Tom Kiefaber, owner-operator of the Senator Theater, intends to hold "Pump Up the Volume" through today, but the film is only being screened during the evening. The feature during the daytime (at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.) is the 1956 Japanese-made horror film "Rodan."
"Rodan," something of a classic, takes place in Tokyo where the populace is being menaced by a mutant monster created by atomic testing. The film is representative of the kind of horror movies the Japanese were making in the '50s. The program also includes a "Three Stooges" short and a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Admission for all is $3.
When "Pump Up the Volume" leaves, it will be replaced by the restored 70mm version of the 1962 "Lawrence of Arabia," which will have a "limited engagement."
"Lawrence of Arabia" will be followed by the restored 70mm version of "The Sound of Music," which Twentieth Century Fox is releasing on the 25th anniversary of the film. The film opened at the New Theater in 1965 and ran there, on a reserved-seat basis, for almost two years.
On Oct. 5, "Avalon," the film Barry Levinson shot in the Baltimore area, will open at the Senator.
Kiefaber says that if possible, he will book "Ben-Hur," the newly restored version of the 1959 epic classic starring Charlton Heston. Thus far, the film has been booked only in Los Angeles, where it will open on Sept. 14.
Doug Brodie, who has done books on films of the '50s, '60s, Jack Nicholson, Woody Allen and Dustin Hoffman, is author of another compilation, "The Films of the Eighties."
According to Brodie, the book includes those films "that capture, however consciously, indirectly or even inadvertently, the way we lived for those 10 years."
Brodie believes that the titles he has chosen "reflect the tenor of the times in which they were created."