November 29, 2016

Library Film Program Includes Lorre

The Saranac Lake Free Library continues their “Great Films” program with a showing of Casablanca (1942) on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

The movie begins at 2 pm in the Thomas B. Cantwell Community Room.

Admission is free for everyone.

The Saranac Lake Free Library is located at 109 Main Street, in Saranac Lake, New York. For more information, please call the library at 518-891-4190.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), Stephen D. Youngkin recounts the making of Casablanca, a film to which Peter attached little importance and later claimed he made more money playing the roulette wheel on the “Gambling Room” ser than he did acting before the cameras.

However, Casablanca did give Peter the opportunity to work for a third time with his off-screen buddy Humphrey Bogart, as well as earn him a contract with the Warner Bros. studio he is now so closely associated with.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in soft-bound and hard-back editions, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

November 13, 2016

Casablanca at Penn Cinemas

The “Monday Night” series of classic films returns to Penn Cinema locations in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, and Casablanca (1942) is on the schedule for Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.

The movie begins at 7 pm.

Admission is $11.50 for adults, $8.50 for children and seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the box office. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the Penn Cinema website. Click the "Buy Tickets" button, select "November 14" from the calendar, and click on Casablanca from the drop-down list. A fee of $1 will be charged for each ticket purchased on-line.

The Penn Cinema in Lititz is located at 541 Airport Road, in Lititz, Pennsylvania. For more information, please call the theater at 717-626-7720.

The Penn Cinema in Wilmington is located at 401 South Madison Street, in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, please call the theater at 302-656-4314.

The “Monday Night” series runs from November 7 to December 12, 2016. The complete schedule of movies is available on the Penn Cinema website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), Stephen D. Youngkin recounts the making of Casablanca, a film to which Peter attached little importance but which led to his receiving a contract with Warner Bros. and continuing work in the wartime dramas and mysteries he became best known for at the studio.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in soft-bound and hard-back editions, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

November 10, 2016

Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibit Includes Lorre

At the Milwaukee Art Museum, the new exhibit "Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s" takes a look at the Expressionist films produced in Germany during the Weimar Republic, between 1918 and 1933, through production design drawings, photographs, posters, documents, equipment, and film clips from more than 20 films. A special film program of four movies from the period will accompany the exhibit, including Peter Lorre's first sound movie M (1931).

The exhibit will run from Friday, October 21, 2016, to Sunday, January 22, 2017, in the museum's Baker/Rowland Galleries.

M will be shown on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 2 pm in the Lubar Auditorium. Admission is free for everyone visiting the museum.

A complete list of all programs, discussions, gallery talks, and movies included with the "Haunted Screens" exhibit is available on the Milwaukee Art Museum website.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is located at 700 North Art Museum Drive, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. On Friday, the museum closes at 8 pm. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Admission to the museum is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (65 and older) and students with ID. Admission is free for Art Museum members, children 12 and under, and Wisconsin K through 12 teachers (with valid school ID or paystub).

Parking is available in the museum’s underground parking garage, accessible from either Michigan Street or Lincoln Memorial Drive. Information about parking rates, as well as directions to the Milwaukee Art Museum, is available on the museum’s website.

For more information, please contact the museum at (414) 224-3200.

November 4, 2016

El Segundo Venue Presents The Maltese Falcon

Peter Lorre fans in the area of El Segundo and Los Angeles, California, can celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Maltese Falcon (1941) this weekend, when the Old Town Music Hall presents the classic mystery film Friday through Sunday, November 4 to 6, 2016.

The movie will be shown these dates and times ~
  • Friday – 8:15 pm
  • Saturday – 2:30 pm and 8:15 pm
  • Sunday – 2:30 pm
The program includes a selection of tunes on the venue’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ, an audience sing-along, and a comedy short. The feature movie will follow a 15-minute intermission.

Admission is $10 for adults and children and $8 for seniors age 62 and older. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, which opens 30 minutes before show time. Advance tickets are not available.

The Old Town Music Hall is located at 140 Richmond Street, near the Los Angeles International Airport, in El Segundo, California. Directions to the theater are available on the venue’s website.

Parking is available in the lot beside the Old Town Music Hall.

For more information, please contact the Old Town Music Hall at 310-322-2592.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of The Maltese Falcon, the first film Peter made with Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet, his co-stars in several other mystery and wartime dramas at the Warner Bros. studio.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in hard-back and soft-bound editions, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

November 2, 2016

Imperial War Museum Exhibit Includes Lorre

From July 2016 until January 2017, the Imperial War Museum in London, England, presents the new exhibit “Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies”, a look at the ways filmmakers use the backdrop and drama of war to tell stories of tragedy and loss, fear and courage, including film clips, costumes, props, scripts, sketches, and designs from such films as Casablanca (1942), and War Horse (2011), among others.

A special film program of three wartime movies will accompany the exhibit, including Peter Lorre’s Casablanca (1942).

The exhibit will run until Sunday, January 8, 2017.

Casablanca will be shown on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 7 pm in the museum’s atrium on the traveling pop-up movie screen called The Nomad, below a Spitfire suspended from the museum’s ceiling.

Admission is £25 for everyone, which includes the film screening, entrance to the “Real to Reel” exhibit, and a complimentary drink. Tickets may be purchased through The Nomad Cinema website. A booking fee of £2.50 will be charged on all on-line purchases.

A complete list of all programs, discussions, gallery talks, and movies included with the “Real to Reel” exhibit is available on the Imperial War Museum website.

The Imperial War Museum is located on Lambeth Road, SE1, in London, England.

The museum is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm.

Admission to the museum is £10 for adults, £5 for children and Art Fund members, and £7 for concessions (seniors, students, and the unemployed). Admission is free for Imperial War Museum members.

The Imperial War Museum is well-served by public transportation options, such as the London underground and bus routes. The nearest tube stations are Waterloo and Elephant and Castle. Lambeth North, also close by and most convenient to the museum, is closed until mid-February, 2017.

More information on getting to the Imperial War Museum is available on the museum’s website.

For more information, please contact the museum at 020 7416 5000.