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Fiftieth Anniversary Screenings of THE WILD BUNCH with Special Guests in Pasadena and Beverly Hills

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the iconic and groundbreaking movies of the '60s, Sam Peckinpah’s THE WILD BUNCH.This graphically violent and poetic film exploded the very concept of the traditional Western by focusing on a brutal group of outlaws trying to survive at the dawn of the 20th century. Featuring four Oscar-winning actors—William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson, and Edmond O’Brien—along with a startling supporting cast, the film clearly established Peckinpah as one of the top directors of the era.The director’s classic 1962 Western Ride [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: Ronald Dunlap: The Elegance of Silence in Claremont

Come on over to Claremont for Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse's newest show featuring the exquisite photography of Ronald Dunlap. The show will run at the Claremont 5 till June, 2019. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.About the ExhibitPhotographer and artist Ronald Dunlap has been “living pictures” both in life and through his lens for forty years. Dunlap’s service in Vietnam as a Marine left an indelible mark. Over the years he has returned to Vietnam, Cambodia and toured the East to record the stark images of daily life in those regions. Ma [...]
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Sixtieth Anniversary Screenings of Marcel Camus’ Palme d’Or Winning BLACK ORPHEUS

In celebration of Black History Month, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Abroad Series present 60th anniversary screenings of BLACK ORPHEUS on February 20. This retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice story in Greek mythology is set in twentieth-century Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Writer-director Marcel Camus' film hit the double jackpot for foreign-language films, winning both the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the Academy Award as the year’s best foreign film.Based on the play “Orfeu da Conceicao” by Vinicius de Moraes with a screenplay by Camus and Jacques Viot, BLACK ORPHEUS takes place in the working class [...]
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It’s Time for Our Annual Predict the Oscars Contest!

With the 91st Academy Awards right around the corner, 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 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 February 24th.Not sure what a Laemmle Premiere Card is? Think of it like a prepaid gift card [...]
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Valentine’s Day Double Feature: SOME LIKE IT HOT and PILLOW TALK

Instead of the Valentine’s Day massacre depicted in SOME LIKE IT HOT, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present comedy and romance to mark the holiday. Two award-winning comedies from 1959 share the bill and you can enjoy both SOME LIKE IT HOT and PILLOW TALK for one admission price!When the American Film Institute conducted a poll of critics and filmmakers to rank the greatest American comedies, Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT came in at #1. The hilarious film melds violence, cross-dressing, and music, and benefits from a superb cast headed by Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon (Oscar-nominated for his performance), T [...]
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Looking Forward to Looking Back: Repertory Cinema at Laemmle Theatres with Bergman, Truffaut and more.

We are beginning the fifth year of our Anniversary Classics and Anniversary Classics Abroad series -- our first three films back in 2015 were Exodus, Getting Straight and Where's Poppa? -- and got 2019 off to a strong start this week with Fellini's Amarcord. Here's what we have planning for the coming months:We'll screen Black Orpheus on February 20 at the Playhouse, Royal and Town Center. Winner of both the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and the Palme d’Or at Canne, Marcel Camus’ film brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping p [...]
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45th Anniversary Screenings of Federico Fellini’s AMARCORD January 16th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series launch our Anniversary Classics Abroad program for 2019 with one of the most acclaimed foreign-language films of the 1970s, Federico Fellini’s boyhood-memory masterpiece, AMARCORD. Actor Michael Forest, who worked on the film, will share some memories of working with Fellini in a Q&A before the screening at the Royal Theater.Fellini collected his fourth and final directing Oscar nomination for the film, which won the Academy Award as the year’s best foreign language film. It was also named the best film of the year by the New York Film Critics, and Fellini was their cho [...]
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Happy New Year! See the Shortlisted Foreign Films at Laemmle Theatres!

And then there were nine. Eighty-seven nations submitted one film each to compete for the 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and last month the Academy announced its shortlist. Cinephiles can now or very soon see all but one of these extraordinary movies, which tell stories of Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Asia, on a Laemmle screen:Birds of Passage (Colombia), dirs.: Cristina Gallego/Ciro GuerraThe Guilty (Denmark), dir: Gustav MollerNever Look Away (Germany), dir: Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckShoplifters (Japan), dir: Hirokazu Kore-edaAyka (Kazakhstan), dir: Sergei Dvortsevoy (this one i [...]
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Oscars Spotlight: Documentaries

Whether they expose, enlighten, or simply entertain, we love seeing documentaries on the big screen. That’s why we’re delighted to team with the Academy on a special program that kicks off the new year: OSCARS SPOTLIGHT: DOCUMENTARIES, an opportunity to see all of the vital and compelling films on the Academy’s nominations shortlist at our Santa Monica and Pasadena theaters.  All Q&A's will be at the Santa Monica location unless otherwise noted. There may be additional Q&A's so stay tuned.DateTitleThursday, 1/03 at 7pm FREE SOLOSaturday, 1/05 at 11amCOMMUNION Q&A with director Anna ZameckaSunday, 1/06 a [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE: More Art for the Holidays

If you are in Claremont, Pasadena, NoHo or West Los Angeles this holiday season, check out our fine art galleries. No ticket required. Laemmle's ART IN THE ARTHOUSE continues to connect film audiences with the visual arts all year long and our artwork is for sale.  You might be inspired to buy a memorable work of art for someone special. Our CLAREMONT ART SHOW, curated by Joshua Elias, is winding down in late January. Highlights include digital works by Ron Dunlap, florals by Kathy Leeds and dynamic images by James Miley. Or peruse the artworks of our PASADENA artists including the playful collages of Lois Keller, bol [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE: Art for the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, why not consider giving a meaningful gift of art or simply stop by to view our galleries. No tickets required. ART IN THE ARTHOUSE connects film audiences with the visual arts all year long and our artwork is for sale.  We proudly deliver a unique, alternative art-viewing experience at seven of our nine venues. You might be inspired to buy a memorable work of art for someone special.Check out the bold, dynamic paintings and collages of Isabella Kelly-Ramirez at the Monica Film Center. Ramirez coopts images from fashion and art magazines, repurposing them to create surreal urban legends and ironi [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: HILL & STUMP at the Royal

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE happily welcomes back artists DAPHNE HILL and ANNA STUMP, this time to the Royal for a festival of color just in time for the holidays. Swing by our gallery for a look at their newest work. The exhibit runs through February, 2019.About the exhibitSuccessful collaboration in the world of painting is a rare phenomenon. The duo of HILL and STUMP,  known for their breathtaking floral compositions, have nourished a unique and productive partnership. In a kind of creative symbiosis, they appear to “finish each other’s sentences,” layering each piece and editing each other to create something entirely new. [...]
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UNITED SKATES Q&A’s at the Playhouse 7.

UNITED SKATES Q&A's with filmmaker Dyana Winkler, composer Jongnic Bontemps and subject Phelicia Wright following the 7:40 pm shows on Friday, 11/30, Saturday, 12/1, Thursday, 12/6 and after the 5:20 pm show on Sunday,
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Our 11th Annual Christmas Eve FIDDLER SING-ALONG is Just Around the Corner! Get Tickets Now!

UPDATE! We're pleased to announce our Fiddler Hosts for 2018!  Click here for bios.(skip to main article)Music HallMichael Schlesinger - NEW! - writer, producer, and classic film expert, appearing on behalf of The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - BUY TIXAhrya Fine ArtsRobbo - NEW! - singer, songwriter, and song leader, appearing on behalf of Shalom Institute, home of Camp JCA Shalom - BUY TIXPlayhouseCantor Aviva Rosenbloom - NEW! - appearing on behalf of the Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pamona Valleys - BUY TIXGlendaleElissa Glickman - NEW! - community leader, appearing on behalf of Glendale A [...]
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Fifty-fifth Anniversary Screenings of Luchino Visconti’s THE LEOPARD on December 5th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 55th anniversary screening of acclaimed director Luchino Visconti’s sumptuous masterpiece, THE LEOPARD (Il Gattopardo). The film will close out the year for the popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program of showcasing vintage foreign-language cinema.The Leopard is based on the historical novel by Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa, an international best seller upon publication in 1958. The story is set in the 1860s during the turbulent period of the “Risorgimento,” the struggle for the unification of Italy.All this is reflected in the fate of one Sicilian aristocratic [...]
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JINN Q&A Opening Night with Cast and Crew at the Playhouse.

JINN filmmakers Nijla Mu'min, Avril Z. Speaks, cast Simone Missick and Ashlei Foushee will participate in a Q&A after the 7:00 pm show on Friday, 11/16. Moderator DeWanda
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Eightieth Anniversary Screenings of Jean Renoir’s GRAND ILLUSION on November 14 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, Jean Renoir’s anti-war masterpiece, GRAND ILLUSION. We present this program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Renoir’s film is generally regarded as the finest set during the First World War, and it endures as a memorable lament for the loss of an entire generation.Part of the originality and impact of 'Grand Illusion' comes from the fact that it has no battle scenes. Much of it is set in a German prison camp where several French soldiers are under the command of an [...]
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MASTER Q&A Following the 7:30 PM Show on Wednesday, 11/28 at the Playhouse 7.

MASTER Grandmaster Zhou Ting and director Dastan Khalili will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30 PM show on Wednesday,
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UPDATED HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY Q&A’s at the Playhouse, Noho 7 and Monica Film Center. See Below for Details.

FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY Q&A's after the 7:30 PM shows 11/2 - 11/4 at the Playhouse, and following the 7:30 PM shows at the Noho 7 on Monday, 11/5 and at the Monica Film Center on Tuesday, 11/6.Playhouse:11/2 Director John Anderson11/3 Musician Steve Madaio and director John Anderson11/4 Director John AndersonNoHo 7:11/5 Musician Jim Kweskin, Kathy Butterfield and director John AndersonMonica Film Center:11/6 Director John Anderson   
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Better Angels Q&A with Filmmaker at the Playhouse.

BETTER ANGELS producer William Mundell will participate in a Q&A after the 7:20 PM show on Thursday,
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