Universal must be proud!!!
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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Universal must be proud!!!
Turner Classic Movies on Demand has loaded up their streaming with some magnificent movies...far, far more than usual, probably because so many folks are at home, and the kids are in the house for home schooling.... tons of worthwhile films with a several masterpieces... now watching David Lean's "LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" Columbia 1962 ...
Depending on your own perspective, considered to be Steve McQueen's best film...
You can’t call yourself a true classic car fan, or a movie fan for that matter, until you’ve seen the Hollywood classic Bullitt, which came out all the way back in 1968. That’s mo…
"BEN-HUR" Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 1959 .. the famous "Chariot Race." SILL the greatest action sequence EVER filmed.... EVER!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frE9rXnaHpE&fbclid=IwAR0gr4eqOd14Q4NvvhCjioWX4BQT3pYeVXvmLgI5i24MPpNY1ijDhg-p8LM
****WILTON TOWN HALL THEATRE TEMPORARILY CLOSED!!! ****
We are CLOSED until further notice, while we all work together to help get the COVID-10 Corona Virus under control. When this serious crisis we all living thru passes, we'll post our re-opening information here on Facebook, on our Twitter @WiltonMovies, on our Instagram @WiltonTownHallTheatre as well as on the Theatre info line (654-3456), and of course our web-site WiltonTownHallTheatre.com....Hopefully will see you all soon!!!.... Thank You...
This is the first time in 47 years we have closed other than for a blizzard and once for two days during building construction.. IRONIC... Monday March 16th is our 47th Anniversary of our operation of the Wilton Town Hall Theatre.. almost half a century.. on Friday March 16th 1973, we opened with "GONE WITH THE WIND" and our 1973 admission price was adults $1.75 and Children and Seniors was 75 cents.. Wow... Nearly half a century!!!!
We'll be back... yes we will .. after all, "THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS" (Ethel Merman with the title song from Twentieth Century-Fox's CinemaScope musical extravaganza from 1954, Irving Berlin's "There's No Business Like Show Business."
SPOILER! People always ask Katharine Ross about the ending in "THE GRADUATE" Embassy Pictures 1967.... Elaine and Benjamin escape from her wedding and catch a ride on the bus.
Their faces fade from elated to neutral. Ross said what really happened during this ambiguous ending:
“You are always told you just keep going in a scene until the director says ‘cut.’ Well Mike didn’t say it for the longest time.
We ran out of dialogue, but the camera kept running.
What do I think? I think Elaine got off at the next stop!”
Most people feel it was a happy ending because they finally rebelled against their parents control.
Dustin Hoffman said he nervously sat on the balcony in the movie theatre during the weekend opening. He was surprised that during the church scene the audience stood up and applauded.
Other people feel it was a sad ending. They were terrified about whether they are making the right choice about their future.
What do you think happened to Elaine and Ben? (
1967 Mike Nichols Oscar Winner
7 Oscar Nominations
A tribute to Kirk Douglas by Turner Classics...
Today, we say goodbye to one of Hollywood's legendary leading men, Kirk Douglas. His commanding presence enthralled audiences for decades, and as a film producer, he put himself on the line to end the Hollywood blacklist. #TCMRemembers #KirkDouglas
Rest in Peace Kirk Douglas, shown here in a cast publicity shot from "SPARTACUS" Universal International 1960..John Gavin, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, and Tony Curtis,
John Gavin, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, and Tony Curtis in Spartacus (1960)
A Popeye cartoon from 1952 from Paramount.. Their animation division was never in the top tier anyway, but this is just before all of the studios made huge budget cuts.. and it begins to show here... The quality of all of the theatrical cartoons from all the studios dropped like a stone in the mid 1950s.. Until they all stopped making them
Popeye tells his nephews the story of how he met Sindbad the Sailor and knocked the tar out of him.
'Parasite' earned four wins, including best picture, while '1917' nabbed three honors at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Craig Smith used his life savings to turn a former firehouse in Kingston, Wash., into the tiny town's only movie house, the Firehouse Theater
Rian Johnson says he's not thinking about the next "Benoit Blanc mystery" as a Knives Out sequel
Earlier this week, Lionsgate confirmed that it was making a fairly no-brainer decision in regards to whodunnit hit Knives Out, tapping Rian Johnson to continue the adventures of Daniel Craig’s deep-fried crimesolver Benoit Blanc with a sequel to the 2019 film. And pretty much only him, apparently...
Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is one of the most monumental films in animation. The first color and sound feature length animated movie. It’s belo...
This was not actually made for television.. This Mighty Mouse cartoon was actually made in the late 30's early 40s by the Twentieth Century Fox animation division for theatrical release.. Fox cartoon characters were Mighty Mouse and the hilarious "Heckle and Jeckle."
Here He Comes.... To Save The Day!
That Means That Mighty Mouse.....Is On His Way!
Thanks For "WATCHING"
One of the funniest of many funny segments from Mel Brooks' comedy classic "BLAZING SADDLES" Warner Brothers 1974...
Sheriff Bart (Cleavon Little) is on his way to his new job in the township of "Rock Ridge", passing Count Basie along the way. The township are all geared up...
Laurel and hardy in a clip from "THICKER THAN WATER"...Hal Roach, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Claudia Cardinale .. was and is still gorgeous.... fell in love with her at Radio City Music Hall in New York back in 1964...
Absolutely LOVE the wonderful Hattie McDaniel.
What You Didn't Know About Hattie McDaniel! Being the first ever African American to win an Oscar was NOT this woman’s only first! Watch Hattie McDaniel in: ...
The Paramount cartoons of the 1930s and 40s were pretty good.. Not as top of the line like Warner Brothers, Metro Goldwyn Mayer or Disney (RKO Radio)..but Paramount cartoons were definitely passable..followed by Universal, then Fox and then lastly, Columbia...
This Yesterday Television upload takes us back to 1946.
"Sudden Fried Chicken"
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Some critics dismissed the Oscar-nominated dark comedy Jojo Rabbit for making light of the evil embedded in Nazi Germany when the movie was released in October 2019. Hitler and National Socialism were, after all, existential threats to freedom and liberty throughout Europe, much of North Africa, and...
In a move which I think typifies the disdain that media conglomerates have for the cinematic tradition, Disney decided to remove the word, Fox, from that noble moniker Twentieth Century Fox. William Fox, the founder, who was forced from the company in 1930 had long been absent from the motion pictur...
I love visiting the smaller city centers across America. Every town is different and diverse. The downtown core usually spins a tale of a spectacular vibrant rise, then a sad decline. I am always on the lookout for a movie theater or at least the remnants of a theater. The singular commonality in an...
Sophia Loren in a publicity shot for "THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE" Paramount Pictures 1964...
The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
William Fox (the founder of FOX Pictures) and Darryl Zanuck (founder of Twentieth Century Pictures) ...must be rolling in their graves.... The two film companies merged in 1934 to become Twentieth Century - Fox ... 86 years ago.... (sigh)
The labels will now be branded as Searchlight Pictures and 20th Century Studios on releases.
We give you folks Two Dollar Bills in your change when you come here ... you should do this;..
THIS IS A RIOT!!!
Everyone should start carrying $2 bills!
I'm STILL laughing!!
I think we need to quit saving our $2 bills and bring them out in public.
The younger generation doesn't even know they exist!
On my way home from work, I stopped at Taco Bell for a quick bite to eat.
I have a $50 bill and a $2 bill. I figure with the $2 bill, I can get something to eat and not have to worry about irritating anyone for trying to break a $50 bill.
Me: 'Hi, I'd like one seven-layer burrito please, to go.' Server: 'That'll be $1.04. Eat in?'
Me: 'No, it's to go.' At this point, I open my billfold and hand him the $2 bill. He looks at it kind of funny.
Server: 'Uh, hang on a sec, I'll be right back.' He goes to talk to his manager, who is still within my earshot.
The following conversation occurs between the two of them:
Server: 'Hey, you ever see a $2 bill?'
Manager: 'No. A what?'
Server: 'A $2 bill. This guy just gave it to me...'
Manager: 'Ask for something else. There's no such thing as a $2 bill.'
Server: 'Yeah, thought so.'
He comes back to me and says, 'We don't take these.
Do you have anything else?'
Me: 'Just this fifty. You don't take $2 bills? Why?
Server: 'I don't know.'
Me: 'See here where it says legal tender?'
Me: 'So, why won't you take it?'
Server: 'Well, hang on a sec.'
He goes back to his manager, who has been watching me like I'm a shoplifter, and says to him, 'He says I have to take it.'
Manager: 'Doesn't he have anything else?'
Server: 'Yeah, a fifty. I'll get it and you can open the safe and get change.
Manager: 'I'm not opening the safe with him in here.'
Server: 'What should I do?'
Manager: 'Tell him to come back later when he has real money.'
Server: 'I can't tell him that! You tell him.'
Manager: 'Just tell him.'
Server: 'No way! This is weird. I'm going in back.
The manager approaches me and says, 'I'm sorry, but we don't take big bills this time of night.'
Me: 'It's only seven o'clock! Well then, here's a two dollar bill.'
Manager: 'We don't take those, either.'
Me: 'Why not?'
Manager: 'I think you know why.'
Me: 'No really, tell me why.'
Manager 'Please leave before I call mall security.'
Me: 'Excuse me?'
Manager: 'Please leave before I call mall security.'
Me: 'What on earth for?'
Manager: 'Please, sir..'
Me: 'Uh, go ahead, call them.'
Manager: 'Would you please just leave?'
Manager: 'Fine -- have it your way then.'
Me: 'Hey, that's Burger King, isn't it?'
At this point, he backs away from me and calls mall security on the phone around the corner. I have two people staring at me from the dining area, and I begin laughing out loud, just for effect.
A few minutes later this 45-year-oldish guy comes in.
Guard: 'Yeah, Mike, what's up?'
Manager (whispering): 'This guy is trying to give me some (pause) funny money.'
Guard: 'No kidding! What?'
Manager: 'Get this. A two dollar bill.'
Guard (incredulous): 'Why would a guy fake a two dollar bill?'
Manager: 'I don't know. He's kinda weird. He says the only other thing he has is a fifty.'
Guard: 'Oh, so the fifty's fake!'
Manager: 'No, the two dollar bill is.'
Guard: 'Why would he fake a two dollar bill?'
Manager : 'I don't know! Can you talk to him, and get him out of here?'
Security Guard walks over to me and......
Guard: 'Mike here tells me you have some fake bills you're trying to use.'
Me: 'Uh, no.'
Guard: 'Lemme see 'em.'
Guard: 'Do you want me to get the cops in here?'
At this point I'm ready to say, 'Sure, please!' but I want to eat, so I say, 'I'm just trying to buy a burrito and pay for it with this two dollar bill. I put the bill up near his face, and he flinches like I'm taking a swing at him. He takes the bill turns it over a few times in his hands, and he says,
Guard: 'Hey, Mike, what's wrong with this bill?'
Manager: 'It's fake.'
Guard: 'It doesn't look fake to me.'
Manager: 'But it's a two dollar bill.'
Guard: 'Yeah? '
Manager: 'Well, there's no such thing, is there?'
The security guard and I both look at him like he's an idiot and it dawns on the guy that he has no clue and is an idiot. So, it turns out that my burrito was free, and he threw in a small drink and some of those cinnamon thingies, too.
Made me want to get a whole stack of two dollar bills just to see what happens when I try to buy stuff.
those two will be voting soon!!?!
Too late, we already have a nation full of them.
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) – Judy Garland – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
A very proud mom posted this yesterday .. so awesome... Absolutely LOVE this post!!!! "Taylor Jorgensen look what Movie is coming to the Wilton Town Hall Theater Christmas Day!! "LITLLE WOMEN". I can't wait to see the movie and see YOU in it! Way to go Good Son so very Proud of you!"
NEW YORK (AP) — The Callicoon Theater is a single-screen cinema along the banks of the Delaware River in the Catskills, in rural upstate New York. It has an art-deco facade and 380 seats. “We...
Samuel Bronston's "EL CID" starring Charlton Heston, Sophia Loren, directed by Anthony Mann and Oscar winning score by Miklos Rosza.....distributed by J. Arthur Rank - Allied Artists 1961.... One of the grand Roadshow Epics of the breathtaking wide screen 70mm era of my childhood... Here is the most gorgeous transfer and restoration from the original 70mm Super Panavision negative I have ever seen ... and the most complete print of the "Roadshow" version EVER.. It has the Overture, Intermission, Entracte and the beautiful choral Exit Music... just perfect!!!!! .... It is truthfully worth every bit of its 3 hour 8 minuite and 2 seconds
I grew up with this beautiful story, i remember when i was a kid my grandfather gave me a book with full of many legendary stories. El Cid Campeador was one ...
Absolutely love Maggie Smith....
Wonderful Cartoons from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Brothers ...
The cartoons from our parents' and grandparents' generations weren't mind-numbing - they were an important pathway to knowledge.
Be still my heart.... Fell in love with Sophia Loren when I saw "BOY ON A DOLPHIN" Twentieth Century-Fox 1957 .. then etched it in cement when I went to see the Roadshow version of "EL CID" Allied Artists 1961 .. in Boston when I was just a young'un...
Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni - Marriage Italian Style (1964)
Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni - Marriage Italian Style (1964)
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