Our friends at the LOCKPORT PALACE THEATRE cordially invite all THS members to “Like” their Facebook page.
A former Schine Theater, the Palace has stood the test of time. And the citizens of Lockport are proud of their theater. The Palace raised 100% of the necessary funds for their digital projection switchover completely within the community!
Their recently restored marquee is one of only two that are known to still include the SCHINE name.
Happy Anniversary to NAT TOBIN who has been running the MANLIUS ART CINEMA for 21 years today!
It is with great sadness that THS has learned of the unexpected passing this morning of GREG DAVIS, our long time friend, mentor and Treasurer.
Greg’s association with THS goes back for decades. He was Member of the Year in 1990 and in 2008 was honored with the President’s Award for his outstanding service to the organization. But beyond that, Greg was a friend to all, a voice of reason and a true gentleman in every sense of the words. He will be missed greatly, but his spirit will remain at the heart of THS. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Greg’s partner, Paul Ruksa.
Details are not yet known and we will post them as they become available.
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Greg, with his trademark gentle smile, at the 2012 Conclave in Sacramento.
If you’re at or heading to Cinefest in Syracuse this weekend, be sure to visit our information table in the Dealer Room! THS members – be sure to stop by and say HI to Ken and Karen.
To celebrate another great year at Cinefest – we’re giving away a ONE YEAR MEMBERSHIP to THS – so be sure to enter our drawing in the Dealer Room!
Once again, our good friends at the Kansas Silent Film Festival will bring us two days of the best in seldom seen silent films. And thanks to their generous donors, this premiere event continues to be presented free of charge!
Join them, February 22-23 at White concert Hall at Washburn University in Topeka Kansas. Check out www.kssilentfilmfest.org for all the details.
Congratulations and best wishes to the Suffolk Theater as they prepare for a long-awaited grand re-opening! And adding a special magic to the evening will be the fabulous Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks!
THS member and friend LEONARD MALTIN shares his thoughts on a newly released book, The Wizard of MGM, spotlighting the 40 year career of Buddy Gillesipe – the King of Special Effects whose career started in the silent era.
And by the way, if you are not subscribed to Leonard Maltin’s Movie Crazy, you are missing a lot!
Well we certainly opened a can of Legos with that last post!
Apparently, Lego is actually coming out with a Palace Cinema play set later this year according to ROB BENDER of the Friends of the Boyd Theater group (Philadelphia PA)
And why does Rob know so much about Lego theaters? Because he is a master builder himself! Rob also shared these Flickr links to his own creations:
How many Legos have you sucked up in the vacuum cleaner/stepped on in your life? Well, if you had saved them all you would probably have been able to re-create THESE beauties!!
Many thanks to GARY PARKS for sharing these links. This should keep you clicking and highly entertained on a Sunday afternoon!
These Lego theaters are great, especially the 4D drive in.
A Lego animation SHHHHH – we’ve all been stuck next to THESE guys!
and a bun ch of other videos and articles about movie theaters around Lego.
And info plus a great commercial (featuring Patty Duke as a child it is rumored). http://thedrive-intheaterexperience.blogspot.com/2010/05/remco-movieland-drive-in-theater.html