Browsing: Cinema & TV

A Brief History On February 28, 1983, the 11-season journey of TV viewers finally came to an end with the airing of the final episode of M*A*S*H.  An incredible audience of 110 million people watched the bittersweet finale, with their beloved characters planning their return to a non-war America. Digging Deeper A major downer in the episode was key character Hawkeye Pierce receiving psychiatric care due to extreme trauma caused by an incident where he witnessed a mother smother her own baby to avoid detection by a communist patrol.  The rest of the episode is a blur eclipsed by this…

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A Brief History On February 26, 1909, the Palace Theatre in London, England, boasted the first public showing of color motion picture film, a product called Kinemacolor invented by English hypnotist and magician, George Albert Smith in 1906. Digging Deeper Smith’s invention had been demonstrated to professionals prior to the public display, and the process used red/orange and blue/green filters with regular black and white motion picture film to give the colorized effect. Kinemacolor was used commercially from 1909 until 1915, because a rival, William Friese-Greene, sued for a patent of a process he called Biocolour and won his case…

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A Brief History Epic science fiction fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Dune: Part Two on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD on 6001 Canal Rd. in Valley View, OH 44125!  For your chance to get a pass, please log on to https://wbtickets.com/DUNE2HHVV26.  Passes are first-come, first-serve.  Only 25 pairs of passes are available due to this screening event being a very “hot ticket!”  The theater is overbooked slightly to ensure a full audience.  Therefore, seating is not guaranteed.  So, please arrive early! …

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A Brief History On February 9, 1964, Beatlemania hit the US when the Fab Four made their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, snagging 73 million American viewers.  The Ed Sullivan Show, at a time when most Americans had a choice of only three channels, was the big time for performers, a rite of passage. Digging Deeper The Ed Sullivan Show ran from 1948 to 1971 for over 1,000 episodes, making it one of the building blocks of TV history.  Some of the other iconic appearances on the “shew…” included: Elvis Presley in 1956, although Ed had vowed to never…

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A Brief History Romantic comedy fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see a free, virtual screening of Upgraded on Monday, February 5, 2024 at 6:00PM Eastern.  Please log on to https://amazonscreenings.com/UPGRADEDhistory for your chance to watch a virtual screening of this film.  The virtual screening starts on Monday, February 5th at 6:00PM and the screening window will be open for 36 hours, so you can watch at any point within that window. Digging Deeper In this romantic comedy directed by Carlson Young, Ana Santos (Camila Mendes) is a smart and ambitious art enthusiast with…

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