Past Programs

Mar. 16, 2017: Sunset Boulevard (1950)
with prelude music by Jay Warren

Feb. 9, 2017: Vertigo (1958)
with prelude music by Jay Warren

Jan. 12, 2017: Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) & Vertigo trailer
with prelude music by Jay Warren

Dec. 8, 2016: Spartacus (1960)
with prelude music by Jay Warren
with special guest Steve Darnall (“Those Were the Days”)

Nov. 17, 2016: Enter the Dragon (1973) & Spartacus trailer

Oct. 27, 2016: Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
with prelude music by Jay Warren

Sept. 15, 2016: The Searchers (1956)
with special guest Lana Wood
with prelude music by Jay Warren
(Season 4 Opening Night)

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May 17, 2016: Captain Blood (1935) & Errol Flynn trailers
with special guests: Rory Flynn and Taryn Power
with prelude music by Jay Warren
(Closing Night for the 2015-2016 season.)

Apr. 21, 2016: Thunderball (1965)
with special guests: Colin Clark of the Ian Fleming Foundation
James Bond author/film historian Raymond Benson
with prelude music by Jay Warren

Mar. 10, 2016: A Night at the Opera (1935) & “Thicker Than Water” (1935)
with prelude music by Jay Warren

Feb. 11, 2016: Citizen Kane (1941)
with special guest: Michael Dawson, producer and Orson Welles scholar

Jan. 7, 2016: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
with prelude music by Jay Warren

Dec. 10, 2015: On the Town (1949) & “Swooner Crooner” (1944)
with prelude music by Jay Warren
with special guest: Steve Darnall, host of radio’s “Those Were the Days”

Nov. 12, 2015: Viva Las Vegas (1964) & Jailhouse Rock trailer

Oct. 29, 2015: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) & “Shiver Me Timbers!” (1934)
with prelude music by David Drazin

Sept. 17, 2015: North By Northwest (1959)
with prelude music by Jay Warren
(Season 3 Opening Night)

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May 7, 2015: Why Be Good? (1929)
with organ accompaniment by Jay Warren!
with special guests: Alice Hargrave, granddaughter of Colleen Moore,
and the Chicago Art Deco Society
(Closing Night for the 2014-2015 season.)

Apr. 1, 2015: Ben-Hur (1959)
With prelude music by Jay Warren!

Mar. 19, 2015: A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
with special guests: Beatles author Robert Rodriguez
Chicago Tribune entertainment reporter Mark Caro
And a pre-show performance by Beatles cover band The Time Bandits!

Feb. 10, 2015: Casablanca (1942) & “Our Wife” (1931)
And prelude music by Jay Warren!

Dec. 4, 2014: Gone With the Wind (1939)
with special guest Steve Darnall, host of radio’s “Those Were the Days”
And prelude music by Jay Warren!

Oct. 30, 2014: Son of Frankenstein (1939)
with special guest Donnie Dunagan
And prelude music by Jay Warren!

Sept. 18, 2014: Goldfinger (1964) 50th Anniversary screening
with special guest Colin Clark of the Ian Fleming Foundation
And prelude music by organist Jay Warren!
(Season 2 Opening Night)

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May 1, 2014: In Old Chicago (1938) & Jesse James (1939) with special guests Taryn Power-Greendeer and Michael Butler
And prelude music by Jay Warren!
(Closing Night for the 2013-2014 season.)

Apr. 24, 2014: Scarface (1932) with introduction by Christina Rice, author of Ann Dvorak: Hollywood’s Forgotten Rebel

Mar. 13, 2014: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) & “Sons of Liberty” (1939)

Feb. 13, 2014: Wuthering Heights (1939) & “Hearts Are Thumps” (1937)

Jan. 23, 2014: Gunga Din (1939) & “The Film Fan” (1939)
(Opening Night for the “Films of 1939” series)

Dec. 10, 2013: Babes in Toyland (1934) & Big Business with organist Jay Warren

Nov. 20, 2013: The Thief of Bagdad (1924) with organist Jay Warren

Oct. 31, 2013: The Blob (1958)

Oct. 24, 2013: Them! (1954) at the Park Ridge Public Library

Sept. 26, 2013: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
with prelude music by Jay Warren!
(Opening Night for the Pickwick Theatre Classic Film Series)

 

At the Park Ridge Public Library:

2016: Legends of Laughter 2: The Comedy Teams

 

August 6, 2015: Twelve O’Clock High (The Spirit of ’45 special event)

2015: Cinema of Transcendence

 

2014: The Rediscovered

with special guest Ann-Marie Streibich, granddaughter of Irene Dunne

 

2013: Crossed Swords: The Hollywood Swashbuckler

with special guest Taryn Power-Greendeer, daughter of Tyrone Power

 

2012: Screen Deco

with special contributions from Screen Deco authors Howard Mandelbaum & Eric Myers

 

2011: Legends of Laughter

with special introductions by Buster Keaton’s granddaughter and Harold Lloyd’s granddaughter

& a 35mm screening of Speedy (1928) courtesy of the Harold Lloyd Foundation

 

2010: Forbidden Cinema: The Pre-Code Hollywood Series

with an appearance on WBEZ radio (91.5)

 

2009: Film Noir

This 6-film series was Matthew’s first program since leaving the LaSalle Bank Theatre in 2003. He is also the creator and administrator of the largest Film Noir group on Facebook. Click Here!

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