September 8, 2012

Casablanca On-Screen at Saenger Theatre, Pensacola

Peter Lorre fans in the Pensacola, Florida, area will have another chance to catch Casablanca (1942) tonight at the historic Saenger Theatre, as their summer Classic Film Festival comes to a close.

The movie begins at 7 pm.

Admission is $5 for all seats. Tickets are available in advance at the theater’s box office or purchased within an hour before the show. For more information, please call the theater at (850) 595-3882.

The Saenger Theatre is located at 118 South Palafox Place, in Pensacola, Florida. The theater’s box office is located around the corner on Intendencia Street, between the corners of Palafox and Jefferson streets. Driving directions may be found on the cinema’s website.

Parking is available in the Jefferson Street parking garage, located at 53 S. Jefferson Street. A flat rate of $2 is charged after 6 pm. More information about parking may be found on the Park First website.

September 1, 2012

M On-Screen in New York and Canada

Three venues will be showing Peter Lorre’s first sound movie, the classic German film M (1931), in early September, 2012.

Amherst, New York

On Saturday, Sept. 1, The Screening Room will present M as a requested title on the final night of their “Summer Noir” film festival.

M will begin at 9 pm, preceded by the 1951 movie Cause for Alarm.

Admission is $5, and tickets may be purchased at the box office a half hour before the start of the movie.

The Screening Room is located in the Northtown Plaza Business Plaza, 3131 Sheridan Drive, in Amherst, New York. Parking is available in the mall parking lot along the North Bailey side of the building, behind the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Directions to the Screening Room may be found on the cinema’s website.

For more information, please call the theater at (716) 837-0376.

Buffalo, New York

On Tuesday, September 4, the Buffalo Film Seminar will present M at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center, as part of their fall film festival. The full schedule is available in a downloadable PDF file.

Each movie begins at 7 pm, introduced by English professors Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson. Following the screening and a brief break, Professors Jackson and Christian will lead a discussion of the movie with attendees, who are primarily students in any film class through the University at Buffalo.

Handouts with production details, anecdotes, and critical comments about each film are available in the Market Arcade lobby 45 minutes before the movie begins. The night before each screening, these handouts are also posted on-line as PDF files. Handouts for films such as M, The Maltese Falcon, and Casablanca, in seminars going back to 2000, are also available.

Tickets for each movie in the seminar are $9 for adults, $7 for students, and $6.50 for seniors. Season tickets for the entire seminar may be purchased at any time at a 15% discount on the cost of the remaining films.

The Market Arcade Theater is located at 639 Main Street, in downtown Buffalo, New York. Parking is available for $3 in the M and T fenced-in lot opposite the theater’s Washington Street entrance. Give your parking ticket to the cashier in the Market Arcade, and you’ll get your $3 back. The Arcade may also be reached by Metro; disembark at the Theater Station. Directions to the Market Arcade may be found on the cinema’s website.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Also on Tuesday, September 4, the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre will present M as part of their Cinema Salon.

The movie will begin at 7:30 pm. Andrew Petter, Q.C., will be the guest speaker. Following the screening, the audience and speaker will retire to the Vancity lounge for drinks and snacks and discussion of the movie.

Attendees must be members of the Vancouver International Film Festival and age 19 or older in order to purchase tickets and attend the movie. A basic membership is $12 and includes one free ticket. For current members of the VIFF, tickets are $13 for adults, and discounts for students 19 and older, as well as senior citizens age 65 and older. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Vancity website.

The Vancity Theatre is located at 1181 Seymour Street, in Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada. Paid parking is available at meters outside the cinema, as well as nearby parking lots. The cinema may also be reached by public transportation. Directions to Vancity are available on the theater’s website.

For more information, please call (604) 685-0260.

In Chapter 2 of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, “M is for Morphine”, Stephen D. Youngkin chronicles the making of M, including an interview with director Fritz Lang in Oct. 1973.

The Lost One is now available on both the Kindle and the Nook, as well as paperback and hard-bound.