August 13, 2013

Casablanca on Many Screens This Month

Peter Lorre fans across the U.S. and in England will have an opportunity this week and into early September to catch Casablanca (1942) in a variety of venues.

Deutsches Haus – Metairie, Louisiana

On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the Deutsches Haus will present a unique print of Casablanca as part of their Wednesday night “Das Kino” (The Cinema) program – the German-dubbed release with English subtitles.

Admission is free and open to the public. Food will also be available.

The program will begin at 7 pm with a showing of “You Must Remember This”, a documentary starring Lauren Bacall on the making of Casablanca. The documentary is in English with German subtitles and will be shown again following Casablanca.

The Deutsches Haus is located at 1023 Ridgewood Drive, in Metairie, Louisiana. For more information, please call (504) 522-8014.

Parking is available at the Deutsches Haus and on surrounding streets.

Texas Tech Museum – Lubbock, Texas

Beginning Tuesday, August 13, the Museum of Texas Tech will present a week of Humphrey Bogart matinees, ending with Casablanca on Friday, August 16.

The program begins at 2 pm in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The Museum of Texas Tech University is located at 3301 4th Street, on the southeast corner of 4th Street and Indiana Avenue, in Lubbock, Texas. For more information about the free screenings, please call (806) 742-2432.

Directions to the museum, as well as a map, may be found on the museum’s website. Scroll down to the “Location” section.

Free parking is available in the 4th Street and Indiana Avenue lots.

Three Rivers Winery – Walla Walla, Washington

On Friday, August 23, the Three Rivers Winery will present Casablanca as part of their “Movie in the Vineyard” series. The theme for the evening is “Classics Night”.

All movies are shown on the winery’s large outdoor screen. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

The program begins at dusk at approximately 8 pm. Doors open 30 minutes before the show.

Admission is free for everyone, and all ages may attend. No reservations are required, however, pets are not allowed.

Wine may be purchased by the glass or bottle, as well as an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages. Popcorn will be included with any wine purchase. Snacks available for purchase include cheese plates and sweets. No outside alcohol is permitted.

The Three Rivers Winery is located at 5641 Old Highway 12, in Walla Walla, Washington. Directions to the winery are available on the Three Rivers’ website.

For more information, please call the winery at (509) 526-9463, extension 1.

Luna Cinema – England

Over the summer, the Luna Cinema has presented Casablanca on outdoor screens at a number of famous locations around England. On Saturday, September 7, the movie will make its final appearance of the season at Leeds Castle, near Maidstone, Kent.

The program begins at 7:45 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

Admission is £15 for adults, and £12 for children age 5 to 15. Tickets may be purchased through the Luna website by clicking the “Buy Tickets” button. Capacity is limited.

Bring picnic chairs or blankets. Luna Inflatable Wedges and Luna Blankets will also be available for purchase.

Picnic dinners may also be brought. Häagen-Dazs will treat audience members with a free Secret Sensations mini-cup. Cock ‘N’ Bull Rotisserie is the official caterer for Luna Cinema events this year. Cock ‘N’ Bull will provide Spatchcock Chickens and Hickory Smoked Rump Beef.

Leeds Castle is located 7 miles east of Maidstone, just off Junction 8 of the M20, in Kent, England. Directions to the castle, as well as public transportation options, are available on the Leeds Castle website.

Free parking is available at the castle.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses the making of Casablanca, as well as the off-screen friendship between Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart, through interviews with actors, writers, and behind-the-scenes crew on the picture.

The Lost One is available on the Kindle and Nook, as well as hard-bound and soft-bound editions.

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