April 2, 2017

Kirk Douglas Centennial Includes Lorre

In honor of actor Kirk Douglas’ 100th birthday in 2016, the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, continues its Douglas film fest with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

The movie will begin at 12:30 pm in the AFI Silver 1 theater.

Tickets are $13 for general admission; $10 for seniors 65 and older, students, and the military (with proper ID), and $8 for children 12 and under. For AFI members Two-Star level and higher, admission is $9.50.

Tickets may be reserved on-line through the AFI Silver website. Click the show time of 12:30 pm on the page for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Tickets reserved on-line must be claimed at the box office with the same credit card used to make the reservation. The AFI Silver accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards. A nominal fee will be charged for all tickets reserved on-line.

Tickets may also be purchased at the AFI Silver box office, which opens 30 minutes before the first film of the day.

The Kirk Douglas Centennial festival, which began Friday, March 10, continues until Sunday, April 23, 2017. The complete schedule is available on the AFI website.

The AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Road, at the intersection of Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, MD.

Parking is available in several public parking decks close to the theater. Most convenient is the Wayne Avenue garage, located at 921 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. Parking at the Wayne Avenue garage is free on weekends and after 8 pm on weekdays.

Directions to the cinema, as well as information about parking and public transportation, may be found on the AFI Silver website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses the making of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea through interviews with Kirk Douglas and art director Harper Goff, who had Peter in mind for the role of Conseil, apprentice to Professor Aronnax (Paul Lukas), while reading the Jules Verne novel.

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

Purchase The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre from Amazon.

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