September 6, 2015

Lorre and Greenstreet Double Feature in Los Angeles

Peter Lorre fans in the Los Angeles are in for a treat over the Labor Day weekend – the New Beverly Cinema will present a double feature pairing Peter with his onscreen partner-in-crime Sydney Greenstreet in The Maltese Falcon (1941) and The Mask of Dimitrios (1944), on Sunday, Sept. 6, and Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.

On Sunday, The Mask of Dimitrios will be shown twice, at 5:20 pm and 9:35 pm, and The Maltese Falcon will be shown once, at 7:30 pm.

On Monday, each movie will be shown one time only – The Maltese Falcon at 7:30 pm and The Mask of Dimitrios at 9:35 pm.

Both movies will be shown as 35mm prints.

Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for seniors over 62 and children under 12, and admission is both movies on the double bill, although you may stay for one movie only, if you wish. Tickets may be purchased at the New Beverly box office. The box office opens at least 30 minutes before the first movie on the double bill. Tickets may also be purchased online through the New Beverly Cinema website. A small service fee will be included with tickets purchased online.

The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 Beverly Boulevard, one block west of La Brea Avenue, in Los Angeles, California.

Parking is available on Beverly Boulevard and Formosa Avenue. The New Beverly is also served by public transportation. More information on parking and MTA lines may be found on the cinema’s website.

For more information, please contact the New Beverly at (323) 938-4038.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin details the onscreen team of Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet. The Maltese Falcon was their first movie together, as well as at Warner Bros. Supporting roles in three more movies followed until mid-1944 when they were paired as the lead players in The Mask of Dimitrios. For the next two years, Lorre and Greenstreet appeared in four more films, two as the leads, two in support. All nine of their movies are available on DVD.

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

Lorre Sings, Dances in Palo Alto

Lorre fans in the Palo Alto, California area, can catch a singing and dancing Peter Lorre over the Labor Day weekend when the Stanford Theatre presents the Fred Astaire MGM musical Silk Stockings (1957) on a double bill with Anastasia (1956), September 5 through 8, Saturday through Tuesday.

Silk Stockings will be shown each day at 5:20 pm and 9:25 pm. Anastasia will be shown at 7:30 pm, with a matinee at 3:25 on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for Seniors (65 and older) and Youth (18 and younger). Tickets may be purchased with cash only at the Stanford box office on the day of the show.

The Stanford Theatre is located at 221 University Avenue, in Palo Alto, California.

Parking is available on the street in front of the Stanford. Parking is also available in two large public parking decks within two blocks of the Stanford. The Bryant Street Garage is located at 445 Bryant Street, north of University Avenue. The High Street Parking Garage is located at 528 High Street, south of University Avenue. More information about parking is available on the Stanford Theatre website.

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