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Theater Re-Release and Classic Screening Lounge

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Theater Re-Release and Classic Screening Lounge

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Hello everyone,

Hopefully this thread doesn't exist, but I couldn't find anything like it using the search tool.

I really enjoy seeing movies in the theater. This is especially true for classics that I've only ever seen at home. The problem is that it can be hard to stay informed about when these re-releases are going to happen since they are often times only for one or two nights, or only in certain theaters.

So as a solution, we can use this thread to post links to classic film rereleases/screenings around the world. Hopefully there are others like me who will find this useful. And I'll kick things off by linking to the Indiana University Cinema - Bloomington spring schedule: https://cinema.indiana.edu/upcoming-films/index.html

Highlights include a screening of all 3 parts of The Human Condition on 5/11/19, and a screening of Bondarchuk's War and Peace on 5/18/19. According to the website tickets are $4 for each.

So what do you all think? Looking forward to chatting with everyone in this thread!
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Can’t find a page related to this from when this happened - although I’m sure the facebook event still exists - but I saw a relatively rare Kon Ichikawa film from the 50’s “Nihonbashi” at a local art gallery.
Otherwise I usually don’t go to these sorts of things. I know I probably should, but i’ve been too lax.
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NY theatrical release of Grave of the Fireflies

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/movi ... eview.html
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3eyes wrote: January 4th, 2019, 2:04 pm NY theatrical release of Grave of the Fireflies

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/movi ... eview.html
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Knaldskalle wrote: January 4th, 2019, 8:17 pm
3eyes wrote: January 4th, 2019, 2:04 pm NY theatrical release of Grave of the Fireflies

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/03/movi ... eview.html
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BFI is doing an Antonioni retrospective right now, Red Desert is one of the classics I've always hoped I'd get a chance to see on the big screen, can't wait!
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Very cool. Any idea what theaters that one will be in? UK cinemas only?
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I think so, but I'd imagine there are a lot more opportunities to see classics like these screened in US, and probably on 35mm too.
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I'm not sure if anyone else here is in the area, but I'll represent Washington DC. Also not sure how many of these screenings are part of a wider tour and how many are unique to the individual theater.

Apologies if this is too much information. :pinch:

Assuming Dear Leader ends his tantrum and the government re-opens, the National Gallery of Art will be showing new restorations of the filmography of Jean Vigo on Feb. 16 and one of Jean-Pierre Melville's rarer films, When You Read This Letter on Feb. 17. I'm also interested in their series of Portuguese films, which will include Manoel de Oliveira's first short and feature on Feb. 23.

The AFI Silver hasn't released its full February-April schedule yet, but it looks like the main classical programs will be United Artists and Fay Wray retrospectives.

The Asia-focused Freer-Sackler Gallery releases its film schedule piecemeal, but their annual Iranian Film Festival is always of interest. It's not a re-release, but they'll be showing Jafar Panahi's latest feature, 3 Faces on Feb. 10.

Other theaters of interest in the area, though they don't have anything too exciting scheduled at the moment:

Library of Congress' Mary Pickford Theater (downtown DC)
Library of Congress' Culpeper Theater (about 90 minutes from DC)
I haven't been to Suns Cinema, but they're a tiny theater/bar with an idiosyncratic schedule that includes the occasional rarity.

Various embassies and cultural associations like the Goethe-Institut have screenings periodically, but they're much less consistent than the above venues.
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Here in Belgium we got the Walhalla of cinema.
Cinematek is the name of the place I'm talking about.

Cinematek is an archive for film, they restore and keep movies in the best condition possible.
Every day there are 6 screenings for 2 euro per film!
You won't find the latest blockbuster there but a wide variety of film. A total of 150.000 copies of 70.000 different film are kept underground and shown to the public.

Films with less than 100 checks are often shown here and can even be asked upon request for a showing.

Http://cinematek.be/?node=9&date=next&t ... &location=
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Coryn wrote: January 8th, 2019, 9:08 pm Here in Belgium we got the Walhalla of cinema.
Cinematek is the name of the place I'm talking about.

Cinematek is an archive for film, they restore and keep movies in the best condition possible.
Every day there are 6 screenings for 2 euro per film!
You won't find the latest blockbuster there but a wide variety of film. A total of 150.000 copies of 70.000 different film are kept underground and shown to the public.

Films with less than 100 checks are often shown here and can even be asked upon request for a showing.

Http://cinematek.be/?node=9&date=next&t ... &location=
At KASKcinema, one of my favorite cinemas (also a former workplace so I'm biased), they often screen older films borrowed from the great and amazing Cinematek ( :wub: ). This month there are one-time screenings of Crazy Love, Martyrs (both on 35mm), Commando, Opfergang and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask.
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https://cinema.indiana.edu/upcoming-fil ... eyond-epic

Another exciting (for me at least) showing at the IU Cinema: Satantango will be screened October 19th. This is one I've wanted to track down and see in theaters for a while, so I'm excited I'll get the chance!
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beasterne wrote: March 12th, 2019, 7:10 pm https://cinema.indiana.edu/upcoming-fil ... eyond-epic

Another exciting (for me at least) showing at the IU Cinema: Satantango will be screened October 19th. This is one I've wanted to track down and see in theaters for a while, so I'm excited I'll get the chance!
A new 4K restoration! which means we will also finally get a good Blu-ray for it.
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I guess this is as good a place as any to post this story about a teenage silent-film accompanist:

https://www.philly.com/news/silent-movi ... 90522.html

(dunno why GoT is in headline, way beside the point)
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beasterne wrote: March 12th, 2019, 7:10 pm https://cinema.indiana.edu/upcoming-fil ... eyond-epic

Another exciting (for me at least) showing at the IU Cinema: Satantango will be screened October 19th. This is one I've wanted to track down and see in theaters for a while, so I'm excited I'll get the chance!
I REALLY wish I lived just a *little* closer - I'm 5 - 5 1/2 hours away, which means an overnite stay for sure. If it were less than 3 hours I'd have gone to every film in that series, as it is, nada. But it's at least conceivable that Satantango could work out, and I haven't seen it since it came out and it's been a top re-watch priority Hmmm.
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OldAle1 wrote: May 24th, 2019, 3:00 pm
beasterne wrote: March 12th, 2019, 7:10 pm https://cinema.indiana.edu/upcoming-fil ... eyond-epic

Another exciting (for me at least) showing at the IU Cinema: Satantango will be screened October 19th. This is one I've wanted to track down and see in theaters for a while, so I'm excited I'll get the chance!
I REALLY wish I lived just a *little* closer - I'm 5 - 5 1/2 hours away, which means an overnite stay for sure. If it were less than 3 hours I'd have gone to every film in that series, as it is, nada. But it's at least conceivable that Satantango could work out, and I haven't seen it since it came out and it's been a top re-watch priority Hmmm.
Yeah, that's a bit of a drive. I'm just 90 minutes away so it was doable to drive there and back all in the same day. I ended up seeing both The Human Condition and War and Peace in the last two weeks and both were excellent. Since the first two films weren't on many lists I decided to skip them but now I'm kicking myself for not going anyway :down:
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I am living in a different part of the country now, which means new opportunities to catch movies in the theater! I am within driving distance of Washington DC which I know has a lot of film festivals.

Recently, a theater near me re-opened after a long COVID closure. I got to catch Back to the Future and Casablanca in the theater and they were both wonderful.

Over the next couple months they have a few more screenings planned, including Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, which I'm excited about. I can also watch a few movies that are new to me, such as Peyton Place, The Caine Mutiny, and Mr. Roberts. Very happy to be back at the cinema :)
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beasterne wrote: June 14th, 2021, 12:30 pmI am within driving distance of Washington DC which I know has a lot of film festivals.
You may already know this, but there are also a few museums in the DC area that regularly held free film screenings before the pandemic - and presumably they will again once things are fully re-opened. They're some of my favorite things about living in the area.

The National Gallery of Art shows a range of documentaries, classics, and avant-garde films.
The Freer Gallery focuses on contemporary and classic Asian films.
The Library of Congress screens film prints of older (usually American) movies from their collection.

There's also the AFI Silver in Silver Spring, MD. It costs, but they almost always have some interesting repertory screenings going on. They just re-opened, so they aren't back to full operations yet - but they usually have different programs focused around certain genres, directors, and actors. I always look forward to their annual "Noir City" festival.
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The UW Cinematheque is finally re-opening at the end of the month, yay! This is my "local" (1-hour drive) place to see older - and sometimes newer, typically non-American - films, usually in 35mm. And it's free, though I'll be making up for that with parking costs now that I no longer have my mom's handicapped sticker. Most exciting choices are Make Way for Tomorrow and From Noon Till Three but I wouldn't mind seeing most of these films so I'm sure I'll make an effort to catch at least another one or two.

https://cinema.wisc.edu/series/summer-c ... que-0#2851
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Timec wrote: June 15th, 2021, 1:09 pm
beasterne wrote: June 14th, 2021, 12:30 pmI am within driving distance of Washington DC which I know has a lot of film festivals.
You may already know this, but there are also a few museums in the DC area that regularly held free film screenings before the pandemic - and presumably they will again once things are fully re-opened. They're some of my favorite things about living in the area.

The National Gallery of Art shows a range of documentaries, classics, and avant-garde films.
The Freer Gallery focuses on contemporary and classic Asian films.
The Library of Congress screens film prints of older (usually American) movies from their collection.

There's also the AFI Silver in Silver Spring, MD. It costs, but they almost always have some interesting repertory screenings going on. They just re-opened, so they aren't back to full operations yet - but they usually have different programs focused around certain genres, directors, and actors. I always look forward to their annual "Noir City" festival.
I found the AFI Silver theater with a Google search, but I wasn't specifically aware of those other options! Very exciting. I'll do my best to keep an eye on their websites to see if there's anything I'd like to make the drive for. Thank you for the resources :cheers:
OldAle1 wrote: June 16th, 2021, 3:09 pm The UW Cinematheque is finally re-opening at the end of the month, yay! This is my "local" (1-hour drive) place to see older - and sometimes newer, typically non-American - films, usually in 35mm. And it's free, though I'll be making up for that with parking costs now that I no longer have my mom's handicapped sticker. Most exciting choices are Make Way for Tomorrow and From Noon Till Three but I wouldn't mind seeing most of these films so I'm sure I'll make an effort to catch at least another one or two.

https://cinema.wisc.edu/series/summer-c ... que-0#2851
Definitely some good options there! Ruggles of Red Gap and The 4th Man jump out to me--The 4th Man specifically because it's not streaming on any service at the moment. I'm sure there are "ways" to watch this movie ( :ph43r: ) but seeing it in the theater would be a treat.
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Yeah I've never seen The 4th Man actually - I have a copy, but I'm going to look and see what the quality is, and if it's not good I'll make that one more of a priority. Wouldn't mind seeing Ruggles also, but I've seen that, and not that long ago. Vilas Hall where all these are showing is quite small and cramped unfortunately, so it's not an ideal place for "big" films otherwise Aliens would be a priority - they have another screening room but for whatever reason that's not being used for the summer season, could be pandemic-related or not, dunno; it's much better for larger-scale films. But Vilas does have GREAT sound and the projection is always excellent so the screen size and uncomfortable seats aren't the fun-killers they might otherwise be. I'm also pretty interested in Song of the Exile, but with the lengthy drive, and the necessity of getting there pretty early to get first-come first-serve seats (and find free/cheap parking if possible), I'm not setting my sights on more than one film a week, if that.
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I’m seeing Trial on the Road (1986) on 35mm tonight 🙂
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