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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE: More Art for the Holidays

If you are in Claremont, Pasadena, NoHo or West Los Angeles this holiday season, check out our fine art galleries. No ticket required. Laemmle's ART IN THE ARTHOUSE continues to connect film audiences with the visual arts all year long and our artwork is for sale.  You might be inspired to buy a memorable work of art for someone special. Our CLAREMONT ART SHOW, curated by Joshua Elias, is winding down in late January. Highlights include digital works by Ron Dunlap, florals by Kathy Leeds and dynamic images by James Miley. Or peruse the artworks of our PASADENA artists including the playful collages of Lois Keller, bol [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE: Art for the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, why not consider giving a meaningful gift of art or simply stop by to view our galleries. No tickets required. ART IN THE ARTHOUSE connects film audiences with the visual arts all year long and our artwork is for sale.  We proudly deliver a unique, alternative art-viewing experience at seven of our nine venues. You might be inspired to buy a memorable work of art for someone special.Check out the bold, dynamic paintings and collages of Isabella Kelly-Ramirez at the Monica Film Center. Ramirez coopts images from fashion and art magazines, repurposing them to create surreal urban legends and ironi [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: HILL & STUMP at the Royal

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE happily welcomes back artists DAPHNE HILL and ANNA STUMP, this time to the Royal for a festival of color just in time for the holidays. Swing by our gallery for a look at their newest work. The exhibit runs through February, 2019.About the exhibitSuccessful collaboration in the world of painting is a rare phenomenon. The duo of HILL and STUMP,  known for their breathtaking floral compositions, have nourished a unique and productive partnership. In a kind of creative symbiosis, they appear to “finish each other’s sentences,” layering each piece and editing each other to create something entirely new. [...]
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UNITED SKATES Q&A’s at the Playhouse 7.

UNITED SKATES Q&A's with filmmaker Dyana Winkler, composer Jongnic Bontemps and subject Phelicia Wright following the 7:40 pm shows on Friday, 11/30, Saturday, 12/1, Thursday, 12/6 and after the 5:20 pm show on Sunday,
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Our 11th Annual Christmas Eve FIDDLER SING-ALONG is Just Around the Corner! Get Tickets Now!

UPDATE! We're pleased to announce our Fiddler Hosts for 2018!  Click here for bios.(skip to main article)Music HallMichael Schlesinger - NEW! - writer, producer, and classic film expert, appearing on behalf of The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - BUY TIXAhrya Fine ArtsRobbo - NEW! - singer, songwriter, and song leader, appearing on behalf of Shalom Institute, home of Camp JCA Shalom - BUY TIXPlayhouseCantor Aviva Rosenbloom - NEW! - appearing on behalf of the Jewish Federation of the San Gabriel and Pamona Valleys - BUY TIXGlendaleElissa Glickman - NEW! - community leader, appearing on behalf of Glendale A [...]
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Fifty-fifth Anniversary Screenings of Luchino Visconti’s THE LEOPARD on December 5th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a 55th anniversary screening of acclaimed director Luchino Visconti’s sumptuous masterpiece, THE LEOPARD (Il Gattopardo). The film will close out the year for the popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program of showcasing vintage foreign-language cinema.The Leopard is based on the historical novel by Giuseppe Tomasi de Lampedusa, an international best seller upon publication in 1958. The story is set in the 1860s during the turbulent period of the “Risorgimento,” the struggle for the unification of Italy.All this is reflected in the fate of one Sicilian aristocratic [...]
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JINN Q&A Opening Night with Cast and Crew at the Playhouse.

JINN filmmakers Nijla Mu'min, Avril Z. Speaks, cast Simone Missick and Ashlei Foushee will participate in a Q&A after the 7:00 pm show on Friday, 11/16. Moderator DeWanda
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Eightieth Anniversary Screenings of Jean Renoir’s GRAND ILLUSION on November 14 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest in our Anniversary Classics Abroad program, Jean Renoir’s anti-war masterpiece, GRAND ILLUSION. We present this program to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. Renoir’s film is generally regarded as the finest set during the First World War, and it endures as a memorable lament for the loss of an entire generation.Part of the originality and impact of 'Grand Illusion' comes from the fact that it has no battle scenes. Much of it is set in a German prison camp where several French soldiers are under the command of an [...]
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MASTER Q&A Following the 7:30 PM Show on Wednesday, 11/28 at the Playhouse 7.

MASTER Grandmaster Zhou Ting and director Dastan Khalili will participate in a Q&A after the 7:30 PM show on Wednesday,
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UPDATED HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY Q&A’s at the Playhouse, Noho 7 and Monica Film Center. See Below for Details.

FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY Q&A's after the 7:30 PM shows 11/2 - 11/4 at the Playhouse, and following the 7:30 PM shows at the Noho 7 on Monday, 11/5 and at the Monica Film Center on Tuesday, 11/6.Playhouse:11/2 Director John Anderson11/3 Musician Steve Madaio and director John Anderson11/4 Director John AndersonNoHo 7:11/5 Musician Jim Kweskin, Kathy Butterfield and director John AndersonMonica Film Center:11/6 Director John Anderson   
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Better Angels Q&A with Filmmaker at the Playhouse.

BETTER ANGELS producer William Mundell will participate in a Q&A after the 7:20 PM show on Thursday,
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Two Horror Classics from the Universal Studio Vaults on Tuesday, October 30 in Pasadena, NoHo, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present a double feature of classic Universal studios’ horror films on the eve of Halloween, October 30, in our popular Twofer Tuesday (two films for the price of one) program. We will show a “double treat” of the 85th anniversary of THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933) paired with the 70th anniversary of the horror-comedy ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948).THE INVISIBLE MAN was a key entry in the cycle of terror films from Universal studios in the early 1930s that helped secure its reputation as the “house of horror” in the early sound era. Produced by Carl Laem [...]
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BRAMPTON’S OWN Q&A with Cast and Crew at the Playhouse.

BRAMPTON'S OWN Q&A with filmmaker Michael Doneger and actors Alex Russell, Scott Porter and Kevin Linehan following the 5:20 PM show on Saturday, 10/20 at the
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THUNDER ROAD Filmmaker in Attendance Opening Weekend at the Playhouse.

THUNDER ROAD cast and crew will participate in Q&A's after the 1:00 PM shows and introduce the 9:55 PM shows on Friday, 10/19 - Sunday, 10/21 at the
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STUDIO 54 Q&A With Filmmaker on Friday, 10/19 at the Playhouse.

STUDIO 54 filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer will participate in a Q&A following the 7:10 PM show on Friday, 10/19 at the
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Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE 60th Anniversary Screenings October 17 in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present the latest installment in our popular Anniversary Classics Abroad program, 60th anniversary screenings of the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film of 1958, Jacques Tati’s MON ONCLE. Tati made only six feature films over the course of his career (including Jour de Fete, Playtime, and Traffic), and this comedy—his first film in color—is considered one of the highlights. Tati had introduced the character of Mr. Hulot in Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, his highly praised film from 1953. He once again plays the character of Hulot in this more ambitious satire of moder [...]
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THE ADVOCATES Q&A’s at the Monica Film Center, Playhouse 7, NoHo 7 and Town Center 5.

Film CenterFriday, 10/19: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Mel Tillekeratne (advocate); & Alisa Orduña (Senior Advisor to the City Manager on Homelessness, City of Santa Monica). Moderated by Maryam Zar (Chair, Westside Regional Alliance of Councils).Saturday, 10/20: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Rudy Salinas (advocate); special guests; and team members of United Way of Greater LA’s Everyone In campaign.Sunday, 10/21: Q&A following 7:20 PM show with Rémi Kessler (producer/director); Claudia Perez (advocate with lived experien [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: SCREENINGS in NoHo October 17

Artist ReceptionLaemmle NoHo 7Wednesday, October 17,  7-9 pmRSVP hereThis is a free eventLaemmle's Art in the Arthouse presents SCREENINGS, a new art show in Noho based on ideas of scale, reproduction, and projection. This special exhibit features a slideshow on the big screen, artist talks and the wine, cheese, and conversation Art in the Arthouse is known for. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.The artists are: Brody Albert, Stephen Aldahl, Theodora Allen, Allen Brewer, Andy Brown, Jason Burgess, Pablo Carrillo, Milano Chow, Michael Dopp, Andy Faul [...]
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THE PANAMA PAPERS Director Alex Winter Will Participate in Q&A’S After Select Showtimes at the Playhouse 7.

THE PANAMA PAPERS director Alex Winter will participate in Q&A's at the Playhouse 11/2: 7:10Saturday 11/3: 1:20 and 7:10Sunday 11/4: 1:20 and 4:10 
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Join Laemmle for Tour de Summer Camps on Oct. 28 and Earn Free Movies + Private Screening

This fall Laemmle is going to camp!  No, we're not scheduling a "campy film" retrospective for our Throwback Thursday series  (though that might be a good idea!).  We're going to an actual camp (Camp Alonim in Simi Valley to be precise) Oct. 28 to participate in the 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, a charity bicycle ride that generates scholarship funding for 13 L.A. area Jewish summer camps.  The idea is to provide any youngster who wants to attend summer camp the means to do so. What's not to love about that?Here's the best part: you can join us! That includes our very own Greg Laemmle, his wife Tish, and Laemm [...]
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