Classics From The Vault presents The Big Sleep!

Classics From the Vault at the Fox Theatre is back for a fourth month and this time we’re bringing you a genuine Bogie double bill! Thursday, September 30, 7PM. THE BIG SLEEP (1946) Directed by Howard Hawks Screenplay by William Faulkner Starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall 114 mins. Preceded by an assortment of cartoons, shorts and trailers. Stuff you’ve likely never seen! The second film in our Classics From The Vault lineup directed by Howard…

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Classics From The Vault presents TOP HAT

Classics From The Vault, our new series aimed at rarely-screened Hollywood fare, returnsĀ  to the Fox Theatre on Tues, Aug. 24 at 7PM with a look at the musical. Top Hat (1935) Directed by Mark Sandrich Starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers Music by Irving Berlin In Top Hat (1935), Jerry (Fred Astaire) falls hopelessly in love with Dale (Ginger Rogers) and pursues her all over London while rehearsing for a new show opening in the…

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Classics From The Vault presents Scarface (1932)

On Thursday, July 29, 7PM, my new screening series at the Fox Theatre continues with one of my favourite films from Hollywood’s Pre-Code era, Howard Hawks’ Scarface (1932). Considered one of the greatest early gangster films, Paul Muni’s performance in Scarface ranks alongside James Cagney in The Public Enemy and Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar, and would influence the genre for generations to come, from The Godfather to The Sopranos. Scarface chronicles Tony Camonte’s…

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Early Toronto Newsreels at the Revue

Early Toronto Newsreels at the Revue

Come out to the Revue Cinema on Roncesvalles on Wednesday night for a glimpse at some of Toronto’s rarely-seen visual heritage with Early Cinema Screenings, presented by the Domitor Association. I’ve been attending the 11th Domitor Conference on the study of early cinema this week, and needless to say, I’ve become a giant sponge, taking in all the information from the lectures delivered by worldwide academics, some whose work I’d admired for a long time,…

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Creepy Classics presents Frankenstein!

Creepy Classics Returns on March 25, 7pm! The Revue’s examination of early sound horror films continues with Boris Karloff’s defining performance in James Whale’s Frankenstein! In 1931, two indisputable horror classics were released. While Tod Browning’s Dracula (shown here in November) may have thrilled audiences, it was James Whale’s Frankenstein that truly frightened them. The film even began with a disclaimer spoken by one of its stars, Edward Van Sloan. It’s a stark, gothic affair,…

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