Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello to talk movies and memoir at Stamford’s Avon Theatre

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Danny Aiello will be finding a seat among the fans of his 1996 film “2 Days in the Valley,” when Stamford’s Avon Theatre hosts a screening of the movie and an appearance by its star on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Aiello, who has starred in more than 80 films throughout his more than […] [Read More]
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Greenwich’s Ron Howard directing Bealtes documentary

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Ron Howard has been a fan of the Beatles all his life. Now, the longtime filmmaker and former Greenwich resident will get to indulge his Fab Four obsession when he directs and produces a documentary on the group’s touring years between 1960 and 1966. Apple Corps, the company the represents the Beatles, along with White […] [Read More]
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‘Grease’ sing-along should draw gaggle of T-Birds, Pink Ladies to Westport Library

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Pictured, John Travolta is the greaser Danny, and Olivia Newton-John is the good girl Sandy in “Grease, “ in the 1978 musical film. A “sing-along” screening is planned at the Westport Library on Saturday, July 26, at 4 p.m. Tap your inner Danny Zuko or Sandy Olsson, or maybe Rizzo or Kenickie, too, at the […] [Read More]
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Sing along to ‘Frozen’ at Stamford’s Avon Theatre

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It will be summer outside, but inside the Avon Theatre an icy landscape will be featured July 19, when the downtown cinema screens the sing-a-long version of Disney’s blockbuster film, “Frozen.” So get those voices warmed and ready, because the festivities kick off at 10 a.m. for the whole family. This Academy Award-winning film, which […] [Read More]
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Revue covering 75 years of classic Disney songs to open

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Pictured, the cast of Disney’s On the Record gathers for a rehearsal. This musical revue will be at White Plains Performing Arts Center in White Plains, N.Y., June 20, 2014. The performers are, from left, standing, Paulette Oliva and Joseph Bellini. Seated, from left, Chris Pagan, Chelsey Lynn Alfredo, Gina Noto, Alvaro Francisco, Triona O’Callagahan […] [Read More]
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Bradley Cooper joins board of Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

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Known for his work in the movies, including two Oscar-nominated performances in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Bradley Cooper has just picked up a new role. This month, he joined the board of directors of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a camp founded by the late philanthropist, actor and Westport resident Paul […] [Read More]
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Free screening of ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ in Stamford

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If you have only ever seen the 1939 classic “Gulliver’s Travels” on television, you now have a chance to see it as it was originally intended – on the big screen. (Pictured: a postcard, circa 1900, which depicts a scene from Gulliver’s Travels. Photo by Bob Thomas/Popperfoto/Getty Images) Stamford’s Avon Theatre will be offering a […] [Read More]
Angelina Jolie

With Disney’s release of ‘Maleficent,’ is she the most evil of them all?

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Pictured, Angelina Jolie in a scene from “Maleficent.” (AP Photo/Disney, Frank Connor) With the release this week of Disney’s highly anticipated film “Maleficent,” with Angelina Jolie starring in the back story of “Sleeping Beauty’s” formidable villainess (see the trailer below), it got us thinking about some of Disney’s famous female antagonists. Not all of them […] [Read More]
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Eat, drink, take in a flick at Stamford’s Harbor Point this summer

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Free outdoor movie nights, a farmers market, live music and nearly a dozen new restaurants – it’s just part of the events lined up at Harbor Point in Stamford for the summer. Today, developer Building and Land Technology, which has been leading a multi-billion dollar redevelopment project in the city’s South End neighborhood, announced the […] [Read More]
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Cinematic consideration: High school seniors sought for Avon Theatre scholarship contest

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Thousands of scholarship dollars are up for grabs for three high school seniors who are the best at answering the question “Why film matters.” This essay contest is being presented by Stamford’s nonprofit Avon Theatre, who wants to hear from all entrants by May 14. The first-place winner will receive $2,000; the second will earn […] [Read More]