June 19, 2019

BFI Film Fest Includes Lorre

The British Film Institute, located in London, England, continues its film festival “Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: The Weimar Cinema 1919 to 1933” with showings of M (1931), Peter Lorre’s first sound movie.

M will be shown these dates and times ~
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019 – 6:15 pm
  • Tuesday, June 25 – 6:15 pm
  • Wednesday, June 26 – 6:10 pm
The June 25 showing is sold out, but tickets are still available for the June 20 and June 26 showings.

Admission is open to non-members of the BFI, as well as members. Non-members will be charged a per-ticket booking fee of £1 for each ticket sold, to a maximum of £3 per transaction.

Evening and weekend prices are £10.50 for BFI members, £12.50 for non-members, and £6 for children 16 and under. For senior citizens, students, unwaged and disabled visitors who are also BFI members, admission is £8.20, and for non-members £10.20.

More information about ticket prices may be found on the BFI website.

Tickets may be purchased through the BFI box office, located in the main foyer. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the BFI website. From the page about M, click the “Buy” button. A Booking Fee will be added to all on-line purchases.

The BFI Southbank is located on Belvedere Road, on the South Bank of the Thames in London, England. Directions to the BFI are available on the cinema’s website.

Parking is available at the Hayward Gallery, National Theatre, and Jubilee Gardens. The BFI is also well served by public transportation. The closest underground station is Waterloo. Exit Waterloo by the South Bank exit. More information about public transportation is available on the venue’s website.

June 14, 2019

Casablanca Kicks off Columbus Summer Film Fest

Every summer since 1969, the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) presents "Summer Movie Series", the longest-running classic film series in America, and the weekend of Friday, June 14, to Sunday, June 16, 2019, CAPA begins its 50th series with Casablanca (1942).

Also a treat for movie fans – admission over the opening weekend is 50 cents for all seats.

Casablanca will be shown on these dates and times ~
  • Friday, June 14 – 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 15 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 16 – 2 pm and 7:30 pm
And for 30 minutes before each screening, as well as during the intermission, Clark Wilson will provide musical entertainment at the keys of the "Mighty Morton" theater organ.

Casablanca, as well as all other movies in the summer series, will be shown at the historic Ohio Theatre, located at 39 East State Street, between South 3rd and South High streets, in Columbus, Ohio.

Parking is available in the underground parking lot below the Columbus Statehouse, located at 1 Capitol Square. The Columbus Statehouse is located directly across the street from the Ohio Theatre. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, are available on the CAPA website.

The CAPA Summer Movie Series begins Friday, June 14, and runs until Sunday, August 11, 2019. All films in the series will be shown at the Ohio Theatre. The complete schedule is available on the CAPA website.

Also in celebration of CAPA’s 50th year of summer classic films, student filmmakers at the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) will present their film, video, and animation shorts every Sunday of the festival before both the 2 pm and the 7:30 pm showings.

Interested in a look behind-the-scenes of the Ohio Theatre? On selected Saturdays, beginning June 15, CAPA will offer free hour-long guided tours, complete with a light show and organ demonstration by Clark Wilson on the “Mighty Morton” theatre organ. The tours begin at 4 pm. Space is limited, and reservations are required. More information is available on the CAPA website.

“Summer Movie Series” ticket strips are now available for the 2019 summer series. A strip of 10 tickets may be purchased for $30 – a savings of $2 per ticket – at the CAPA Ticket Center or through the Ticketmaster website. Ticket Strips may also be ordered by phone – 614-469-0939.

Thomaston Library John Huston Fest Includes Lorre

The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library – located in Thomaston, Maine – continues their festival of movies directed by John Huston with Beat the Devil (1954) on Friday, June 14, 2019.

The program begins at 7 pm in Room 200.

Local Thomaston film fan Erika Pfander selects the movies for the library’s “Friday Night Film Series” and provides free, freshly-popped popcorn and light refreshments.

Admission is free for everyone, and donations are cheerfully accepted.

The Thomaston Public Library is located at 60 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine. Parking is available in the library parking lot.

For more information, please contact the library at 207-354-2453.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Beat the Devil through interviews with cast and crew working on the picture, including director John Huston.

Beat the Devil was the final movie teaming Peter Lorre with his old friend Humphrey Bogart and director Huston. Both Huston and Bogart considered Peter a “good luck charm” and invited him to join the cast for filming on location in Italy, with additional work in England.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Click on any of these links, and the order page will open.

June 11, 2019

Istanbul Museum Screens M

Lorre fans in Istanbul, Turkey, will have an opportunity to catch a screening of M (1931) when the Pera Museum presents Peter’s first sound movie during the series “Berlin – A City Called Home”.

M will be shown on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 7 pm, and again on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 9 pm.

M will be shown in German with Turkish subtitles.

The Berlin Film and Television Museum, one of the foremost film museums in Germany, has partnered with the Pera Museum in Turkey on the series “Berlin – A City Called Home”. The series began on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, and continues on to Wednesday, July 3, 2019. The full schedule is available on the museum’s website.

Admission for each movie is 10 Turkish Lira (TL), reduced museum admission. Tickets may be purchased through Biletix. Admission to the film program is restricted to persons age 19 and older.

The Pera Museum is located at Number 65 Meşrutiyet Cd., in the historic quarter of Tepebaşı in Istanbul, Turkey.

June 7, 2019

Free Lorre Movie in Roanoke

The Grandin Theatre, located in Roanoke, Virginia, will present a free showing of Arsenic and Old Lace on Saturday, June 8, 2019, as part of their monthly “Classic Film Series”.

The movie will begin at 10 am.

Admission is free for everyone.

Opening in 1932, the historic Grandin Theatre is located at 1310 Grandin Road Southwest, in the Grandin Village area of Roanoke, Virginia.

Parking is available in the lot adjoining the Roanoke Co+Op, located at 1319 Grandin Road, across the street from the Grandin Theatre. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, is available on the Grandin website.

For more information, please call the Grandin at 540-345-6377.

June 6, 2019

Dinner with Lorre at Galway Cinema

Lorre fans in the area of Galway, Ireland, may enjoy a special treat on Thursday, June 6, 2019, when Casablanca (1942) will be the classic film featured at the Pálás Cinema’s monthly “Supper Club”.

The Pálás Supper Club begins at 7 pm with dinner at Merrow Restaurant, located on the ground floor of Pálás Cinema. Merrow chefs will create an exclusive menu inspired by the cuisine in Casablanca.

Casablanca follows dinner at 9 pm. Planning to skip dinner and attend the movie only? Tickets for the film are available at Merrow.

Admission to the Supper Club is €30 and includes the meal, a Micil gin and tonic, and admission to the movie.

Reservations are required. Please call 091 394 076 to book a table.

The Pálás Cinema is located at 15 Merchants Road Lower, in Galway, Ireland.

Parking is available in the Park Rite Hynes Yard Car Park, located at 35 Merchants Road. Car park tickets may be validated at the cinema. Please present both your car-park ticket and your movie ticket at the cinema box-office.

More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, is available on the Pálás website.

May 22, 2019

Casablanca Opens Two Summer Movie Series

Every summer, many movie theaters offer a series of classic films, and this week, Casablanca (1942) will open the season at the Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the Montalban Theatre presents Casablanca on the venue’s rooftop oasis – an open-air cinema with a large screen, projector, noise-cancelling head-phones, freshly popped popcorn, and blankets if the night is chilly.

Doors open at 6 pm, with time to get drinks and dinner at the bar and concession stand, before the movie begins just after sunset, approximately 8 pm.

Tickets range from $18 for a Lounge Seat to $50 for a Love Seat with popcorn. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the venue’s website.

The Montalban Theatre is located at 1615 Vine Street, in Los Angeles, California.

Parking is available in the Modern Parking Inc lot, located at 1627 Vine Street.

For more information, please call the theater at 323-461-6999.



On Thursday, May 23, 2019, the historic Paramount Theatre, located in Austin, Texas, begins the 44th year of its annual summer classic film festival with Casablanca. The theme – “Crazy in Love”.

The movie, shown in 35mm, will begin at 7:30 pm.

Members of the Paramount Film Fan Club are invited to kick off the annual film fest at a special Opening Night Party, beginning at 6:15 pm. Complimentary beer, wine, and popcorn will be served. And admission to Casablanca is free!

Noah Isenberg, the Chair of UT’s Department of Radio-TV-Film and the author of We’ll Always Have Casablanca: The Life, Legend, and Afterlife of Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie (W.W. Norton, 2017), will introduce and discuss the movie before the screening begins.

Ticket prices are $12 for Regular admission, with a $1 preservation fee included. Film Fan Club members may attend Casablanca for free.

The Paramount Theatre is located at 712 Congress Avenue, in Austin, Texas.

Parking is available at the One American Center parking garage, located at 600 Congress Avenue, one block from the Paramount. Parking is also available at meters throughout downtown Austin. More information about parking, as well as directions to the cinema, may be found on the Paramount Theatre website.

For more information, please call the Paramount at 512-472-5470.

The summer film festival will run until Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019. The full schedule is available on the Paramount website.

May 10, 2019

Pittsburgh Cinema Presents The Maltese Falcon

Lorre fans in the area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are in for a special treat this weekend when the historic Hollywood Theater presents The Maltese Falcon (1941) in the main auditorium on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, 2019, as part of their "Hollywood’s Classic Hits" series.

The Maltese Falcon will be shown at 10 am on both Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is $6 for all seats. For members of the Theatre Historical Society, admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office or online through the cinema’s website. A nominal booking fee will be charged for each ticket purchased online.

Opening in 1926 as a silent movie house, the Hollywood Theater is located at 1449 Potomac Avenue, in the Dormont area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Parking is available along Potomac Avenue, as well as many nearby streets. Parking is also available at a public parking lot located at 2921 Glenmore Avenue. The Hollywood Theater is within two blocks of the Potomac T Station. More information about parking and directions is available on the venue’s website.

For more information, please call the Hollywood Theater at 412-564-1225.

May 7, 2019

Lorre-Bogart Movies in Cinemas on May 8

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Lorre fans in Denver, Colorado, and Alameda, California, will have the opportunity to catch Peter with his pal Humphrey Bogart when The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Casablanca (1942) will be on the screens of two historic cinemas.

In Denver, The Maltese Falcon will be shown at the Mayan Theatre as part of the venue’s Wednesday Classic Film series.

Show times are 2 pm and 7 pm.

Admission is $8.50 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office, as well as on-line through the Mayan Theatre website. A nominal fee of $1.50 will be charged for each ticket purchased on-line.

Built in 1930, the Mayan Theatre is located at 110 Broadway, between E. 1st and E. 2nd avenues in the Baker District of Denver, Colorado.

Parking is available in the lot located at 120 Lincoln Street, one block behind the Mayan Theatre. After 5 pm on weekdays, the lot directly behind the cinema is available for parking.

In Alameda, California, Casablanca will be shown at the Alameda Theatre and Cineplex as part of the venue’s Spring Classic Film series on Wednesdays.

Show times are 2:25 pm, 4:40 pm, and 7 pm.

Admission for adults is $9 for the 2:25 pm show and $12.50 for the 4:40 pm and 7 pm shows. Admission for military, seniors age 60 and older, and children age 11 and under is $9 for all shows. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office, as well as on-line through the Alameda Theatre website. A nominal fee of $1 will be charged for each ticket purchased on-line.

Built in 1932 as the town’s movie palace, the Alameda Theatre is located at 2317 Central Avenue in Alameda, California.

Parking is available in the lot across the street from the Alameda.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre (2005), Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the friendship of Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart, beginning with The Maltese Falcon, the first movie in which they co-starred. Soon after Casablanca, their third movie together, Peter was signed to a contract with Warner Brothers and came into the most satisfying and lucrative period of his personal and professional life.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers. Click on any of these links, and the order page will open.

May 6, 2019

Lorre Radio Play Airs Over SiriusXM

Peter Lorre fans with access to the SiriusXM Radio Radio Classics channel are in for a special treat the week of Monday, May 6, 2019 – Peter’s Suspense episode, “A Moment of Darkness” (Apr. 20, 1943), featured in the programming block When Radio Was.

“A Moment of Darkness” will air these dates and times ~

Monday, May 6, 2019 –
10:30 am Pacific, 1:30 pm Eastern

Thursday, May 9 –
10:30 am Pacific, 1:30 pm Eastern

Sunday, May 12 –
4:30 pm Pacific, 7:30 pm Eastern

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM airs Radio Classics over Channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the SiriusXM radio website.

May 1, 2019

Summertime with Lorre Movies on TV

As spring becomes summer, Lorre fans have many movies to look forward to on the Turner Classic Movies channel, as well as other channels.

All times shown are Eastern Standard.

Peter Lorre's page on the TV Guide Channel website lists the Lorre films scheduled on various television channels over a 2-week period.



May, 2018

Mary brings a handful of Lorre movies on Turner Classic Movies, including some shown only occasionally on the channel.

May 5 (Sun), 6:30 am, Antenna TV – The Jack Benny Program (Jan. 22, 1963). Peter Lorre was a guest on Jack Benny’s radio show several times, but this episode is his first and only guest appearance on Jack’s television show, broadcast over CBS.

May 7 (Tues), 1:30 am, MeTV – Alfred Hitchcock Presents, “The Diplomatic Corpse” (Dec. 8, 1957). Peter Lorre makes the first of two appearances on this anthology series, broadcast over CBS.

May 14 (Tues), 4 pm, MeTV – Wagon Train, "The Alexander Portlass Story" (Mar. 16, 1960). Peter Lorre plays an archaeologist in search of Montezuma's treasure.

May 14 (Tues), 3:30 am, TCM – They Met in Bombay (1941). The TCM primetime theme is “Meet Cute”, featuring movie couples who meet up in a “meet cute” situation. TCM celebrates the cinema "meet cutes" every Tuesday in May, including this “meet cute” between two jewel thieves (Clark Gable and Rosalind Russell) working against each other to steal a fabulous diamond pendant during the Empire Day celebration in Bombay, India. They also meet the equally cute Peter Lorre, who plays Capt. Chang, skipper of the freighter Lotus Lilly – and who agrees to take the escaping duo to Hong Kong, for a price.

May 16 (Thurs), 8 pm, TCM – Hollywood Canteen (1944). The primetime theme is "Women on the Homefront", tonight featuring movies celebrating :The War Effort". Like many actors during the war years in Hollywood, Peter happily volunteered his time at the famous Hollywood Canteen. Here, he teams with Sydney Greenstreet as themselves, playing off their sinister screen images as they help singer Patty Andrews escape from a hopeless dance partner. Lynne Olson, author and World War 2 historian, joins TCM host Ben Mankiewitz at the WW2 Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana.

May 31 (Fri), 12:45 pm, TCM – Mad Love (1935). The daytime theme is “30s Horrors”, including Peter Lorre’s first American film.



June, 2019

June brings only a couple of Lorre movies to the TCM schedule.

June 7 (Fri), 2:30 pm, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1941). The daytime theme is "Original and Remake" – not quite correct in this case, since the movie airing before The Maltese Falcon (1941) is itself a remake of the classic mystery novel – Satan Met a Lady (1936) at 1 pm, with Bette Davis and Warren William in a comic take on the detective film.

June 21 (Fri), 1:30 am, MeTV – Alfred Hitchcock Presents, "Man From the South" (Mar. 13, 1960).

June 24 (Mon), 6:30 am, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). TCM's daytime theme is "On the Road", and The Big Circus is the story of a traveling circus whose players contend with calamities as well as sabotage on the road.



July, 2019

July brings a handful of Lorre movies, including films shown frequently on the Turner Classic Movies channel.

July 3 (Wed), 1:30 am, TCM – Casablanca (1942).

July 11 (Thurs), 1:45 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942). The daytime theme is "Dressed by Orry-Kelly". Orry-Kelly was the professional name of Orry George Kelly, an Australian costume designer who dressed many Warner Bros. actresses between 1932 and 144, including Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca.

July 23 (Tues), 3:30 pm, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). Peter performs in and out of clown make-up in this Irwin Allen-directed movie set in a traveling 3-ring circus.



Many of these and other Lorre movies are now available on DVD and Blu-Ray – many remastered and packaged with extra features. For more information on the films of Peter Lorre released to home video, head on over to the DVD – VHS section of The Lost One website.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Peter’s movies, including interviews with many of the directors, writers, actors, and crew who worked with Peter.

A complete list of Peter’s movies and television credits is available in the book’s Appendix.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Happy viewing!

April 25, 2019

The Maltese Falcon on SiriusXM Schedule

Peter Lorre’s old-time radio performances don’t receive much play on SiriusXM Radio’s Radio Classics channel, but when they do, it’s a special treat for Lorre fans to hear over a radio an appearance as it might have been broadcast when it originally aired.

During the week of Monday, April 29 to Sunday, May 5, 2019, the Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater episode, “The Maltese Falcon”, will air these dates and times over Radio Classics, Channel 148 on the Sirius XM radio dial ~

Monday, April 29, 2019 –
8 pm Pacific, 11 pm Eastern

Wednesday, May 1 –
2 am Pacific, 5 am Eastern

Friday, May 3 –
2 pm Pacific, 5 pm Eastern

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM airs Radio Classics over Channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the SiriusXM radio website.

Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater originally aired “The Maltese Falcon” on Sept. 20, 1943. In this adaptation of the classic 1941 movie, Peter Lorre appeared with his fellow cast-mates Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet in the roles they created onscreen.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses Peter Lorre’s career on radio. The appendix of The Lost One lists Peter’s complete-to-date radio credits.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

April 22, 2019

Sirius XM Schedule Includes Two Lorre Programs

During the week of Apr. 22 to Apr. 28, 2019, the Radio Classics channel – Channel 148 on the SiriusXM radio dial – will air two Lorre-hosted episodes of Mystery Playhouse, both of which aired originally as episodes of the Mollé Mystery Theatre.

"Nightmare" (Nov. 28, 1944) will air these dates and times ~

Monday, April 22, 2019 –
9:30 pm Pacific

Tuesday, April 23 –
12:30 am Eastern

Thursday, April 25 –
7:30 am Pacific, 10:30 am Eastern

Sunday, April 28 –
1:30 pm Pacific, 4:30 pm EST

"Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" (Feb. 27, 1945) will air these dates and times ~

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 –
8:30 pm Pacific, 11:30 pm Eastern

Friday, April 26 –
4:30 pm Pacific, 7:30 pm Eastern

Satellite radio provider SiriusXM airs Radio Classics over Channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the SiriusXM radio website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses Peter Lorre’s career on radio. Mystery Playhouse was an Armed Forces Radio Services (AFRS) series that rebroadcast episodes originally airing on mystery and suspense series such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. North, The Whistler, and Mollé Mystery Theatre. Commercials were edited out of these episodes, and a new opening and closing was recorded specially for Mystery Playhouse. These new Mystery Playhouse episodes were then shipped out on vinyl records to American military bases around the world for the entertainment of men and women serving during World War II.

Peter was one of several hosts of the Mystery Playhouse series. He would frequently greet the audience with “Hello, Kreeps!” and introduce the program with his characteristic dry sense of humor. A visit to the Green Room to preview the next installment would typically end the program, as Peter "closed the doors of the Mystery Playhouse" and bid the audience "Good night. Sleep tight!"

The appendix of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre lists Peter’s radio credits, including the Mystery Playhouse episodes he is known to have hosted.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Moto Movie Scheduled for Syracuse Cinephile Society

The Syracuse Cinephile Society continues their 2019 Spring Season of classic movies with a mystery double-feature on Monday, April 22, 2019 – The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) and Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937), the first in a series of eight films in which Peter Lorre played intrepid Japanese detective Mr. Moto.

All films in the series are shown at the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant, located at 689 North Clinton Street in Syracuse, New York. Parking is available in the lot beside the restaurant.

Directions to the Spaghetti Warehouse Restaurant are available on the Cinephile Society's website.

The program begins at 7:30 pm, but attendees who plan to come for dinner are recommended to arrive no later than 6:15 pm, in order to finish dinner by 7:30 pm.

Admission to the Syracuse Cinephile Society event is $3 for Cinephile members, and $3.50 for non-members. Annual membership in the Syracuse Cinephile Society may be purchased for $5.

The 2019 Spring Schedule began on Monday, Mar. 18, and will run until Monday, June 24, 2019. The full schedule for the Monday Night Series is available on the Syracuse Cinephile Society website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of the Mr. Moto series, including interviews with Harvey Parry, who doubled for Peter on stunts throughout the Moto series, as well as several movies at Warner Bros. in the 1940s; and Norman Foster, who directed Think Fast, Mr. Moto (1937) and five other Moto films.

Although initially interested in playing the intrepid – and globe-trotting – Japanese importer for whom detecting is a hobby, Peter soon grew of the character. Continually addressed as "Mr. Moto" by the public, playing Mr. Moto in sketches on the radio variety series of the late 1930s, and getting few opportunities to appear in non-Moto projects at 20th Century-Fox all added to Peter’s disappointment with the series.

In 2006 and 2007, 20th Century-Fox remastered and restored all eight of the Moto films, hired John Cork and his production company Cloverland to produce a unique documentary – including interviews with Stephen Youngkin – for each movie, and released the series in two DVD box-sets with additional extras.

Purchase Mr. Moto, Volume 1, from Amazon.

Purchase Mr. Moto, Volume 2, from Amazon.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

April 13, 2019

Mad Love at TCM Film Fest 2019

The theme of this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival is “Follow Your Heart: Love at the Movies”, and Lorre fans attending the annual fest are in for a special treat – a showing of Mad Love (1935) in the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

Special guest Bill Hader will host the film, which begins at 9:15 am.

Although Festival Passes are no longer available, individual tickets for Mad Love may be purchased at the Egyptian Theatre for $20. Students with a valid Student ID may purchase a ticket for $10.

The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Parking is available in several lots near Hollywood Boulevard. One of the largest in the area 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.

Now in its 10th year, the TCM Classic Film Festival runs from Thursday, April 11, to Sunday, April 14, 2019. The full schedule is available on the festival website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Mad Love, Peter’s first American film.

“Magnificent Obsessions” is the TCM festival’s category for Mad Love – and appropriate, as the movie tells the story of Dr. Gogol (Peter Lorre), a brilliant European surgeon who heals crippled children and soldiers disfigured in war, and his love from afar of the actress Yvonne Orlac (Frances Drake), who appears nightly on the stage of the Theater of Horrors in Paris, France.

Disappointed to discover Yvonne is married, Dr. Gogol nevertheless has an opportunity to ingratiate himself with her when her husband Stephen Orlac (Colin Clive) is injured in a train wreck. Dr. Gogol replaces Stephen’s crushed hands with those of an executed knife-throwing murderer Rollo (Edward Brophy) – with unexpected results.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

April 11, 2019

Sirius XM Salutes Lorre Co-Star Harry Morgan

Every week, old-time radio host Greg Bell celebrates actors’ birthdays on his Sirius XM Radio channel Radio Classics. He salutes Peter Lorre's birthday the week of June 26 with a "Love for Laszlo" two-hour block of four of Peter's radio shows.

And the week of April 8 to 14, 2019, Peter's co-star Harry Morgan gets the birthday star treatment with four programs – two episodes of Mystery in the Air, “The Queen of Spades” (Sept. 11, 1947) and "The Black Cat" (Sept. 18, 1947) ; followed by two episodes of This Is Your FBI, "Floating Stickup" (Dec. 8, 1950) and "Backstage Shakedown" (Nov. 10, 1950).

The Morgan tribute will air these dates and times –

Sunday, April 7, 2019 ~
9 pm Pacific

Monday, April 8, 2019 ~
12 midnight Eastern

Wednesday, April 10 ~
5 pm Pacific, 8 pm Eastern

Saturday, April 13 ~
3 am Pacific, 6 am Eastern

Satellite radio providers Sirius and XM air Radio Classics over channel 148. Subscribers may also listen to the programs over the internet. Log-in with your User ID and password. Not a subscriber? A free 30-day trial is also available through the Sirius XM radio website.

As "The Voice of Mystery", Harry Morgan acted as narrator on Peter Lorre’s radio series Mystery in the Air, a replacement series for The Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Show in the summer of 1947.

Mystery in the Air presented tales of suspense "culled from the four corners of world literature", adapted from such famous tales as Alexander Pushkin's "The Queen of Spades" and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Black Cat", as well as original radio dramas.

Morgan hosted all 13 episodes, beginning with "The Tell-Tale Heart" on July 3 and continuing to the final program, "Crime and Punishment", adapted from Peter's 1935 Columbia Studios film, on Sept. 25, 1947.

In the image above, Morgan (in black suit) stands, looking over Hans Conried's shoulder at his script, with Peter Lorre at the microphone.

On March 14, 1979, author Stephen Youngkin took an interview with Harry Morgan for his Lorre biography, The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, published in September, 2005, through University Press of Kentucky. Morgan recalled working with Lorre on Mystery in the Air, describing the intensity of Peter's performances as he played to the microphone, not the studio audience.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

April 6, 2019

Kent Film Series Includes Double Confession

Lorre fans in the area of Deal – in Kent, England – will be treated to a rare showing of Double Confession (1950) this weekend at the Museum of the Moving Image (MOMI).

Teaming up with the SKY channel Talking Pictures TV, Kent MOMI will show four classic British films, beginning Friday, March 29, and running until Sunday, April 21, 2019. The full schedule is available on the MOMI website.

Double Confession will be shown Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 5, 6, and 7, 2019, beginning at 6 pm each night.

Admission to the movies is free with the purchase of a ticket to MOMI. Tickets to the museum are £5.50 for adults and £4 for concessions and U16.

The Kent Museum of the Moving Image is located at 41 Stanhope Road, in Deal, Kent. Directions, as well as information about parking and public transportation, are available on the MOMI website.

Long thought lost, Double Confession was for many years on the British Film Institute’s list of “The 75 Most Wanted” movies. But in 2013, Renown Pictures Ltd released the movie to all-regions DVD from a pristine 35mm print.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin recounts the making of Double Confession, including an interview with the film’s director Ken Annakin.

The experience was not a happy one for Peter Lorre, who worked on the movie during a dark time in his personal life and his career.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

April 4, 2019

Lorre Film Kicks off Austin Hitchcock Fest

The Austin Film Society begins its series “Hitchcock Before Hollywood” on Thursday, April 4, 2019, with a party – and a showing of The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), Peter Lorre’s first Hitchcock movie and first English-speaking role, as Abbott, leader of a gang of anarchists operating out of a church in the East End borough of Wapping in London, England.

The festival begins at 6 pm with a party, including complimentary tea from The Steeping Room, a local Austin tea-room. Dennis Campa, of KOOP Radio’s “Adventures in Sound”, will play records from the 1930s. A Hitchcock-themed photo booth will also be available.

The Man Who Knew Too Much will begin at 7 pm.

All movies in the Hitchcock series will be screened at the AFS Cinema in The Linc (formerly the Lincoln Village) shopping center, located at 6406 North Interstate-35, in Austin, Texas. Directions to The Linc are available on the Austin Film Society website.

Admission for The Man Who Knew Too Much is $11.25 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the cinema box-office, as well as online through the AFS website. A nominal processing fee will be charged for each ticket purchased online.

The “Hitchcock Before Hollywood” series begins Thursday, April 4, and runs until Sunday, April 28, 2019. The full schedule is available on the AFS website.

March 26, 2019

Lorre Films Scheduled for Noir Fest

In 1946, Peter Lorre appeared in Black Angel (1946) and The Chase (1946) – two movies adapted from the works of mystery author Cornell Woolrich. At Columbia University, in New York City, both films will be shown during the second annual Dr. Saul and Dorothy Kit Film Noir Festival.

Beginning Wednesday, March 27, and ending on Sunday, March 31, 2019, “Into the Night: Cornell Woolrich and Film Noir” includes 12 films, plus discussions with film scholars Ann Douglas, Frank Krutnik, James Naremore, Francis M. Nevins, and Pamela Wojcik.

Black Angel will be shown Friday, March 29, 2019. The program begins at 7:30 pm. Following the movie will be a conversation between Ann Douglas and Francis M. Nevins.

The Chase will be shown Saturday, March 30, 2019, beginning at 9:15 pm. J. Hoberman, of Columbia University, will introduce the 35mm print, courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

Unable to attend the festival in person? All events will be streamed live, through the Columbia University website.

Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors (age 65 and older), and $8 for students, who will have access to free rush tickets 30 minutes before each screening, with proper Columbia University ID. Advance ticket sales are available online only.

Two packages are also available – $40 for four movies, or $75 for all movies in the festival

Movies will be shown in the Katharina Otto Bernstein Screening Room, in the Lenfest Center for the Arts, located at 615 West 129th Street, in New York City, New York.

The Lenfest Center for the Arts is well served by public transportation. Find out more on the Center’s website.

For more information, please contact filmnoir@columbia.edu.

March 25, 2019

Hitchcock Festival Includes Lorre

Lorre fans in the area of Palo Alto, California, will have the opportunity to catch Peter in The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and Secret Agent (1936) on the screen of an historic movie theater when the Stanford Theatre presents “Hitchcock, Master of Suspense” – a month-long salute to British director Alfred Hitchcock.

Secret Agent will be shown Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28, on a double-bill with The 39 Steps (1935). Secret Agent will begin at 7:30 pm.

The Man Who Knew Too Much will be shown Wednesday and Thursday, April 3 and 4, on a double-bill with Sabotage (1936). The Man Who Knew Too Much will begin at 5:55 pm and 9:10 pm.

The Hitchcock festival runs from Friday, March 8, to Sunday, April 14, 2019. The complete schedule is available on the Stanford Theatre website.

Before and after the 7:30 pm showings of Secret Agent and Sabotage, one of the Stanford’s “Masters of the Mighty Wurlitzer” will play the Wurlitzer theater organ during the intermission.

Admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for youth (18 and under) and seniors (65 and over). Tickets may be purchased at the box office on the day of the show.

The Stanford Theatre is located at 221 University Avenue in Palo Alto, California. Look for the cinema’s large neon marquee – a landmark along University Avenue in the downtown area.

Parking is available at meters along the street in front of the cinema, as well as two parking garages within two blocks of the Stanford. The Bryant / Lytton Parking Garage is located at 445 Bryant Avenue, one block north of University Avenue. The High Street Parking Garage is located at 528 High Street, one block south of University Avenue.

For more information, please call the Stanford Theatre at 650-324-3700.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses the making of The Man Who Knew Too Much and Secret Agent, including interviews with director Alfred Hitchcock and executives at Gaumont-British, the studio producing the movies.

Although he spoke no English other than “yes” and “no”, Peter Lorre convinced Hitchcock he commanded the language by laughing uproariously at the director’s jokes when they first met. During the making of The Man Who Knew Too Much, Peter had the help of a tutor in English. He also translated all of his dialogue into German to understand the meaning.

And while filming The Man Who Knew Too Much, Peter sent for his long-time German girlfriend Celia Lovsky to come to England from France. They became husband and wife at Caxton Hall in London.

In addition to two movies directed by Hitchcock, Peter also made two appearances on the 1950s and 1960s anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

March 18, 2019

Sonoma Theater Classic Film Series Includes Lorre

Located in Sonoma, California, the Sebastiani Theatre presents a classic movie every Monday night as part of its “Vintage Film Series”, and on Monday, March 18, 2019, Arsenic and Old Lace is the featured film.

Doors to the cinema open at 6:30 pm. Arsenic and Old Lace will begin at 7 pm.

Cinemagoers are encouraged to dress in the era of the early 1940s, as the movie was filmed in 1941 and released in 1944.

Admission is $10 for all seats. Proceeds benefit the Sebastiani Theatre Foundation, which hosts the film series. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office or on-line through the cinema's website. Tickets may also be purchased over the telephone by calling the cinema at 707-996-8756.

The Sebastiani Theatre is located at 476 1st Street East, on the Plaza in Sonoma, California.

Parking is available on the streets near the cinema.

For more information, please contact the theater at 707-996-9756.

March 14, 2019

Nicholson Film Fest Includes Lorre

At the historic Somerville Theatre, the "Jack Attack Retrospective" celebrates the career of actor Jack Nicholson, and on Thursday, March 14, 2019, the cinema will present one of Nicholson’s early movies at American International Pictures, The Raven (1963), a comedy-horror movie in which he plays Rexford Bedlo, the son of magician Dr. Bedlo (Peter Lorre).

The Raven, shown in 35mm, will begin at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $11 for general admission, and $8 for senior citizens age 65 and older. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office, which opens 10 minutes before the first show of the day. Tickets may also be purchased through the cinema’s website.

The Somerville Theatre is located at 55 Davis Square, in the Davis Square area of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Parking is limited in the Davis Square area, including on-street metered parking and two small municipal lots. One lot is located at Holland and Buena Vista streets, and the other is located at Herbert and Day streets.

The Somerville Theatre is also served by public transportation, with the MBTA Red Line subway immediately next door to the cinema. More information about parking is available on the venue’s website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of The Raven, including interviews with director Roger Corman and co-star Vincent Price.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

February 16, 2019

Lorre Coffee Mugs Now Available

Peter Lorre fans can now celebrate their Lorre love with an attractive and unique coffee mug!

These mugs are all available through GearBubble and are produced in the United States for shipping worldwide.

Choose from any of these designs ~
Click the “Buy It Now!” button. All mugs are priced at $12.95.

Cheers!

February 13, 2019

Lorre Lovers, Spend Valentine’s Day with Peter

Valentine’s Day, February 14, falls on a Thursday in 2019 – and many cinemas in the United States and around the world will schedule special showings of Casablanca (1942), considered by many movie fans as one of the most romantic films in cinema history.

In the pivotal role of Ugarte, provider of exit visas to those desperate to leave Casablanca – and murderer of two German couriers – Peter Lorre gets the action going by leaving with his friend Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) two valuable letters of transit he intends to sell to escaping freedom fighter Victor Lazlo (Paul Henreid) and his wife Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman).

And although limited to only a few scenes, Peter is always a treat to watch in a movie theater, including these ~
  • Movie Tavern chain – Various U.S. states
  • Amherst Screening Room – Amherst, New York
  • Hopewell Theater – Hopewell, New Jersey
  • Montalban Theatre – Los Angeles, California
  • Brattle Theatre – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Shelley Theatre – Bournemouth, England



Movie Tavern ~ Many cinemas in the Movie Tavern chain will present Casablanca on Sunday, Feb. 10, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. as part of their "Flashback Cinema" series.

Dates and times vary by participating cinema.

Cinemas in the Movie Tavern chain are located in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

Ticket prices vary by theater.



Amherst Screening Room ~ The Amherst Screening Room, in Amherst, New York, will show Casablanca throughout the Valentine’s Day holiday ~
  • Feb. 8, Friday – 7:30 pm
  • Feb. 9, Saturday – 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
  • Feb. 12, Tuesday – 7:30 pm
  • Feb. 13, Wednesday – 7:30 pm
  • Feb. 14, Thursday – 5 pm, 7:30 pm
  • Feb. 16, Saturday – 7:30 pm
  • Feb. 17, Sunday – 1 pm
On Valentine’s Day, Casablanca will be shown on a double-feature with The Princess Bride (1987). Admission for Casablanca only is $7, and $10 for both films. A special Valentine’s Day package of $49 per couple is also available – tickets to both Casablanca and The Princess Bride; a bottle of wine, or a bucket of beer or drinks; a large popcorn; and two mini ice cream sundaes.

Admission is $7 for all other showings of Casablanca.

The Amherst Screening Room is located at 880 Alberta Drive, in Suite 207 of the Boulevard Mall, in Amherst, New York. For more information, please call the theater at 716-837-0376.



Hopewell Theater ~ The Hopewell Theater, in Hopewell, New Jersey, will present a "supper club" showing of Casablanca on Valentine’s Day, including a 3-course dinner of appetizers, entrée, and dessert.

The supper club will begin at 6 pm, with Casablanca to follow at 8 pm. Ticket prices vary according to the table selected. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets are also available for the film showing only.

Casablanca will also be shown on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at 2:15 pm. Tickets are $10.13.

The Hopewell Theater is located at 5 South Greenwood Avenue, in Hopewell, New Jersey. For more information, please call the theater at 609-466-1964.



Montalban Theatre ~ In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Montalban Theatre, in Hollywood, California, will present a week of romance-themed film screenings, including Casablanca on Valentine’s Day.

All movies will be shown on the venue’s rooftop oasis – an open-air cinema with a large screen, projector, noise-cancelling head-phones, freshly popped popcorn, and blankets if the night is chilly.

Doors open at 6 pm, with time to get drinks and dinner at the bar and concession stand, before the movie begins just after sunset, approximately 8:15 pm.

Tickets range from $18 for a Lounge Seat to $50 for a Love Seat with popcorn. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the venue’s website.

The Montalban Theatre is located at 1615 Vine Street, in Los Angeles, California. For more information, please call the theater at 323-461-6999.



Brattle Theatre ~ The Brattle Theatre, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, continues its popular Valentine’s Day tradition of Casablanca screenings with a 35mm print of the movie ~
  • Feb. 13, Wednesday – 4 pm available only; 7 pm show is sold out
  • Feb. 14, Thursday – 4 pm available only; 7 pm show is sold out
Tickets for the 4 pm matinee showing are $9.50 for adults, students, and members of the Brattle; $8.50 for seniors age 65 and older, as well as children under age 12.

Special Premium tickets are also available for $20 and include seating in a reserved section and unlimited popcorn and soda. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office, as well as on-line through the Brattle website.

The Brattle Theatre is located at 40 Brattle Street, in Brattle Hall, one block from Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please call the Brattle at 617-876-6837.



Shelley Theatre ~ On Valentine’s Day, the Shelley Theatre, in Bournemouth, England, will show a 35mm print of Casablanca.

Casablanca will be shown at 3 pm and 8 pm. The 3 pm matinee will be a “relaxed” performance, with the lights on and the audience coming and going as it pleases.

Admission is £8.50 for all seats at either showing. Tickets may be purchased at the box-office, over the phone, or through the venue’s website.

The Shelley Theatre is located in Shelley Manor on Beechwood Avenue in Bournemouth, England. For more information, please call the theater at 1202 413600.



Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 10, 2019

Springtime with Lorre on TV

Spring into springtime with Lorre movies on television and Turner Classic Movies! TCM’s annual “31 Days of Oscar” in February, plus Lorre movies rarely shown on the channel in March and April.

All times shown are Eastern Standard.

Peter Lorre's page on the TV Guide Channel website lists the Lorre films scheduled on various television channels over a 2-week period.



February, 2019

Throughout February and for a few days in March, Turner Classic Movies holds its annual “31 Days of Oscar” festival, and although Peter never won an Oscar, he did appear in many Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films.

Feb. 10 (Sun), 4:45 pm, TCM – Around the World in 80 Days (1956). The daytime theme is “See the World”, and mid-1950s moviegoers certainly could see the world in this all-star extravaganza filmed on locations all around the world, following the adventures of Phileas Fogg (David Niven) as he and his valet attempt to win a bet. Peter was one of the many stars appearing in cameos – as well as the animated closing credits.

Feb. 12 (Tues), 6 pm, TCM – Casablanca (1942). The daytime theme is “Taking on the Nazis”, including this classic considered one of the most romantic movies ever.

Feb. 27 (Wed), 10 am, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1941). The daytime theme is “Crime”, including this classic hard-boiled detective story, which was Peter’s first movie at Warner Bros – and his first movie with Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet.



March, 2018

March brings a handful of Lorre movies on Turner Classic Movies, including some rarely shown on the channel.

Mar 8 (Fri), 12 noon, TCM – Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956). TCM celebrates Cyd Charisse' birthday with a morning and afternoon of her films, including the two she made with Peter Lorre. First up – Peter has a cameo as a blackjack player in a casino.

Mar. 8 (Fri), 2 pm, TCM – Silk Stockings (1957). “Cyd Charisse Day” continues with a musical version of the Greta Garbo film Ninotchka starring Charisse with Fred Astaire and featuring a singing and dancing Lorre.

Mar. 12 (Tues), 2 pm, TCM – The Maltese Falcon (1941). Lorre fans who missed February’s showing of The Maltese Falcon will get a second chance during today’s daytime theme of "Hard-Boiled Detectives".

Mar. 18 (Mon), 6 am, TCM – You’ll Find Out (1940). The daytime theme is "A Day of Debutantes", and the day kicks off with a debutante in danger in this musical comedy starring Kay Kyser and his band, who are hired to play for a debutante’s 21st birthday party and encounter Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Bela Lugosi.

Mar. 27 (Wed), 12:45 pm, TCM – You’ll Find Out (1940). Lorre fans who missed the 6 am showing of You’ll Find Out will have another opportunity today when the daytime theme is "Memorable Birthdays" – and what could be more memorable for a debutante's 21st birthday than Kay Kyser and his band hired to play at her birthday party? Plus Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Bela Lugosi!



April, 2019

April brings several Lorre movies not shown often on television.

April 6 (Sat), 12 noon, TCM – Mad Love (1935). Peter’s first American movie is also being shown this month at the annual “TCM Classic Film Festival”.

April 9 (Tues), 5 am, TCM – My Favorite Brunette (1947). Peter plays the gang’s assassin chasing after Bob Hope, masquerading as a private detective, and a valuable map showing a uranium deposit.

Apr. 10 (Wed), 4 am, MeTV channel – 77 Sunset Strip, “5” (Sept. 20, 1963). Playing “The Gypsy”, Peter is one of many guest stars appearing in the Part 1 episode of a 5-part storyline.

April 22 (Mon), 2:15 am, TCM – The Big Circus (1959). Peter performs in and out of clown make-up in this Irwin Allen-directed movie set in a traveling 3-ring circus.

April 27 (Sat), 6 am, TCM – Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). Peter Lorre appears with Cary Grant in this dark comedy about two little old ladies who help lonely old men into the Afterlife with a very poisonous glass of elderberry wine.

April 27 (Sat), 12:45 am, TCM – M (1951). Although this is not Peter Lorre’s 1931 version of M, Lorre fans might be interested in tuning in to Eddie Muller’s “Noir Alley” and taking a look at how David Wayne interpreted the role of the child murderer.

April 28 (Sun), 10 am, TCM – M (1951). The 1951 remake of M is repeated on “Noir Alley”, hosted by Eddie Muller.



Many of these and other Lorre movies are now available on DVD and Blu-Ray – many remastered and packaged with extra features. For more information on the films of Peter Lorre released to home video, head on over to the DVD – VHS section of The Lost One website.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Peter’s movies, including interviews with many of the directors, writers, actors, and crew who worked with Peter.

A complete list of Peter’s movies and television credits is available in the book’s Appendix.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

Happy viewing!

February 9, 2019

Stanford Bogart Fest Includes Lorre

Located in Palo Alto, California, the Stanford Theatre salutes Humphrey Bogart with a month-long film festival, including two of the five movies he made with Peter Lorre – Casablanca (1942) and Beat the Devil (1954).

Casablanca will be shown Feb. 8, 9, and 10, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Show times are 5:35 pm and 9:15 pm. Also on the double-bill is In a Lonely Place (1950).

Beat the Devil will be shown Feb. 15, 16, and 17, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Show times are 5:50 pm and 9:25 pm. Also on the double-bill is The African Queen (1951.

The Bogart film fest runs from Friday, Feb. 8, to Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019. The complete schedule is available on the cinema’s website.

Before and after the 7:30 pm showings of In a Lonely Place and The African Queen, one of the Stanford’s “Masters of the Mighty Wurlitzer” will play the Wurlitzer theater organ during the intermission.

Admission is $7 for adults, and $5 for youth (18 and under) and seniors (65 and over). Tickets may be purchased at the box office on the day of the show.

The Stanford Theatre is located at 221 University Avenue in Palo Alto, California. Look for the cinema’s large neon marquee – a landmark along University Avenue in the downtown area.

Parking is available at meters along the street in front of the cinema, as well as two parking garages within two blocks of the Stanford. The Bryant / Lytton Parking Garage is located at 445 Bryant Avenue, one block north of University Avenue. The High Street Parking Garage is located at 528 High Street, one block south of University Avenue.

For more information, please call the Stanford Theatre at 650-324-3700.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses the friendship of Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart, whom Peter considered one of his two closest friends, the other being German playwright Bertolt Brecht. The two actors first worked together in The Maltese Falcon in the summer of 1941 and became good friends, socializing often during Peter’s years at Warner Bros. In 1954, they re-teamed for a final time in Beat the Devil.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre may be purchased from Amazon U.S., Amazon Canada, and Amazon U.K, as well as other booksellers.

January 27, 2019

Historic Cinema Screens Lorre Classic

Peter Lorre fans in the area of Baltimore, Maryland, have a treat in store as The Maltese Falcon continues through the end of January 2019 at the historic Senator Theatre’s “Revivals” series, shown in the main auditorium originally built in 1939 and restored in 2013.

Dates and times include ~
  • Wednesday, Jan. 23 – 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Jan. 27 – 10 am
  • Monday, Jan. 28 – 1 pm
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29 – 9:30 pm
Admission for films in the “Revivals” series is $10 for general admission after 6 pm; $9 for seniors, students, and children after 6 pm; $7 for Early Bird (shows before 11 am) and Matinee (shows between noon and 2:30 pm) showings for everyone.

Tickets may be purchased at the Senator box-office, which opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the cinema’s website.

The Senator Theatre is located at 5904 York Road in Baltimore, Maryland.

Parking is available at the Belvedere Square Market, located across the street from the Senator and an excellent option for lunch or dinner before or after the movie. More information about parking, as well as directions to the Senator, is available on the cinema’s website.

For more information, please call the cinema at 410-323-4424.

The full schedule for the "Revivals" is available on the Senator's website.

January 20, 2019

Valentine’s Day with Lorre at the Brattle Theatre

Planning a romantic evening with your Lorre lover over Valentine’s Day? The Brattle Theatre is now selling tickets for their February double-feature of Casablanca (1942) and The Princess Bride (1987) to be shown Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.

Casablanca will be shown at 4 pm and 7 pm both days. The Princess Bride will be shown at 10 pm both days.

General admission tickets for Casablanca are $9.50 for shows starting before 5 pm and $11.50 for the evening shows. Admission for students (with valid ID) is $9.50 for any showing. Admission for children (age 12 and under) and seniors is $8.50 for any showing. Admission for Brattle members is $9.50 for any showing.

Want to make it extra special? Consider one of these specially-priced tickets ~
  • Premium Ticket ~ $25 per person – Includes seating in a reserved section and unlimited popcorn and soda.
  • Deluxe Seating ~ $100 per couple – Nestle with your significant other in a wicker booth from the Casablanca restaurant and enjoy unlimited concessions, a bottle of champagne, and table service from a Brattle staff person during the movie.
The Deluxe Seating is available during the 4 pm screening only and must be reserved by eMail – jessie@brattlefilm.org.

Tickets for the Brattle’s Valentine special sell out quickly and may be purchased on-line through the venue’s website, as well as at the box-office.

The Brattle Theatre is located in Brattle Hall, at 40 Brattle Street, a block from Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 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.

Boston Sci-Fi Film Fest Includes Lorre

Now in its 44th year, the annual Boston SciFi Film Festival is the longest running genre fest in the United States, and this year, the Disney classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) is among the many movies on the 11-day schedule, beginning Friday, Feb. 8, and ending Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea will be shown in 35mm on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at the historic Somerville Theatre. The program begins at 7 pm.

The full schedule is available on the film festival’s website.

Tickets may be purchased for individual movies and events. Admission for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is $14.25 for all seats, but the price may go up closer to the screening date. The VIP Festival Pass, including all movies over the 11 days, is available for $175. More information about tickets is available on the Festival website.

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the festival website. A nominal fee will be added to all tickets purchased on-line.

The Somerville Theater is located at 55 Davis Square, in the Davis Square area of Somerville, Massachusetts.

Parking in the Davis Square area is limited to on-street metered parking and two small municipal lots. One lot is at Holland and Buena Vista streets, and the other is at Herbert and Day streets. Meters on different streets vary from 15 minutes to 3 hours, with 3-hour meters available on Dover Street and Meacham Road.

The Somerville Theater is well-served by public transportation, including the MBTA Red Line subway, which is immediately adjacent to the theater. More information about parking, as well as public transportation, is available on the cinema website.

Attending the festival from outside the Somerville area? The Boston SciFi Film Festival recommends Homewood Suites, located at 1 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, Massachusetts.

January 19, 2019

Berkeley Venue Presents Fritz Lang Fest

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, also known as BAMPFA, takes a look at the work of German director Fritz Lang in the series “Fritz Lang and German Expressionism”, which began on Dec. 7, 2018, and continues to Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.

A digitally restored print of M (1931) will be shown at 2 pm on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, and 8 pm on Friday, Feb. 8.

Tickets for the “Fritz Lang” series are $13 for General Admission; $8 for BAMPFA members; $5 for Cal Students; and $9 for Seniors (age 65 and older), non-Cal students, youth (age 18 and under), Cal faculty and staff, and disabled patrons. Tickets may be purchased at the BAMPFA box-office. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the BAMPFA website.

M will also be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at 3:10 pm, as part of the series “In Focus: Writing for Cinema”, which began Wednesday, Jan. 16 and will continue to Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Film historian David Thomson and author Michael Ondaatje will lead a discussion following the screening.

Ticket prices for the “Writing for Cinema” screening are $15 for General Admission; $11 for BAMPFA members; $7 for Cal students; and $12 for Seniors (age 65 and older), non-Cal students, youth (age 18 and under), Cal faculty and staff, and disabled patrons. Tickets may be purchased at the BAMPFA box-office, as well as on-line through the BAMPFA website.

BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley, California.

Parking is available in the Allston Way Parking Garage, located at 2061 Allston Way, in Berkeley, California. BAMPFA is also well-served by public transportation, including BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and AC Transit bus lines. More information about parking, as well as directions to BAMPFA, is available on the venue’s website.

For more information, please contact BAMPFA at 510-642-0808.