‘All About Eve’ with Celeste Holm in person - April 12, 2008

posted by friendsoftheloews on April 11, 2008 at 3:46 am

“Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night…"
On Saturday, April 12, 7:30PM
at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre
The Loew’s Jersey Theatre is located at 54 Journal square, Jersey City, NJ 07306. Tel. (201) 798-6055.

“All About Eve”

Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, Celeste Holm, George Sanders, Gary Merrill
Directed By: Joseph Mankiewicz
Winner of 6 Academy Awards — Including Best Picture
1950 — 138mins. — B&W — 20th Century Fox

A Special Screening Hosted By Academy Award Winning Actress Ms. Celeste Holm

Post-screening interview & audience Q&A from the stage is included with regular admission to the film.

PLUS — A pre-screening “Meet & Greet” reception with Ms. Holm to benefit the Loew’s from 6:15 to 7:15PM. A limited number of tickets are available for $20.
Light refreshments will be served, and admission to the screening is included.

Space is limited for the Reception. Reservations are suggested. Call (201) 798-6055.

Presented in 20th Century Fox’s archive 35mm print on the Loew’s big 50 foot screen!

The Movie: A classic of the American cinema — a backstage melodrama and skewering satire that is one of the most gloriously entertaining combinations of sheer elegance and unabashed bitchiness ever filmed. Great acting, a script that crackles with wit and venom, flawless direction and a knock-out wardrobe all come together to make this movie superb fun to watch. Winner of 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) shows up, tattered and forlorn, in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Davis), She weaves a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Margo takes pity on the girl and hires Eve as her personal assistant. Before long, however, it becomes apparent that naïve Eve is really a Machiavellian conniver who cold-bloodedly uses Margo and everyone else to rise to the top of the theatrical heap.

Look for Marilyn Monroe in a supporting role; she’s introduced by George Sanders' droll theatre critic as “a graduate of the Copacabana school of dramatic art.” This is but one of the many unforgettable lines penned by writer/director Mankiewicz — the most famous of which is Davis' lip-sneering admonition, “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

Our Special Guest: Celeste Holm’s distinguished career on stage and screen began in the 1930s. Her work in film included an Academy Award for Gentleman’s Agreement. Among her most admired work is the role of Bette Davis' friend in All About Eve. Holm is a long-time supporter of the arts, especially in New Jersey.

Intelligent and sophisticated as well as good-looking, Holm didn’t really fit Hollywood’s “pin-up” model. Like other actresses of her era — including Bette Davis — Holm often battled the studios to get parts that suited her talent. After the 1950’s, Holm tended to concentrate more and more on stage and television productions.

This charming, erudite star will share her experiences on stage and in Hollywood with her fans at the Loew’s Jersey. This will include candid discussion of her relationship on the set of All About Eve with the (in)famously difficult Bette Davis.

Tickets for the screening and interview are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, students with I.D. & children 12 years old and younger.

A limited number of tickets for the pre-screening reception with Ms. Holm, beginning at 6:15PM, are $20. Reservations are suggested. Reserved tickets will be held at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Admission to the screening is included. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Loew’s, Inc.

Call (201) 798-6055 or visit www.loewsjersey.org for more info or to make reservations.

Upcoming titles and dates:

April 25 & 26: W.C. Fields, Laurel and Hardy, “Duck Soup” plus The Three Stooges.

May 9 & 10: “A Clockwork Orange” and “Blade Runner — The Final Cut” plus more TBA.

June 13 & 14: “Planet of the Apes”, “Mighty Joe Young" and “King Kong” (1933).

The Loew’s Is Easy To Get To: The Loew’s Jersey Theatre, at 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ, is directly across JFK Boulevard from the JSQ PATH Center with trains to and from Lower and Midtown Manhattan and Newark’s Penn Station, is minutes from the NJ Turnpike and is easily reached by car or mass transit from throughout the Metro Area.

Half-price off-street parking is available in Square Ramp Garage adjoining the Loew’s. Patrons present a coupon to garage attendant when they leave. Coupon is available at our box office.

What’s Special About Seeing A Movie At The Loew’s? The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre is one of America’s grandest surviving Movie Palaces. We show movies the way they were meant to be seen: in a grandly ornate setting — on our BIG 50 ft wide screen! The Loew’s runs reel-to-reel, not platter, projection, which often allows us to screen an archival or studio vault print that is the best available copy of a movie title.

The Loew’s Jersey is managed by Friends of the Loew’s, Inc. as a non-profit, multi-discipline performing arts center.

For directions or more information: Call (201) 798-6055 or visit www.loewsjersey.org

Classic Film Weekends are presented by Friends of the Loew’s, Inc., which manages the Loew’s Jersey as a not-for-profit arts center.

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Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 16, 2008 at 4:37 am

So did anyone show up?

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