Kineto Theatre opened in 1917 The Kineto Theatre in Forest is celebrating 100 years of showing movies, with free screenings of 10 films from 10 decades on 10 nights in August.
It's set to begin Aug. 17 screening of 2016's Hidden Figures. The free series was organized by the Kiwanis Club of Forest to mark the 100th anniversary of the movie house it has owned and operated on the town's main street for the last 40 years. hundred years is not to be burberry black friday sale taken lightly, said Glen Starkey, with the Kiwanis Club. think it's a reason to celebrate. series lineup includes Wizard of Oz on Aug. 9, Casablanca on Aug. 10. Singin' in the Rain on Aug. 11, John Wayne's True Grit on Aug. 12, The Sting on Aug. on Aug. 14, Apollo 13 on Aug. 15 and Castaway on Aug. 16. Settling on a single film to represent an entire decade darn near impossible, Starkey said. But, they came up with a lineup and the 220 seats on the theatre will be available, first come first serve, on each of the 10 nights. are also encouraging people to come in period costumes for the different movies, Starkey said. The Kineto traces its beginnings to 1905 when Floyd, Marty and Tommy Rumford began showing films at the old town hall in Forest, right next to the bakery the family owned. In 1917, burberry co uk online the brothers purchased the building on the town's main street and opened the Kineto Theatre, named for a brand of motion picture projector. One of the brothers was a drummer who was joined by a group of musician friends to perform background music for those early silent film screenings. The family continued to operate the theatre until 1977 when it was sold to the town's Kiwanis Club for $18,000. The club has continued to operate the theatre since then, currently showing second run films four nights a week, plus hosting special events and live performances. The sale to the service club came during a time when most small town theatres began to close because they were unable to continue making money with the changes happening in the movie business. But, the Kineto has managed to keep going, run by volunteers with the service club, along with students hired part time to man the concession stand and ticket booth. There were renovations in the 1980s, new seats installed several years ago and a more recent successful fund raising drive that allowed the club to convert the theatre to digital projection and burberry outlet md sound equipment, as well as 3D technology. has fulfilled the purpose for which we purchased it, Starkey said. That was to provide young people of the area something to do, rather than get in trouble, he said. been very successful at it. Kineto's regular 52 screenings each year are second run films that change weekly. try to vary the genre of the movie, so you don't have all of one thing, Starkey said. have the cheapest tickets in town, with $5 admission to the regular weekly screenings, and just $2 more for 3D films, he said interested in having an affordable movie night out, that's us. In recent years, the theatre has added a fall and winter film festival series, as well as the Lambton Food and Film Festival each May. Starkey said he's just now finalizing details of the upcoming fall and winter festival.
got six more films coming up that I'm sure everyone will enjoy, he said. movies that give the movie goer a little more to think about, and chew on. for the theatre's burberry billiger 100th anniversary will continue in the fall with a Lambton Alumni Concert Series, featuring performers who started out in Lambton County, Starkey said.
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