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Now that's a good old fashioned scary monster.  John Barrymore as Dr. Hyde.  Photo:  Susan Waters from the 1920s film
Now that's a good old fashioned scary monster. John Barrymore as Dr. Hyde. Photo: Susan Waters from the 1920s film

Of monsters and live theater music

On Halloween night, our Adirondack bureau chief, Brian Mann, went to the Palace Theater in Lake Placid.

The big attraction was a performance by silent film organist Jeff Barker, accompanying a 1920s version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" starring John Barrymore. Perfect fare for a rainy, misty Halloween.  Go to full article
Image: Funding campaign logo for the State's digital conversion
Image: Funding campaign logo for the State's digital conversion

Fund goal met, Tupper Lake theater will go digital rather than dark

The owner of Tupper Lake's cinema, Sally Strasser says community donations have raised enough money for the State Theater to pay for the costly conversion to new digital equipment. That's according to a report in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Movie theaters across the Adirondacks have been struggling to raise money to pay for digital projectors that will be required as Hollywood phases out the use of traditional film.  Go to full article

LP Film Forum opens with Buster Keaton and Barker's organ

The Lake Placid Film Forum opened last night at the Palace Theater, with a showing of Buster Keaton's classic silent film The Cameraman. Renowned cinema organist Jeffrey Barker, a Film Forum favorite, performed. Here's a taste of last night's musical accompaniment for the film. The Film Forum continues this evening with an exclusive screening of Steve Buscemi's new film The Interview. After the movie, Brian Mann will interview Buscemi on stage at the Palace. Buschemi has starred in classic films like Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and Charlotte's Web. He also appeared regularly on The Sopranos. Tonight's event begins at 6:30 pm at Lake Placid's Palace Theater.  Go to full article

A Film Lover's Festival in Lake Placid

The 5th annual Lake Placid Film Festival is in full gear. 60 features and documentaries--including 12 world premieres--are showing in the village through Sunday. Oragnizers made some changes this year to make the event more accessible for wider audiences and attract more sponsors. As David Sommerstein reports, the festival is still a film lover's paradise.  Go to full article

Lake Placid: Film Forum Grows to Become a Film Festival

The Lake Placid Film Festival returns this summer, with new stars, new movies--and a new seminar program for young filmmakers. Martin Scorcese is the lead attraction. The legendary director will present a screening of a "lost" Italian film called The Leopard. As Brian Mann reports, the Festival's organizers describe this as a make-or-break season.  Go to full article

Lake Placid Film Forum Runs Through Sunday

The Lake Placid Film Forum was up and running last night, with movies showing on five screens around the village. Today, the forum launches a full schedule of panel discussions and master classes. Brian Mann is there and has details.  Go to full article

Second Lake Placid Film Forum Begins June 6

The Lake Placid Film Forum returns tomorrow, with five days of movies, panel discussions and workshops. The event offers locals a chance to see rare art films and to meet with some of the industry's most creative men and women. Brian Mann talked with the forum's artistic director Kathleen Carroll and has this preview.  Go to full article

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