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December 26, 2008
On December 20, 2008, MORRIS J. FIGGS. Devoted brother to Louis Figgs, Lillian Figgs and Dorothy Johnson and a host of other family and friends. Family will receive friends at the family owned WYLIE FUNERAL P.A., 638 N.Gilmor Street Friday from 5-8 P.M. Services will be held Saturday at Unity United Methodist Church, 1433 Edmondson Avenue, 10:00A.M. wake 10:30 am funeral. Interment Following. Inquires : www.wyliefuneralhome.com.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
Downloading movies and watching them on a computer is not for George Figgs, who has spent the better part of three decades affording Baltimore cinephiles the chance to experience films the way God intended - in the dark, projected onto a bigger-than-life screen, sharing the experience with a bunch of people whose only commonality is an urge to see how the on-screen story plays out. "I think people are tired of going to Netflix or Google or whatever, and...
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NEWS
April 20, 2006
On April 14, 2006, HENRIETTA ELIZABETH (Nee Powell) FIGGS of Fallston; mother of James A. Figgs and grandmother of Jamie A. Figgs and Vienna C. Figgs; Also survived by six great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her, especially the Hess Family. Services will be held Friday, April 21, at 11 A.M. at Kurtz Funeral Home P.A., 1114 Baldwin Mill Rd, Jarrettsville, MD. Interment in St. Lukes Cemetery. Friends may call at the fuenral home Thursday, from 5 to 8 P.M. For those who desire, donations may be made to Isaiah Baptist Church, 1931 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD 21111.
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By Michael Sragow | November 11, 2010
A murdered screenwriter who narrates from the grave. An idealistic script reader who thinks she can work her way up in a studio on smarts alone. A producer who would push a baseball project if he could turn it into a musical for a female star. Those are just the "normal" characters in "Sunset Boulevard," the anchor of the opening-day bill for "You Be Cinema," the University of Baltimore's new film series at UB's Student Center Performing Arts Theater, 21 W. Mount Royal Ave. Billy Wilder's coruscating pop tragedy, streaked with horror and black comedy, is still the ultimate Hollywood movie, 60 years after its premiere.
NEWS
July 25, 2005
On July 21, 2005, MATTHEW NORMAN, loving son of Norman H. and Anita Figgs, dear brother of Michael Figgs, Michele Crosby, loving grandson of Esther and Thomas Balderson and the late Norman H. and Catherine T. Figgs, dear uncle of Rachel Posedenti. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME P.A., 237 E. Patapsco Avenue (Brooklyn) on Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Rose of Lima Church on Tuesday at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | December 3, 1990
One afternoon last week, the city's newest film exhibitor was having a grand time in the projection room of his 80-seat temple of celluloid.George Figgs, whose Orpheum Cinema made its debut three weeks ago in the 1700 block of Thames St. in Fells Point, was rewinding a movie.On a separate sound system, the soundtrack to "Lawrence of Arabia" and Judy Garland singing "You Made Me Love You" alternately boomed through the darkened and empty theater."When I see people really loving a movie, that does it for me," he said.
FEATURES
By Ann Hornaday HTC and Ann Hornaday HTC,SUN FILM CRITIC | January 12, 1998
Just when "L.A. Confidential," Curtis Hanson's adaptation of James Ellroy's novel, seems on its silky-smooth way to sweeping the Oscars, count on George Figgs to set the record straight about film noir.Figgs, the owner of the Orpheum Cinema in Fells Point and a self-described "film noir fanatic," has programmed a film that makes Hanson's rouged-up rendition of 1950s Los Angeles look like "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.""The Crimson Kimono," a film by the master of pulp violence, Samuel Fuller, is the movie "L.A.
NEWS
By Traci A. Johnson | August 2, 1991
As he drives through the streets of Baltimore during each of his 12-hour shifts, George Figgs directs a film. The scowls and smiles of the people who ride in his Diamond cab become scenes in the ongoing production in his mind, their voices the soundtrack."
FEATURES
By Ann Hornaday and Chris Kaltenbach and Ann Hornaday and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2000
George Figgs, operator of Fells Point's late Orpheum Theater, is taking his act on the road. Tomorrow, Figgs will debut his Mobile Movie Unit - the projector, popcorn machine and other components of the old Orpheum - in Salisbury. There on Maryland's Eastern Shore, he'll re-create one of the most enjoyable movie-going experiences of yore: the drive-in. At 9 p.m., behind the Ethan Allen furniture store on Main Street, Figgs will show "American Graffiti," a film chosen to coincide with a daylong car show also scheduled for tomorrow in Salisbury.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Tess Russell and Chris Kaltenbach and Tess Russell,SUN STAFF WRITERS | June 11, 2003
This week, Baltimore's movie scene welcomes back two figures absent from its screens for too long: legendary Hollywood choreographer Busby Berkeley and legendary local cinephile George Figgs. Figgs, known to area movie fans as the operator of Fells Point's Orpheum theater until its closing in 1999, is bringing his love of old movies back to the masses. Tonight at the rejuvenated Patterson movie house, home to Highlandtown's Creative Alliance arts group, his weekly Orpheum Film Series kicks off with a screening of MGM's Million Dollar Mermaid.
NEWS
February 6, 2009
On February 3, 2009 ANNA D. of Sandtown. Visitation at 2140 N. Fulton Avenue on Friday 4-8P.M. The family will receive friends at Sharon Baptist Church, 1373 North Stricker Street on Saturday at 10A.M. Funeral at 10:30A.M.
NEWS
December 26, 2008
On December 20, 2008, MORRIS J. FIGGS. Devoted brother to Louis Figgs, Lillian Figgs and Dorothy Johnson and a host of other family and friends. Family will receive friends at the family owned WYLIE FUNERAL P.A., 638 N.Gilmor Street Friday from 5-8 P.M. Services will be held Saturday at Unity United Methodist Church, 1433 Edmondson Avenue, 10:00A.M. wake 10:30 am funeral. Interment Following. Inquires : www.wyliefuneralhome.com.
NEWS
April 28, 2006
ROSALIE YERKES FIGGE, 96, on April 10. An alumna of Goucher College, Class of 1931, she was the wife of the late Frank H.J. Figge, and they had two daughters, seven grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be Saturday, April 29, at 11 A.M. at Towson Presbyterian Church, 400 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Iris Society (c/o Donna James, 887 County Route 3, Hannibal, NY 13074-2354) or to a charity of the donor's choice
NEWS
April 20, 2006
On April 14, 2006, HENRIETTA ELIZABETH (Nee Powell) FIGGS of Fallston; mother of James A. Figgs and grandmother of Jamie A. Figgs and Vienna C. Figgs; Also survived by six great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her, especially the Hess Family. Services will be held Friday, April 21, at 11 A.M. at Kurtz Funeral Home P.A., 1114 Baldwin Mill Rd, Jarrettsville, MD. Interment in St. Lukes Cemetery. Friends may call at the fuenral home Thursday, from 5 to 8 P.M. For those who desire, donations may be made to Isaiah Baptist Church, 1931 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD 21111.
NEWS
July 25, 2005
On July 21, 2005, MATTHEW NORMAN, loving son of Norman H. and Anita Figgs, dear brother of Michael Figgs, Michele Crosby, loving grandson of Esther and Thomas Balderson and the late Norman H. and Catherine T. Figgs, dear uncle of Rachel Posedenti. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned and operated MCCULLY-POLYNIAK FUNERAL HOME P.A., 237 E. Patapsco Avenue (Brooklyn) on Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Rose of Lima Church on Tuesday at 10 A.M. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Tess Russell and Chris Kaltenbach and Tess Russell,SUN STAFF WRITERS | June 11, 2003
This week, Baltimore's movie scene welcomes back two figures absent from its screens for too long: legendary Hollywood choreographer Busby Berkeley and legendary local cinephile George Figgs. Figgs, known to area movie fans as the operator of Fells Point's Orpheum theater until its closing in 1999, is bringing his love of old movies back to the masses. Tonight at the rejuvenated Patterson movie house, home to Highlandtown's Creative Alliance arts group, his weekly Orpheum Film Series kicks off with a screening of MGM's Million Dollar Mermaid.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1998
Halloween is a time for witches, goblins, ghosts - and mysteries. One of the longest and most endearing mysteries centers on the life and death of Edgar Allan Poe.Literary critic, author, editor, and one-time Baltimore resident, Poe continues to haunt the imagination of local people. People such as George Figgs, who owns the Orpheum Cinema in Fells Point and who will be the artistic director of the soon-to-be-refurbished Grand Theater in Highlandtown."I freely admit that I am obsessed," says Figgs while in the room where Poe is believed to have died on Oct. 7, 1849.
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