Opening in 1932, the historic Grandin Theatre is located at 1310 Grandin Road Southwest, in the Grandin Village area of Roanoke, Virginia.

Parking is available in the lot adjoining the Roanoke Co+Op, located at 1319 Grandin Road, across the street from the Grandin Theatre. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, is available on the Grandin website.

For more information, please call the Grandin at 540-345-6377.

June 6, 2019

Dinner with Lorre at Galway Cinema

Lorre fans in the area of Galway, Ireland, may enjoy a special treat on Thursday, June 6, 2019, when Casablanca (1942) will be the classic film featured at the Pálás Cinema’s monthly “Supper Club”.

The Pálás Supper Club begins at 7 pm with dinner at Merrow Restaurant, located on the ground floor of Pálás Cinema. Merrow chefs will create an exclusive menu inspired by the cuisine in Casablanca.

Casablanca follows dinner at 9 pm. Planning to skip dinner and attend the movie only? Tickets for the film are available at Merrow.

Admission to the Supper Club is €30 and includes the meal, a Micil gin and tonic, and admission to the movie.

Reservations are required. Please call 091 394 076 to book a table.

The Pálás Cinema is located at 15 Merchants Road Lower, in Galway, Ireland.

Parking is available in the Park Rite Hynes Yard Car Park, located at 35 Merchants Road. Car park tickets may be validated at the cinema. Please present both your car-park ticket and your movie ticket at the cinema box-office.

More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, is available on the Pálás website.

May 22, 2019

Casablanca Opens Two Summer Movie Series

Every summer, many movie theaters offer a series of classic films, and this week, Casablanca (1942) will open the season at the Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the Montalban Theatre presents Casablanca on the venue’s rooftop oasis – an open-air cinema with a large screen, projector, noise-cancelling head-phones, freshly popped popcorn, and blankets if the night is chilly.

Doors open at 6 pm, with time to get drinks and dinner at the bar and concession stand, before the movie begins just after sunset, approximately 8 pm.

Tickets range from $18 for a Lounge Seat to $50 for a Love Seat with popcorn. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the venue’s website.

The Montalban Theatre is located at 1615 Vine Street, in Los Angeles, California.

Parking is available in the Modern Parking Inc lot, located at 1627 Vine Street.

For more information, please call the theater at 323-461-6999.



On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the historic Paramount Theatre, located in Austin, Texas, begins the 44th year of its annual summer classic film festival with Casablanca. The theme – “Crazy in Love”.

The movie, shown in 35mm, will begin at 7:30 pm.

Members of the Paramount Film Fan Club are invited to kick off the annual film fest at a special Opening Night Party, beginning at 6:15 pm. Complimentary beer, wine, and popcorn will be served. And admission to Casablanca is free!

Noah Isenberg, the Chair of UT’s Department of Radio-TV-Film and the author of We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie (W.W. Norton, 2017), will introduce and discuss the movie before the screening begins.

Ticket prices are $12 for Regular admission, with a $1 preservation fee included. Film Fan Club members may attend Casablanca for free.

The Paramount Theatre is located at 712 Congress Avenue, in Austin, Texas.

Parking is available at the One American Center parking garage, located at 600 Congress Avenue, one block from the Paramount. Parking is also available at meters throughout downtown Austin. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, may be found on the Paramount Theatre website.

For more information, please call the Paramount at 512-472-5470.

The summer film festival will run until Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. The full schedule is available on the Paramount website.