August 30, 2014

Around the World in 80 Days in Silver Spring Aug. 31

Peter Lorre fans in the Silver Spring, Maryland, area will have an opportunity for a unique experience this weekend – Around the World in 80 Days (1956) as an original 70mm print, bringing to a close Part 3 of a special series “70mm Spectacular” at the AFI Silver Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

The movie will begin at 1 pm.

Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors 65 years and older, students, and the military (with proper ID); and $7 for children 12 and under. For AFI members Two-Star level and higher, admission is $8.50. AFI Member Passes will also be accepted.

Tickets for may be reserved on-line through the AFI Silver website. Click the “Buy Tickets” button, then ensure the title Around the World in 80 Days appears at the top of the page. Click the show date and time. 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 credit cards.

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

The AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Road, at the intersection of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, Maryland. 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, Maryland. 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.

Peter Lorre was among the dozens of Hollywood stars appearing in cameos throughout Around the World in 80 Days. Peter enters the story about 90 minutes into the film, as a Japanese steward aboard a steamship bound for Yokohama. An animated Peter also appears in the movie’s closing credits, as a samurai wielding a sword.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Around the World in 80 Days. The Lost One is available in soft-bound and hard-back editions as well as the Nook and Kindle.

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