Laemmle, pronounced "LEM-lee", is synonymous with great independent, foreign, and art house cinema. In over 75 years of operation, we have been guided by our commitment to exhibit "quality film without regard to genre or provenance". Our theaters serve over a million film patrons each year from several locations in the greater Los Angeles region including West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Pasadena, North Hollywood, Claremont, and Santa Clarita. Click here for a full listing.
In addition to standard movie-going, Laemmle provides unique cinematic experiences such as one-night screenings, special events, premieres, and Academy qualifications. These events reflect Laemmle's commitment to being an artistic resource and gathering place for the entire Los Angeles community. In addition, our popular Sneaks Club gives over 60,000 cinephiles access to movies prior to their release, helping to create a buzz for an eclectic range of films that may rate high on artistry yet lack the marketing reach of big Hollywood releases.
Laemmle is a scion of cinema's golden age. The company was established in 1938 by Kurt and Max Laemmle, nephews of legendary Universal Pictures founder Carl Laemmle (click here for an amazing video of Carl Laemmle and Albert Einstein! speaking in German together). The company is currently run by Robert Laemmle and his son, Greg Laemmle.
Want to know more about how we run our theaters, pick our films, etc? Check out our FAQ. And yes, we explain the "Laemmle Lamb" in there, too!