Wednesday, November 24, 2010

views of the Indian Lake Theatre, Indian Lake NY

Here are some photos I took of the Indian Lake Theatre in Indian Lake, NY. They brought me up to present and accompany Harold Lloyd's "Safety Last" on Sunday, November 21st. The theatre was built in 1938 and was a summer-season-only movie theater, and continued to be so for the next several decades. The theatre was dark from 2006 until a group of community members organized and fundraised in 2008 and bought the theatre, which is now being run as a not-for-profit. Visit www.indianlaketheater.org for more information.

Front of the theatre, closer view


Front of the Indian Lake Theatre, street view.


Angle view of the theatre front, with signs for routes 28 and 30 visible.


Closer view of the theatre entrance and original ticket booth.


Concession stand.


A 1942 poster for films playing at the theatre that someone from the community found.


Back of the auditorium entrance.


View of the cinema from the back. Seen onscreen is a slideshow I brought on
DVD of silent film era coming-attraction slides.


Side wall of the cinema; visible are surround speakers, as well as vintage light
fixtures which have white light whenpatrons enter the theater, before the show.


The wall sconces switch to blue-green-red during the show. My digital
camera doesn't do justice to the beauty of these colors and the look
these lights give the theater.


View of the cinema from the front, where the recently added performing stage
can be seen. The theatre currently alternates showing new film (in second run, on
35mm) with classic/foreign/art film, video-projected opera, live concerts and theatre.

Monday, November 22, 2010

article in "Lake Champlain Weekly" re Safety Last show

This very nice article appeared in the Nov 17-23, 2010 issue of the Lake Champlain weekly, a feature story promoting the "Safety Last" show I did for the Champlain Valley Film Society on Nov 20. In the CVFS's 8-year history, the #2 and #3 ranking movies in terms of attendance were last year's showing of "The General" and this year's show of "Safety Last". This was probably due to the silents' being a big draw for families. Silent movies rock!!


Friday, November 12, 2010

orchestra and organ at the Egptian Theatre in Boise

I know, I know...it's two months later, but anyway here is my video blog entry for my trip to Boise, ID in September. Enjoy!