June 10, 2015

Summer Classic Film Fests Include Casablanca

Summer months bring festivals of classic movies to many historic movie theaters, and this year, Peter Lorre fans can enjoy Casablanca (1942) on the big screen.

Take a look at these!

Kentucky Theater; Lexington, Kentucky – Wednesday, June 10
Orpheum Theater; Memphis, Tennessee – Friday, June 12
Indianapolis Museum of Art; Indianapolis, Indiana – Friday, June 19

Kentucky Theater – Lexington, Kentucky

Opening in 1922, the landmark Kentucky Theater will present Casablanca as the “Classic of the Week” on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

Show times are at 1:30 pm and 7:15 pm.

Before 6 pm, all tickets are $6. After 6 pm, tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 for children 13 and under, and $6 for seniors age 60 and over. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Kentucky Theater website, as well as at the cinema’s box office.

The Kentucky Theater is located at 214 East Main Street, in Lexington, Kentucky. Directions, as well as parking information may be found on the theater’s website.

For more information, please contact the cinema at (859) 231-7924.

Orpheum Theater – Memphis, Tennessee

As part of their annual Summer Movie Series, the Orpheum Theater will present Casablanca on Friday, June 12, 2015. Now in its 4th year, the series is hosted the Orion Federal Credit Union, and will run from Thursday, June 4, to Friday, August 28. The full schedule is available on the cinema’s website.

Casablanca will begin at 7 pm. Doors at the Orpheum open at 6 pm, with on-stage trivia, drink specials, and pre-movie activities in the lobby before the show.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Orpheum box office or on-line through the cinema’s website for a nominal fee.

The Orpheum Theater is located at 203 South Main Street, in Memphis, Tennessee. Directions to the cinema, as well as information about parking, is available on the Orpheum’s website.

For more information, please contact the Orpheum at (901) 525-3000.

National Bank of Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Indiana

The National Bank of Indianapolis marks its 40th season of “Summer Nights Film Series” with a showing of Casablanca at the outdoor amphitheater at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Friday, June 19. The series will run every Friday evening from June 5 to August 28.

The movie will begin at dusk, but come at 7 pm for the special pre-show fun, including Humphrey Bogart impressions and classic movie trivia.

Tickets are $12 for the public and $6 for members of the IMA. And IMA members who show their National Bank of Indianapolis ATM, Debit, or Credit Card may receive an additional $1 off admission.

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the IMA website. Tickets may also be reserved by calling the ticket line at (317) 955-2339.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is located at 4000 Michigan Road, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Directions to the IMA, as well as parking information, is available on the IMA website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin recounts the making of Casablanca, from its beginnings as a stage play to classic movie. Working only two days, with a total of eight minutes on-screen, Peter Lorre did not consider Casablanca an important movie and said later he made more money playing the roulette wheel on the “Gambling Room” set than he did before the cameras.

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

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