December 24, 2016

Happy Holidays with Peter Lorre!

Holiday treats are in store for Lorre fans in the Cambridge, Massachusetts, area – special screenings of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) on Christmas Day and Casablanca (1942) over the New Year’s weekend at the Brattle Theatre.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will be shown on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at 4:30 pm, 7 pm, and 9:30 pm, as the Brattle celebrates Kirk Douglas’ 100th birthday.

Casablanca will be shown on Friday, Dec. 30, at 4:30 pm, 7 pm, and 9:30 pm, and on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, at 1:30 pm, 4 pm, 6:30 pm, and 9 pm.

The Brattle will screen 35mm prints of both films.

General admission tickets are $9 for shows starting before 5 pm and $11 for evening shows. Admission for military personnel (with valid ID), students (with valid ID), and Brattle members is $9 for any showing. Admission for children age 12 and under and seniors is $8 for any showing. Admission for Brattle members is $9 for any showing.

Tickets may be purchased at the box office, which opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the cinema’s website. From the “Calendar” drop-down menu or the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or Casablanca webpage, click the “Buy Tickets” button. A nominal fee be added to all on-line purchases.

The Brattle Theatre is located in Brattle Hall, at 40 Brattle Street, a block from Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also located in the building are the Algiers Café and the Alden and Harlow Restaurant. The cinema’s entrance is on the left side of the building – look for the sidewalk poster case and the marquee.

Parking is available at meters around Harvard Square, as well as nearby parking garages. The Brattle Theatre box office will validate parking tickets at the Charles Square Garage and the University Place Garage.

The Brattle Theatre is well-served by public transportation – both MBTA bus routes and the subway.

More information about parking and public transportation, as well as directions, is available on the Brattle Theatre website.

For more information, please call the cinema at (617) 876-6837.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea through interviews with art director Harper Goff and actor Kirk Douglas, and the filming of Casablanca through interviews with actor Dan Seymour and scriptwriter Julius J. Epstein.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available for Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes and Noble’s Nook, as well as hardcover and soft-bound editions.

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