March 6, 2015

Bogart Fest in Kirkland, WA, Includes Lorre Films

Peter Lorre fans in the Kirkland, Washington, area will have an opportunity to enjoy Casablanca (1942) and The Maltese Falcon (1941) in a movie theater when the Kirkland Parkplace Cinema 6 hosts a Humphrey Bogart festival in March.

The four movies include Casablanca, The Big Sleep (1946), The Maltese Falcon, and The African Queen (1951).

Casablanca will be shown on Mar. 6, 7, and 8, Friday to Sunday. Showtimes are 1:20 pm and 7 pm each day.

The Maltese Falcon will be shown on Mar. 20, 21, and 22, Friday to Sunday. Showtimes are 1:20 pm and 7 pm each day.

Admission for all seats during the Bogart festival are $8. Tickets may be purchased at the cinema’s box office. The box office opens 30 minutes before the first show.

The Kirkland Parkplace Cinema 6 is located at 404 Park Place in Kirkland, Washington.

Parking is available throughout Parkplace. The Kirkland Cinema recommends parking in the parking garage spots labeled “4 Hour”. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, are available on the theater’s website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin chronicles the friendship of Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart through interviews with two of their directors, John Huston and Vincent Sherman. Peter counted Bogie as one of his two closest friends, the other being the German playwright Bertolt Brecht.

Off-set, Peter and Bogie were considered hell-raisers around Hollywood, always playing practical jokes, such as pushing the safe out of Chasen’s office into the middle of Beverly Boulevard, in West Hollywood. On-set, they were consummate professionals who could get a scene in one take.

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

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