January 19, 2017

Amherst Screening Room Presents Lorre Films

In tribute to director Alfred Hitchcock, The Screening Room, located in Amherst, New York, will show Peter Lorre’s first English-speaking movie The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday, Jan. 20, 21, and 25, 2017.

The film will begin at 7:30 pm on all three days.

Admission for The Man Who Knew Too Much is $6 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, beginning about 30 minutes before the show. The Screening Room accepts most major credit cards.

Formerly located in the Northtown Plaza Business Center, The Screening Room has moved to the Boulevard Mall, located at 1265 Niagara Falls Boulevard, in Amherst, New York.

The Screening Room’s entrance is outside the mall on the Alberta Drive side of the Boulevard Mall, near the Macy’s department store – in Suite 207, formerly the location of the Funny Bone Comedy Club. More information, including a store directory, is available on the Mall’s website.

Parking is available throughout the Boulevard Mall.

For more information, please call The Screening Room at 716-837-0376.

Spend Valentine’s Day with Peter at The Screening Room with special showings of Casablanca (1942) in a week-long celebration of the film's 75th anniversary!

A Night in Casablanca ~ Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 ~

Advance tickets are on sale now for A Night in Casablanca – dinner and a showing of Casablanca on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

Tickets are $30 each and include a buffet-style spaghetti dinner with a Moroccan twist from My Tomato Pie, wine, soft drinks, Moroccan coffee, and admission to the film, plus taxes and gratuity. Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance at the box office or online through the Screening Room website. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 7 pm. The movie will begin at 8 pm.

Anniversary Showings ~ Feb. 10 to Feb. 18 ~

Casablanca will also be shown on these days and times ~
  • Feb. 10, Friday – 7:15 pm – $6
  • Feb. 11, Saturday – 7:15 pm – $6
  • Feb. 12, Sunday – 12 noon – $6
  • Feb. 14, Tuesday – 7:15 pm – $6
  • Feb. 18, Saturday – Time to be announced – $6

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin describes the making of Casablanca, a film to which Peter attached little importance. Working only four days on the movie, Peter later claimed he made more money playing the roulette wheel on the “gambling room” set than he did before the cameras. Nonetheless, his performance led to a contract with Warner Bros. and a period of professional and personal success.

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

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