Wow! Some great news on a Friday. There is talk of a revival of Carlton Cinemas. Magic Lantern Theatres and Rainbow Cinemas have been committed to keeping the tradition of neighbourhood and community movie theatres alive and will be working to bring back the Carlton. I can’t think of a better entity to do that. They hope to reopen it in June 2010. It will be great to go venture east of College subway again to catch a great indie, first-run, documentary, Foreign or Canadian-made features at the Carlton once more. A small piece of this city’s cinematic history is being revived!
The Fox Theatre is a Toronto gem. Operating for almost a century it remains the longest running cinema in the country. Starting this weekend they pay homage to special genre in the history of motion pictures, 3D movies.
Fox Theatre’s 3D FILM FEST features 9 classic 3D films and runs until July 23rd. Unlike Hollywood’s latest offerings these movies will be projected using film prints and not digital technology. Interestingly this allows for a more convincing 3D effect. During the festival there will also be a gallery of polarized prints and trippy aesthetics to get you in the mood for the anaglyph (red-blue) and polarized movies. Looking forward to catching the offerings from Hitchcock to Warhol to Friday the 13th!
3D FILM FEST – Fox Theatre
2236 Queen Street East
HOUSE OF WAX 3-D (1953, PG)
FRIDAY THE 13TH 3-D (1982, R)
IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE 3-D (1953, PG)
JAWS 3-D (1983, 14A)
DIAL M FOR MURDER 3-D (1954, PG)
REVENGE OF THE SHOGUN WOMEN 3-D (1982, R)
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 3-D (1954, PG)
STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN 3-D (1985, PG)
FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN 3-D (1974, R)
Recorded Film Listings: 416-691-7330