13 May 2013

Regent Classics

8.5" x 11", digital, 2013

For about a year, now, I've been in charge of scheduling and screening the classic movies at The Regent Theatre in Picton, PEC, and it's been a blast. It started out as me taking over the classic movie matinées at the end of the month for seniors, but I soon created two streams, Vintage and Modern, so that I could also show movies in the evening to people who worked during the day without repeating myself. I have an arbitrary cut-off date for the separation of the two, but it's not carved in stone.

Of course, to help promote these, I've created posters incorporating the most striking versions of the movies' posters into my design which is minimal and easy to read (especially now that both screenings are on the same day), allowing the beauty of the studio posters to shine. That said, I've used the text-only teaser poster, rather than the gorgeous one masterfully illustrated by Bob Peak (below), for Star Trek II because I needed space to add the title card from "Space Seed," the Star Trek episode that The Wrath of Khan is a sequel to. I admit, I'm really, really excited to be able to screen these back-to-back.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
illustrated by Bob Peak

For a moment, I toyed with the idea of designing my own posters for the Classics at The Regent, but, with only one screening per film, that wouldn't be an effective use of my time, considering there are already great posters needing to be seen in public (and in theatres!) again.

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