Cinefest 2008!


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It's time again to get ready for Cinefest! Cinefest is the celebration and viewing of rarely seen classic films. Cinefest 28 will be held Thursday - Sunday, March 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th, 2008. We will be celebrating our 28th Anniversary! Make your hotel reservations early. The Hotel information is listed below!

Featuring great films to fill the four glorious days from the vaults of the world's greatest libraries and obscure specialties we are noted for from private collectors!

TENTATIVE TITLES SUBJECT TO CHANGE (more titles to be announced later)

NEW! - Download the entire scheduled program HERE!

SHOOTING STARS (1927) Dir. Anthony Asquith with Brian Aherne
YOU'RE A SWEETHEART (1937) with Alice Faye, George Murphy
BOUGHT (1931) with Constance Bennett, Ben Lyon, Richard Bennett
ONE ROMANTIC NIGHT (1930) with Lilian Gish, Marie Dressler
TOO MANY BLONDES (1941) with Rudy Vallee, Lon Chaney Jr., Shemp Howard
SMOULDERING FIRES (1925) Dir. Clarence Brown with Pauline Frederick, Laura La Plante
WAYWARD (1932) with Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen, Pauline Frederick, John Litel
SHOWGIRL IN HOLLYWOOD (1930) Dir. Marvyn LeRoy with Alice White, Jack Mulhall, Blanche Sweet. Guest Stars Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, Loretta Young, Noah Berry Sr. & Jr.
MARRIED? (1926) with Owen Moore, Constance Bennett
PAMPERED YOUTH (1925) with Cullen Landis, Ben Alexander (25 minute shortened version blown up from 9.5MM)
VAGABONDING THE PACIFIC (1926) With John Barrymore
WILD HORSE MESA (1925) With Jack Holt, Noah Beery, Billie Dove, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
ROBBER'S ROOST (1932) With George O'Brien, Maureen O'Sullivan, Reginald Owen
ONLY SAPS WORK (1930) with Leon Errol, Richard Arlen, Mary Brien, Stewart Erwin
WOMAN TO WOMAN (1929) with Betty Compson, George Barraud
BACK DOOR TO HEAVEN (1939) with Wallace Ford, Stewart Erwin, Jimmy Lyden
THE JUNGLE PRINCESS (1936) with Dorothy Lamour, Akim Tamiroff, Ray Milland

35mm presentation at the Palace Theater includes
QUEEN HIGH (1930) with Ginger Rogers, Frank Morgan, Charlie Ruggles
THE LADY (1925) Dir. Frank Borzage with Norma Talmadge, Brandon Hurst
A PHILASTINE IN BOHEMIA (1920) with Rod La Rocque, Edna Murphy
THE STOLEN VOICE (1915) with Voilet Horner, Robert Warwick
THE VOILIN OF M'SIEUR (1914) with Etienne Girardot, Helen Connelly, Shep the Dog

Piano accompaniments by Makia Matsumura, Philip Carli, and Gabriel Thibadeau!

THE AUCTION (2008) - Sunday Morning - hosted by Leonard Maltin, Lafe McKee Jr., Gerry Orlando

Film historian, author and auctioneer, Leonard Maltin
From the Library of Congress: Mike Mashon, James Cozart
From the George Eastman House: Pat Loughney, Caroline Yeager, Ed Stratmann
Film score restorationist Ray Faiola
Film Historian and author Scott MacGillivray

We will hold the tickets for your pick-up at the registration desk at Cinefest 28. It will also be possible to register in person anytime during the Cinefest, providing we are not sold out. Registrations are limited to capacity of the screening room.

Registration or admission fee is required of each person attending Cinefest. Cinefest 28 screenings begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, March 13th and will run through 5:00 pm Sunday, March 16th. Pre-registration cost for each person before February 5th is $65.00, after February 5th, $70.00 for all four days. Remember, pre-registration discount cutoff date is Monday, February 5th. On a daily basis, the registration cost is $25.00 per day. Your ticket, as purchased, will admit you to all activities at the Holiday Inn during the four-day run of the Cinefest - all film screenings, dealer rooms, etc.

This year's 35mm screenings will be Saturday morning, March 15th at the newly restored Palace Theater. The fee is $25.00 and includes bus transportation from the hotel to the Palace Theater and back to the hotel at the conclusion of the 35mm program.

Dealer's tables are $75.00 each. A reminder to all dealers, you must sell film or related film material such as stills, posters, books, magazines, records, video tapes, supplies etc. No items pertaining to pornography will be permitted. Table rental fee applies for the entire four days, Thursday through Sunday. Dealers should also note that their tables or space occupied by them, can not be sublet without authorization. Table locations are given out at the discretion of Cinefest. Note: All dealers must confirm attendance by February 1st. After that date, tables will be on a first-come, first- served basis. Call Gerry Orlando at 315-468-6147, Mon.-Fri., 7 to 9 pm EST for confirmation. No tables will be held because you have been here every year.


Cinefest General Information:
Robert Oliver
4173 Streamwood Drive
Liverpool, NY 13090-1392
315-409-4625 prepaid evening calls only 7-9 pm EST 2008

Cinefest Dealer Room Information:
Gerry Orlando
101 Terrytown Heights Drive
Syracuse, NY 13219
315-468-6147, evenings 7-9 pm EST 2008

Cinefest Registration Forms!
Download the form, Print it out, write your check, and send it in to reserve your space at Cinefest!!

The registration form is posted below. Registrations sent in will be for the amount of $65.00 before February 5th, and $70.00 after February 5th, 2008 for the 4 days. On a daily basis the registration is $25 per day. Also, don't forget it's an additional $25.00 each for the Saturday morning show at the Palace Theatre, so the grand total for the weekend will be $90.00 per person before February 5th, and $95.00 after. Get your registrations in early!!

Please fill out the registration form and send it to:

Box 279
Manlius, NY 13104-0279

Cinefest 2008 Ad Flyer! - (PDF)
Cinefest 2008 Registration Form! - (PDF)
Map of the Hotel Area! - (JPG)


For hotel reservations call:

Holiday Inn - (same hotel as last year!)
441 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY 13088
BOOK YOUR RESERVATION ONLINE HERE! Use the code CIN for the Cinefest discount rate!! - use to find driving directions to the hotel from your location! Just enter your starting address. Your destination is already filled out for you!


From Interstate 81 From Interstate 90 (The New York State Thruway)