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FilmSnobbery Weekly Radio Show – Episode 5

Tonight on our show we’re speaking at length (over 2 hours!) with filmmaker Philip Brubaker about his career as a video essayist both independently and for the now-defunct Fandor.  We delve into the topics of film preservation, curation, and the drawbacks and benefits of physical vs digital media.  We chat about the de-valuation of film, […]

Blockbuster Cinema By The Numbers

Last year in the United States, 1.2 billion people went to the movies. While there are fewer theaters than 20 years ago, there are more screens, and more movie releases each year. In fact, 6 of the top 10 highest grossing films were released in the last 5 years. And 2 of those, BLACK PANTHER […]

So WTF is Going on with FilmSnobbery?

I relaunched FilmSnobbery in the last quarter of 2016 with the expectation of a big comeback in the indie film world filled with new reviews, podcasts, lives shows, and more. Then something great happened. I was offered a permanent full-time position at the movie studio I was working part-time for in Los Angeles. I finally […]

Your Projectionist and You

You finally finished your film and now it’s time for your premiere. Congratulations! You’ve gone ahead and booked a swanky private screening room for all your cast, crew, friends, and family to enjoy the movie in the best environment possible. The stage is set for a perfect screening, and the only possible thing that could […]

MoviePass Giveaway

The Movie Award season is in full swing. Have you seen the Nominees and Winners? MoviePass is the best way to see them all! Enter below to win a year subscription. The Oscar nominees have been announced and the Golden Globe Winners are in, kicking off the 2014 race to Hollywood’s biggest night, The Academy […]

Down In Front – Winter Drive In

Opened in 1969, Winter Drive In has always been known for showing first run features, most notably horror movies. Over its long life the Winter has screened The Gates of Hell, House By the Cemetery, Horror Planet, Nightmares In a Damaged Brain, Pieces, Mortuary, Mother’s Day, Burial Ground, Humanoids from the Deep, Galaxy of Terror, […]

Down In Front – The Family Drive In

The Family Drive In Theatre in Stephens City, Virginia began its life on June 14, 1956 with a double feature of A Man Called Peter followed by Woman’s World. At the time, there were drive in theaters popping up all over the country but today, it is the only drive in left standing in the […]

Down In Front – Al Ringling Theatre

The Al Ringling theatre was in fact owned by Al of the Ringling Brothers Circus. He picked the Rapp and Rapp architectural firm of Chicago to design the theatre in the French Renaissance style. It was meant to be the one of the largest and finest theaters in Baraboo, Wisconsin. It opened its grand opera […]

Down In Front – 20th Century Theatre

A quick announcement: Down In Front will now be a monthly column instead of a weekly column. All of you ladies who told me that I would be just as busy with my children as teens as I was 10 years ago may now pat yourselves on the back for being absolutely 100% correct! Built […]

Down In Front – 1891 Fredonia Opera House

This week’s column is brought to you by the letters ‘K’ and ‘G.’ K for Holy sweet glazed deliciousness! They are building a Krispy Kreme donut shop right down the street from my house! G for my new best friend, Gym as I have a feeling I will be paling around with him about 6 […]

Down In Front – Dallas Motor Vu Drive In

When you hear of a city named Dallas, the images that immediately come to mind are cows, horses, dusty roads, and flat land as far as the eye can see. Those of you who have been farther west than Las Vegas, have probably heard of the city of Dallas, Oregon, home to the Dallas Motor […]

Down In Front – Milford Twin Drive In

The Milford Twin Drive In began its life in 1958 when several area people and laborers built the theater hoping to cash in on the drive in “craze” of the 50s. It was opened with a single 84 foot wooden frame screen, a concession, projection room, and restroom mixture building, a playground and the box […]