Wilton Town Hall Theatre

Wilton Town Hall Theatre Originally a silent movie house, the theatre has been in operation nearly continuously since 1912. The building itself was built in 1883.
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For show times and other information Please call (603) 654-3456 or Visit our official website at www.wiltontownhalltheatre.com

VETERAN'S DAY is TODAY Monday November 11th.... Be sure to thank the Veterans for their service ...... As an insignifica...
11/07/2019

VETERAN'S DAY is TODAY Monday November 11th.... Be sure to thank the Veterans for their service ...... As an insignificant show of our gratitude for your service, ALL Military VETERANS admitted FREE TONIGHT Monday, Veteran's Day to "THE LIGHTHOUSE" at 7:30 or "PRIDE AND GLORY" at 7:30...... and, NO, you don't have to "prove it" ... you already have!!! We THANK YOU for your Service!!!!

NOW... Showing for TWO WEEKS... thru November 21..Area Premiere – From master director Pedro Almodovar, comes a career...
11/07/2019

NOW... Showing for TWO WEEKS... thru November 21..
Area Premiere – From master director Pedro Almodovar, comes a career best performance by Antonio Banderas along with Penelope Cruz in the srtory of a film director who reflects on the choices he’s made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
“PAIN AND GLORY”
In Spanish with English subtitles
Every Evening (thru Nov 21) 7:30pm
Sunday matinees 2:00 & 4:30
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Pain and Glory (2019)
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Salvador Mallo (Antonio Banderas) is a famous movie director who has decided to retire, mainly because he has to endure chronic physical pain, partly related to his recent surgery. He also suffers from anxiety and depression, and is still grieving the death of his mother four years earlier. Salvador tries smoking heroin as a way of coping with his pain. At the same time, Salvador looks back at his life and work as he watches an old film and remembers the star, Alberto Crespo (Asier Etxeandia), with whom he fought at the time and hasn’t spoken with since. While under the influence of drugs, Salvador reminiscences, especially of his mother (Penélope Cruz), when she was young and also when she (Julieta Serrano) was older, during her final days. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. In Spanish with English subtitles.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEjFOkCKb3g

NOW .... Showing for TWO WEEKS  thru Thursday November 21...New Hampshire Premiere – A Willem Defoe and Robert Pattins...
11/07/2019

NOW .... Showing for TWO WEEKS thru Thursday November 21...
New Hampshire Premiere – A Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson star in a gripping and turbulent fantasy horror drama about two lighthouse keepers who try to maintain their sanity while living on a remote and mysterious island off the coast of New England in the 1890’s
“THE LIGHTHOUSE”
Every Evening 7:30
Sunday matinees 2:00 & 4:30
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The Lighthouse (2019)
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In the late 19th century, Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) is sent on a boat to serve a contract job as a wickie for four weeks on an isolated island off the coast of New England, under the supervision of an irritable elderly man named Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe).
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyag7lR8CPA

No.... please don't "re-make" this cult classic .... leave it to be the now masterpiece that it is......
11/07/2019
Screen Gems

No.... please don't "re-make" this cult classic .... leave it to be the now masterpiece that it is......

The Warriors Remake Reportedly In Early Development ...

Why mess with a classic! 😞

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in an iconic publicity shot from the set of "CASABLANCA" Warner Brothers 1942...
11/07/2019

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in an iconic publicity shot from the set of "CASABLANCA" Warner Brothers 1942...

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in an iconic publicity shot from the set of CASABLANCA (1942).

A publicity photo from either "EL CID" Allied Artists 1961 or "THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE" Paramount 1964... My guess ...
11/07/2019

A publicity photo from either "EL CID" Allied Artists 1961 or "THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE" Paramount 1964... My guess is "Empire."

Sophia Loren as Jimena in El Cid

11/07/2019
Do You Remember?

My gosh Sally Field just turned 73.. How is that possible?... Where has the time gone...

Sally Field turns 73 years old today! :) What role of hers sticks out to you as her best??

11/07/2019
Focus Features

Coming soon to a theatre near you... Like very near..

On this episode of #ReelDestinations, join Alicia Malone through the historic Berkeley Plantation for an inside look where many scenes from #HARRIET were filmed.

Get Tickets: harrietfilmtickets.com

Gorgeous Sophia Loren ...
11/07/2019

Gorgeous Sophia Loren ...

Love this photo of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow publicity shot from "RED DUST" Metro Goldwyn Mayer 1932
11/07/2019

Love this photo of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow publicity shot from "RED DUST" Metro Goldwyn Mayer 1932

Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in the pre-Code classic RED DUST (1932). Discover what pre-Code movies are all about and read about some of the periods BEST in my book,
SIN AND VICE IN BLACK & WHITE: 15 Classic Pre-Code Movies.
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Sophia Loren in a publicity shot from DeSica's "YESTERDAY TODAY AND TOMORROW" Embassy Pictures 1964... The first foreign...
11/07/2019

Sophia Loren in a publicity shot from DeSica's "YESTERDAY TODAY AND TOMORROW" Embassy Pictures 1964... The first foreign language film I ever saw.. Was at a beautiful art house theater in Georgetown Washington DC while on our Wilton High school senior class trip in April of 1964...

Sophia Loren as Adele Tasca in "FIREPOWER" (1979)
11/07/2019

Sophia Loren as Adele Tasca in "FIREPOWER" (1979)

Sophia Loren as Adele Tasca in Firepower (1979)

11/07/2019
People

Great story about Julie Andrews... Worth a watch and listen...

By age 13, Julie Andrews was performing in front of Queen Elizabeth. #SeeHer Story celebrates extraordinary women in all walks of life. #ad

Magnificent and beautiful Olivia de Havilland....
11/07/2019
apost.com English

Magnificent and beautiful Olivia de Havilland....

She played Melanie Wilkes in Gone with the Wind, and won two Oscars

Adieu, Cinema ParadisoBy Bill Dever – Film HistorianThe smell of an arc lamp is something you will never forget. A fai...
11/05/2019

Adieu, Cinema Paradiso
By Bill Dever – Film Historian

The smell of an arc lamp is something you will never forget. A faint whiff of white smoke coupled with a burst of ozone and metal is a unique aroma that stays with you. Now if that arc lamp is producing light to shine through acetate and projecting chemically recorded images that tell a story, now that’s alchemy. The bells of a changeover Simplex projector and the knowledge that a circle appearing in the top right hand of a movie screen indicates a reel is about to change. Sitting in the audience you know that working the changeover were the skilled hands of an IATSE projectionist. Men behind the curtain who could do all kinds of magic. They pulled off tails and heads of a reel prior to a week of shows and then splice them back together with Neumade splicers. In many ways it was a sprocketed ballet of skills and style. As a young movie goer sitting in the projection booth was a place of honor, this is where it happened, this is where movies came from.

Downstairs behind the concession stand coconut oil and Flavicol exploded off the surface of a 24 oz Cretors Kettle. The kernels were added and shortly a cacophony of almost timed eruptions took place as the kernels of air dried corn gave birth to fluffy pillows of ivory delight. Shortly after landing on the base of the popcorn popper, a light dusting of Flavicol was introduced, almost a baptism of flavor and sensation emerged.

The Coke was thick with syrup and the crushed iced that floated in that dark concoction played bumper cars in your mouth as you took a drink, enhancing the taste. The drinks were served in at most 18oz cups, forcing you to savor the bubbles and the sweetness. You developed a personal cadence on how you switched between popcorn and Coke. Sipping Coke to make sure you did not grow tired of the inherent saltiness of your popcorn became a discipline.

Many people swear that Milk Duds are the ultimate movie candy. I heartily disagree. The chocolate melts in your hand and the toffee lodges in your teeth. If you are not aware of the melted chocolate in your hand and you accidentally touch your face, you could be embarrassed as you exited the theater. Heaven help you if you are in the cynical company of teenage boys. I had a brief fling with Twizzlers, but I found its plastic packaging noisy and frankly the methodology of consuming Twizzlers was clumsy at best. Usually, Twizzlers are flung about as you tried to hit your mouth with the sweet red rope, as an aside I always was of the opinion that the black variety of Twizzlers was a travesty. Twizzlers in a theater, well it was a denial of the true nature of the confection.

I have to admit to this day, I am a die-hard Good and Plenty man. While prone to make a tad too much noise as the box emptied, this candy was a multifaceted taste experience. Candy covered with a seductive licorice center, it dissuaded you from crunching it. Good and Plenty begged you to slowly savor this sweet layer of its outer covering. Slowly after settling in your mouth, its dark soul was revealed. Upon the arrival of the licorice and Solomon like choice awaited you, to suck or chew. I must confess that I was spent after my slow discovery, and I chewed.

The theater auditorium was big and wide. The ceilings seemed to meld into the sky. The majority of the chairs in the theaters I attended were manufactured by The Irwin Seating Company of Grand Rapids Michigan. They were durable, comfortable and functionable. They had a simple cup holder and they seemed to work just fine as far as I was concerned.

The audience came into the theater, there seemed to be a great amount of excitement around the movie they were about to see and about movies in general. There was a buzz and an electricity, the tension rose as it got closer to showtime. When the lights of the theater dimmed, the audience grew quiet. The curtains slowly opened revealing a white canvas that was about to be painted with images, passion, and a compelling story.

In the projection booth, the projectionist opened the damper and images exploded on screen. You looked back and you saw that faint smoke that came when the two carbon rods created that arc of light. It was in many ways like incense at church, it was magic, it was wondrous….it was the movies. I saw it, I lived it and I loved it. I consider myself blessed to know what real movie-going was all about.

What people fail to realize is that movie-going involved so much more than just movies, it was the tone, the feel and the community that movie-going provided. Things are about to change significantly, and not for the better. Multiplexes may get a temporary respite as a result of engorged seating and chicken tenders, but it will be short-lived. Theaters will close in numbers not anticipated; their demise will mirror the record store.

My biggest fear is for the independent small-town theater. Their loss will have a deeply negative impact on communities throughout America. At the end of the day, I am still blessed I can drive downtown in my small precious city and see the glowing marquee of the Historic Artcraft Theatre. As things change, this theater becomes even more sacred. It is the heart of my community, and it serves the ideal of community oh so well.

The saving of the movie-going experience will be due to the efforts of their respective communities. No matter what pretense that may be presented, groups like the ICA and NATO have little or no ability to effect change.

Only the community can save the movies.

Marty Feldman in "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN" Twentieth Century Fox 1974...
10/30/2019

Marty Feldman in "YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN" Twentieth Century Fox 1974...

Marty Feldman in "Young Frankenstein," 1974.

Seems to be a pretty accurate list....
10/30/2019
CBS News

Seems to be a pretty accurate list....

These are ranked from bad to worse. 😬

10/30/2019
Laurel and Hardy Forum

So funny... Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy short won an Oscar for this hilarious film.."THE MUSIC BOX" Hal Roach - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1932...

Laurel and Hardy in The Music Box (1932)

10/30/2019
Classic cartoons

One of the best World War II era cartoons from mid-war 1943...

Commando Daffy Duck goes behind enemy lines and causes havoc for a Nazi German officer and his troops.

10/30/2019
Ranker Video

Some of the incredible stunts by Buster Keaton in his silent comedy masterpieces...

What a great actress... Agnes Moorehead...
10/30/2019

What a great actress... Agnes Moorehead...

Agnes Moorehead, 1930s

wonderful film .... Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in Marriage Italian Style
10/22/2019

wonderful film .... Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in Marriage Italian Style

Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren in Marriage Italian Style

10/20/2019
Downton Abbey

HELD OVER 5th week... Now Showing thru November 7th ... "DOWNTON ABBEY" Every Evening thru Nov 7.. Nightly 7:30pm.. Sunday matinees 2:00 & 4:30...

Need a Downton refresher? Here’s everything you need to know before you see Downton Abbey in theaters now!

🎬: Focus Features

10/18/2019
Focus Features

Turner Classics Alicia Malone continues her Downton Abbey tour of London

Alicia Malone takes you throughout London in the second episode of #ReelDestinations, visiting some of the most iconic filming locations of the cinematic city.

Dolly Parton rocking the red carpet in the late 1980s.... This was probably the premiere of "STEEL MAGNOLIAS" Columbia-T...
10/17/2019

Dolly Parton rocking the red carpet in the late 1980s.... This was probably the premiere of "STEEL MAGNOLIAS" Columbia-TriStar 1989..

Dolly Parton rocking the red carpet in the late 1980s. 😍

Sophia Loren, 1957, photographed during the filming in Greece of Boy on a Dolphin, her first English language film.
10/17/2019

Sophia Loren, 1957, photographed during the filming in Greece of Boy on a Dolphin, her first English language film.

Sophia Loren, 1957, photographed during the filming in Greece of Boy on a Dolphin, her first English language film.

10/17/2019
Classic cartoons

So good.. from 1943 "CONFUSIONS OF A NUTSY SPY" Warner Brothers... full tilt World War II flag waving cartoon...Police officer Porky Pig foils the plans of an enemy spy.

Police officer Porky Pig foils the plans of an enemy spy.

Woody Woodpecker was the A-List character at Universal-International in the late 30's, thru the 40's to mid 50's ... Uni...
10/17/2019

Woody Woodpecker was the A-List character at Universal-International in the late 30's, thru the 40's to mid 50's ... Universal also had the characters "Chilly Willy" and "Andy Panda." ... Universal Animation was headed by Walter Lanz ...

I sure did! How about you?

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10/15/2019
Focus Features

This fikm, "DOWNTON ABBEY," has been phenomenal for us... and the folks absolutely love it!!!

Join Alicia Malone as she takes you inside Downton Abbey in the premiere episode of Reel Destinations, presented by Love GREAT Britain.

Like Focus Features for more Reel Destinations, and get tickets to see #DowntonAbbeyFilm in theaters: downtonabbeytickets.com

10/15/2019
Focus Features

Focus Features

“But also, murder. Which is a game we play around the table,” Penelope Wilton and the cast of Downton Abbey talk about the games they played together on this episode of #StoriesFromSet.

Like Focus Features for more Stories From Set, and get tickets to see #DowntonAbbeyFilm in theaters: downtonabbeytickets.com

St. Martin's Press
10/10/2019
St. Martin's Press

St. Martin's Press

Check out these exclusive photos from the book Downton Abbey: The Official Film Companion. Featuring spectacular photographs from the production, interviews with the cast and crew, and a look into the historical and geographical backdrop of the film. Available now!

June Allison...."the girl next door."
10/08/2019

June Allison...."the girl next door."

Today is the birthday anniversary of Golden Globe-winning actress June Allyson! June was incredibly popular and was considered to be THE GIRL NEXT DOOR type. I love so many of her films, but I would have to say that I am partial to her performance as Jo in LITTLE WOMEN 1949. This is my favorite film version of LITTLE WOMEN as well. So, what June Allyson film are you partial to?

10/08/2019
Classic cartoons

"Porky's Ant" Warner Brothers 1941 .... Porky was Leon Schlesingers A-List star.. the ant character became a recurring B-list star...

Porky Pig - Porky's Ant (1941)
In Africa, Porky tries to catch a rare pygmy ant.

A publicity shot of Sophia Loren while making "WOMAN OF THE RIVER" 1956
10/08/2019

A publicity shot of Sophia Loren while making "WOMAN OF THE RIVER" 1956

Woman of the River

10/08/2019
Judy

Coming Soon to a theatre near you... Very near...

Critics are raving "Renée Zellweger's performance as Judy Garland is phenomenal and oscar-worthy." Judy is Now Playing in theaters.

10/08/2019
1917

Amazing... Would love to play this over Christmas and New Years holidays... Directed by Sam Mendes... It's got Oscar and Golden Globe written all over it...

Time is the enemy. From Sam Mendes, the director of Skyfall, comes 1917. In theaters December.

A publicity shot of Sophia Loren on the set of "LEGEND OF THE LOST" with John Wayne and Rossano Brazzi... United Artists...
10/08/2019

A publicity shot of Sophia Loren on the set of "LEGEND OF THE LOST" with John Wayne and Rossano Brazzi... United Artists 1957...

Legend of the Lost

STILL one of the scariest movies ever made...
10/08/2019

STILL one of the scariest movies ever made...

"SPARTACUS" Universal International 1960 ... starring Kirk Douglas premiered 59 years ago. 🎬... Have a confession... ...
10/08/2019

"SPARTACUS" Universal International 1960 ... starring Kirk Douglas premiered 59 years ago. 🎬... Have a confession... of all the grand "sore-ass" roadshow epics of the late 50's and early 60's .. i tended to dislike this one .. what saved it for me was Charles Laughton and Peter Ustinov ..... Kirk Douglas produced this as a hissy-fit because he didnt get the title role in "Ben-Hur" made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer two years earlier...

"Spartacus" starring Kirk Douglas premiered on this day 59 years ago. 🎬

10/08/2019
Focus Features

Join Alicia Malone as she takes you inside Downton Abbey in the premiere episode of Reel Destinations, presented by Love GREAT Britain....Like Focus Features for more Reel Destinations

Join Alicia Malone as she takes you inside Downton Abbey in the premiere episode of Reel Destinations, presented by Love GREAT Britain.

Like Focus Features for more Reel Destinations, and get tickets to see #DowntonAbbeyFilm in theaters: downtonabbeytickets.com

10/02/2019
1917

Really want to play this movie.... looks incredible,.... we shall see....

“There is no better way to tell this story than with one continuous shot.” Step behind the scenes of 1917 with Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins and the film’s stars.

George Raft ...
10/02/2019

George Raft ...

Birthday boy George Raft in a scarcely seen natural color portrait sitting from 1942 - (newly restored). Raft was born on September 26, 1895 in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, to a Catholic family of German descent. A stylish leading man in dozens of movies, Raft is remembered for his gangster roles in "Scarface" (1932), "Each Dawn I Die" (1939) as a dancer in "Bolero" (1934), and a truck driver in "They Drive by Night" (1940). In his youth, he showed a great interest in, and aptitude for, dancing. That, combined with his dark good looks and sharp dressing, made him a local favorite at such spots as the El Fey Club with Texas Guinan. In 1928, Raft went to Hollywood to try his luck at acting. His first big role was as the coin-tossing henchman in "Scarface" (1932). His career was marked by numerous tough-guy roles, often a gangster or convict. The believability with which he played these, together with his lifelong associations with such real-life gangsters as Owney Madden and Bugsy Siegel, added to persistent rumors that he was also a gangster. The slightly shady reputation may have helped his popularity early on, but it made him somewhat undesirable to movie executives later in his career. He somewhat parodied his gangster reputation in Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot" (1959). The success of this film did not lead to a comeback, but Raft managed to get roles as a casino owner in "Ocean's 11" (1960), and had a cameo as himself in "The Ladies Man" (1961). His later films included "Skidoo" (1968), and "Madigan's Millions" (1968). In the early 1970s, Raft appeared in a now-famous Alka Seltzer television commercial playing the role of a prison inmate. His final film appearances were in "Hammersmith Is Out" (1972), "Sextette" (1978), reunited with long-ago co-star Mae West, and "The Man with Bogart's Face" (1980), a nod to 1940s detective movies. Raft passed away from emphysema at the age of 79 in Los Angeles, on November 24, 1980.
This natural color image was restored using the vintage original 1942 tri-color camera negatives. Photo Restoration by #hollywoodpinups #GeorgeRaft

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