September 26, 2013

Two Venues Screen The Maltese Falcon This Weekend

West Coast fans of Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart will have a couple opportunities to catch the two actors onscreen in The Maltese Falcon (1941) this weekend – in San Diego, California, and Cañon City, Colorado.

San Diego, California

Cinema Under the Stars will present The Maltese Falcon in their unique open-air theater for three nights, from Thursday, September 26, to Saturday, September 28, 2013.

The movie begins at 8:30 pm each night. Doors open at 6 pm.

General admission is $15 for all seats, and $14 for Cinema Under the Stars members. Cash or check is accepted at the box-office. Seats may be selected and reserved on-line through the Cinema website, up to 5 pm the day of the screening. A fee of $2 will be charged for non-members.

Cinema Under the Stars features a 20-foot screen with high-definition projection and surround sound; single and double zero-gravity recliners, love seat cabanas, and deck chairs and ottoman with tables; a retractable cover, blankets, and space heaters. More information may be found on the cinema’s website.

Refreshments include coffee, tea, soda, bottled water, popcorn, and candy. Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the theater.

Cinema Under the Stars is located behind the Tops Salon at 4040 Goldfinch Street, in the Mission Hills area of San Diego, California.

For more information, please call (619) 295-4221.

Cañon City, Colorado

On Friday, September 27, The Maltese Falcon will end the Frames FCA Film Club’s “Bogart Month” at the Fremont Center for the Arts in Cañon City, Colorado.

The movie will begin at 6 pm in the Christie Theatre, located on the lower level of the Fremont Center for the Arts.

Admission is free to FCA members and guests. Membership information may be found on the FCA website. Children will not be admitted.

Metal folding chairs will be provided – but the Frames Film Club recommends bringing a cushion or your own chair.

The Fremont Center for the Arts is located at 505 Macon Avenue in the historic downtown area of Cañon City, Colorado. Built as a post office in 1933, the FCA is across the street from the public library and close to the Museum of Colorado Prisons. Enter the Christie Theatre through the west door on North Fifth Street.

Parking is available in the lot at the FCA.

For more information, please call the FCA at (719) 275-2790.

In The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses the on- and off-screen friendship of Peter Lorre and Humphrey Bogart through interviews with the actors and directors who worked with both men.

The two actors met while working on The Maltese Falcon and remained friends to the end of Bogart’s life, making a total of five movies together – four during Peter’s years at the Warner Bros. studio.

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

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