Thursday, September 12, 2013

Save the Theater!

Tonight, Fairview Cinema 3 hosts the world premiere of Fighting for Freedom, the film written by Chris Loken, produced by Kristanna Loken, and starring Kristanna Loken and Bruce Dern. The screening of the movie at 8 p.m. is preceded, at 7 p.m., by a tequila and Mexican wine tasting at Fairview Wines & Spirits. The price is $30 for individuals and $50 for couples--to benefit Fairview Cinema 3's digital projector fund.

In today's Register-Star, there is a letter to the editor from local theater historian John Craig, which contains some delicious information about movie theaters and movie premieres in Hudson in the past and articulates the reasons to support Fairview Cinema 3 in its struggle to go digital and not go dark: "Save the theater."


  1. Go JC! (i.e., John Craig).

    You should really give a talk somewhere.

  2. Just an added not to John Craig's fine letter.

    There was one other special premier in Hudson in 1992, I believe at Cinema 3.
    That was 'Howard's End', produced and directed by James Ivory and Ishmael Merchant, screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who all lived in Claverack at the time. James Ivory's home is still there. it was quite a big event and the reception afterwards, attended by James Ivory, Ishmael Merchant and Ruth Jhabvala was held at The Irish Princess' antiques shop at 537 Warren Street. Howard's End went on to win 3 Academy Awards, for best screenplay for Ruth, best actress for Emma Thompson, and best Art Direction,

  3. Great to learn about the attendant "Howard's End" festivities and premiere, thanks for that. Shall find the local press for it on the microfilms. Incidentally, I thought premier was a position that went away with the Soviet Union, but one sees premiers in the local papers across the history of Hudson theatres, not to mention the marquis over the entrance ways.