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AUNTIE MAME 60th Anniversary with Co-Star Pippa Scott In Person August 4th in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the 60th anniversary of AUNTIE MAME (1958), the hilarious film version of the best-selling novel by Patrick Dennis (Edward Everett Tanner III) based on his madcap, eccentric aunt, and starring Rosalind Russell in her signature role. The book became a hit Broadway play in 1956, adapted by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. For the film version, acclaimed screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green (Singin’ in the Rain, The Bandwagon) fashioned a witty script from the same source material. The film was a box office bonanza, the second highest grossing movie released that year.Th [...]
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ROMAN HOLIDAY 65th Anniversary Screening on Sunday, July 22 at the Ahrya Fine Arts with Catherine Wyler In Person

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 65th anniversary screening of one of the most beloved romantic films of all time, William Wyler’s ROMAN HOLIDAY. In fact, when the American Film Institute conducted a poll surveying the greatest movie romances, Roman Holiday ranked #4, right behind such classics as Casablanca and Gone With the Wind. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 1953, and, in her first major screen role, Audrey Hepburn won the Oscar for best actress, launching one of the most dazzling careers of the next two decades. Future Oscar winner Gregory Peck co-stars.After World War II, many Hollywo [...]
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B-Movie Titan KING COHEN in Person for Q&A’s!

KING COHEN subject-star Larry Cohen and director Steve Mitchell will participate in Q&A's at the Fine Arts screenings on Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, at the NoHo screening on Monday, July 23, and at the Monica Film Center screening on Thursday, July 26. Actor-interviewee Laurene Landon will join them for the Friday screening. Filmmaker-interviewee Mick Garris and screenwriter-interviewee David J. Schow will join them for the Monday
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AIMEE & JAGUAR in 35mm with Star Maria Schrader in Person on July 9th in Beverly Hills

In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. One of them, Lilly Wust (NOWHERE IN AFRICA’s Juliane Köhler), married and the mother of four sons, enjoys the privileges of her stature as an exemplar of Nazi motherhood. For her, this affair will be the most decisive experience of her life. For the other woman, Felice Schragenheim (Maria Schrader), a Jewess and member of the underground, their love fuels her with the hope that she will survive. A half-century later, Lilly Wust told her incredible story to writer Erica Fischer, and the boo [...]
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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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BULL DURHAM 30th Anniversary Screening in 35mm with Actor Robert Wuhl In Person on Tuesday, July 10th at the Ahrya Fine Arts

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 30th anniversary screening of Bull Durham (1988), widely considered the best sports movie ever made. Writer-director Ron Shelton made his directorial debut with this semi-autobiographical baseball tale and romantic comedy, and he garnered an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay. His screenplay was also judged the year’s best by the New York Film Critics, the Los Angeles Film Critics, and the Writers Guild. At the time the film’s romantic triangle featured three future Oscar winners: Kevin Costner (Best Director, Dances With Wolves), Susan Sarandon (Bes [...]
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CALLING ALL EARTHLING Q&A’s and Sound Baths!

All Friday-Sunday, June 29-July 1 CALLING ALL EARTHLING screenings at the Fine Arts and the Sunday, July 1 screenings at the Playhouse will be feature live sound baths. There will be filmmaker Q&A’s after the Friday and Saturday screenings at the Fine Arts and each screening at the Playhouse, NoHo, and Monica Film and A?Friday June 29th @ 5PMAhrya Fine ArtsHelaine Anderson and Sacral SoundsnoSaturday June 30th @ 7:30PMAhrya Fine ArtsKassia Meador and Farmer DaveQ and ASunday July 1 @ 9:55PMAhrya Fine ArtsHelane Anderson from Sacral SoundsSunday July 1, 11amPasadena Playhouseyes sound bath, TBDQ and ASunday July 1, 7:30PMPasadena Pla [...]
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50th Anniversary Screening of OLIVER! with Actress Shani Wallis In Person on July 15 in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 50th anniversary screening of the Oscar-winning Best Picture of 1968, OLIVER!, the much-loved film version of Lionel Bart’s hit stage musical. The movie was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won six, also including Best Director Carol Reed and a special award for choreographer Onna White. Reed, the acclaimed British director of such classic films as The Third Man and The Fallen Idol, had been working since the 1930s and finally received the Academy’s top honor for this late work. Charles Dickens’ iconic 19th century novel, Oliver Twist, the heart-rending tale o [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Musicians of Orchestra Santa Monica July 15

This is a Free Event RSVP on EventbriteWe are SOLD OUTEmail sheryl@laemmle.comFor wait list informationJoin us as LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents musicians from Orchestra Santa Monica at the Monica Film Center July 15. Lisa Kohorn-clarinet, Larry Kohorn and Cindy Bandel-violins, Brooke Wharton-viola, Eran Marcus-cello perform Alexander Krein Jewish Sketches #1, op. 12 and Johannes Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115  for clarinet in A with String Quartet.Founded in 2012, Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) has already established itself as an important civic institution, providing Santa Monica and its surrounding commu [...]
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55th Anniversary Screening of IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (1963) on Father’s Day in Beverly Hills

Celebrate Father’s Day at the movies as Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 55th anniversary screening of an all-star comic romp, Stanley Kramer’s IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD. After making several Oscar-winning and nominated dramas like Judgment at Nuremberg, Inherit the Wind, On the Beach, and The Defiant Ones, Kramer (the winner of the Motion Picture Academy’s prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Award) decided to shift gears and make his first slapstick comedy.The plot revolves around the frantic and desperate search for a cache of money hidden by an ex-convict. Although the film is basicall [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: DANIELA SCHWEITZER: THE JOYFUL DANCE TO WATER in Santa Monica

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE invites you to view our newest exhibit in Santa Monica, DANIELA SCHWEITZER: THE JOYFUL DANCE TO WATER. All works are for sale and on display till August 29, 2018. Please visit our galleries on both floors at the Monica Film Center next time you come for a movie. Or just stop by; movie tickets are not required to view our art.About the exhibitDANIELA SCHWEITZER is an artist, a painter, deeply connected to movement, light and the color of water. She captures moments and manifestations of aquatic colors, oceanic gatherings, and the compositional arc of a young dancer’s arms. With a nod to the Bay Area figurative mo [...]
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THE DEER HUNTER with Actor John Savage In Person on Tuesday, May 29 at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills

On the day after Memorial Day, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present one of the greatest of all war films, Oscar’s Best Picture of 1978, THE DEER HUNTER.Actor John Savage will participate in a Q&A at the 40th anniversary screening on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:15pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts theater in Beverly Hills. Click here for tickets.The film won four other Oscars, including Best Director for Michael Cimino and Best Supporting Actor for Christopher Walken. Robert De Niro earned a nomination for Best Actor, and Meryl Streep earned her very first nomination for her performance in the film. Deric Washburn wrote the [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Chamber Players June 3

Join us on June 3 as LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents chamber players from The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra at the Monica Film Center. LAYO is comprised of pre-college age musicians from greater Los Angeles who rehearse and perform classical symphonic masterworks and contemporary music. Collective talent, intellectual curiosity, and discipline are key to student performances of programs that model professional orchestras, more than conventional youth orchestras.Each season, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra serves over 120 student musicians, ages 8-18, who hail from 60 different public and private schools. In addition to studying privately and atte [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents ACADEMY PHILHARMONIC May 6

This is a Free Event RSVP on EventbriteLAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents the Academy Philharmonic, Sunday, May 6, 2018. Middle school students from the woodwind and brass sections of Elemental Music perform chamber music from different genres. Sunday's program will include Fire Dance by David Shaffer, March (from Second Suite in F) by Gustav Holst, arr. Scott Stanton, Amparito Roca by Jaime Texidor, arr. James Curnow, and additional selections announced from the stage.Academy Philharmonic is a program of Elemental Music, created to inspire, train, and nurture young musicians in Santa Monica. The organization began in 2004 by a SMMUSD mu [...]
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SHELTER Q&A at the Fine Arts on Sunday, April 8.

National Public Radio film critic Ella Taylor will lead a Q&A after the 1:30 PM screening of SHELTER at the Ahrya Fine Arts on Sunday, April
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Friday the 13th Screening of ROSEMARY’S BABY at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills

To provide shivers and thrills on Friday the 13th, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 50th anniversary screening of one of the most terrifying movies of all time, ROSEMARY'S BABY. Ira Levin’s ingenious best-selling novel imagined a witches’ coven hiding in plain sight in contemporary Manhattan and hatching a plot to bring the Devil’s son to earth. Producer William Castle, the mastermind behind many successful B-horror movies, graduated to the A ranks with this classy production. Paramount’s head of production, Robert Evans, hired acclaimed European director Roman Polanski to make his Holl [...]
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An Evening with Al Pacino Sunday, March 25th at the Ahrya Fine Arts in Beverly Hills

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.Al Pacino will participate in a Q&A moderated by Stephen Fry following the double bill of Pacino's documentary WILDE SALOMÉ and his production of Oscar Wilde's SALOMÉ on Sunday, March 25th at 4:45pm at the Ahrya Fine Arts by Laemmle in Beverly Hills.WILDE SALOME the documentary is, as Al Pacino describes it, a kind of "collage of a film", representing the struggles and highs and lows of presenting a challenging and unique piece of writing by one of the literary geniuses of the 19th century, Oscar Wilde. Wilde Salome explores the complexities of Oscar Wilde’s acclaimed play Salome, Wilde himself a [...]
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC MUSICIANS: UP CLOSE April 8

LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents Los Angeles Philharmonic Musicians: Up Close. An ensemble from the Philharmonic performs Mozart Quintet in A major for Clarinet, 2 violins, viola and cello K. 581.  Guest Host: KUSC Announcer Rich Capparela. David Howard, clarinet, Mitchell Newman and Rebecca Reale, violins, Ingrid Hutman, viola, Timothy Loo, cello.Violinist Mitchell Newman is a native of Los Angeles and joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1987. After studies with Philharmonic violist David Stockhammer, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with David Cerone, Yumi Ninomya and Aaron Rosand. Newman is a regular participan [...]
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Lily Tomlin In Person for THE LATE SHOW (1977) on Saturday, March 24th in Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics series present a screening of one of the forgotten gems of the 1970s, Robert Benton’s homage to the detective genre, THE LATE SHOW, produced by Robert Altman and starring Oscar winner Art Carney and Oscar nominee Lily Tomlin. Tomlin, a Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner, will join us for a discussion of one of her most charming films. Carney plays an aging private eye who swings into action after the murder of his friend and fellow detective, played by Howard Duff. This plot element recalls the opening of the archetypal private eye movie of Hollywood’s Golden Age, The Maltese Falcon. But [...]
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