The Last Week in the Back lot

The Last Week in the Back lot

The Last Week in the Back LotBy Chelsea Reidy  It was this time last year that Jack and I painted a movie screen on the adobe-colored stucco of the back wall of the theater. We borrowed scaffolding, bought five gallons of paint, and went for it. The fall weather...
Wes Anderson: The Aesthete

Wes Anderson: The Aesthete

Wes Anderson: The AestheteBy David Silva aes·thete /ˈesˌTHēt/ noun :a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art and beauty. As a young burgeoning filmmaker, the first time I saw a frame of a Wes Anderson film was pure joy. Yes, you have seen...
Box Office Total: Zero

Box Office Total: Zero

Box Office Total: Zero by Chelsea Reidy A few weeks ago I faded down the house lights on 275 empty seats at the start of a movie—a movie that was open to the public, that not a single person came to see. Well, one person did show, but only because confusion about the...
TCA is OPEN! in-theater events and exhibitions

TCA is OPEN! in-theater events and exhibitions

TCA is thrilled to welcome audiences back inside the theater the first time in 15 months. We begin with what many of us have missed most at TCA: films. Come see a movie you love, have always wanted to see or just one you’d like to discover on the big screen. We’ve...
Letter from a Theater: Hope to see you soon

Letter from a Theater: Hope to see you soon

Letter from a Theater: Hope to see you all soon By Chelsea Reidy At 8:13pm last Thursday night we realized we had a problem. The pre-show slide reel should have been flipping through its sequence, splashing Tune in to 101.5FM and Popcorn in the Encore on the backwall....