October 26, 2012

Three Strangers at the AFI Silver

Peter Lorre fans in the Silver Spring, MD, area will have an opportunity to catch the preserved print of Three Strangers (1946) at the Noir City film noir fest, presented at the AFI Silver in downtown Silver Spring.

The 35mm preserved print has been shown at Noir City festivals in several U.S. cities this year, including Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles.

Note: The arrival of hurricane Sandy in the Silver Spring area forced the AFI to cancel the screening for Monday, Oct. 29. Three Strangers has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at 9:45 pm. Ticket prices for this showing are $11.50 general admission, $7 for children 12 and under, and $9 for seniors 65 and over.

The AFI Silver will show Three Strangers on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 pm, and on Monday, Oct. 29, at 5 pm.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, Film Noir Foundation board member Foster Hirsch will introduce Three Strangers.

Ticket prices for Sunday are $11.50 for general admission, $7 for children 12 and under, and $9 for seniors 65 and over.

Ticket prices for Monday’s matinee are $8.50 for general admission and seniors, and $7 for children. AFI member passes will be accepted; admission is $8.50.

AFI member passes will be accepted for all movies in the Noir City festival. Admission for AFI members is $8.50.

Tickets may be reserved on-line through the AFI Silver website. Click the “Buy Tickets” button and select Three Strangers and a show date and time. No booking fee will be charged, but tickets reserved on-line must be claimed at the box office with the same credit card used to make the reservation. The AFI Silver accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards.

Tickets may also be purchased at the AFI Silver box office, which opens 30 minutes before the first film of the day.

Noir City DC runs from October 20 to November 1, 2012. The full schedule can be found on the AFI Silver website.

The AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Road, at the intersection of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, MD. Directions to the cinema may be found on the AFI Silver website.

Parking is available in several public parking decks close to the theater. Most convenient is the Wayne Avenue garage, located at 921 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. Parking at the Wayne Avenue garage is free on weekends and after 8 pm on weekdays. More information on parking can be found on the AFI Silver website, under Parking.

For The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, author Stephen D. Youngkin interviewed both Geraldine Fitzgerald and Joan Lorring, who recounted their experiences working with Peter on Three Strangers. As one of the title characters, Ms. Fitzgerald described Peter’s advice in handling a stunt sequence. And Ms. Lorring confessed to a huge crush on Peter – which may have informed her portrayal of Johnny West’s loyal girlfriend, Icy Crane!

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

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