October 1, 2013

Brattle Theatre Bogart Fest Includes 3 Lorre Films

The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, celebrates its 60th anniversary this month with a Humphrey Bogart Fest that will include three films featuring Peter Lorre – The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942), and Beat the Devil (1954).

The festival will begin on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, and end on Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Showtimes for the Lorre films include:

Sunday, Oct. 6:
  • Casablanca – 2:30 pm and 7 pm
  • The Maltese Falcon – 4:45 pm and 9:15 pm

Sunday, Oct. 13:
  • Beat the Devil – 9:30 pm

Monday, Oct. 14:
  • Casablanca – 2:30 pm and 7 pm
  • The Maltese Falcon – 4:45 pm and 9:15 pm

The full schedule may be found on the Brattle website.

Admission to the Brattle is $10 for evening films and $8 for matinees before 5 pm. For students with a valid student ID, admission is $8 for all films. Seniors and children under 12 will be admitted for $7. Double Features are $12 for general admission, $10 for students, seniors, and children. Brattle Member passes will also be accepted.

Double Feature tickets are available only at the box office on the day of the double feature. Advance tickets may be purchased through the Brattle website. From the “Best of Bogart” webpage, click on a film title. On that film’s page, click the “Buy Tickets” button. Tickets will be at the Will-Call window for pick-up.

In addition to the film festival, the annual Brattle Film Foundation Gala will include a special tribute to Casablanca. The Gala will take place from 6 to 9 pm on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Regattabar at the Charles Hotel.

This Casablanca-inspired event will include a signature cocktail, a light supper, a silent auction, casino tables, and surprise entertainment. Tickets are $150 for a single, $250 for two. Tickets may be purchased through the Brattle website.

The Charles Hotel is located on Harvard Square at 1 Bennett Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A map and directions to the hotel are available on the Charles Hotel website.

The Brattle Theatre is located at 40 Brattle Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one block from Harvard Square. Sharing the building are the Algiers Café, Casablanca Restaurant, and Harvard Square Optical. The cinema’s entrance is on the left side of the building, marked by a sidewalk poster case and marquee.

Parking is available at meters on the streets around the cinema. The Brattle Theatre will validate parking tickets at these participating garages – the Charles Square Garage, located at 5 Bennett Street in Cambridge; and the University Place Garage, located at 124 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge. The Brattle Theatre is also served by public transportation. More information about parking is available on the cinema’s website.

For more information, please contact the cinema at (617) 876-6837.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses the friendship between Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart through the recollections of the people who knew both men, including directors John Huston and Vincent Sherman. Peter counted his pal Bogie as one of his two closest friends – the other being the German playwright Bertolt Brecht.

During the years Peter worked at Warner Brothers, the two actors made a total of four movies together – The Maltese Falcon, All Through the Night, Casablanca, and Passage to Marseille. Their fifth and last movie, Beat the Devil, came 10 years after Passage to Marseille in 1954.

They were also well-known for their practical jokes and hell-raising off-screen.

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

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