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THE MALTESE FALCON – Blockbuster Books on Film: Movie & Lecture Series – MARCH 13th 2013

February 14, 2013 in Chessboard Creative Events

Wednesday, March 13th  2013
6:30 pm

Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue Carnegie, PA


The first installment of the Blockbuster Books on Film Movie & Lecture Series, presented through the cooperation of Chessboard Creative and The Andrew Carnegie Free Library Library! Countless classic films have been based on books. In many cases, the book became more popular due to its portrayal on screen, though in others, the film far out shown the source material with the book falling into obscurity. Each installment of this series begins with an informative lecture by Chessboard Creative Executive Director Brian Edward, examining a classic film production and the history of book on which it is based, followed by a screening of the movie in the Music Hall of the Andrew Carnegie Free Library. Admission to the event is free and will include opportunities to purchase raffle tickets for prizes related to the evening’s feature.

THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) – Starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor. Directed by John Huston. Based on the Novel by Dashiell Hammett. Private detective Sam Spade takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals and a gorgeous femme fatale in a quest for a fabled and priceless statue.


March 13th – The Maltese Falcon
June 12th – Mildred Pierce
September 11th – The African Queen
December 11th – Auntie Mame

Royal Film Evening: Royal Wedding

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Puttin’ On The Glitz! – Musical Revue

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Get Tickets- Brown Paper Tickets!

Ticket info and more details also available at  BH Singer Studio!

Royal Film Evening: ATTACK OF THE 50ft WOMAN

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She’s BIG… she’s BAD… and she’s BEAUTIFUL!

Hit the deck!  It’s  …


On screen and larger than life at

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall                                                                                                                                                                             300 Beechwood Ave      Carnegie, PA  15106

THURSDAY  JANUARY 20th      7pm

Allied Artists Pictures.    1958.    65 min.

Rampaging giants from outer space, cheesy-beyond-cheese dialogue, and UFO’s suspended by unashamedly visible strings – what better way to spend a Thursday evening in January!

The evening will feature a hilarious pre-film commentary by Black King of Chessboard, Brian Edward, as well as musical performances inspired by the movie – including “She’s so High Above Me,” and “Your Love (Keeps Lifting Me Higher)” performed by Anna Elder and Greg Richards.  And in homage to her royal HIGHness – a 50/50 raffle!

It’s 50 feet of fun – Tickets only 5 bucks at the door!

For more information, contact the Library and Music Hall at 412-276-3456 or visit

See you there – walk tall!

The Royal Whee!

October 14, 2010 in Chessboard Creative Events

Scheduled for: Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Coverage by Louella Hopper coming soon after the event- please check back!