Category: Movies

Happy 71st Anniversary 'Wizard of Oz'

Happy 71st Anniversary 'Wizard of Oz'
Today is the 71st anniversary of the release of the classic film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ starring Judy Garland. To celebrate the Smithsonian Snapshot shared this picture of the original Scarecrow costume which is currently in their archives.  They also share: On Aug. 25, 1939, “The Wizard of Oz” debuted in theaters nationwide. Ray Bolger... Read more »

Reeling Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Starts This Week

Thursday marks the kick-off of the 29th Reeling Film Festival one of the longest running LGBT Film Festivals in the world. For 10 days, spread across 5 different screening venues across the city you’ll have the chance to catch more than 50 films included in this years spectacular lineup. Not just about films, there are... Read more »

Hope you didn't miss: All About Evil Premiere

After the show there was a HUGE line to see Peaches and Mink, it was fabulous.
The Music Box Theatre was filled to the brim with blood, gore, drag queens and all sorts of monsters this weekend for the Chicago premiere of “All About Evil“ I haven’t been to a midnight movie in ages, but there wasn’t any way that I was going to be missing this one!  Josh Grannel, better... Read more »

Don't miss: All About Evil - Chicago Premiere

Are you a fan of horror movies?  Then you will not want to miss the horror movies of horror movies this weekend when All About Evil comes to the Music Box Theater for Saturdays Midnight screening. Set for it’s Chicago Premiere this Saturday night and 4-D experience you will not want to miss it. Peaches... Read more »

Tired Old Queen at the Movies - East of Eden

It’s that favorite time of the week….no, no Monday Morning, it’s time for a movie review from our favorite Tired Old Queen at the Movies – Steve Hayes! This week Steve recommends a James Dean movie, East of Eden, from 1955. Also starring Julie Harris, Raymond Massey and Burl Ives; and directed by Elian Kazan... Read more »

Tired Old Queen at the Movies - The Thing From Another World

Our favorite Tired Old Queen at the Movies is back for this weeks installment.  This time Steve figures we need a bit of cooling off so he’s taking us the North Pole for the 1951 classic The Thing (aka The Thing From Another World). I love Steve’s take on movies and his little bits of... Read more »

Tired Old Queen at the Movies - Picnic

It’s Monday and that means it’s time for a classic movie review from our favorite critic, Steve Hayes, the Tired Old Queen at the Movies. This week Steve shares a summer love story with us, the 1955 classic Picnic starring William Holden and Kim Novak along with Cliff Robertson and Rosalind Russell. Add it to... Read more »

Find 'Movies in the Park' quickly with this tool

Last week I shared with you the Chicago Park District listing of ‘Movies in the Park’ and was excited to find out that Victor/Victoria will be playing at Osterman Beach on the Saturday night of Pride Weekend. If you’re not one that likes to sift through a spreadsheet to find out what movies are playing... Read more »

Tired Old Queen at the Movies - The Long Hot Summer

It’s Monday so that means it’s time for a message from our favorite movie reviewer – Steve Hayes, The Tired Old Queen at the Movies. This week Steve shares his love of the film, The Long Hot Summer from 1958 starring Paul Newman, his wife Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury (yes... Read more »

Park District announces 'Movies in the Park'

With all the wonderful things that summer brings, one of the events I most look forward to is when the Chicago Park District hosts ‘Movies in the Park’ because there’s nothing like going to a drive-in without the car. Even though the venerable Chicago Outdoor Film Festival won’t be held this, that doesn’t mean you... Read more »