Laemmle's Virtual Cinema
Laemmle's Virtual Cinema
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Laemmle Virtual Cinema?
Laemmle Virtual Cinema provides curated suggestions of independent, foreign, and documentary films that can be streamed online. In most cases, these are films that would otherwise be showing at Laemmle Theatres were it not for the mandatory closures. See films you can watch now.
How do I watch?
Click on the "WATCH NOW" button on our website and newsletter, or follow the links we share on social media. These unique links are provided by the distributor, and will take you to a third party streaming platform to enter payment details. See films you can watch now.
Where can I watch?
All films can be streamed on your desktop computer or laptop, using various internet browsers (e.g. Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer). Some films may also be available to stream on other devices such as your cellphone, tablet, or television, depending upon which third party streaming platform is being used. See films you can watch now.
Does this work on my TV?
Maybe. Maybe not. We wish we had a better answer, but it depends upon which third party streaming platform is being used. If you're sheltering in place with a millennial, ask them for technical advice. See below for how to watch a film on your Apple TV.
1.) Use Apple device (iPad, iMac or Mac desktop) to start the transaction
2.) Turn on the TV that is connected to an AppleTV box and make sure the TV is set to AppleTV as the source
3.) Follow the steps in the Apple link below to get your TV to "Mirror the Screen on Your IOS device" option
What types of film will be shown?
Laemmle Virtual Cinema offers the same classic mix of independent, foreign, and documentary films that Laemmle Theatres has come to be known for over the last 80+ years. See films you can watch now.
Does this help Laemmle Theatres?
YES! For every film offered on Laemmle Virtual Cinema, a portion of the proceeds from your purchase is shared with Laemmle Theatres to help us maintain operations during this crisis. See films you can watch now.
Can I use my Premiere Card?
Unfortunately Laemmle Virtual Cinema is not compatible with Premiere Cards at this time. Although a portion of the proceeds from your purchase is shared with Laemmle Theatres, the payment is collected by third party streaming platforms. See films you can watch now.
When will Laemmle Theatres be open again?
We're excited to open again as soon as municipal governments decide that it's safe. In the meantime, you can support us by watching Laemmle Virtual Cinema safely from home, or by purchasing a premiere card or gift card. See films you can watch now.