Royal

11523 Santa Monica Blvd. | MAP
West L.A., CA 90025

310-478-3836

 

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present our Anniversary Classics Abroad program for October: Louis Malle’s LACOMBE LUCIEN , nominated for Best Foreign Language Film of 1974. The film was one of the movies, following Marcel Ophuls’ monumental documentary 'The Sorrow and the Pity,' that scrutinized French collaboration with the Nazis during World War II.Malle’s movie tells a fictional but provocative story, written by the director and novelist Patrick Modiano, about a teenage boy who savors the power he accrues when he joins the Gestapo during the final months of the war. LACOMBE LUCIEN takes place in 1944, after the Allies have [...]

Joseph Losey's MR. KLEIN (1976), a long-unseen masterwork from the director of The Servant and Accident and writer Franco Solinas ( The Battle of Algiers ), starring Alain Delon, with a special appearance by Jeanne Moreau, opens Friday, October 11 at Laemmle's Playhouse/Pasadena, Royal/West L.A. and Town Center/Encino.MR. KLEIN was blacklisted American director Losey's first film in French, with a screenplay by Solinas and assistant director Fernando Morandi, and an uncredited Costa-Gavras ( Z ), who was originally to direct. In a full-length article in a recent issue of the New Yorker , critic Anthony Lane calls Rialto Picture's reissue of MR. [...]

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. [...]

RSVP ON EVENTBRITE This is a Free Event LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents talented faculty members from Santa Monica-based Elemental Music, performing Rondo from Duo 2 - Opus 81 by Friedrich Kuhlaum, Sao Paulo Shimmer by Jonathan Cohen and Mozart Clarinet Quintet K. 581. Beloved radio host Rich Capparela returns to hostSince 2004, Elemental Music has provided over 2,000 young musicians with high-quality music education experiences. Elemental Music envisions a community where youth are inspired and empowered through quality music education. Students study with expert teachers to hone their musical technique while learning the art of collaboration and [...]

HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL is a stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, charting the underdog journey of Israel's national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic.After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world's best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players―Ike Davis, Josh Zeid and ex-Braves catcher Ryan Lavarnway―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel. Their odyssey takes them from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where they are [...]

THE SOUND OF SILENCE co- writer and producer Ben Nabors will participate in a Q&A at the Royal on Saturday, 9/14 after the 8:00 pm show. Director and co-writer Michael Tyburski will join him for a Q&A on Sunday, 9/15 after the 5:50 pm show. [...]

BECOMING NOBODY Q&A panel with Jamie Catto (director) and Raghu Markus (producer, executive director of Love Serve Remember Foundation) following the 7:50 pm show on Sunday, 9/8. [...]

RSVP ON EVENTBRITE This is a Free Event Please join us for a very special event as LAEMMLE LIVE presents the Street Symphony String Quartet, featuring a string quartet written by Director of Community Engagement, Ben Shirley and music by Reena Esmail.Street Symphony places social justice at the heart of music making by creating authentic, powerful engagements between professional and emerging artists and communities disenfranchised by homelessness and incarceration in Los Angeles County. They believe all people deserve access to a creative and expressive life. Founded in 2011, Street Symphony has presented nearly 400 free, world-class musical [...]

JAY MYSELF filmmaker Stephen Wilkes will participate in Q&A's following the 7:40 pm show Friday, 8/16 and Saturday, 8/17 and after the 1:00 pm show on Sunday, 8/18. [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a rediscovery of a juicy melodrama from 1959: THE YOUNG PHILADELPHIANS , which boasted a vibrant cast headed by Paul Newman and our special guest, Barbara Rush. As Leonard Maltin wrote in his review, “Newman and Rush have memorable roles as poor lawyer who schemes to the top and society girl he hopes to win.” Newman was rising to major stardom at the time he made this film. He was coming off acclaimed performances in Somebody Up There Likes Me and The Long Hot Summer and had just earned his first Oscar nomination for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof . As the Motion Picture Herald observed in its [...]

AT WAR director Stéphane Brizé will participate in Q&As following the 7:00 pm show on Friday, 7/26 and Saturday, 7/27. [...]

SKIN Jamie Bell will participate in a Q&A following the 7:10 pm show on Saturday, 7/27. [...]

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. [...]

Our summer tradition continues when our good friends from McCabe's share their musical gifts Sunday, August 4. LAEMMLE LIVE presents McCabe's Guitar Shop for a free pop-up celebration of all things guitar, vocal and other choice instruments. Come on down to the Monica to sample McCabe's students and teachers' wit and wisdom. Hosted by Head of Music School Denny Croy. It began in 1958. Furniture designer Gerald McCabe repaired guitars for his folk-singer wife’s musician friends who had no local music store. Gerald and his friend Ed Kahn decided to open a small music shop on Pico Blvd in Santa Monica. They began repairing instruments, selling folk [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present this month’s installment in our popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program, Ang Lee’s delectable 1994 comedy, EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN . Lee had directed two previous films that earned acclaim, but this 1994 film was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and propelled his career to a new level of esteem and success. Made in Taipei, the film centers on a widowed master chef, Mr. Chu (played by Sihung Lung), who has weekly feasts for his three unmarried daughters (Kuei-Mei Yang, Chien-Lien Wu, Yu-Wen Wang), during which he tries to oversee their personal lives along with their [...]

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE is delighted to welcome artist DAVID PALMER and his mouthwatering new show, RetroPop. The show will run at the Royal till November 2019. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles. About the Exhibit As a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the late 80s, pop artist DAVID PALMER drew inspiration from his mentors JOHN ROY and GREGORY GILLESPIE. Between Roy’s analytical rigor and Gillespie’s wildly improvisational methods, Palmer unearthed an exploratory approach to image-making that evokes dreams and memories, literature and film, science, popular [...]

THE CHAMBERMAID producers Jana Diaz Juhl and Pau Brunet will participate in Q&A following the 7:20 pm show on Friday, 7/5 moderated by Tabitha Denholm from Women Under The Influence and on Saturday, 7/6 moderated by Ben Lopez of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers. [...]

After Alfonso Cuarón won the Best Director Oscar for Roma in February, people began pointing out that the Academy had given the award to a Mexican filmmaker in five out of the last six years, a remarkable turn of events. (Cuaron won once before, for Gravity , Alejandro Iñárritu twice for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Revenant and Guillermo del Toro once for The Shape of Water .) In the coming weeks at the Royal we'll be showcasing even more cinematic talent from Mexico with two terrific new movies: we'll open Our Time [ Nuestro Tiempo ] on June 28 and The Chambermaid [ La Camarista ] on July 5, both at the Royal in West L [...]

LAEMMLE LIVE proudly presents musicians from the Santa Monica Symphony featuring Susan Greenberg-Flute, Sara Canning-Clarinet, Guido Lamell-Violin, Carol Sandstrom-Viola and Tom Lloyd-Cello. The ensemble will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Crusell and Haydn. Beloved classical radio announcer Rich Capparela returns to Laemmle Live to host. Santa Monica Symphony, heralded by the Huffington Post as the "crown jewel of Southern California's community orchestras" has been serving the community through quality, free concerts since 1945.The Santa Monica Symphony enhances lifelong learning through special open rehearsals and performances at local [...]

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a screening of one of the most memorable films of the 70s, the neo-noir mystery thriller, CHINATOWN. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 1974 (including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor Jack Nicholson and Best Actress Faye Dunaway), the film won the Oscar for the original screenplay by Robert Towne. Although it was set in a beautifully recreated 1930s universe, the film reflected the bitter cynicism and disillusionment of the Vietnam and Watergate era. Towne was a Los Angeles native, and he had long been fascinated by the history of the city, where the sun-dappled settings hid [...]