Claremont 5

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Claremont, CA 91711

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Begin the new year and the new decade by taking in some of the esoteric cinema of our Culture Vulture series, now entering its seventh year.January 13 & 14 ~ THE PRADO MUSEUM: A COLLECTION OF WONDERS celebrates the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum -- one of the most-visited museums in the world. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, this cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco, and more. AFTERWARD January 20 & 21 ~ Jerusalem-born trauma expert Ofra [...]

Can you believe it's the 12th year of our Christmas Eve FIDDLER SING-ALONG!? Join us in coming together as a community to celebrate the song, shtick, and shenanigans of Laemmle's legendary Christmas Eve experience. For 2019, this ever-popular event will be occurring in several of our neighborhood venues ( see below for full listing and ticket links). PLUS, due to the convergence of Xmas and Chanukah (3rd night!), we'll be celebrating the Festival of Lights with candle lighting and song.( Jump down to watch the Sing-A-Long trailer. For tickets, visit Laemmle.com/Fiddler ).In addition to movie and song, the evening will feature TRIVIA with PRIZES [...]

Listen up Laemmle-ites!For a limited time, receive $1 off concessions for EACH ticket you buy on Lammle.com . We know, "unthinkable!" But we made it happen. Here's the scoop: • Good at all Laemmle locations EXCEPT the Fine Arts .• No menu restrictions - good for ANY concession item! "Even booze?" you ask. "Yes, indeed!" we reply.• Not valid for merchandise.• You can only use savings for ONE purchase, in-person, during the show you purchased tickets for.• You can't redeem it for cash. Meaning, there's no money back if the price of your order comes in below the value of your discount. (But hey, if that does happen, you'll get your entire order [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Culture Vulture series present GOING ATTRACTIONS: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace , a tribute to the spectacular monuments created as temples for the enjoyment of movies. The film’s L.A. run kicks off Thursday, October 24 with the world theatrical premiere at the historic Ahrya Fine Arts , followed by a discussion with filmmaker April Wright and subject Escott O. Norton, executive director of the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation. Several of the film's other subjects will be in attendance as well! Other countries built palaces for royalty. In the United States, we built them to watch movies. Following the [...]

CHASING EINSTEIN director Steve Brown and writer Eric Myerson will participate in a Q&A following the 7:30 pm show on Saturday, 9/28. [...]

Sex, drugs, power, and vice: welcome to the mid-2000s Italy of Silvio Berlusconi, the egomaniac billionaire Prime Minister who presides over an empire of scandal and corruption. Sergio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is an ambitious young hustler managing an escort service catering to the rich and powerful. Determined to move up in the world, Sergio sets his sights on the biggest client of all: Berlusconi (Toni Servillo), the disgraced, psychotically charming businessman and ex-PM currently plotting his political comeback. As Berlusconi attempts to bribe his way back to power, Sergio devises his own equally audacious scheme to win the mogul’s attention. [...]

On August 5 we lost one of our most brilliant writers and thinkers, Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison. As it happens, an acclaimed biographical documentary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am , came out this summer and in light of her passing Laemmle Theatres will return the film to theaters starting Friday at the Music Hall in Beverly Hills and Saturday at the Playhouse and Claremont . If you haven't yet seen it, please consider doing so. Writing in the New York Times , A.O. Scott said " The Pieces I Am offers something else, as a dividend yielded by [Morrison's] achievements and her years on the earth: the profound pleasure of [...]

Take a trip to Spain this summer and see Bosch, Sorolla and Murillo on the big screen as part of our Culture Vulture series at the Claremont , Playhouse , Royal , and Town Center . MURILLO: THE LAST JOURNEY is more than a documentary about one of the greatest geniuses of fine art. It provides a view at the history of the Spanish empire at its height from the perspective of one of Murillo’s most iconic paintings: The Young Peddler . The painting travels from Seville to Paris as world-renowned specialists flesh out the exquisite aesthetics of the painter's most sublime masterpieces. We'll screen this August 5 and 6. [...]

Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse proudly presents THE PASADENA ART SHOW 2019. Please join us as we celebrate our local artists in an intimate theatre setting. Our special event features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talks, and of course refreshments. Meet the artists and stay for the bagels, mimosas and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in the Los Angeles region. About the Exhibit Our annual community exhibit is a powerful collective voice emerging from individual expression - celebrating art-making through a communal creative vibration. [...]

The warmth and wit of celebrated playwright turned auteur Marcel Pagnol ( The Marseille Trilogy ) shines through in the enchanting slice-of-life comedy The Baker's Wife (1938). Returning once again to the Provençal countryside he knew intimately, Pagnol draws a vivid portrait of a close-knit village where the marital woes of a sweetly deluded baker (the inimitable Raimu, heralded by no less than Orson Welles as “the greatest actor who ever lived”) snowball into a scandal that engulfs the entire town. Marrying the director’s abiding concern for the experiences of ordinary people with an understated but superbly judged visual style, The Baker’s Wife [...]

Laemmle Theatres proudly presents LAEMMLE LIVE PASADENA, inspired by Laemmle’s popular concert series in Santa Monica. Laemmle Live showcases emerging musicians and professional performers from local schools and organizations, celebrating our diverse community with live performance. Laemmle Live Pasadena's free Sunday morning concerts take place in the courtyard between Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 and Vroman’s Bookstore from 11am to 12pm. A light reception will follow the concert.This Sunday morning concert features the Caesura Youth Orchestra . Based in Glendale, California, the program provides music education, group lessons and free instruments to [...]

THE BIKES OF WRATH director Cameron Ford will participate in Q&A's after the 7:30 pm screenings at the following locations and dates:Monica Film Center on Apr 14thAhrya Fine Arts on Apr 15thPlayhouse 7 on Apr 16thGlendale on Apr 17thClaremont 5 on Apr 18th [...]

LAEMMLE LIVE PASADENA, inspired by Laemmle’s popular concert series in Santa Monica presents nationally acclaimed Pascale Music Institute on April 7. Laemmle Live showcases emerging musicians and professional performers from local schools and organizations, celebrating our diverse community with live performance. Laemmle Live Pasadena's free Sunday morning concerts take place in the courtyard between Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 and Vroman’s Bookstore from 11am to 12pm. A light reception will follow the concertAward-winning Pascale Music Institute, founded by Susan Pascale, teaches aspiring musicians as young as three and half years old to play the [...]

Swing, samba or shimmy on over to Art in the Arthouse's newest exhibit in Pasadena, DANCING WITH COLORS. This bold festival of color from artists Nancy R. Wise and Raymond Logan runs till June, 2019. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in the Los Angeles region. About the Exhibit NANCY R. WISE: Oil painter Nancy R. Wise is enchanted by color. She views her art as daily reality transformed by color and texture, woven on the loom of light. She states, “I love the vibrancy of bright colors, thick impasto-like textures against thin washes and strong forms to communicate an experience of a [...]

Laemmle Theatres proudly presents the launch of LAEMMLE LIVE PASADENA, inspired by Laemmle’s popular concert series in Santa Monica. Laemmle Live showcases emerging musicians and professional performers from local schools and organizations, celebrating our diverse community with live performance. Laemmle Live Pasadena's free Sunday morning concerts will take place in the courtyard between Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 and Vroman’s Bookstore from 11am to 12pm. A light reception will follow the program. The inaugural concert will feature musicians from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. The Pasadena Conservatory of Music provides opportunities for students [...]

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 Exhibit Photographer 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. Many of the fifteen photographs in [...]

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 for yourself! [...]

Art in the Arthouse revisits the works of ROBERT CENEDELLA with a new showing of his special edition silk screens entitled ART ON ART. Cenedella's series, currently on display in Claremont until September 17, is a part of The Laemmle Collection . About the Exhibit: Previous works by Robert Cenedella, shown at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center along side the documentary film ART BASTARD, gave an in-depth example of what is controversial. Our current show, reveals another side of the artist. The numbered editions of silk screens on archival paper, are less political statement, more tailored etchings of clever positioning and whimsical humor. T hey are [...]

Laemmle's Art in the Arthouse is delighted to present THE PASADENA ART SHOW '17 . Please join us to celebrate our local artists in an intimate theatre setting. Our special event features a slide show on the big screen, artist talks, and of course, the wine, cheese and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. Meet the artists and stay for the art! About the Exhibit Our third annual Pasadena community show brings together a diverse group of artistic talent culled from the surrounding community. Beyond the inherent eclecticism, there is a shared commitment to create compelling work, zoomed in on aesthetics in what might be considered a bluntly [...]

The following post is by food historian Linda Civitello: Terence Davies’ masterpiece, A Quiet Passion , has a scene where Emily Dickinson bakes bread and later is informed that it won a prize. This is true. In 1856, Dickinson’s Brown Bread won second prize at a local fair. One of the judges was her sister Lavinia—“Vinnie”—played by Jennifer Ehle, who was Elizabeth Bennet in the mini-series Pride and Prejudice, and the miscalculating intelligence agent in Zero Dark Thirty . Dickinson’s prize-winning bread was made from rye and cornmeal because wheat did not grow well in New England. The bread, like New Englanders such as Dickinson’s father, played [...]