October 31, 2014

Lorre Lovers, Spend Halloween with Peter

Peter Lorre fans will have an opportunity to catch Lorre comedy-horror films on screens large and small this Halloween season.

Tales of Terror at Richmond’s Poe Museum

The Poe Museum, in Richmond, Virginia, will kick off a Vincent Price weekend on Halloween night with a showing of Tales of Terror (1962).

Hosted by the actor’s daughter Victoria Price, “Pop Goes to the Movies” begins at 6 pm with a costume contest and a Poe Look-Alike Contest, both judged by Ms. Price and a panel of special guests. Tales of Terror will follow the contests, introduced by Ms. Price.

Admission for the evening is $20. The proceeds will benefit the Poe Museum’s education programming.

The Poe Museum is located at 1914-16 East Main Street, in the Shockoe Bottom district of Richmond, Virginia. Opened in The Old Stone House in 1922, the museum is just blocks from Edgar Allan Poe’s first home in Richmond, as well as his first job, the Southern Literary Messenger.

Free parking is available in the museum’s lot, as well as surrounding neighborhood streets.

Vincent Price Marathon on MGM-HD Television Channel

On Halloween, the cable TV channel MGM-HD will present “The Price of Fear”, a marathon of nine Vincent Price horror movies, including two films co-starring Peter Lorre and more comedy than horror – The Raven (1963) and The Comedy of Terrors (1964).

The festival begins at 11 am on Oct. 31 and includes the following movies:
  • 11 am – Theater of Blood
  • 1 pm – The Abominable Dr. Phibes
  • 3 pm – Dr. Phibes Rises Again
  • 4:50 pm – The Raven
  • 6:35 pm – The Pit and the Pendulum
  • 8:15 pm – The Haunted Palace
  • 10 pm – The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Midnight – The Masque of the Red Death
  • 2 am – The Comedy of Terrors

The cable television channel ME-TV will show Peter Lorre’s Route 66 episode, “Lizard’s Leg and Owlet’s Wing” at 3 am (EST) on Oct. 31.

Playing himself, Peter joined Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr in the episode.

When Peter Lorre died suddenly at age 59 on Mar. 23, 1964, Vincent Price was asked to deliver the eulogy at Peter’s memorial service, held at the Pierce Brothers Mortuary two days later on Mar. 25. As co-star with Peter on a total of five movies, beginning in the late 1950s, Price agreed.

The eulogy is printed in full in the final chapter of the Lorre biography The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, written by Stephen D. Youngkin.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available on the Kindle and Nook, as well as paperback and hard-cover editions.

October 29, 2014

M Onscreen at Houston’s 14 Pews

The independent venue 14 Pews, located in Houston, Texas, will present Peter Lorre and director Fritz Lang’s first sound movie M on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.

The film will begin at 7:30 pm.

General admission to 14 Pews is $10 for all seats. Admission is free for all 14 Pews members.

14 Pews is located at 800 Aurora Street, in the East Sunset Heights area of Houston, Texas.

The venue is dedicated to the tradition of storytelling, as expressed through film, theater, music, dance, and the arts.

For more information, please call the venue at (281) 888-9677.

October 9, 2014

Aberdeen Cinema Presents M Oct 10-16, 2014

The Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen, Scotland, begins a week-long showing of Peter Lorre’s first sound movie M (1931) on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, and ending Thursday, Oct. 16.

M will be shown on the following days and times.
  • Friday, Oct. 10 – 11 am
  • Saturday, Oct. 11 – 8:40 pm
  • Monday, Oct. 13 – 11 am
  • Tuesday, Oct. 14 – 8:40 pm
  • Wednesday, Oct. 15 – 3:15 pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 16 – 11 am
Admission for evenings and weekends is £9 for adults, £6 for concessions, and £5 for children 15 and under. For Belmont Filmhouse members, admission is £7.50 for adults and £4.50 for concessions.

Matinee prices are £7.50 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, and £5 for children 15 and under. For Belmont Filmhouse members, matinees are £6 for adults and £4 for concessions.

Admission to 11 am showings are £3.50 for all seats, and £1.50 for Belmont Filmhouse members.

More information about tickets is available on the cinema’s website.

Tickets may be purchased through the Belmont Filmhouse website or by calling the cinema at 01224 343 500. No booking fees are added to any online order.

The Belmont Filmhouse is located at 49 Belmont Street in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The cinema is well-served by public transportation. Parking is limited near the cinema. More information about public transportation may be found on the Belmont’s website.

October 2, 2014

The Maltese Falcon Kicks off N. Carolina Film Noir Fest

The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, North Carolina, will begin their film noir festival “Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know: The Unreliable Men of Film Noir” with a screening of Peter Lorre’s first Warner Bros. movie The Maltese Falcon (1941) on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.

The Maltese Falcon begins at 8 pm in the Museum Auditorium, located in the East Building of the Art Museum. NCMA film curator Laura Boyes will introduce each film.

Admission for each movie is $7 for adults, and $5 for MCMA members, children age 7 to 18, and college students with ID. Series tickets are not available.

Tickets may be purchased through the North Carolina Museum of Art website. Click the green “Buy Tickets” button. Tickets purchased online may be printed at home or left for will-call at the auditorium. A fee will be added to each online order.

The festival will run from Friday, Oct. 3 to Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The full schedule is available on the North Carolina Museum of Art website. All films will be shown in 35mm prints.

The North Carolina Museum of Art is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Parking is available in the Blue Ridge Lot, on the right after entering the Museum complex. Additional parking is available behind the West Building, on the left after entering the Museum complex. More information about parking may be found on the museum website.

For more information, please contact the museum at (919) 839-6262.