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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 2011 will be held Thursday - Sunday, March 17 - 20, 2011. We will be celebrating our 31st 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!

It's usually cold in March at Cinefest! Click here for the 10 day weather forecast!


Thursday, March 17th

9:00am - THE IDOL OF SEVILLE (1932) with Rene Denny
9:25am - FORGOTTEN COMMANDMENTS (1932) with Gene Raymond
10:50am - GLORIOUS BETSY (1928) with Dolores Costello


1:00pm - TRAILER MANIA 3 - "Through the Years With Columbia," Hosted by Ray Faiola
2:00pm - HAPPINESS (1917) with Enid Bennett
3:10pm - DENNY FROM IRELAND (1918) with Shorty Hamilton
3:55pm - WHAT PRICE GLORY? (1927) with Victor McLaglen


8:00pm - PANAMA, THE PECULIAR PRODIGY (1920's) - Sunshine Cruises series.
8:10pm - AMERICA'S LITTLE LAMB - (1928) The World We Live In series
8:25pm - MUSIC IN THE AIR (1934) with Gloria Swanson
9:50pm - THE NEWLYWEDS' PEST (1929) with Sunny Jim McKeen as "Snookums", Jack Egan, Derelys Perdue
??:??pm - MANNEQUIN (1926) with Alice Joyce, Warner Baxter, Zazu Pitts, Delores Costello
11:20pm - HELLZAPOPPIN' (1941) with Olsen and Johnson, Martha Raye

Friday, March 18th

9:00am - INFORMATION PLEASE (1941) with Boris Karloff
9:10am - HE WAS HER MAN (1931) with Gilda Gray
9:35am - THE BISCUIT EATER (1940) with Billy Lee, and Fred "Snowflake" Toones in a rare dramatic role
10:50am - STOLEN HEAVEN (1931) Nancy Carroll, Phillips Holmes, Louis Calhern


1:00pm - SILENT TRAILERS Read the program notes HERE
1:15pm - WESTWARD WHOA! (1922) Bert Roach. Read the program notes HERE
1:25pm - THE HUSHED HOUR (1919) with Milton Sills, Blanche Sweet
2:30pm - THE DEVIL'S LOTTERY (1932) with Victor McLaglen
3:40pm - THE WOLF SONG (1929) with Gary Cooper, Lupe Velez
5:00pm - ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1931) with Ruth Gilbert


8:00pm - FOILED (1931) with William J. Burns. Read the program notes HERE
8:10pm - A SONG IN THE DARK (second edition) - "Songs and Stars of the Early Movie Musical," Hosted by Richard Barrios
9:45pm - SUNSHINE DAD (1916) with DeWolf Hopper, Fay Tincher, Max Davidson
11:00pm - LOVE COMES ALONG (1930) with Bebe Daniels

Saturday, March 19th

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 the Holiday Inn at 8 am. 7:45am - The buses will begin to load from the front entrance of the Holiday Inn for the 35mm presentations at the Palace Theater. Last bus leaves the Holiday Inn at 8 am.

35mm presentation at the Palace Theater includes

THE WOMAN AND THE PUPPET (1920) with Geraldine Farrar. Preservation by the Library of Congress, courtesy of UK/Ltd/The Rohauer Collection
THE MICHIGAN KID (1929) Excerpt. Read the program notes HERE.
BURGLAR BY PROXY (1919) with Jack Pickford, Gloria Hope
LONESOME (1928) with Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon. Preservation by the George Eastman House, funded by the Packard humanities Institute and Universal Studios. Read the program notes HERE.


THE STORY OF TEMPLE DRAKE (1934) with Miriam Hopkins. Preservation by the Museum of Modern Art with support from Turner Classic Movies and the Celeste Barlos Film Preservation Fund. Read the program notes HERE.
JAZZMANIA (1923) with with Mae Murray, Rod LaRocque, Jean Hersholt. Preservation by the George Eastman House.

(Films may not be presented in order shown above). The buses will leave after the presentations for the Holiday Inn, where the program resumes


8:10pm Vitaphone Show presented by Ron Hutchinson of The Vitaphone Project. Titles include:

8:55pm - POOR JAKE'S DEMISE (1913) with Lon Chaney
               FLAMING YOUTH (excerpt) (1926) with Colleen Moore, Milton Sills
9:30pm - LESSONS IN LOVE (1921) with Constance Talmadge
10:45pm - Vitaphone Show II presented by Ron Hutchinson of The Vitaphone Project. Titles include: 11:20pm I CAN'T ESCAPE (1934) with Onslow Stevens, Lila Lee

Sunday, March 20th

9:00am - THE PHANTOM PRESIDENT (1932) with George M. Cohan
10:30am - THE AUCTION (2011) - hosted by Leonard Maltin and Lafe McKee Jr


12:00 noon - JUSTIN HERMAN SHORTS III - titles include:

12:35pm - KENTUCKY (1938) with Loretta Young
2:00pm - HARDY AS A HEAVY with Oliver Hardy. Titles include: 3:30pm - THE GREAT BARRIER (1937) with Richard Arlen, Lily Palmer

Piano accompaniments by Ben Model -, Sylvia Moscovitz, Andrew Simpson!

Hotel reservation sheet should be sent directly to the Holiday Inn, 7th North Street & Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, NY 13088. Their phone number is 315-457-1122. If there is no registration sheet with this form, contact the hotel directly and be sure to mention code "CIN" for special room rates. The Holiday Inn is located on 7th North Street and Electronics Parkway (Exit 37 off the NYS Thruway, I-90) and one mile north of Exit 25 off of I-81- turn north off Exit 25 and continue one mile on 7th North Street and the Holiday Inn is directly in front of you.

Want the additional comfort of a SUITE while at Cinefest? The NEW Staybridge Suites is connected to our Holiday Inn. Call 315-457-1900 and mention code "CFT" to receive our special rates.

CINEFEST 31 begins Thursday, March 17 at 9:00AM and will conclude at 5:00PM Sunday, March 20, 2011. Our convention registration desk will be open at the hotel Wednesday March 16 at 7:00PM for your convenience.

Send completed Reservation Form and payment to Cinefest, Box 279, Manlius, NY 13104-0279.

Payment - Make your pre-registration check to: CINEFEST. Registration credentials and tickets will be held for your pick-up at the registration desk at Cinefest 31. It is also possible to register in person anytime during Cinefest providing we are not sold out.

Registration fee is required of each person attending Cinefest.

Registration fee for all four days is $75.00 per person. See Registration Form for discount!

Registration fee on a daily basis is $25.00 per person, per day.

Your registration will admit you to all activities at the Holiday Inn - all film screenings, dealer rooms.

Registration Fee for the Palace Theatre 35MM screenings is an additional $25.00 per person and includes bus service.

For those who will not be attending the 35MM show, the dealer?s room at the hotel will be open from 10:00AM. The formal Cinefest Program will resume on Saturday evening at the hotel after the dinner break.

Dealer's tables are $75.00 each. You must sell film or film related materials: stills, posters, books, magazines, records, videos or DVD?s, supplies, etc. No items pertaining to pornography are permitted. Table rental fee is for all four days, Thursday through Sunday and includes Registration for Holiday Inn programs only. Dealers make note: Your tables or space cannot be sublet without authorization. Table locations are given out at the discretion of Cinefest. All dealers must confirm attendance by February 15th. After that date, tables will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No tables will be held because you have been here previous years. Call Gerry Orlando - 315-468-6147 Mon.-Fri. 7:00PM to 9:00PM for confirmation.

Remember ? Send the Registration Form with payment (made out to CINEFEST) to:
Cinefest, Box 279, Manlius, NY 13104-0279.

For additional information and latest schedule contact CINEFEST at
You can reach Gerry Orlando at 315-468-6147, evenings 7:00PM to 9:00PM or by e-mail at

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. Get your registrations in early!!

Please fill out the registration form and send it to:

Box 279
Manlius, NY 13104-0279

Cinefest 2011 Ad Flyer!
Cinefest 2011 Registration Form!
Holiday Inn Registration Form!
Staybridge Suites Registration Form!
Palace Theatre Food Order Form!
Map of the Hotel Area!


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)