November 30, 2013

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at the George Eastman House

As part of their salute to the birth of the CinemaScope process 60 years ago, the Dryden Theatre presents a series of landmark CinemaScope movies. On Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, the program continues with a showing in 35mm of the Walt Disney Productions film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), co-starring Peter Lorre with James Mason, Kirk Douglas and Paul Lukas.

The movie will begin at 8 pm.

Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for students and Dryden Theatre members. Tickets may be purchased at the theater box-office, which opens 45 minutes before a given screening.

Tickets may also be purchased online through the theater website. Click the “Tickets” tab on the theater website, then scroll to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and click the “Purchase” button. A $2 convenience fee to benefit the George Eastman House will be charged for each online ticket order.

The Dryden Theatre is located at 900 East Avenue, within the George Eastman House, in Rochester, New York. The Dryden Theatre is served by public transportation. A map of the theater’s location, as well as PDF files for the bus routes, is available at the Dryden Theatre website.

Free parking is available at the George Eastman House. Visitors may enter the museum grounds by either the East Avenue entrance or the University Avenue entrance.

In conjunction with the CinemaScope movie program, the George Eastman House presents an exhibit on the groundbreaking process – “Bigger Than Life: CinemaScope at 60”, which will run from Nov. 2, 2013, until Jan. 12, 2014.

The exhibit includes original artifacts from the museum’s collection, as well as multimedia and interactive displays, enabling visitors to explore the history, technology, and promotion of CinemaScope.

The exhibit is located in the Brackett Clark Annex.

Admission to the George Eastman House is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors age 65 and older, and $5 for students with proper ID. Children age 12 and under, as well as members, may visit for free. More information on the George Eastman House, including hours, may be found on the museum’s website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discussed the making of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with actors James Mason and Kirk Douglas, who recounted their experiences working with Peter on the film.

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

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