Claremont 5

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Much has happened since we posted notice of our closure on March 16. To get you up to speed, check out the links below . They include several messages from Greg Laemmle during the last couple of weeks.The big headline is that we've launched a new video-on-demand service – Laemmle's Virtual Cinema – in conjunction with our distributors. Since we can't go out to the movies, this will allow us to watch Laemmle films while we stay in!This is a particularly challenging time as we fight to preserve our 82-year legacy. You can help keep Laemmle strong. Here's how: 1. Watch movies online. To see what's playing, join our mailing list and bookmark the [...]

[ JUMP TO FILMS ]Dear Laemmle Fans,As we enter the third week of CoronaClosure, I again want to thank you for your show of support. You are amazing! If you can, please continue buying Premiere Cards and Gift Cards .In this email, we are adding four new titles to the LVC program. And Then We Danced is a terrific film from Georgia, perhaps my favorite film that opened in the first part of this year. We are also adding Balloon and The Wild Goose Lake , two well reviewed films that had the misfortune of opening on Friday, March 13, and were not able to play for even a full week in theatres. Finally, we are adding Perfect Nanny , a film that has not [...]

[ JUMP TO FILMS ]Dear Laemmle Fans,I know I just contacted you a couple days ago about the launch of the Laemmle Virtual Cinema program, but we've got a number of excited distributors who wanted to share some additional films. And since many of you are looking for stuff to do while sheltering in place, I figured another message wouldn’t hurt.We’ve also created a page to answer any questions you may have about Laemmle Virtual Cinema. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out via our company email , or to submit a comment via our website . I can't promise we will be able to answer all your questions directly, but your feedback [...]

Dear Laemmle Fans,As an exhibitor, I'm supposed to hate VOD (video on demand), seeing it as an enemy out to destroy my family's 80+ year old business. However, I believe that people will always love going to the movie theatre, and that they recognize movie-going as the best way to appreciate what the filmmaker has created.But right now, going to the movie theatre isn't an option. We all know why this is the case, and we're just going to have to accept it until we can get through this crisis. These unprecedented times call for new alliances. So in partnership with a number of our indie distributors, we are launching the "Laemmle Virtual Cinema" [...]

A letter from Greg Laemmle about the closing of the theaters sent on March 20. ........................................................ Dear Laemmle Fans,My family has been in this business in Los Angeles since 1938. I've been doing my job for over 30 years. During that time, we've had fires, earthquakes, a couple very serious instances of civic unrest, a major terrorist attack on our country, and countless other threats and instances of adversity. But even when curfews curtailed our hours of operation, we managed to be open and showing movies. Even if most people didn't want to get out, there were always those who found solace and escape in [...]

Dear Laemmle Family,In accord with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti’s executive order and in efforts to “flatten the curve,” we have temporarily closed all of our venues including those in municipalities not covered by the Mayor's order.We will contact ticket holders via email with refund instructions for tickets purchased in advance.We appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation.Visit laemmle.com for updates.Please take care of yourselves and those most at risk. Hope to see you soon.– Team Laemmle [...]

Now is the time to enjoy fantastic films from around the world. All five of the Oscar-nominated documentary features -- THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY , THE CAVE , FOR SAMA , AMERICAN FACTORY and HONEYLAND are in theaters now, before the awards show on February 9. Four of the five Oscar nominees for Best International Feature -- LES MISÉRABLES , PAIN AND GLORY , PARASITE and HONEYLAND (deservedly, it's nominated twice!) are now in theaters.We hope to open the Polish drama CORPUS CHRISTI , the fifth foreign film nominee and the dark horse in the race, on March 6 at the Monica Film Center, Playhouse and Town Center. The film is about 20-year-old Daniel, who [...]

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 [...]

UPDATE! We're pleased to announce our Fiddler Hosts for 2019! Click here for bios. ( skip to main article ) Town Center 5 Stephen Sass (4:30pm) - of the Jewish Historical Society of Southern CA - BUY TIX Cantor Mike Stein (7:30pm) - NEW! - singer, fiddler, and Grammy winning artist - BUY TIX NoHo 7 Cantor Aviva Rosenbloom - Jewish songwriter and woman cantor pioneer - BUY TIX Royal Isaac Wade - accomplished thespian and Laemmle General Manager - BUY TIX The Fine Arts Theatre Kenny Ellis (7:30pm) - entertainer, comedian, singer of Hanukah Swings! - BUY TIX Playhouse Judy Sofer - of Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pamona Valleys - BUY TIX [...]

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 [...]