Thursday, May 31, 2007

Our Newest Extended Family Member

Here are some photos of 2-week old Xavier, son of Danny Matias (see May 22 post), of our Dining Services Department. We thought you would like to see the newest member of our Hawthorne Hotel "Extended Family" as much as we enjoyed meeting him.

Now Danny will know that I don't just feature silly photos of him, but also nice photos of his family!


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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Cinema Salem is Our Favorite Movie Theater of All Time!

Here is another one of Cinema Salem's delightfully chatty and friendly newsletters. I feel they are such an enjoyable read that they are worthy of space on our blog. I hope you find time to stop by the theater (which is only one block from the Hawthorne Hotel) and enjoy some of their popcorn with REAL butter, or their excellent hand-made Cinnamon-Salem sugar cookies.

BTW, if you want to subscribe to their newsletter yourself, just go to their website, and to just that. In that way you won't have to be dependent on my deciding to copy it onto our Blog!

I hope to see you in Salem!



This email is comprised of exactly one handful of tidbits for your reading pleasure, starting with Tidbit #1: If you come to see PIRATES 3 at CinemaSalem, you should be aware that there's an important scene that takes place AFTER the final credits, so don't be in a big hurry to leave quickly.

Now some of you may have already seen the movie but were unable to stay through the credits because you a) needed to sneak back to work before you're missed, b) needed to rush back to the hospital to finish up the brain surgery, or c) needed to go to the bathroom wicked bad after a three-hour movie.

You may be kicking yourself repeatedly wondering about this crucial final scene, so we're here to help. You can, of course, pay full price and see the movie again, or if you just want to see the ending, you can come in to CinemaSalem at the end of any PIRATES screening (about 2.75 hours after the announced showtime), buy ANYTHING AT ALL from the concession stand, and ask if you can help "clean the theater", then once the credits start to roll, you can go watch the final scene! Just another unique service provided by your friends at CinemaSalem.
Tidbit #2: Thanks to all of you who responded in support of CinemaSalem following last week's epic "State of the Theater" address. Several of you actually encouraged us to raise our ticket prices by a full dollar, instead of $.50. But we're hoping this half dollar increase will do the trick (as long as 25% more people come to the theater this year). The ticket and concession increases will go into effect this Friday, June 1.

Tidbit #3: The new CinemaSalem MySpace page is up and running. Check it out at Cinemasalem. Feel free to add us to your friends, and check out our favorite movies list.

Tidbit # 4: Jazz-influenced acoustic guitarist and singer, Michael Kirsch, will be making a special appearance in the CinemaSalem Café this Friday night at 8:30 pm. Feel free to come just to hear Michael, or come early for the late show to catch a few tunes. There is no admission charge for this fabulous entertainer.

Tidbit #5: We're thinking of sending a postcard to residents in each of our core towns, starting with Marblehead, and we'd like to include some raves from town residents about their experience at the theater. Interested? If you're from Marblehead, reply to this email with a quotable comment, and let us know if you'd like us to use your whole name or just initials if we use your blurb. (Example comments might be: "CinemaSalem is great! -- a fun, affordable, family- oriented movie theater that makes me miss the Warwick a little bit less." T.J. -- Marblehead; or "If the choice is driving 25 minutes to Revere or 10 minutes to CinemaSalem, I'll take CinemaSalem every time." Marty Watahosovich -- Marblehead.)

Now, here are this week's showtimes. You'll notice we have two films coming in for one week only, both films people have been requesting.

GEORGIA RULE (R - 113 minutes) is a headier film than the mother-daughter-granddaughter chick flick you might be expecting. The NEW YORK TIMES writes, "Georgia Rule, directed by Garry Marshall from a script by Mark Andrus, swerves and spins, taking its predictable plot in some surprising directions", and E!ONLINE adds, "It's an honest hard look at a very messy family, with a fantastic cast. The movie threatens to lose its way -- and its audience -- but ends up right where it should by the last scene."

GEORGIA RULE will play Friday-Sunday at 2:30 and 7:00, and Monday-Thursday at 7:00 only.

A little gem of a movie, MISS POTTER (PG - 93 minutes) features Renée Zellweger, Emily Watson, and Ewan McGregor in the story of courageous artist/author/ecologist Beatrix Potter. SALON.COM notes, "The movie pulls off a neat trick, using animation to show how, when Potter is alone with her animal creations, they leap around on the page or wink at her with unapologetic cheekiness. They're alive, and they're in charge," and the ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT chimes in with "You have to love a movie in which a little white rabbit literally jumps off the page to excite a writer's imagination, or winks at her to encourage her dreams."
MISS POTTER will screen Friday and Saturday at 12:30, 5:00, and 9:30; Sunday at 12:30 and 5:00; and Monday-Thursday at 5:00.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN (PG-13 - 175 minutes) opened in style last week with real, scary pirates from the Salem Pirates Museum in attendance. We've had big crowds for this fun movie, and it's broken national box office records.

PIRATES will screen Friday and Saturday at 11:00, 2:45, 6:30, and 10:00; Sunday at 11:00, 2:45 and 6:30; and Monday- Thursday at 3:45 and 7:30.

SHREK THE THIRD (PG - 93 minutes) is a hit with the USA TODAY film reviewer, who writes "The world of the fanciful fable looks particularly vibrant this time with its signature blend of realism and fantasy. It is a pleasure to watch these fairy tale folk be themselves -- yet again."

SHREK THE THIRD will play Friday and Saturday at 11:45; 2:05; 4:35; 7:05 & 9:35; Sunda at 11:45; 2:05; 4:35 & 7:05; and Monday through Thursday at 4:15 and 7:05.

Opening next Friday will be OCEAN'S 13, about which the TIMES of London writes: "This is Soderbergh's point: that fiendishly clever new gadgets can work with old-fashioned morals to brilliant effect. We forget that at our peril. This point alone is reason enough why Ocean's Thirteen is the best of Soderbergh's heists."

Thanks for supporting CinemaSalem

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Ann Sheridan and Family

We love helping our special guests celebrate their family traditions. Here you see Ann Sheridan and her family when they were in for a celebratory brunch a few weeks ago. They come each and every year, as a kind of family reunion, and they love us and we them.

Thanks for being such loyal guests!

Here you see Ann with our Dining Services Manager, James Kluge. James is an important part of our team here at the Hawthorne Hotel. He has been here for such a long time, and he seems to know each of our guests by name.
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Monday, May 28, 2007

Hawthorne Hotel Flags of the Week -- May 28 through June 3, 2007

Every DAY we change the two flags that fly on the front of the Hawthorne Hotel. The flag of the USA flys on the rooftop.

We fly the flags in alphabetical order, one country and one state each day. However, whenever we have a special request, we are happy to try to accommodate our guests who make those requests.

This week's flags are:

Monday May 28 ~~ Phillipines and Pennsylvania

Tuesday May 29 ~~ Poland and Puerto Rico

Wednesday May 30 ~~ Portugal and Rhode Island

Thursday May 31 ~~ Qatar and South Carolina

Friday June 1 ~~ Republic of South Korea and South Dakota

Saturday June 2 ~~ Republic of Moldovia and Tennessee

Sunday June 3 ~~ Romania and Texas

If you have any special requests, please let usknow.


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Hawthorne Hotel's Full-Time Employee of the Month for April 2007, Manuel Pena

Here in this photo you see, left to right, Brad Donovan, Juli Lederhaus, Employee of the Month, Manuel Pena, Ken O'Keefe and Jennifer Normant.

On Friday we all got together to congratulate Manuel Pena on his selection as our Full-Time Employee of the Month for April 2007. Manuel works for us both here at the Hawthorne Hotel, as well as at the Peabody Essex Museum. Is the the most dependable, helpful, reliable kitchen staff member, one who is celebrated for his work ethic by all of the chefs and sous chefs that have the honor of working with Manuel.

Congratulations, and thank you for all you do!

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Hawthorne Hotel Names Allison Austin Part-time Employee of the Month for April 2007

Photo, left to right: Juli Lederhaus, Marcus Wilcox, Allison Austin and James Kluge.

Yesterday we had the good fortune of being able to present the part-time employee of the month award for the Hawthorne Hotel to Allison Austin. Allison has worked for us for a number of years as a server in our Tavern Restaurant. She is not only an outstanding server, but she is also a steadying influence to all of her co-workers. Allison is the kind of staff member that are what makes the Hawthorne Hotel's reputation for execellent service.

Thank you for all you do, Allison, and Congratulations!


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Friday, May 25, 2007

More from the Black and White Wedding at PEM

If you are a frequent reader of this blog, you probably already know that we are the preferred caterer of the Peabody Essex Museum. The PEM, as it is known, is one of the very best attractions in Salem, and it also has great space for functions.

These photos show off a wedding that took place recently in the East India Marine Hall.

We thought you might enjoy seeing them.

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Moon Garden and Black and White Event at PEM

We recently did a Black and White themed wedding at the Peabody Essex Museum. Some of the photos are shown here. I thought you would like to see them.


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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Another Interesting Event at the PEM

During May it seems that there are so many organizational social events to attend here in Salem. This is one I would not miss. The Salem Chamber of Commerce's annual awards dinner.

This year it was again held at the PEM, and the Hawthorne Hotel's Catering Division, Hawthorne Catering, was happy to provide all of the service for this event.

These photos of the set up show just how lovely a venue this is.

The photo of the centerpiece, second on this list of photos, is also of interest. The Glassworks Studio at the Enterprise Center of Salem State College make these lovely blown glass flowers, and at the end of the evening, one lucky woman at each table got to take the centerpiece home. What a nice memento!

The Sushi Station, shown in the bottom photo, was my favorite!


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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Direct Connection to Our Past, Here at the Hawthorne Hotel

[This post was removed by request of the family involved.]

I hope you enjoy this little tidbit of our daily life here at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, where history comes alive to us in many ways, each and every day.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Here at the Hawthorne Hotel we love to have fun, and sometimes the guys just have to join in. Here is Danny Matias on the day of the now-famous Pink Tea. He wore matching duds, and couldn't resist putting on this hat and posing for my ever-present camera.

And you thought I wouldn't post it!

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week -- May 21 through 27, 2007

Spain is by special request due to some visitors from, you guessed it -- Spain!

Monday , May 21 ~~ Spain and New Mexico
Tuesday , May 22 ~~ Pakistan and New York
Wednesday , May 23 ~~ Palau and North Carolina
Thursday , May 24 ~~ Panama and North Dakota
Friday , May 25 ~~ Papua New Guinea and Ohio
Saturday , May 26 ~~ Paraguay and Oklahoma
Sunday , May 27 ~~ Peru and Oregon

We look forward to hosting you or your special visitors to the Hawthorne Hotel.


Saturday, May 19, 2007

Are you thinking of visiting Salem in July?

Or, do you really want to see Disney's High School Musical?

I just received the following press release from the North Shore Music Theater, and thought you might want to know what is going on, so that you could buy tickets early.

We hope to see you here, whether or not you come for the theater.


May 15,2007 (978) 232-7235





-- New performances on sale May 21!--

Beverly, MA— North Shore Music Theatre has announced that due to an overwhelming demand for tickets, five additional performances of the smash hit DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL have been added to the schedule this summer. Tickets to the new performances go on sale on May 21, 2007.

“We have never experienced such a frenzy around a musical before,” exclaimed Jon Kimbell, NSMT’s Artistic Director and Executive Producer. “Disney’s High School Musical broke all our Box Office records and we quickly sold out several performances. In order to accommodate everyone who wanted to experience this phenomenon on our stage, we needed to add more performances. We are thrilled to announce these new dates and we look forward to sharing this unique experience with patrons of all ages!”

DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL runs from July 3 – July 29 at North Shore Music Theatre. The added performance dates and times are:

Tuesday, July 10 at 1:30 pm with Post-Show Meet and Greet

Sunday, July 15 at 7:30 pm with Post-Show Meet and Greet

Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30 pm with Post-Show Meet and Greet

Sunday, July 22 at 7:30 pm with Radio Disney

Tuesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm with Post-Show Meet and Greet

To enhance the overall DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL experience at NSMT, the Theatre has added several exciting events. For patrons who attend one of the new performances on July 10, 15, 17 or 24, they will have a chance to join members of the cast at a special post-show “Meet and Greet.” Audience members will be chosen at random at these performances to meet the cast, obtain autographs and take photographs after the show.

On Sunday, July 22, NSMT is teaming up with Radio Disney for a pre-show extravaganza! Radio Disney personalities will be on site before the show to play games, give away fantastic prizes, including Disney’s High School Musical books, CDs and DVDs, distribute goodie bags filled with exciting Radio Disney and NSMT items, and much more! Plus, audience members will have a chance to win a special contest that will land them in the front row and on the air with Radio Disney. This is a once in a lifetime event at NSMT and it’s only before the 7:30 performance on Sunday, July 22.

Tickets for the added DISNEY’S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL performances, excluding Sunday, July 22 at 7:30 pm, are priced at $65 and $50. Tickets to the Sunday, July 22 at 7:30 pm performance with Radio Disney are $75 and $60. Senior and youth discounts are available. For tickets visit, call (978) 232-7200, or in person at 62 Dunham Rd. Beverly, MA 01915. Comcast is the presenting sponsor of the 2007 Musical Theater season.

Friday, May 18, 2007

An Interesting Blog Post on Another Blog

I discovered this post today on another blog called the Angry Penguin, and thought it was a very interesting writing about what you really might like to do when visiting Salem. I thought I would put a link here for you, fair reader, to help you get to it.

Look at the post dated Tuesday May 15, entitled Salem: Bonjour Tristesse. In addition to being well-written, there are some lovely photos as well.

I look forward to seeing you here.


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sunshine on My Shoulders -- Yellow for Color My World of Catholic Charities

Bernie and Debbie Caniff co-chaired the Catholic Charities Spring Gala. Here you see them getting a sneak-preview of the event's decor.

Here are the other co-chairs, Ginger and Rich Blazo, who have contributed to the success of the Catholic Charities Spring Gala for a number of years.
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At the Hawthorne Hotel we really love to exceed our guests' expectations. This event, where they look to us for the theme and menu to be something new and exciting every year, is one that we really enjoy doing.

Can we do a special event for you?


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Another Interesting Link

Last night I was fortunate enough to meet one of our guests, Dr. Stomper, who is here to speak at Gordon College about a book he has written, to help cancer victims, as well as anyone who is looking for nspiration. You can learn more about it by going to his website,

“Poignant… for anyone in need of spiritual or physical inspiration… from
cancer patients to sports figures, from religious works to musical legends. A
must read.” Dr. Mark Malkovich III, General
Director, Newport Music Festival, Newport, RI

Paul C. Stomper, M.D. grew up in Batavia, NY. Dr. Stomper, a musician and sports enthusiast, studied at the Berklee College of Music and graduated from Syracuse University and Upstate Medical College. He has served full-time on the faculties of Harvard Medical School at the Dana-Farber Cancer Instituteand Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center(1982-1989) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (1989-2004). Dr. Stomper has authored over one hundred papers in peer-reviewed medical journals and authoredthe book, Cancer Imaging Manual.

It was nice to learn about such a wonderful book directly from the author, and I thought you might be interested in it as well.


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mother's Day Photos at the Hawthorne Hotel

If you were here on Sunday May 13 for Mother's Day, and we took your photo, please click right here to view, send or print it:

I hope to see you soon, here at the Hawthorne Hotel.


Monday, May 14, 2007

Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week --May 14 through 20, 2007

Monday , May 14 ~~ Nicaragua and Mississippi
Tuesday , May 15 ~~ Niger and Montana
Wednesday , May 16 ~~ Nigeria and Nebraska
Thursday , May 17 ~~ Norway and Nevada
Friday , May 18 ~~ Oman and New Hampshire
Saturday , May 19 ~~ Spain and New Jersey
Sunday , May 20 ~~ Spain and New Mexico

It is always fun for me to hear from the many people who really enjoy driving by the hotel to see the flags that we fly each day. I hope you enjoy them too.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Our Staff Makes ALL the Difference

Here are four of our banquet server/captains:

(L to R): Sandy Sinagra, Mike O'Meara, Cheryl Ennis and Scott O'Meara

When I took this photo of them, just prior to opening the doors to the Catholic Charities event two weeks ago, I told them that when I see any of the four of them working on an event, my stress level goes down many degrees, and I really meant it This is the A-Team of the Banquet Department at the Hawthorne Hotel, and I am proud to be associated with each and every one of them.


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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Yellow Fits Our Grand Ballroom Grandly

The recent Catholic Charities event that we hosted at the Hawthorn Hotel brought exclamations from a number of guests, especially when they saw our Ballroom set up with sunny yellow as the color scheme. We thought you would like to see some more photos.

All of the decor was done by our crack banquet team, headed up by Liz Dube. Liz and Beth Singer made all the giant flowers that you see in these photos -- our Essex Room, normally used for meetings, was a kind of arts and crafts space for a couple of days prior to this event.

Peter Barter Florist at Pickering Wharf handled the centerpieces, and they were just lovely.

Great job to the Hawthorne Hotel decorating team!


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Friday, May 11, 2007

Another Interesting Website where you can learn more about Salem, Massachusetts

I know for many people, visiting a new place is preceded by finding out as much as possible about that place in advance of the trip. In fact, some psychologists say that the anticipation of a vacation is as much a relaxation as the trip itself.

Recently I learned about a new Salem-focused website, called, fittingly enough, Salem Focus. I thought I would share the link with you, fair reader, so you could check it out. Lots of interesting photographs by a great local photographer, Richard T. Scott!

I hope you enjoy it.

And I hope to see you at the Hawthorne Hotel soon,


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Green on Green

I started the story about the recent Catholic Charities annual spring gala that was held at the Hawthorne Hotel last week in an earlier post. This week I'll pick up the story again, and show you some more photos from that night.

These were photos from the Green Room.


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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The Hawthorne Hotel Has Great Neighbors, Like Cinema Salem

Here is Cinema Salem's most recent newsletter. Even if you don't live in Salem, you will probably get a kick out of reading Paul Van Ness' fun and funky newsletter this week.



Our Midnight Premiere of SPIDERMAN 3 was a soldout success, with such a huge crowd, we couldn't fit them in one theater and had to interlock the print to show on a second screen. (Trivia question for long-time members of this list: "Interlocking" means (choose one) a: having a troupe of mimes act out the movie in a second theater; b) stringing the film out of one projector, around the corner and up into a second projector; c) using a series of mirrors to reflect the image from one screen onto a second screen (the only downside being that the image is reversed); d) utilizing the controversial techniques of Austrian parapsychologist Fritz Interlocken, by which a theater audience is hypnotized with the projected image of a clock pendulum and then, through the power of suggestion and a music score, convinced that they have seen a movie which they haven't seen; e) none of the above, since they're obviously farfetched and impossible.

While you're thinking about your answer, we'll remind you that SPIDERMAN 3 broke every single domestic and global opening day and opening weekend record for ticket sales this past weekend. If you haven't seen this action-packed and entertaining film yet, you might want to make plans to catch it at CinemaSalem this coming weekend.

Once the studio executives found out about the big turnout at our Midnight Premiere, they said, "Gee, I wonder how many people would come if we allowed CinemaSalem to premiere our new films at a decent hour?" And so they've given us permission to show SHREK THE THIRD at 10pm on Thursday, May 17, and PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 3 at 8pm and 11:30pm on Thursday, May 24! This is huge news for the small minority of you who typically go to bed before 2:30 am! You can buy tickets for all these shows by going to our website and clicking on "Online Ticket Sales" just to the right of our logo.

We anticipate Midnight or earlier Premieres for HARRY POTTER 5, THE SIMPSONS, and several other of this summer's big movies. And (unlike some theaters) we will be projecting the actual movies on our screens, not some lame mime troupe or hypnotism trick.

For those of you who remember last summer at CinemaSalem, we're happy to report that the air conditioning has been turned on, tested, and is working perfectly.
Don't forget to come to our Super Secret Pitch Party, tomorrow night at 7 pm. This will be a great way to find out more about the process of film production, in this case the process of making a feature-length documentary targeted for PBS and the BBC. The cost is $5, with half the proceeds going to the production funds. For more information on the project, check out our website, and come to the party!

Don't forget to remind your friends with infants about next Monday's big FREE Mom and Baby show. We've decided to show SPIDERMAN 3 at this special event, since it's by far our most requested film these days. To conform with our agreements with the studios, you will need to go to the box office to obtain a ticket for the show, but it will be free if you're a caregiver with an real infant (Barbie's and other dolls don't count, nor do mimes acting as if they are infants). Real infants are always free at the Mom and Baby Show, and this one time, so is the Mom, Dad, or Grandparent taking care of them!

We've got two movies opening this week at CinemaSalem, but act quickly, because they'll both only be here for one week!

DISTURBIA (PG-13 - 104 minutes) has been compared favorably to the Alfred Hitchcock classic, REAR WINDOW. "Disturbia's reworking of Rear Window for the YouTube generation is pretty nifty, drenching its tale of paranoid surveillance in the type of modern techno-gadgetry that's helped transform privacy from a right into a luxury," writes SLANT MAGAZINE. EBERT AND ROEPER add, "This is a cool little thriller with some big scares and fine performances," and E! ONLINE posits, "With dark shocks, canny laughs and teenage romance, this suspense flick is pure popcorn pleasure." THE EVENING PAPER concludes, "The filmmakers have wisely avoided casting mimes, even though they might have saved a few bucks by eliminating the boom operator and sound recorder in those scenes."

DISTURBIA will play Friday and Saturday at 11:35; 2:10; 4:35; 7:10 & 9:40; Sunday at 11:35; 2:10; 4:35 & 7:10; and Monday through Thursday at 4:35 & 7:05.

Also opening for one week only is FRACTURE (R - 113 minutes) a film that's also being compared to Hitchcock and features one of our best young stars, Ryan Gosling, in the same way that DISTURBIA features Shia LaBoeuf. THE NEW YORK TIMES wrote, "Fracture offers an assortment of tasty treats, notably the spectacle of that crafty scene stealer Anthony Hopkins mixing it up with that equally cunning screen nibbler Ryan Gosling." THE DETROIT FREE PRESS concurs, "Although the direction and the clever script are far above average, what truly keeps Fracture riveting is the battle of wills and wits waged by its costars, old lion Anthony Hopkins and crouching tiger Ryan Gosling." "This hugely entertaining thriller is what's needed to banish a winter-long case of movie blues," concludes THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. THE DAILY PLANET adds, "Hopkins and Gosling are brilliant, and there's not a mime in sight."

FRACTURE will screen Friday and Saturday at 11:15; 2:00; 4:45; 7:25 & 10:00; Sunday at 11:15; 2:00; 4:45 & 7:25; and Monday through Thursday at 4:20 & 7:15.
Besides pleasing the masses, SPIDERMAN 3 is also wowing the critics. TIME MAGAZINE writes, "I liked it. To place a sensitive story in a male-epic genre -- to dramatize feelings of angst and personal betrayal worthy of an Ingmar Bergman film, and then to dress them up in gaudy comic- book colors -- is to pull off a smartly subversive drag show." UBERCINE adds, "The sequences of romantic struggle and heartache prove unusually touching for a superhero movie." The JOURNAL OF PEOPLE WHO SPEAK writes, "SPIDERMAN 3's phenomenal success makes you wonder if the absence of mimes might have been the secret."

SPIDERMAN 3 (PG-13, 136 minutes) plays Friday and Saturday at 12:00; 3:05; 6:45 & 9:45; Sunday at 12:00; 3:05 & 6:45; and Monday through Thursday at 3:55 & 7:20.

(We've received some complaints about perceived negative attitudes toward mimes in this email. This was not our intention. We'd like to offer a free small popcorn at next week's SHREK THE THIRD premiere to anyone who shows up in full mime regalia (face paint, etc.) and who is willing to do the "oh, no, I'm surrounded by an invisible cube of glass" routine for at least ten minutes in our lobby. There is no limit to the number of mimes that can redeem this offer.)

As always, thanks for supporting CinemaSalem, your SHREK premiere and mime headquarters!

Paul Van Ness

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Nathaniel's Offers Two Dinners for the Price of One, for May

Every month, we offer two dinners for the price of one, in Nathaniel's Restaurant. This month we are featuring a lovely Asian-inspired Salmon, with black and white sesame seeds, stir-fried vegetables and steamed rice, as you can see in this first photo. 
The second photo is of the chicken entree, which comes with goat-cheese mashed potatoes, fresh garlic spinach, and braised pearl onions. It is delicious!

Both dinners start off with a field green salad with roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives and pine nuts, all in a lovely light vinaigrette dressing. 

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The dessert is tiramisu, and it was awesome.

These two dinners, all three courses, for a total of $50. Reserations are not required, but always a good idea. The direct line to Nathaniel's is 978-825-4300.
You cannot beat that price, for two complete dinners.

We hope to see you here.


Monday, May 07, 2007

REVISED Hawthorne Hotel's Flags of the Week ~~ May 7 through 13, 2007

Due to a special request, the flags for Friday and Saturday have been changed.

Monday , May 7 ~~ Nauru and Maine
Tuesday , May 8 ~~ Nepal and Maryland
Wednesday , May 9 ~~ Netherlands and Massachusetts
Thursday , May 10 ~~ New Zealand and Michigan
Friday , May 11 ~~ Turkey and Micronesia
Saturday , May 12 ~~ Turkey and Minnesota
Sunday , May 13 ~~ Nicaragua and Mississippi


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Our Stylin' Dog "Guest", Follow-up

It's not very often that we get to establish a warm, fuzzy relationship with a guest before they stay with us, but that is exactly the case with "Shania". If you read the blog last month, you will already know a little about her. Now, this week, we got a letter from her owner, Liza Jane, with a lot of photos of Shania, all dressed up in different outfits.

Shania is a patriotic dog

I scanned the photos, and am including them in this post, because they are just TOO CUTE to not share with you all.

Liza Jane promises that when she and John and Shania come back, that Shania will bring her 'jammies' and her favorite stuffed horse that you see here, so she can be a proper guest at the Hawthorne Hotel. We do hope that they come back to stay this time!

  Shania in shades
  Shania is a Harley gal
  Shania ready for bed
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