September 29, 2014

Penn Cinema Monday Film Series Includes Casablanca

As part of their annual “Monday Night Movie” series at the Penn Cinema in Lititz, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, Casablanca (1942) will be shown Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

The film begins at 7 pm in both locations, with an encore at 10 am on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Lititz theater.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for seniors and children.

Tickets may be purchased at each cinema’s box office before the show, as well as online through the Penn Cinema website, which opens to the Fandango site. A processing fee of $1.25 will be added to each online purchase.

The Penn Cinema in Lititz is located at 541 Airport Road, in Lititz, Pennsylvania. For more information, please call (717) 626-7720

The Penn Cinema in Wilmington is located at 401 S. Madison Street, in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, please call (302) 656-4314.

The full schedule at the Lititz and Wilmington cinemas are available through each theater’s website.

Parking is available in each theater’s parking lot.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin describes the making of Casablanca, Peter’s third movie with Humphrey Bogart and his fourth at the Warner Bros. studio. Not yet under contract with the studio, Peter claimed he made more money playing roulette on the “gambling room” set between takes than he did working before the cameras. But it was his performance in Casablanca that finally sold the Warner brothers on the idea of signing him to a contract.

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

September 25, 2014

The Maltese Falcon Kicks off Seattle Film Noir Fest

Peter Lorre’s first Warner Bros. movie The Maltese Falcon (1941) kicks off the 37th annual film noir series “Live By Night” at the Seattle Art Museum on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.

The movie begins at 7:30 pm in the Plestcheeff Auditorium.

Admission for the entire series is $68 for adults, and $63 for Seattle Art Museum members, as well as Film School, SIFF, SFI, and NWFF members.

A limited number of single-film tickets may be available on a first-come, first-served basis at 7:25 pm on the day of the show – for $8 cash or check at the auditorium door.

Tickets may be purchased through the Seattle Art Museum website. Tickets may be sent by eMail or left for will-call at the auditorium.

The festival ends Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The full schedule of nine movies is available on the Seattle Art Museum website. All films will be shown in 35mm prints.

The Seattle Art Museum is located at 1300 First Avenue, at the corner of First Avenue and Union Street, in Seattle, Washington.

Parking is available at the Russell Investment Center Garage, located at 1301 Second Avenue, in Seattle, Washington. Request a discount voucher for the garage at the Seattle Art Museum ticketing desk. More information about parking, as well as directions to the museum, may be found on the museum website.

For more information, please contact the museum at (206) 654-3100.

September 23, 2014

M Onscreen at ArcLight Cinemas

As part of their “International” series of movies made in Italy, France, Japan, New Zealand, Brazil, Germany, and China, the ArcLight Cinemas chain in southern California shines the spotlight on Peter Lorre’s first sound movie, the German classic M (1931), this week at the Beach Cities and La Jolla theaters.

Beach Cities will show M on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at 7:45 pm.

La Jolla will show M on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 7:05 pm.

Admission is $15.50 for adults, $10.75 for children ages 1 to 12, and $12.50 for seniors age 60 and up. Infants under the age of 1 must be charged the full adult price of $15.50.

ArcLight members receive a discount on each ticket and may also use their free “ArcLight Presents” tickets for any film in the series.

Tickets may be purchased at the ArcLight Cinemas box office or through the automated ticket kiosks located in the cinema lobby. Tickets may also be purchased online through the ArcLight website. The ticket will be sent to you by eMail, or you can also retrieve the ticket from the ticket kiosk in the theater, using the same credit card used to purchase the ticket online.

The Beach Cities ArcLight is located at 831 S. Nash Street, in El Segundo, California. For more information, please call the cinema at (310) 607-9630.

The La Jolla ArcLight is located at 4425 La Jolla Village Drive, in San Diego, California. For more information, please call the cinema at (858) 768-7770.

Parking at both locations is available in the cinemas’ parking lots.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of M through interviews with director Fritz Lang. The Lost One is available in both hard-bound and soft-bound editions, as well as eBooks on the Kindle and Nook.

September 17, 2014

Film Noir Fest in Portland Includes Three Strangers

Peter Lorre fans attending the “Noir City Portland” festival this weekend at the Hollywood Theatre will have an opportunity to catch a 35mm print of Three Strangers on the screen of a classic 1920s movie theater on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

The festival will run from Friday, Sept. 19, to Sunday, Sept. 20. Eddie Muller, founder of the Film Noir Foundation, will host each movie in the festival. The complete schedule is available on the Hollywood Theatre website. "Noir City Portland" is sponsored by the Portland State University School of Theatre and Film.

Three Strangers will begin at 3 pm.

Admission is $8 for all seats. Discounted admission is available to all members of the Hollywood Theatre.

Tickets may be purchased at the box office, as well as on-line through the cinema’s website. To receive their discount on-line, Hollywood Theatre members must first log into their account.

The Hollywood Theatre is located at 4122 NE Sandy Boulevard, between NE Sandy Boulevard and NE 41st Place, in Portland, Oregon.

Parking is available on the streets near the cinema. Parking is also available nights and weekends in the lot at the Broadway Medical Clinic, located at 4212 NE Broadway Street in Portland.

The Hollywood Theatre is also well-served by public transportation. Directions to the theater, as well as information about parking and buses, may be found on the cinema’s website.

For film and event information, please contact the Hollywood Theatre at (503) 281-4215. For theater information, please call (503) 493-1128.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin describes the making of Three Strangers through interviews with director Jean Negulesco and Peter’s co-stars Geraldine Fitzgerald and Joan Lorring.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in eBook editions for the Kindle and Nook, as well as hardbound and paperback.

September 15, 2014

Showcase Cinemas Present The Chase, Monday, September 15

The Showcase Cinemas chain kicks off their “Silver Screen Classics” series with The Chase (1946), on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

The movie begins at 1 pm.

Admission is $2 for all seats and at all locations. Included in the ticket price are a small popcorn and soda.

Cinemas participating in the Silver Screen Classics festival are located in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio. A complete list of cinemas is available on the Showcase Cinemas website.

The film festival will run every Monday afternoon, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 27, except for the Columbus Day holiday on Oct. 13. The complete schedule is available on the Showcase Cinemas website.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of The Chase, including an interview with Robert Cummings, who recounts his experiences working with Peter on the film.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in hardbound and softbound editions, as well as the Nook and Kindle.

September 13, 2014

National Media Museum Screens M on Sept. 14

As part of their Film Extra series “Sunday School”, the National Media Museum in Bradford, England, will present Peter Lorre and director Fritz Lang’s first sound movie M on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

The program will begin at 10:30 am with film lecturer Keith Withall leading a discussion of Lang and Lorre. Refreshments will be provided.

Admission is £19.50, with £16 for concessions, including children under 15, seniors over 60, students, and adults receiving income support or disability benefits. Museum Members can receive a discount of 10%.

Tickets may be booked by telephoning the box office at 0844-856-3797 during the regular business hours of 8:30 am to 8:30 pm. Tickets may also be booked through the National Media Museum website. A fee of £1 will be charged for any on-line bookings.

The National Media Museum is located on Prince’s Way, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in England. Directions and maps, as well as information on public transportation, are available on the museum’s website.

Parking is available on Sharpe Street and Radwell Drive, behind the museum. More information on parking is available on the museum’s website.

September 5, 2014

Restored M on Tour in Great Britain, September to December, 2014

Peter Lorre fans in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland will have an opportunity to catch a restored print of M (1931), making its way around Great Britain beginning Friday, Sept. 5 until December, 2014.

TLEFilms Film Restoration and Preservation Services (Berlin) has been involved in the restoration, in association with CNC – Archives francaises du film.

Participating venues include:

British Film Institute Southbank – Friday, Sept. 5, to Tuesday, Oct. 7.
The BFI in London, England, will show M as part of a 22-film Peter Lorre festival, noting the 50th anniversary of Peter’s death on Mar. 23, 1964. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the BFI website. The BFI is located on Belvedere Road on the South Bank of the Thames and is well-served by public transportation. Directions to the BFI are available on the BFI website.

Curzon Mayfair – Friday, Sept. 5, to Thursday, Sept. 11.
The Curzon cinema in the Mayfair borough of London will present matinee showings of M at 11:15 am and 12:15 pm. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Curzon website. The Curzon Mayfair is located at 38 Curzon Street. The nearest underground stations are Green Park and Hyde Park Corner (exit 3).

Rio Dalston – Friday, Sept. 5 to Wednesday, Sept. 10.
The Rio Cinema, a classic movie theater outside central London, will present matinee and evening showings of M. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Rio website. The Rio Cinema is located at 107 Kingsland High Street, at the corner of John Campbell Road, in London E8. Directions to the Rio, as well as public transportation options, may be found on the Rio website. Click the menu option “information”.

Irish Film Institute – Friday, Sept. 5, to Thursday, Sept. 11.
The IFI in Dublin, Ireland, will present late afternoon and early evening showings of M. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the IFI website. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, M will be featured in The Critical Take, the IFI’s free film club. On the panel will be IFI Film Shop manager Gerard Sweeney; Le Cool Dublin’s Amy O’Connor; and Eilieen Culloty, Film studies PhD Student at Dublin City University. The program will begin at 6:30 pm. The Critical Take event is free and open to everyone, but tickets must be booked in advance through the IFI box office at 01 679 3477 or by eMail to boxoffice@irishfilm.ie. The IFI is located at 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, in Dublin, Ireland. More information may be found on the IFI website.

Glasgow Film Theatre – Sunday, Sept. 7 to Tuesday, Sept. 9.
The Glasgow Film Theatre, in Glasgow, Scotland, will present afternoon and evening showings of M. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the GFT website. The Glasgow Film Theatre is located at 12 Rose Street, just off Sauchiehall Street in the center of Glasgow. Information about public transportation may be found on the GFT website.

New Park Chichester – Sunday, Sept. 14 only.
The Chichester Cinema, in Chichester, West Sussex, will present M at 8:15 pm. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the cinema’s website. The Chichester Cinema at New Park is located in the New Park Road, in Chichester, West Sussex, England. Directions may be found on the cinema’s website.

Errol Flynn Filmhouse – Sunday, Sept. 21 only.
The Errol Flynn Filmhouse, in Northampton, England, will present M at 2 pm. Tickets may be purchased through the Errol Flynn website. Named after the famous American swashbuckling star Errol Flynn, the cinema features leather seats and side tables from Norway and a variety of upscale snacks and drinks, such as marbled chocolate almonds and loose-leaf tea, in addition to wine and spirits. The Errol Flynn Filmhouse is located off Derngate, in Northampton, England. Directions and information about parking may be found on the Errol Flynn website.

Stamford Arts Centre – Sunday, Oct. 5 only.
The Stamford Arts Centre, in Stamford, England, will present M at 1 pm. Tickets may be purchased through the theater’s website. The historic Stamford dates back to the 1700s and presents live stage shows as well as film. The Tourist Information Centre is also located in the Stamford, providing information on local restaurants, lodging, and sightseeing, as well as a gift shop. The Stamford Arts Centre is located at 27 St. Mary’s Street, in Stamford, England. Maps and directions may be found on the theater’s website.

Clwyd Theatr Cymru – Thursday, Oct. 16 only.
The Clwyd Theatr Cymru, in Mold, North East Wales, will present M at 8 pm. Tickets may be purchased through the theater’s website. The Clwyd Theatre Cymru is located on Raikes Lane, in Mold, Flintshire, Wales. Directions, as well as information about public transportation, are available on the theater website.

Filmhouse Edinburgh – Friday, Oct. 17 to Monday, Oct. 20.
The Filmhouse Edinburgh , in Edinburgh, Scotland, will present M. Tickets may be purchased through the theater’s website. The Filmhouse Edinburgh is located at 88 Lothian Road, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The building once housed a church and was taken over in 1978 and adapted to a three-screen theater. Directions, as well as information about public transportation, are available on the theater website.

Cornerhouse Manchester – Sunday, Nov. 30, and Wednesday, Dec. 3.
The Cornerhouse, in Manchester, has scheduled M for two showings only. As of this writing, information about the film is not available on the venue’s website. The Cornerhouse is located at 70 Oxford Street, next door to the Oxford Road Railway Station, in Manchester, England. Directions and information about public transportation are available on the Cornerhouse website.

Several cinemas in Great Britain, including many in the Picture House chain, will present a one-day only showing of M on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014:
In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of M, including an interview with director Fritz Lang. The Lost One is available in both hard-back and soft-bound, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

September 2, 2014

Buffalo Film Seminar Screens M on Sept. 2, 2014

As part of the Buffalo Film Seminars series, Peter Lorre’s first sound movie M will be shown at the Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Presented by the University at Buffalo, the program will begin at 7 pm with an introduction by Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson, who also lead a discussion with the audience following the movie.

Handouts with production details, anecdotes and critical comments about each week's film on goldenrod paper are available in the theatre lobby 45 minutes before each session. The Goldenrod handouts are posted online one day before the screening.

Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and children.

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Amherst website. Click the “Buy Tickets” button. Tickets may also be purchased at the theater’s box office.

The Amherst Theatre is located at 3500 Main Street, in the Tops University Plaza, in Buffalo, New York. Directions may be found on the cinema’s website.

Ample parking is available near the theater in the Tops University Plaza.