July 30, 2016

Lorre Film at the AFI in Maryland

As part of their salute to production designer Ken Adams, the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, will present a showing of Around the World in 80 Days (1956) on Sunday, July 31, 2016.

Around the World in 80 Days begins at 2 pm in AFI Silver Auditorium 1. The 35mm print includes an intermission, as when the film was originally shown in theaters.

Ticket prices are $13 general admission, $10 for seniors, $8 for children age 12 and under, and $9.50 for AFI members at Two-star level and higher.

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the AFI Silver Theatre website. Tickets purchased on-line must be claimed at the box office with the same credit card used to make the purchase. 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.

AFI’s complete schedule for the Ken Adam retrospective is available on the cinema’s website.

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, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Parking at the Wayne Avenue garage is free on weekends and after 7 pm on weekdays. More information on parking can be found on the AFI Silver website.

For more information, please call the cinema at (301) 495-6700.

In the role of a Japanese steward aboard a ship bound for Yokohama, Peter Lorre is one of the many Hollywood stars making a cameo appearance in the classic adventure of Phileas Fogg (David Niven), who makes a bet with his friends at the Reform Club that he can circle the world in 80 days.

The life and career of Peter Lorre is discussed in the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005) by Stephen D. Youngkin. The Lost One is available for purchase in soft-bound and hard-back, as well as the Kindle and Nook.

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