Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Documentary aims to end sexism in media; will be at Maplewood Theater May 21.
HK Project will host a local screening of Miss Representation on May 21 at the Maplewood Theater. Tickets can be purchased on the HK Project website $10.00 (www.hkproject.com, donations button) at the door or sent to HK Project (Miss Representation 515 Valley Street Suite 130 Maplewood NJ 07040). After the screening, there will be community discussion led by Tammy Dandino. Miss Representation first premiered in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival where it caught the eye of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. It made its television debut as part of the OWN documentary film club in October 2011, with over 1.3 million people tuning in to its multiple airings. Additional screenings with corporations, non-profits, religious …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
In advance of release of new Star Trek movie, Maplewood Theater is hosting sci-fi costume contest and vintage memorabilia sale to benefit South Mountain YMCA on May 11.
The Maplewood Theater is hosting a Sci-Fi Costume Contest on Saturday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m., as a run up to the May 17 release of Star Trek into Darkness. Contest entrants will be judged and winners will receive prizes. "I have heard about people who are planning to come and the costumes sound amazing," said the theater's general manager Susan Rinaldi, who is organizing the event. "We will also be opening the 'Sci-Fi General Store' where vintage items can be purchased from many different sci-fi movies and television shows," said Rinaldi. Rinaldi is selling her 40-year collection and donating half the proceeds to the South Mountain YMCA. For sale: books, VHS and audio tapes, figures, models, banks, comic books from movies and TV shows …
Monday, November 26, 2012
What's on the agenda in town this week.
School is back in regular session in South Orange - Maplewood this week. (Also, the district recently announced a new calendar for the current school year.) The Capital Plan Community Forum that was rescheduled to November 27 has been cancelled. According to district representatives, it will take place sometime in the spring. Here are some other events taking place in town this week: The Maplewood Library Community Forum is on Tuesday at 7 pm at the Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker St. The community is invited to participate in Maplewood Library's strategic planning process. Please RSVP to Sarah Lester at 973-762-1622 ext. 5004 or email@example.com The South Orange/Maplewood Chapter of Mothers & More will host its annual …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Last chance for the pool!
The Labor Day weekend is upon us. Here's a look at what is open and closed on Monday, plus how to get out of town: Maplewood Municipal Offices are closed Monday. Maplewood Post Offices are closed Monday. All banks are closed Monday. Maplewood Community Pool is open through Labor Day, September 3, when it closes down for the season at 7:30 p.m. Weekend hours: Friday: 12 pm - 7:30 pm; Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Labor Day): 10 am to 7:30 pm. Maplewood Movie Theater is open; for movies and showtimes visit this website. Maplewood Memorial Library (Main Branch and Hilton Branch) both are closed on Labor Day. (Saturday hours resume on Sat., Sept. 8) Kings Super Market will be open on Labor Day from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. New Jersey Transit: Today (…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Spiffy new surface makes an impression in the Village.
The Maplewood Theater recently received a gleaming new stucco facade that mirrors the terracotta tiles of the rest of the building. The theater has been in operation in the Village for over 20 years, and the building itself, which also houses Roman Gourmet, Freeman's Fish and other businesses, is over 80 years old. Patch has included photos of the theater before and after the update. Readers: what do you think?
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Aardman Animations' latest creation is a pirate adventure.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
It's a handcrafted means to making an animated movie, and based on critics' reviews, "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" is a stop-motion winner. Not sure what stop-motion animation is? Think back to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", circa 1964. Or the 2009 films "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Coraline". From the producers of the 2000 stop-motion flick "Chicken Run" comes a pirate tale in which the generically named Pirate Captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) is on a mission to thwart his rivals and win the award for Pirate of the Year. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan calls the movie "a clever piece of business that is a complete pleasure to experience." Michael Phillips, writing for the Chicago Tribune, writes "Pirates!" is "maniacally …