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Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE 60th Anniversary Screenings October 17 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest installment in our popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program, 60th anniversary screenings of the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film of 1958, Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE. Tati made only six feature films over the course of his career (including Jour de Fete, Playtime, and Traffic), and this comedy—his first film in color—is considered one of the highlights. Tati had introduced the character of Mr. Hulot in Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, his highly praised film from 1953. He once again plays the character of Hulot in this more ambitious satire of moder [...]
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306 HOLLYWOOD Q&A’s Opening Weekend at the Royal.

306 10/12:7:50 PM - Q&A with directors Elan and Jonathan Bogarin and moderated by the Sundance Institute's Tabitha Jackson.Saturday, 10/13:3:10 PM - Creative Distribution panel with directors Elan and Jonathan Bogarin and Sundance Institute's Liz Manashil.7:50 PM - "Cleaning Up Grief and Loss" with directors Elan and Jonathan Bogarin, Sarah Troop of Order of the Good Death, and Julie Naylon of No More Wire Hangers.Sunday, 10/14:3:10 PM -"End of Life" with directors Elan and Jonathan Bogarin and Betsy Trapasso of Death and the Arts.7:50 PM - "The Soundtrack of a Life" with Sundance Institute's Peter Golub and Composer Troy Herion.Tuesday, [...]
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THE HAPPY PRINCE Writer, Director & Actor Rupert Everett will Participate in a Q&A at the Royal.

THE HAPPY PRINCE Q&A with Rupert Everett on Sunday Oct. 14 following the 4:20 PM show at the
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TEA WITH THE DAMES will be Introduced by Margie Haber who will Participate in a post screening discussion on Saturday 9/29 After the 1:00 PM Show at the Royal.

TEA WITH THE DAMES will be introduced by Margie Haber who is known as one of Hollywood’s top acting coaches on Saturday 9/29 at the Royal after the 1:00 PM show. Margie began her career as an actor before becoming a coach.  As part of the Margie Haber Studio, Margie has helped hundreds of actors find success in the industry for over 40
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: American Youth Symphony Woodwind Quintet October 14 in Santa Monica

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventLAEMMLE LIVE presents a special morning of music with the debut performance of the American Youth Symphony Woodwind Quintet. The American Youth Symphony inspires the future of classical music by sharing exceptional, innovative concerts based on their landmark Fellowship program for musicians in high school through doctoral music programs, for free or significantly reduced admission.  Competitively selected, the orchestra is comprised of 100 musicians who represent extraordinary talent from all over the world. By gifting the community with remarkable concer [...]
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Join Laemmle for Tour de Summer Camps on Oct. 28 and Earn Free Movies + Private Screening

This fall Laemmle is going to camp!  No, we're not scheduling a "campy film" retrospective for our Throwback Thursday series  (though that might be a good idea!).  We're going to an actual camp (Camp Alonim in Simi Valley to be precise) Oct. 28 to participate in the 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, a charity bicycle ride that generates scholarship funding for 13 L.A. area Jewish summer camps.  The idea is to provide any youngster who wants to attend summer camp the means to do so. What's not to love about that?Here's the best part: you can join us! That includes our very own Greg Laemmle, his wife Tish, and Laemm [...]
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ANTONIO 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO Q&A with Director James Crump and Model Corey Tippin Opening Night at the Royal

ANTONIO 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO director James Crump will participate in Q&A with model Corey Tippin and Artist/Head of the Lopez estate after the 7:30 PM show at the Royal on Friday
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PETULIA (1968) 50th Anniversary Screening with Actors Shirley Knight and Richard Chamberlain In Person on September 20th in West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a screening of one of the groundbreaking movies from the tumultuous year of 1968, Richard Lester’s PETULIA. Set in 1960's San Francisco, the story of a troubled love affair between a divorced surgeon and a free-spirited socialite captures some of the disruptions of a society in transition.The extraordinary cast includes Oscar winners George C. Scott and Julie Christie, Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Shirley Knight, Golden Globe winner Richard Chamberlain, Pippa Scott, Kathleen Widdoes, and veteran actor Joseph Cotten, one of the stars of 'Citizen Kane.'Lester, the winner of the [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Street Symphony’s Las Colibrí September 23

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventPlease join us for a very special event as LAEMMLE LIVE presents Las Colibrí, Street Symphony’s Mariachi Ensemble-in-Residence, Sunday, September 23, 2018.  The program will be hosted by Benjamin Shirley, Street Symphony's first Composer Fellow. Featured songs will include Sones En Tacones, Cancion Mexicana, Sabor a Mi, La Madrugada, Lena de Pirul, Si nos Dejan, Jesusita en Chihuahua, Popurri Linda Rondstadt, Volver Volve and Guantanamera/La Bamba.Street Symphony places social justice at the heart of music making by creating authentic, powerful engagements between professional and e [...]
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Tribute to Neil Simon: THE ODD COUPLE (1968) on Thursday, September 13 at the Royal in West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series pay tribute to the late, great prolific playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon with a 50th anniversary screening of one of his most influential works, THE ODD COUPLE. This film version of his hit Broadway play about the friction between two divorced men who decide to live together in a Manhattan apartment despite a difference in their personalities was a box office bonanza in 1968, the fourth highest grossing movie that year.As noted by playwright Harvey Fierstein, “Simon could write a joke that would make you laugh, define the character, the situation, even the world’s problems [...]
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PICK OF THE LITTER Q&A’s with the Filmmaker and Poppy the Guide Puppy.

The Royal Theater will host PICK OF THE LITTER Q&A's after the Friday, August 31, 5:30PM and 7:40PM screenings and after the Saturday, September 1, 3:20PM, 5:30PM and 7:40PM screenings. Director Don Hardy and Poppet the Guide Puppy in
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35th Anniversary Screenings of THE MAKIOKA SISTERS on Wednesday, August 22 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest offering in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, Kon Ichikawa’s poignant family drama, THE MAKIOKA SISTERS.One of the great Japanese masters, Ichikawa is perhaps less widely celebrated than his countrymen Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu. He began directing features in the 1940s, and his films The Burmese Harp, Fires on the Plain, Tokyo Olympiad, and others found passionate critical defenders.One of his later films, THE MAKIOKA SISTERS, is adapted from a popular Japanese novel by Junichiro Tanizaki and follows the fortunes of four sisters from a wealthy family in Os [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: ISABELLA KELLY-RAMIREZ: WHO IS SHE? in Santa Monica

Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents ISABELLA KELLY-RAMIREZ: WHO IS SHE? Explore the bold, dynamic works of Kelly-Ramirez on Wednesday, September 5 in our intimate theatre setting. Our special event features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talk, and refreshments. Meet Isabella and stay for the wine, cheese, and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. A portion of the sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.About the ExhibitIsabella Kelly-Ramirez creates paintings and collages that introduce a host of fascinating females. Modern-day saints and su [...]
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Cary Grant Double Feature on August 14th in NoHo, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a tribute to one of most popular stars in Hollywood history, Cary Grant, in two of his most entertaining movies. The program, part of the Twofer Tuesday series of double bills (two-for-the-price-of one) features a 55th anniversary screening of CHARADE (1963) paired with a 70th anniversary screening of MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948) at three Laemmle locations: the Royal, NoHo 7 and Playhouse 7. Cary Grant is remembered for his elegance, casualness and charm As writer Tom Wolfe once put it, he is “consummately romantic and consummately genteel.” These two movi [...]
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Q&As with DAMASCUS COVER book author Howard Kaplan and film director Daniel Berk on Friday, July 20th and Sunday, July 22 in West LA

There will be Q&As with DAMASCUS COVER book author Howard Kaplan and film director Daniel Berk at the Laemmle Royal in West LA on Friday, July 20th following the 7pm show, and on Sunday, July 22 after the 4:10pm show.About the film:Ari Ben-Zion, haunted by the death of his son, is assigned by the Mossad to smuggle a chemical weapons scientist out of Syria. Within days his mission goes wrong. To survive Ari reaches out to a deep cover agent code named the Angel. He soon discovers that he is a pawn in a much bigger plan.
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: McCabe’s Guitar Shop Sunday, August 5

RSVP ON EVENTBRITEThis is a Free EventWe are SOLD OUTEmail sheryl@laemmle.comFor wait list informationThey're back! Our good friends from McCabe's grace us once again with their musical gifts on Sunday, August 5. LAEMMLE LIVE presents McCabe's Guitar Shop for a free pop-up celebration of all things guitar and other choice instruments. McCabe's renowned teachers and students share their wit and wisdom with lively performances and demos. Hosted by Head of Music School Denny Croy at the Monica Film Center.It began in 1958. Furniture designer Gerald McCabe repaired guitars for his folk-singer wife’s musician friends who had no local mu [...]
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LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL 20th Anniversary Screenings on Wednesday, July 18 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest offering in our Anniversary Classics Abroad series: 20th anniversary screenings of the Academy Award-winning Best Foreign Language Film of 1998, Roberto Benigni’s LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.The film was nominated for seven Oscars in all, including Best Picture of the year, an unusually strong showing for a foreign language film. It also won an Oscar for Benigni as Best Actor, the first time in the Academy’s 70-year history that a male actor had won the top prize for a foreign language performance.Nicola Piovani also won for his lyrical musical score. In addition to its [...]
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FAR FROM THE TREE Director Rachel Dretzin and Author Andrew Solomon in Person at the Royal.

FAR FROM THE TREE director Rachel Dretzin and author Andrew Solomon will attend several screenings opening weekend at the Royal for introductions and/or Q&A's: Thursday, July 26th after the 7 PM screenings; Friday, July 27th Q&A after the 5:30 PM and 7:45 PM shows; Saturday, July 28th for the 10:00AM (Mr. Solomon will sign his books after a Q&A); 1:00PM (intro only); Q&A's after the 5:30 PM and 7:45 PM shows. Actress Kyra Sedwick will moderate the Friday, Q&A.The first 50 ticketholders to arrive for the Saturday, July 28th, 10AM screening will receive a free copy of Mr Solomon's book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Child [...]
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Horror-Thriller SUMMER OF 84 Q&A’s Opening Weekend.

The SUMMER OF 84 filmmakers and select cast members will participate in a Q&A after the 9:55 PM screening at the Royal on Friday, August 10. On Saturday, August 11 the Dead Right Horror Trivia Night Team will host the screening with actor Caleb Emery and Rebekah McKendry of Dead Right with an introduction and post-screening
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: KIRK MANN: GAIA’S BLESSING at the Royal

Check out ART IN THE ARTHOUSE's latest exhibit at the Royal, KIRK MANN: GAIA'S BLESSING. These exquisite photographs are for sale and on display till September, 2018. Stop by our gallery at the theatre, no need to buy a movie ticket to view our art.About the exhibitWith awe and a reverence for nature, photographer KIRK MANN presents a unique artistic convergence. He envisions beauty, balance, birth, growth, decay, and dissolution as Gaia’s Blessing – where living organisms interact with their natural surroundings to form life-sustaining synergies. At age 19, Mann began to empathize with living beings in a whole new way. His i [...]
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