Celebrating 30 Years of ShowEast: A timeline of movies and honorees

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1986: Guests at the brand-new ShowEast are treated to screenings of Hoosiers and director Blake Edwards’ That’s Life!, starring Jack Lemmon and Julie Andrews. The inaugural Show “E” Award goes to Barry London.

1987: ShowEast’s first Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award goes to its namesake, Salah M. Hassanein, while Sumner Redstone is feted with the Show “E” Award. Screenings run the genre gamut with Moonstruck, Fatal Attraction and Three Men and a Baby.

1988: Chuckles are had at the ’88 show courtesy of a screening of The Naked Gun, while Jerry Esbin and Carl Patrick are honored with the Show “E” Award and Salah M. Hassanein Award, respectively.

1989: ShowEast is part of your world in 1989 with a screening of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, with Child’s Play and Mack the Knife also on deck. Awards go to Richard Cook and Stanley Durwood.

1990: ShowEast rings in the ’90s in style with The Silence of the Lambs and Misery, while Frank Patterson and Bernard Myerson take home awards.

1991: It’s a big year of big movies with screenings of Beauty and the BeastCape Fear, My Cousin Vinny, The Addams Family, The Prince of Tides and Mississippi Masala. Meanwhile, awards go to Paul Roth and Bruce Snyder.

1992: Disney is back in full force at ShowEast with a screening of Aladdin, as James Spitz and A. Alan Friedberg are among the honorees. Other screenings include A Few Good Men and Chaplin.

1993: Hank Lightstone and Fred Mound receive ShowEast honors, while attendees are treated to screenings of Mrs. Doubtfire and Carlito’s Way.

1994: It’s Christmas in autumn at the 1994 edition of ShowEast, with guests invited to a special screening of Miracle on 34th Street. Also screening are Nell, Muriel’s Wedding and Don Juan DeMarco. Mitchell Goldman and Allen Karp accept awards.

1995: Guests in attendance at the tenth anniversary edition of ShowEast can check in on screenings of Martin Scorsese’s Casino and Rob Reiner’s The American President. Awards go to Tom Sherak and Larry Lapidus.

1996: Shine, Scream and The Mirror Has Two Faces are on the screening roster this year, while Gerry Byrne and Michael Campbell receive the Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian and Show “E” Awards, respectively.

1997: A pair of future Oscar winners find a place at this year’s ShowEast: Good Will Hunting and As Good As It Gets. (Not Oscar-winning, but still the recipient of a screening: The Wedding Singer, complete with a live wedding ceremony.) Jeff Blake and the duo of Lee Roy and Tandy Mitchell accept ShowEast honors.

1998: Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan make an impact this year with a screening of You’ve Got Mail; if rom-coms aren’t your thing, Meet Joe Black and Waking Ned Devine are also on offer. Awards go to Daniel Crown and Wayne Lewellen.

1999: ShowEast attendees party like it’s 1999 with screenings of The Cider House Rules, The Green Mile and All About My Mother, while Phil Barlow and Earvin “Magic” Johnson are honored with awards.

2000: ShowEast rings in the new millennium with a move from Atlantic City to Orlando, Florida, complete with screenings of You Can Count On Me, Crouching Tiger, Hidden DragonMiss Congeniality and Finding Forrester. The first ShowEast awards of the 2000s go to Alan Stock (Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award), Jim Tharp and Terry Press (Show “E” Award) and, receiving the inaugural Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award, George Levitt.

2001: New Line Cinema brings The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and I Am Sam to ShowEast in 2001, where they’re joined by Miramax’s Kate and Leopold and Warner Bros.’Ocean’s Eleven. Richie Fay, Barrie Loeks, Rick Sands and Mark Gill make up the year’s slate of honorees.

2002: Disney brings Treasure Planet and The Lion King to ShowEast this year, the latter in advance of its Premium Large Format theatrical re-release. Other screenings include Bend it Like Beckham and Real Women Have Curves. Awards go to Chuck Viane, Travis Reid and John Lundin.

2003: Screenings of Love, Actually and Elf give 2003’s ShowEast a festive air, while Brother Bear, Runaway Jury, The Station Agent and The Triplets of Belleville represent non-Christmas fare. Peter Brown is honored with the Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award, while Nick Carpou and Mark Gaines receive the Show “E” Award.

2004: After a year’s hiatus, the Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award goes to Bud Stone. Erik Lomis and Herman Stone are honored with the Salah M. Hassanein and Show “E” Awards, respectively. Screenings include Are We There Yet?, House of Flying DaggersNational Treasure and The Polar Express.

2005: No, the sky doesn’t fall in 2005; it’s just a screening of pioneering 3D film Chicken Little. Pride & Prejudice, Walk the Line, Mrs. Henderson Presents and The Producers also screen. This year’s awards go to Steve Bunnell, Jeff Goldstein and Bill Stembler.

2006:Oscar-winning German film The Lives of Others screens at ShowEast in 2006, alongside Stranger Than Fiction, We Are Marshall and A Good Year (yes, it really was!). Bert Livingston, John Lundin and Patricia Gonzalez accept awards.

2007: It’s an Enchanted year for ShowEast in 2007, as Disney brings their Amy Adams-starring live-action crowd-pleaser to Orlando. The screening slate also includes Atonement, Juno and The Great Debaters, while honors go to Scott Forman, Shari E. Redstone and David Tuckerman.

2008: Screenings of Frost/Nixon and Paul Blart: Mall Cop provide some variety at the 2007 incarnation of ShowEast. Larry Collins, Clark Woods and Nancy Klueter are among the honorees.

2009: Future Oscar season favorites Up in the Air, Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire and The Blind Side make stops at ShowEast in 2009, while Kelly O’Connor, Sonny Gourley and Stewart Harnell are recognized for their contributions to the industry.

2010: ShowEast screens Tangled and The Fighter, with awards going to Todd Vradenburg, Tom Stephenson and Branden Miller.

2011: John Wilmers and former Salah M. Hassanein and Al Shapiro Award recipient John Lundin receive special honors this year, with other awards going to John C. Hall, Kurt Hall and Jim Amos. The Descendants and The Adventures of Tintin are among the films screened. 2011 also marks ShowEast’s first year in Hollywood, Florida.

2012: Eventual smash hits The Impossible and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn–Part Two screen at this year’s ShowEast, as Eamonn Bowles, Ben Barenholtz, Tom Prassis and Arnie Sawyer are honored with the first-ever Bingham Ray Award. Other honorees are Susie Beiersdorf, Hank Lightstone, Jack Cashin of USL, Zach Beebee, Richie Fay and Dan Harkins.

2013: Guests at 2013’s ShowEast feel the chill with an advance screening of Disney’s Frozen, along with The Book Thief, Ender’s Game, Nebraska, Philomena and Saving Mr. Banks. Awards go to Ellis Jacob, Kyle Davies, Mike Polydoros, Richard Abramowitz and Michael V. Lews of RealD.

2014: Jody and Stan Reynolds, Bobby Levy, Randy Ostrow and Ken Caldwell are honored for their contributions to the film industry. Screenings include Wild, Annie, Clouds of Sils Maria and McFarland, USA.

2015: Hollywood, Florida welcomes honorees Charley Moss, Greg Marcus of Marcus Theatres, Mark Christiansen and Ted Mundorff, as well as screenings of Creed, Daddy’s Home and eventual Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight.