Cinefest 2009!


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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 2009 will be held Thursday - Sunday, March 19, - 22nd, 2009. We will be celebrating our 29th 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)


THURSDAY, March 19th
9:00 am A BUNDLE OF BLUES (1933) with Duke Ellington, Ivie Anderson
9:10 am SAFETY IN NUMBERS (1930) with Buddy Rogers, Carole Lombard
10:40 am LESS THAN THE DUST (1916) with Mary Pickford, David Powell.


1:00 pm CARETAKERíS DAUGHTER (1934) with Billy Gilbert, Eddie Foy, Jr.
1:25 pm ALL WRONG (1919) with Bryant Washburn, Mildred Davis
2:25 pm TRAILER MANIA SHOW II Hosted by Ray Faiola
3:30 pm CITY OF PLAY (1929) with Chili Bouchier, Patrick Aherne
4:50 pm DOCTORS' WIVES (1931) with Warner Baxter, Joan Bennett


8:10 pm GUMBASIA (1955) A film by Art Clokey
8:15 pm THE INSTALLMENT COLLECTOR (1929) with Fred Allen
8:30 pm THEY SHALL PAY (1921) with Lottie Pickford, Allan Forrest, Paul Weigel.
9:30 pm LOVE NEVER DIES (1921) Dir. King Vidor, with Lloyd Hughes, Madge Bellamy, Lillian Leighton.
10:50 pm THE LAST TRAIL (1933) with George OíBrien, Claire Trevor
11:55 pm WHAT PRICE VENGEANCE (1937) with Lyle Talbot, Wendy Barrie

FRIDAY, March 20th
9:00 am THE DESERT SONG (1929) with John Boles, Carlotta King, Louise Fazenda, Johnny Arthur, watch for Myrna Loy.
10:50 am WOMAN (1918) Dir. Maurice Tourneur with Warren Cook, Florence Billings.


1:00 pm THE WHEEL OF LIFE (1929) with Richard Dix, Esther Ralston
2:10 pm GREENBRIAR PICTURE SHORTS presented by John McElwee
3:15 pm NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS (1931) with Edgar Kennedy, Pert Kelton
3:40 pm THE DANCINí FOOL (1920) with Wallace Reid, Bebe Daniels
4:35 pm THE SECRET MAN (1958) with John Loder, Marshall Thompson


8:00 pm THE BANK SWINDLE (1930) William J. Burns Detective short
8:45 pm THE CIRCLE (1925) with Eleanor Boardman, Malcolm McGregor
9:45 pm THE PERFECT SPECIMEN (1937) with Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell
11:20 pm DOCTOR X (1932) with Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy

SATURDAY, March 21st
7:45 am The buses will begin to load from the front entrance of the Holiday Inn for the 35mm presentations at the Palace Theatre. Last bus leaves at 8 am

8:30 am (Films may not be presented in order shown on program)
35mm presentation at the Palace Theater includes:
EVERYBODY'S SWEETHEART (1920) with Olive Thomas, William Collier Jr.
TWENTY DOLLARS A WEEK (1924) with George Arliss, Ronald Coleman
A MILLION BID (1927) with Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, William Demarest


BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK (1925) with Edward Everett Horton, Betty Compson, Esther Ralston
THE SHOPWORN ANGEL (1928) with Gary Cooper, Nancy Caroll, Roscoe Karns, Paul Lukas
BACK PAY (1922) Dir: Frank Borzage, with Seena Owen, Matt Moore

The buses will leave immediately after the presentations for the hotel

Program resumes at the Holiday Inn

4:30 pm RHAPSODY IN BLACK AND BLUE (1932) with Louis Armstrong
4:40 pm ENTER MADAME (1935) with Cary Grant, Elissa Landi


8:00 pm STARBRIGHT DIAMOND (1930) William J. Burns Detective short
8:10 pm WEAK BUT WILLING (1929) with Billy Bevan, Dot Farley
8:40 pm IN THE PARK (1915) with Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance
8:50 pm WHITE GOLD (1927) with Jetta Goudal, Kenneth Thomson, George Bancroft, George Nichols, Clyde Cook.
10:10 pm ONE MORE RIVER (1934) with Diana Wynyard, Frank Lawton, Jane Wyatt, Colin Clive, Reginald Denny.
11:40 pm PADDY THE NEXT BEST THING (1933) with Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Walter Connolly.

SUNDAY, March 22nd
9:00 am THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE (1940) with Allan Jones, Irene Hervey, Martha Raye,
10:30 am THE AUCTION (2009) - Sunday Morning - hosted by Leonard Maltin and His Stooges
12 noon A Tribute to Director Justin Herman:

12:30 pm THE LADY WHO DARED (1931) Billie Dove, Sidney Blackmer, Conway Tearle.
1:30 pm GATEWAY (1938) with Don Ameche, Arleen Whelan, Gregory Ratoff, Binnie Barnes, Gilbert Roland.
2:45 pm LITTLE TOKYO U.S.A. (1942) with Preston Foster, Brenda Joyce, George E. Stone.
3:50 pm WESTBOUND LIMITED (1937) with Lyle Talbot, Polly Rowles

Piano accompaniments by Philip Carli, Makia Matsumura, Donald Sosin, and Ben Model!

We will hold the tickets for your pick-up at the registration desk at Cinefest 2009. 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 2009 screenings begin at 9:00 am on Thursday, March 19th and will run through 5:00 pm Sunday, March 22nd. Pre-registration cost for each person before February 16th is $65.00, after February 16th, $70.00 for all four days. Remember, pre-registration discount cutoff date is Monday, February 16th. 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 21st 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 2009

Cinefest Dealer Information:
Gerry Orlando
101 Terrytown Heights Drive
Syracuse, NY 13219
315-468-6147, evenings 7-9 pm EST 2009

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 16th, and $70.00 after February 16th, 2009 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 16th, 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 2009 Ad Flyer! - (JPG)
Cinefest 2009 Registration Form! - (PDF)
Palace Theatre Food Order Form! - (PDF)
Map of the Hotel Area! - (JPG)

CINEFEST HOTEL RESERVATIONS UPDATE! We have reached capacity according to both the group reservation person, Michelle Groth, and the Director of Sales, Tiffany Gallagher. Typically we exceed our block by a bit but the wiggle room isnít there this year because of hotel renovations. Our Holiday Inn has secured a room block at the Comfort Inn & Suites, call direct 315.457.4000 and mention Cinefest and they will honor the room rate. They are located at 6701 Buckley Road, about 1Ĺ miles away and they have shuttle service. Both hotels have promised to provide shuttle service between the properties.


Click here for a Map of the Hotel

ALSO, the Knights Inn across the street may have rooms available. They do not have the same prices as the Cinefest rate, but their rates may be close. Here is their information: Knights Inn
430 Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, New York 13088

You can also try the Holiday in periodically, as they may have cancellations!


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)