proctors-theatre.JPGOnly on Mondays - for the next TWO YEARS! Special Film 100 Pass Available Schenectady, NY - September 5, 2012 - It's a tri-city truism that Proctors is the place for watching movies. Eighty-six years ago, a new and grand Schenectady movie house called Proctors opened its doors with Stranded in Paris and ushered in the decades-long love affair between the Capital Region and Movies at Proctors. When Proctors evolved into a multi-theatre arts enterprise, the expansion included the GE Theatre at Proctors, designed and constructed to showcase GIANT screen films in the most technologically advanced setting that could be built. Starting this month - on September 17 --- the Capital Region's premier movie showplace will showcase a century of classic motion pictures -- many of which played Proctors when they were new releases. "Beyond the immediate complexities of scheduling, FILM 100: THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE ESSENTIALS represents an exciting and extensive venture for us and our patrons," says Proctors Film Program Coordinator, Robert (Reel Bob) Warlock.  "Proctors intends to rev up the excitement and participation in the series by inviting area film reviewers - and even patrons - to introduce their favorite films," added Mr. Warlock.  "And, we plan to have some silent films that will have live organ accompaniment with Avery Tunningley playing Proctors Mighty WurliTzer, Goldie. Mr. Tunningley is primarily a silent movie accompanist and regularly plays improvised theatre organ underscores for films at the Capitol Theatre in Rome, NY. " The roster of movies populating Proctors two-year long event, FILM 100: THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE ESSENTIALS, reflects the AFI's list of 100 years of American outstanding movies deemed as a "definitive selection of the 100 greatest American movies of all time, as determined by more than 1,500 leaders from the American film community." The films are feature-length fictional movies produced between 1912 and 1996 "with the goal of amassing a capsule of the first 100 years of American cinema, across decades and across genres." Never on Sundays Over the next two years, and only on Mondays, we present a thorough countdown from the AFI lists of the TOP 100 Films, from Ben-Hur to Citizen Kane. Every screening is an American cinema classic and features the great actors of the silver screen in their most definitive roles --Brando in The Godfather, Groucho Marx in Duck Soup, John Wayne in The Searchers. Proctors will release more scheduled film dates and times regularly, with features appearing in the classic Mainstage at Proctors and in the GE Theatre. Deal of the Century And for those who really love classic movies, Proctors offers the deal of the century:  For only $100, cinema buffs may purchase the FILM 100 Pass. This individual collectible pass is the passport to the entire twenty-four month series. That's more than 100 years of film for only $100!  What a great holiday gift! AFI'S 100 BEST MOVIES PRESENTED MONDAYS YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942) IN GE ON SEPT 17, 2012 AT  2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 BEN HUR (1959) IN MAINSTAGE ON SEPT 17, 2012 AT 2:30 & 7:00 GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967) IN GE ON SEPT 24, 2012 AT 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 UNFORGIVEN (1992) IN MAINSTAGE ON OCT 8, 2012 AT 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 THE APARTMENT (1960) IN MAINSTAGE ON OCT 15, 2012 AT 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) IN GE ON OCT 15, 2012 AT 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 BRINGING UP BABY (1938) IN MAINSTAGE ON OCT 29, 2012 AT 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 THE SEARCHERS (1956) IN GE ON OCT 29, 2012 AT 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971) IN GE ON NOV 5, 2012 AT 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 GOODFELLAS (1990) IN GE ON NOV 19, 2012 AT 1:30, 4:30 & 7:30 A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951) IN GE ON DEC 3, 2012 AT 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 MY FAIR LADY (1964) IN MAINSTAGE ON DECEMBER 17, 2012 AT 3:30 & 7:30 SWING TIME (1936) IN GE ON DECEMBER 31, 2012 AT 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30 FILM 100: THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE ESSENTIALS at Proctors is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. Free parking for FILM 100: THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE ESSENTIALS at Proctors is available in the Broadway Garage. ABOUT PROCTORS Proctors in Downtown Schenectady, NY, offers more than 1,700 events a year to close to 600,000 visitors and residents of New York State's Capital Region.  As a charitable, cultural and educational non-profit organization, Proctors depends on membership, donations and grants to bring exciting shows and excellent educational and community events to the Capital Region. Income from ticket sales pays for only 67 percent of the cost of running Proctors. Contact:  For more information or questions about FILM 100: THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE ESSENTIALS or Movies at Proctors, contact Reel Bob Warlock, Proctors Film Program Coordinator, 518-382-3884 ext. 128. Proctors is located at 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY. Proctors Box Office: 518-346-6204.
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CONTACT: Thom O'Connor 518-382-3884 X166 toconnor@proctors.org