December 26, 2015

Happy Holidays from Peter Lorre!

This holiday season, Lorre fans on both the West and East coasts can spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve with Peter when San Francisco’s Roxie Theater, Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre, and Cambridge’s Brattle Theatre present Casablanca (1942).

The Roxie, San Francisco ~

At the Roxie Theater, Casablanca will be on a special holiday double feature with the French film Bob the Gambler (1956) on Saturday, Dec. 26.

Casablanca will be shown at 3 pm and 7 pm.

Ticket prices are $7.50 for the matinee and $10 for the evening show. Seniors 65 and older pay $7.50 at all times.

The Roxie Theater is located at 3117 16th Street, between Valencia and Guerrero streets, in San Francisco, California.

Parking is available at the 16th and Hoff garage, located at 42 Hoff Street in San Francisco. The Roxie is also well served by public transportation, both bus and BART. More information about public transportation, as well as directions to the cinema, is available on the Roxie website.

The Colonial, Phoenixville ~

The historic Colonial Theatre, in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, will present Casablanca on Sunday, Dec. 27, as part of its Sunday afternoon series of classic films.

The movie will begin at 2 pm.

Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62 and older) and students, and $5 children (under age 13) and Colonial Theatre members. Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Colonial’s website. On the Casablanca page, click the button “Buy Tickets”. Tickets may also be purchased at the Colonial’s box office.

The Colonial Theatre is located at 227 Bridge Street, in the heart of the historic business section of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

Free 2-hour parking is available on the streets near the Colonial Theatre. The 2-hour limit is strictly enforced. Metered parking is available in nearby lots. Closest to the Colonial is Parking Lot #3, located at the corner of Main Street, along Taylor Alley. More information about parking, as well as directions, may be found on the Colonial’s website.

The Brattle, Cambridge ~

Lorre fans in Cambridge can ring out 2015 with Peter and Casablanca at the Brattle Theatre on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31.

Show times are 4:30 pm, 7 pm, and 9:30 pm.

General Admission tickets are $9 for the 4:30 pm matinee and $11 for the evening shows. Tickets for students (with student ID) and Brattle members are $9, and $8 for seniors and children (under age 12).

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Brattle Theatre website. From the “Calendar” drop-down menu, or the Casablanca webpage, click the “Buy Tickets” button. A nominal fee will be added to all on-line purchases.

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 marquee.

Parking is available at meters around Harvard Square, as well as both validated and non-validated parking garages. The Brattle Theatre box office will validate parking tickets at the Charles Square Garage and the University Place Garage.

The Brattle is also well-served by public transportation, including MBTA bus routes and the subway.

More information about parking, as well as directions, is available on the Brattle’s website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin recounts the making of Casablanca. Although Peter considered the movie unimportant, his performance in Casablanca led to the offer of a long-term contract at Warner Bros.

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

December 23, 2015

Peter Lorre at the Bean Tonight in Savannah

The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah will host a screening of Beat the Devil (1954) at The Sentient Bean in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.

Seating is at 7:30 pm. Beat the Devil begins at 8 pm.

Admission is $7 for everyone, however, Beat the Devil is considered for Mature Audiences only.

The Psychotronic Film Society will also raffle off free movie passes, as well as rare and unusual prizes from their archives, before the show. Until 9 pm, the Sentient Bean will offer special discounts on both Craft Beer and Organic Wine for anyone 21 and older, as well as their vegetarian dishes, desserts, and Fair-Trade coffee and tea.

The Sentient Bean is located at 13 E. Park Avenue, at the corner of E. Park Avenue and Bull Street, in Savannah, Georgia. Directions to the Bean are available on the coffee shop’s website.

Parking is available along E. Park Avenue in front of The Bean, as well as a nearby parking lot.

For more information, please call The Bean at 912-232-4447.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses the making of Beat the Devil, the final movie Peter Lorre made with his old friend Humphrey Bogart and his first Warner Bros. director John Huston.

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