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BEING BLACK ENOUGH Q&A at the Fine Arts Opening Night.

BEING BLACK ENOUGH writer-director-star Devin Rice will participate in a Q&A after the 5:10 PM show at the Ahrya Fine Arts on Friday, February
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Laemmle’s Umpteenth Annual Oscar Contest, 2018 Edition!

It’s time for our annual Predict the Oscars Contest! The person who most accurately predicts the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s choices in all 24 categories, from the shorts to Best Motion Picture, will win fabulous prizes (free movies and concessions at Laemmle)!First place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $150. Second place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $100. Third place wins a Laemmle Premiere Card worth $50. Entries are due by 10AM the morning of the awards ceremony on March 4thNot sure what a Laemmle Premiere Card is? Think of it like a prepaid gift card for yourself! Use it to pay for movie tickets and c [...]
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THE GREAT ESCAPE 55th Anniversary Screening Saturday, February 10 at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 55th anniversary screening of one of the best loved adventure movies of all time, John Sturges’ all-star production of THE GREAT ESCAPE.Adapted from a nonfiction book by Paul Brickhill, the film told the mainly true story of the successful escape from one of the Nazis’ top-security POW camps during World War II. The screenplay was written by James Clavell (King Rat, To Sir, With Love, Shogun) and W. R. Burnett (High Sierra, This Gun For Hire, The Asphalt Jungle).In reality the prisoners were almost all British, but the producers decided to add some American characters [...]
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PLEASE STAND BY Q&A’s with the Director this Weekend at the Ahrya Fine Arts.

PLEASE STAND BY director Ben Lewin will participate in Q&A's at the Fine Arts on Friday, January 26 after the 7:30pm screening and after the 2:30 PM show on Saturday, January id="attachment_11552" align="aligncenter" width="400"] PLEASE STAND BY director Ben Lewin.[/caption]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra February 4

This is a Free EventRSVP on EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles' award-winning conductorless chamber orchestra. Benjamin Hoffman, Chiai Tajima, Alex Granger, and Clement Chow will perform the Bartok String Quartet 5 and Mozart Dissonance Quartet. Dedicated to enriching lives through concert experiences and artistic excellence, the orchestra makes profound connections with diverse communities of Los Angeles, performing music that speaks profoundly, whether written today or centuries ago.About Kaleidoscope Chamber OrchestraWe stretch the boundaries for what is thought possible without a conductor, both by [...]
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TCM Big Screen Classics Series Starts January 14th in Encino, Claremont, Pasadena, and Beverly Hills

Six decades of Hollywood hits come to select Laemmle Theatres in Encino, Claremont, Pasadena, and Beverly Hills as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present stars like Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, James Dean, Tom Hanks, Katharine Hepburn, Kim Novak, James Stewart, Gloria Swanson, John Travolta, Gene Wilder, Bruce Willis, Natalie Wood – and dozens more – in the yearlong “TCM Big Screen Classics” series.“TCM Big Screen Classics” series will present 13 unforgettable films spanning the 1930s to the 1990s, each accompanied by insightful, specially produced commentary from favorite TCM hosts. It starts Sun [...]
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Q&A’s with MY ART Filmmaker Laurie Simmons with Actors Lena Dunham and John Rothman this Weekend at the Fine Arts.

MY ART writer-director Laurie Simmons and actors Lena Dunham and John Rothman will participate in a Q&A at the Ahrya Fine Arts on Friday, January 19 after the 7:20 PM screening. Additionally, Ms. Simmons will be joined by journalist-author Nancy Griffin for a Q&A after a special 1:50 PM screening dedicated to women (and friends!) on Sunday, January
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LAEMMLE LIVE celebrates Season Two with Samohi Chamber Orchestra and KUSC’s Rich Capparela January 21

This is a Free EventRSVP on EventbriteCome celebrate with LAEMMLE LIVE! It's our first anniversary and we are launching season two with an encore performance by Santa Monica High School's Chamber orchestra performing Bartök Divertimento and solo works. Joni Swenson and Jason Aiello, Music Directors. Guest host KUSC Announcer Rich Capparela, who opened our series last year, shares his musical wit and wisdom. Samohi has a long tradition of musical excellence. Several factors contribute to the strength of the music program including strong elementary and middle school programs, a supportive community, and an outstanding music [...]
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Q&A with Former Vice President Al Gore and Filmmakers After a Screening of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL on Sunday, January 7th in Beverly Hills

Oscar-shortlisted doc AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, producer Richard Berge, and Former Vice President Al Gore will participate in a Q&A at the Fine Arts after the 5PM screening on Sunday, January 7. Jenelle Riley of Variety will moderate. Click here for tickets.About the film:A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champi [...]
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VALLEY OF THE DOLLS 50th Anniversary Screening on Thursday, December 28 at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the 50th anniversary of the cult classic VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1967). The misbegotten adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s sensational 1966 best-selling novel hit the silver screen for the Christmas movie season in 1967.We close out the year with a special screening of this vintage “so-bad-its-good” milestone virtually 50 years to the day of the original opening, on December 28 at 7:30 PM at the Ahrya Fine Arts theatre.Click here for tickets.Susann’s novel explored the cutthroat side of show business from the viewpoint of three young women aspiring for success. B [...]
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SoKo in Person for THE DANCER (LA DANSEUSE) this Weekend at the Fine Arts.

Special Q&A after the Saturday, December 9th, 4:30pm screening of THE DANCER (LA DANSEUSE) featuring French singer-songwriter and actress SoKo in person! Dance critic Debra Levine of Artsmeme.com will
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SILENT RUNNING 45th Anniversary Screening plus Q&A with Director Douglas Trumbull and Producer Michael Gruskoff

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 45th anniversary screening of the groundbreaking sci-fi movie, SILENT RUNNING, which marked the directorial debut of special effects wizard Douglas Trumbull. Trumbull and Producer Michael Gruskoff will participate in Q&A after the screening.SILENT RUNNING screens Wednesday, December 13, at 7:30pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills. Click here for tickets.Set 100 years in the future, the prophetic script written by Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, and Steven Bochco stars two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern as an astronaut sent into space to preserve the last samples o [...]
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Angie Dickinson In-person for 50th Anniversary Screening of POINT BLANK, December 5th in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a screening of the influential and imaginative 1967 thriller, John Boorman’s POINT BLANK. Co-star Angie Dickinson will participate in a Q&A after the screen film.POINT BLANK screens at 7:30pm on Tuesday, December 5th at the Ahrya Fine Arts theater in Beverly Hills. Presented digitally. Click here to purchase tickets.Later critics described POINT BLANK as a blend of the style of classic film noir and the technical innovations of the French New Wave. Oscar winner Lee Marvin stars as a man seeking revenge against a former business partner, who double crossed him, st [...]
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10th Annual Christmas Eve FIDDLER SING-A-LONG is Around the Corner! Tickets now available!

*** FIDDLER UPDATES  (skip to main article)We're pleased to announce an dynamic and eclectic line-up of Fiddler Hosts for 2017!Ahrya Fine ArtsKenny Ellis - entertainer, comedian, singer of Hanukah Swings! - BUY TIXRoyalGustavo Bulgach - musician, bandleader of Klezmer Juice - BUY TIXNoHo 7Susan Edwards Martin - Broadway star, entertainer - BUY TIXPlayhouseJason Moss - of Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pamona Valleys - BUY TIXTown Center 5Steve Sass - of Jewish Historical Society (5:00pm show) - BUY TIX Cantor Phil Baron - of Valley Beth Shalom (7:30pm show) - BUY TIXClaremont 5C [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: Elemental Choir Dec 3

This is a Free EventRSVP on EventbriteJoin us December 3 at the Monica Film Center as we usher in the winter holidays with the joyful sounds of ELEMENTAL CHOIR.The choir is a program of Elemental Music, created to inspire, train, and nurture young musicians in Santa Monica. The program began in 2004 by an SMMUSD music teacher who wanted to create an opportunity for elementary students to play in an orchestra throughout the school year, make new friends, and get excited about music. Since then, more than 1,000 students have participated in Elemental Music. Initially serving only 25 elementary school students, programs now serve [...]
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Gilbert Gottfried in Person for Q&A’s at the Fine Arts and Monicas.

Q&A's with Gilbert Gottfried on Friday 11/10 after the 7:00PM GILBERT screening at the Monica Film Center, after the 8:00PM show at the Ahrya Fine Arts, and on Saturday 11/11 after the 7:00PM show at the Monica Film Center.CLICK HERE for tickets.About the Film:Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite the career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980’s, he was thrust into public consciousness thanks to his brash personality and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man.Director N [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: ARCHIVING HESSE at the Royal Nov 1

In 2016, the seminal artist EVA HESSE garnered national attention with an exhibit at the Whitney, an exhibit at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in DTLA and with the opening of the film EVA HESSE , also featured at four Laemmle venues. The documentary, directed by Marcie Begleiter and produced by Karen Shapiro, was the first feature-length examination of Hesse's life and work.[caption id="attachment_7577" align="alignleft" width="306"] Barbara Brown, photographer[/caption]Laemmle’s Art in the Arthouse  proudly presents an encore exhibit of ARCHIVING HESSE at the Royal starting on November 1, 2017. [...]
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MONOGAMISH Filmmaker Q&A’s After All Screenings.

MONOGAMISH filmmaker Tao Ruspoli will participate in Q&A's after all screenings November 5-8 at the Fine Arts, NoHo, Monica Film Center, and Playhouse. 
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents: SOL-LA Music Academy and Saint Anne School Nov 5 at the Royal

This is a Free EventRSVP on EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE IS ON THE MOVE for November only.  We proudly present SOL-LA Music Academy and Saint Anne School in a collaborative musical concert on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at Laemmle's Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles. SOL-LA Music Academy is a nonprofit music school in Santa Monica that provides high quality performing arts education to students from all backgrounds and economic circumstances in an engaging and encouraging environment fostering achievement and community. Their comprehensive program reflects the belief that vibrant cultural education nurtures all areas of learning, connects d [...]
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NEVER HERE Filmmaker Camille Thoman and Star Mirelle Enos in Person for a Q&A Saturday at the Fine Arts.

NEVER HERE writer-director Camille Thoman and lead actress Mireille Enos will participate in a Q&A following the 7:20 PM screening at the Ahrya Fine Arts on Saturday, October 21. Film writer Susan King will
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