April 16, 2018

TCM Film Fest 2018 Includes Lorre

Turner Classic Movies has announced the full schedule for their annual Classic Film Festival, to be held in Hollywood from Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29, 2018 – and Lorre fans attending the event will be treated to showings of Silk Stockings (1957) and The Raven (1963), as well as many special guests.

The Raven – Saturday, April 28 – 9:30 pm.

Silk Stockings – Sunday, April 29 – 3:30 pm.

Both films will be shown at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres Multiplex, located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, in Hollywood, California. Built in 2001, the Chinese Multiplex is next door to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, home of the handprints and shoeprints of the famous in the theater’s courtyard.

This year’s festival theme is "Powerful Words: The Page On Screen".

The Raven, loosely based on the poem by Poe, will be shown as part of the "Poet's Corner". Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff, who co-starred with Peter in several movies, including The Raven, will be the special guest.

Silk Stockings is shown as one of the "Essentials". Special guest is Dr. Vanessa Ament, who will be the teacher/facilitator for TCM’s free online course on Hollywood movie musicals this coming summer.

Festival passes are still available in these three categories – Palace, Classic, Essential, and Spotlight – and may be purchased through the festival website.

Individual tickets may also be purchased for $20 for most screenings and events. Students with valid Student ID will receive a 50% discount off all individual tickets.

More information about tickets and passes is available on the festival website.

Venues for the various events include the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX (formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese), The Egyptian Theater, and the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres multiplex – all within an easy walking distance along Hollywood Boulevard.

Parking is available in several lots near Hollywood Boulevard. Most convenient to the Chinese 6 Multiplex is the Hollywood and Highland lot, located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, with entrances on Highland Avenue and Orange Drive. More information about the Hollywood and Highland lot is available on the parking lot’s website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of these movies scheduled during the TCM festival, including interviews with many of the actors and crew who worked with Peter throughout his career. The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available for the Kindle and Nook, as well as hard-bound and soft-bound editions.

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