Carlsbad’s biggest, coolest film event kicks off on September 18, 2014 as the 2014 La Costa Film Festival brings some of the world’s best cinema to the Omni La Costa Resort. Click here for more info or to buy tickets.
[Link: La Costa Film Festival]
On December 1, 2012 celebrate the beginning of the holidays with the City of Carlsbad’s Annual Holiday at the Rancho celebration at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic State Park.
Enjoy the tree lighting ceremony, cookie decorating, face painting and pony rides. Write your own letter to Santa and create wooden gift tags, ornaments and more. Get some holiday shopping done at the craft boutique or tour the Hacienda. The evening will also feature a very special visit by Santa himself, who will light the 14-foot tree. Bring a blanket and a chair and finish the evening gathered around the giant outdoor movie screen for the classic film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
The festivities begin at 5 PM. Tickets for this magical Carlsbad holiday tradition are $8 at the door or $5 if you buy them before November 29, 2012 at one of the Carlsbad Community enters. Click here for photos from years past (2008, 2009), or follow the jump for the official information. [click to continue…]
On Saturday, October 27, 2012, Scott Paulson and the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra will add some aural flavor to a late-night, double feature picture show at the New Village Arts Theatre with the 1920s version of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde starring John Barrymore and F.W. Murnau’s 1922 classic Nasferatu.
The audience will assist with some of the sound effects and musical gestures to accompany the films–Scott Paulson, of the Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra for Silent Films, will provide some quick training: Play on a real Theremin, if you dare! Strike the thunder-sheet! Crank up the wind machine! Play an orchestral harp in the pit orchestra! Rattle some ritual percussion instruments!
Tickets $16 ($10 for just one film) and $8 for kids under 18. The first film begins at 7 PM with Nasferatu screening at 11 PM. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad, California. For more information, click the link.
[Link: New Village Arts]
The Carlsbad Village Theatre will be screening The Carlsbad USGP:1980-One Day of Magic tonight, October 1, 2010, in celebration of the film’s DVD release. The classic motocross film documents racer Marty Moates’ win in the 1980 US Grand Prix on the legendary Carlsbad Motocross Track.
A replica of Marty Moates’ #23 Yamaha YZ465 will be parked in the lobby and there will be other memorabilia for sale.
The film screens seven times this weekend:
- Friday, October 1st: (Special DVD Release Event) 7:30pm
- Saturday, October 2nd: 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
- Sunday, October 3rd: 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
Aside from being required viewing for any Carlsbad motocross fan, this film is a great reminder of how Carlsbad looked before the business park went in.
The Carlsbad Village Theatre is located at 2822 State Street in the Village of Carlsbadistan.
[Link: Carlsbad USGP Movie]
Cinema Under The Stars kicked off it’s limited engagement Friday and Saturday night on the Army Navy Academy’s Maffucci Field located at 2605 Carlsbad Boulevard. As any of the 300 people who attended the Saturday, September 19 showing of Ironman will tell you it is a not-to-be-missed event.
Sponsored by a variety of local business and vendors and presented by Hollywood Outdoor Movies, the films are screened on what is being touted as “the West Coast’s largest outdoor movie screen” that measures 52 feet wide and 4 stories tall.
We don’t disagree—it’s basically a huge blow-up, drive-in sized movie screen with amazingly crisp HD splendor. Throw in a quality sound projection system and what that means for Carlsbadistan’s viewers is full, cinema-quality movies right in the Village. Finally.
You still have a chance to see Cinema Under The Stars next weekend September 25-26, 2009). On Friday the feature is Night at the Museum II followed by Slumdog Millionaire on Saturday night. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and saddle up the Cruiser—this is the best bike date you’re going have in Carlsbadistan this fall. The lawn opens at 6 PM, and the movies start at 8 PM.
Tonight, September 4, 2009 the Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbadistan will host a showing of the Preston Sturges film Hotel Haywire as the first film in the 2009 Leo Carrillo Film Fest.
Dentist Henry Parkhouse (Lynne Overman) and his wife Minerva (Spring Byington) have a perfect marriage until a practical joke backfires and she finds a lady’s chemise in his coat pocket. Wife and husband both consult Dr. Zodiac Z. Zippe (Leo Carillo) about what to do, and vaudevillians-turned-detectives Bertie and Genevieve Sterns (Benny Baker and Collette Lyons) get involved as well.
Admission is free. The park opens at 5 PM and remember to bring a blanket, low-back chairs, warm clothes, and a flashlight
For more information call (760) 476-1042 or (760) 438-1666
[Link: Leo Carrillo Ranch]
The Carlsbad Village Association, Hollywood Outdoor Movies, and the Army Navy Academy will be showing some free movies in September right out on Maffuci Field at 2605 Carlsbad Boulevard.
On September 18-19, 2009 will featured The Dark Knight & Iron Man, and September 25-26, 2009 will be Night at the Museum II and Slumdog Millionaire.
The event is being sponsored by a variety of local businesses and vendors in order to offer this family friendly event at no charge to the public. Audiences are encouraged to arrive early and bring their own chairs and blankets. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the premises. Vendors will also be onsite selling everything from candy and popcorn to Mexican street tacos and pizza. Locals are encouraged to “go green” by riding their bicycles to the field. A bicycle valet service will be available for a small charge.
It will be just like the drive-in, without driving in. Hopefully, it’s still warm enough to enjoy being outside.
[Link: Hollywood Outdoor Movies via Open Air Cinema Blog]
For the past 59 years Warren Miller movies have signaled the official start of winter for skiers around the world. On December 14, 2008 the newest in the Miller fanchise Children of Winter hits the Carlsbad Village Theatre for two shows (4 and 7 PM).
When it’s cold and snowing, others run inside. But skiers and snowboarders do the opposite, no matter how old we are,” said Max Bervy, director and producer. “We are all the Children of Winter, and if you ski or ride, this movie reaffirms what we all know, that we’re lucky to know the shortest, coldest days of the year.”
The film will be the same old movie we’ve all seen year after year, however this time around it’s narrated by former Olympic freestyle skier Jonny Mosley from a dazzlingly hilarious script by Micah Abrams. That plus all the free give-a-ways and it’s about as close as we get to a snowy winter night in Carlsbadistan. Click here for more information and to buy tickets.
Children of Winter shows December, 2008, 4:00 and 7:00 PM at the Village Theater, 2822 State St.
Sorry, kids, As usual this one is 21 and over.
[Link: Hensley's Flying Elephant Pub]
As an assistant director Carlsbad’s Jack Roe helped create some of Hollywood’s best loved films. Sadly, he died April 6, 2008 of heart failure, according to a story in Variety.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 27 at El Camino Country Club, 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside. Born in Omaha, Neb., Roe served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. . . . After joining the Director’s Guild in 1963, he worked as a assistant director on films such as Funny Girl, Paint Your Wagon, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Sunshine Boys, The Bad News Bears, Silver Streak, The Goodbye Girl, and The In-Laws.
In all he worked on more than 50 feature films. Our thoughts are with Mr. Roe’s family and friends.