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Almodovar’s WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN February 21st in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series continue our Anniversary Classics Abroad program with Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar’s international breakthrough film, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. This delightful farce was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988, and was named best foreign film that year by both the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle.Carmen Maura, who has been a frequent Almodovar collaborator and is Spain’s most honored contemporary actress, stars as a soap opera actress sent into a spiral of comic misfortune when her longtime lover dump [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE invites you to view our newest exhibit in Pasadena, photographer PAUL GRONNER: LOST IN THE HOODOS. All works are for sale and on display till April, 2018.About the exhibitWhere could a more perfect place be to lose oneself than amongst the Hoodos, the stunning spire-shaped rocks that blanket Southern Utah? In this photographic exhibition by PAUL GRONNER, the arresting Hoodos of Bryce Canyon National Park is just one of the locales showcased by the artist.His majestic suite of landscapes have been arranged in a keen, painterly fashion. Each work is well-sighted and ever-present.With an uncanny ability to sally forth into re [...]
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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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Double Feature: THE WAY WE WERE and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE on February 13th in NoHo, Pasadena, and West LA

Twofer Tuesdays return just in time for Valentine’s Day. Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a double feature of two all-time romantic favorites, THE WAY WE WERE and SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE.Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford demonstrate matchless chemistry in THE WAY WE WERE, which received six Oscar nominations in 1973, including a nod for Streisand as Best Actress. The picture won two Oscars, for Marvin Hamlisch’s memorable score and Best Song, written by Hamlisch, Marilyn and Alan Bergman.Streisand plays a college radical who falls in love with the apolitical campus jock, who also happens to be a gifted [...]
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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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55th Anniversary Screening of Federico Fellini’s 8 ½ on January 17th in Pasadena, Encino, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series launch our Anniversary Classics Abroad program for 2018 with one of the most influential and highly acclaimed of all foreign films: Federico Fellini’s autobiographical masterpiece, 8 ½.8 ½ screens Wednesday, January 17 at 7pm in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA. Click here for tickets.Fellini had already won two Oscars in the 1950s, and in 1963, 8 ½ scored the most Oscar nominations of any foreign film up to that time, with a total of five, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (by Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli and Brunello Rondi). It won [...]
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Happy New Year! Enjoy the Beginning of 2018 by Seeing All the Shortlisted Foreign Language Oscar Nominees on the Big Screen.

This year intrepid moviegoers will have a chance to see every one of the shortlisted foreign films in theaters. The Academy received submissions from around the world, 92 nations in all, and has whittled them down to these lucky nine. (Anne Thompson of Indiewire has a good breakdown about the snubs and surprises here.)We open the Hungarian drama ON BODY AND SOUL this Friday at the Music Hall. We've been playing the hit Swedish comedy THE SQUARE since November. We have Fatih Akin's IN THE FADE (Germany), starring a fierce Diane Kruger, right now at the Royal and starting Friday at the Playhouse and Town Center. (We'll also host [...]
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Jewish Journal L.A.: ‘1945’ Examines Postwar Angst in Hungary.

‘1945’ Examines Postwar Angst in HungaryBY TOM TUGEND | PUBLISHED NOV 17, 2017An ancient train, belching black smoke, pulls into a station near an unnamed Hungarian village and out step two Orthodox Jews. Not losing a moment, the stationmaster sounds the alarm: “The Yids are coming!”The year — and the title of the movie — is “1945,” a time when the inhabitants of the village and the rest of their countrymen have arrived at a junction in history and are unsure which path to follow.While Hungary’s Holocaust-themed movie “Son of Saul” won the Academy Award for foreign-language fil [...]
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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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Former ADL National Director Abe Foxman on the New Film ‘1945:’ “An astonishing new achievement.”

Based on the acclaimed story "Homecoming" by Gábor T. Szántó, 1945 is a haunting film about the deep undercurrents beneath the surface of a quaint village that's ultimately forced to face up to its "ill-gotten gains" from the Second World War. We open 1945 next week at the Royal, Town Center, and Playhouse and next month at the Claremont 5. Former National Director of the Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman saw and loved the movie and wrote the following about it:"The Hungarian Jewish experience during WWII was unique among European countries. Until 1944, Hungarian Jews lived in relative safety despite anti-Jewish [...]
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WATCH: Director Ferenc Török Invites YOU to ‘1945,’ Opening November 24. Plus: His Q&A Schedule.

Theatres is pleased to open 1945 on November 24 at the Royal, Playhouse, and Town Center and December 8 at the Claremont 5.'1945' Q&A schedule with director Ferenc Török:Friday, November 24th3:15pm Show - Town Center 5, Encino7:50pm Show - Royal, West LASaturday, November 25th3:15pm Show - Town Center 5, Encino7:50pm Show - Royal, West LASunday, November 26th1:40pm Show - Playhouse 7, Pasadena3:15pm Show - Town Center 5, Encino5:35pm Show - Royal, West LA** with Michael Berenbaum, director of the Sigi Ziering Institute atAmerican Jewish University
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Enter to Win a BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Poster Signed by Legendary Director Takashi Miike

Takashi Miike’s 100th feature film, BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL screens November 10th - 16th in Pasadena, NoHo, and Beverly Hills. To celebrate we're giving away two BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL posters signed by the legendary filmmaker himself!Enter for a chance to win by sharing a picture of your movie tickets on Instagram, checking-in at one of our theaters, and/or retweeting us (you'll find full entry details below).CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for the film. Enter the giveaway below. Signed BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL poster giveawayTwo winners will be selected at random and announced on November 17th, 2017. Giveaway open to California residents onl [...]
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30th Anniversary: Lasse Hallstrom’s MY LIFE AS A DOG Screens November 15th in Pasadena, Encino, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the 30th anniversary of the American release of director Lasse Hallstrom’s breakthrough film, MY LIFE AS A DOG (1987).This screening, the latest installment of the Anniversary Classics Abroad program, takes place at three locations: Royal in West LA, Town Center in Encino, and Playhouse 7 in Pasadena on Wednesday, November 15 at 7PM. Presented digitally.Click here for tickets.The film, based on an autobiographical novel by Reidar Jonsson, was a huge art-house hit in 1987, and was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Lasse Hallstrom as Best Director and Screenplay from A [...]
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A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE Posters for the First Five Ticket Holders.

The first five A BRIDE FOR RIP VAN WINKLE ticket holders will receive a free BRIDE movie poster before the Royal, Playhouse, and NoHo screenings November
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INHERITANCE Filmmakers and Lead Actress at the Playhouse Opening Night for a Q&A.

INHERITANCE writer-director Laura E. Davis and writer-director-star Jessica Kaye will participate attend the 9:55 PM show at the Playhouse on Friday, October 27 for a Q&A.
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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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ATOMIC HOMEFRONT Special Guests at the Playhouse Opening Night.

Opening night 7:10 show features a post-film conversation with ATOMIC HOMEFRONT Producer/Director Rebecca Cammisa, Producer Jim Freydberg, and film subject Dawn Chapman, co-founder of Just Moms STl.
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Halloween Twofer Tuesday: THE MUMMY and CAT PEOPLE on October 31st in NoHo, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a special Halloween double feature in the popular Twofer Tuesday Series (two films for the price of one) on October 31.We will show a “double treat” of the 85th anniversary of THE MUMMY (1932) with the 75th anniversary of CAT PEOPLE (1942). Both films epitomize atmospheric black-and-white chills from the classical studio era.THE MUMMY was one of the early efforts from Universal studios to capitalize on the their success in the horror genre (following the 1931 hits Dracula and Frankenstein).Karl Freund, the German émigré cinematographer of Metropolis and Dra [...]
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32 PILLS: MY SISTER’S SUICIDE Filmmaker in Person for Q&A’s at the Playhouse.

32 PILLS: MY SISTER'S SUICIDE filmmaker Hope Litoff will participate in Q&A's after the 7:40 PM screenings at the Playhouse on Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21. 
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HAZE Q&A’s with the Filmmaker and Cast, SaMo, NoHo, Claremont, and Pasadena.

HAZE writer-director David Burkman and one or more of the lead actors will participate in Q&A's after all 7PM screenings at the Monica Film Center, Claremont, NoHo, and Playhouse October
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