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Anniversary Classics: February Screenings include LA DOLCE VITA in Santa Monica, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? with George Segal in West LA

We're celebrating Oscar season with screenings of two Academy Award powerhouses in our continuing Anniversary Classics Series. First, we offer a 55th anniversary screening of LA DOLCE VITA, one of the most influential of foreign films, and the recipient of 4 Academy Award nominations in 1961 - Best Director and Original Screenplay for Federico Fellini, Art Direction and Costume Design (an Oscar winner for Piero Gherardi). Fellini's sardonic take on the decadence of Rome in the 1960s reverberated throughout modern film history, and heavily influenced the 2013 Oscar foreign-language winner THE GREAT BEAUTY. So cruise along the Via Veneto wi [...]
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Photo Gallery: The All New Laemmle Monica Film Center

If you haven't had a chance to visit our newly opened Monica Film Center, you're missing out! It looks fantastic and fellow movie nerds have already said it feels like home. But what's a movie theater without movies, right? Well, we're off to a great start on that front as well! The latest Coen brothers film HAIL, CAESAR! opens this Friday. TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART also starts Friday and the film's director will participate in a Q&A following the 7:20PM show opening night. ANOMALISA, THE LADY IN THE VAN, and THE 2016 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT DOCS will continue through next week. Thursday is the last day to catch the Oscar-nomi [...]
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The Laemmle Monica Film Center Opens Friday, January 29th!

UPDATE 1: Online tickets are now available. Go to and bookmark for titles, showtimes, and more. UPDATE 2: We're open! The wait is nearly over! After almost two years of development and construction, the all new Laemmle Monica Film Center opens this Friday, January 29th! [caption id="attachment_7105" align="alignright" width="240"] Second floor mezzanine. Chandelier coming soon.[/caption] The Monica Theatre on 2nd Street has been a fixture in the Santa Monica arts scene for 44 years – first as the "Monica Twin" and since 1981 as the "Monica 4-Plex." Now, after a complete rebuild, the venue’s storied past projects to an even bri [...]
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A rare chance to see all five Oscar-nominated foreign language films before the Academy Awards.

The Academy Awards are many things: entertaining, infuriating, moving, boring. For foreign films, our bread and butter, the Oscars can be quite effective at bringing attention to worthy movies from abroad. That done, the next challenge for cinephiles in the general public is to find a way to see them as they were meant to be seen: on a big screen with an audience in a movie theater. In a typical year, the five nominees for the Foreign Language Film Oscar include one or two that hit theaters months earlier, one or two that are currently in theaters, and one or two that may come out after the big night. This year, that night is February 28 and [...]
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New Year's Resolution: See More Movies, Spend Less Money

'Spend less money' always ranks high on those annual lists of top resolutions for the New Year. And, no matter how many films we see here in Laemmle-land, 'see more movies' always sits atop our list. Using a bit of our own movie magic we've combined these seemingly incompatible resolutions and outlined how you can see more movies at Laemmle for less money! Laemmle Premiere Card With a Laemmle Premiere Card you receive $2 off movie tickets and 20% off concessions. Plus, every Thursday Premiere Card holders get a free medium popcorn. You can buy a Premiere Card online or at the box office for $100. Use it for all your Laemmle purchases and [...]
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