January 12, 2015

Peter Lorre Onscreen in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will begin its film noir series with The Maltese Falcon (1941) on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

The film begins at 7 pm. The theater’s Barton Organ, installed when the Michigan Theater opened in 1928 and originally accompanied silent movies, will be played before the movie.

Admission is $10 for general admission, $7.50 for Michigan Theater members, and $8 for children under 12, U.S. veterans, seniors age 55 and older, and students with valid ID. Tickets go on sale at the box office 30 minutes before screening time.

The film noir series will run every Monday night from Jan. 12 to April 27, 2015. The full schedule is available on the cinema’s website. The series is sponsored by Money Source Financial Services, with special support from Nicola’s Books.

The Michigan Theater is located at 603 East Liberty Street, just west of State Street in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. Directions are available on the cinema’s website.

Parking is available in several parking decks near the Michigan Theater. Closest is the Liberty Square Parking Structure, located behind the Michigan Theater at 510 East Washington Street, between South Division and South State streets. Parking is also available at the Maynard Parking Structure, located at 324 Maynard Street, between East Liberty and East William streets. Metered parking is available on the streets near the Michigan Theater.

More information about parking is available on the Michigan Theater website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of The Maltese Falcon through interviews with director John Huston. Freelancing at Warner Bros., Peter teamed with Sydney Greenstreet for the first time in The Maltese Falcon and went on to make an additional eight movies with his heavyweight co-star until Peter left the studio in 1946.

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

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