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April Fools’ Double Feature of THE PINK PANTHER and A SHOT IN THE DARK

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series invite you to celebrate April Fools' Day with a double feature starring writer-director Blake Edwards’ inspired creation of accidental mayhem, Inspector Clouseau. Peter Sellers plays the inept French detective to comic perfection in the 55th anniversary screenings of THE PINK PANTHER and A SHOT IN THE DARK on April 1 in Pasadena, North Hollywood, and West LA.THE PINK PANTHER, the first of a series of films with the blundering sleuth, opened in the United States in April 1964 and was an immediate hit.Audiences thoroughly enjoyed the jewel heist caper, especially the antics of Sellers, [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: DANCING WITH COLORS in Pasadena

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 ExhibitNANCY 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 e [...]
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Francois Truffaut’s THE 400 BLOWS 60th Anniversary Screenings March 20th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present this month’s installment of our Anniversary Classics Abroad program. In keeping with the start of spring, we commemorate Francois Truffaut’s evergreen feature film debut, THE 400 BLOWS, which earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Original Screenplay of 1959. Truffaut’s autobiographical picture, drawn from events in his own childhood, helped to introduce American audiences to the French New Wave. Truffaut had started as a critic for Cahiers du Cinema along with fellow aspiring directors Jean-Luc Godard, Eric Rohmer and Claude Chabrol. When he unveiled his first [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: JEFFREY SKLAN: ELEGY in Glendale

ART IN THE ARTHOUSE  proudly presents a timely and important exhibit, JEFFREY SKLAN: ELEGY in Glendale. The art is for sale and on display till June 2019. Sales benefit the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles. Stop by our gallery -  no need to buy a movie ticket to view.About the exhibitA seasoned photographer, JEFFREY SKLAN understands the essence of his subjects, allowing them to reveal themselves and honoring their light. Born in Miami in 1954, Sklan is self-taught. From the moment he absconded with his father’s camera to photograph Hurricane Betsy (1965) at age 10, Skl [...]
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UPDATED! NEVER LOOK AWAY Q&A’s with Filmmaker at the Playhouse and NoHo.

LOOK AWAY director/screenwriter Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck will participate in a Q&A after the 7:40 pm show on Saturday, 3/16 and at the NoHo following the 4:50 pm show on Sunday, 3/17.
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: ISABELLA KELLY-RAMIREZ now in NoHo

Art in the Arthouse's exhibit, ISABELLA KELLY-RAMIREZ: WHO IS SHE, has moved to NoHo! Explore the bold, dynamic works of Kelly-Ramirez on display until the end of June. All of the art is for sale and a portion of the proceeds benefits the Laemmle Foundation and its support of humanitarian and environmental causes in Los Angeles.About the ExhibitIsabella Kelly-Ramirez creates paintings and collages that introduce a host of fascinating females. Modern-day saints and superheroes, champions of the avant-garde, and fashionable figures to be reckoned with; these are icons of a new mythology from the imagination of the artist. Her arresting col [...]
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JOSEPH PULITZER: VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Q&A’s with Filmmaker Opening Weekend.

JOSEPH PULITZER: VOICE OF THE PEOPLE filmmaker Oren Rudavsky will participate in Q&A's following the 7:40 pm show Friday, 3/8 and Saturday, 3/9 at the Music Hall, after the 4:20 pm show on Saturday, 3/9 and Sunday, 3/10 at the Playhouse and after the 7:30 pm show on Sunday, 3/10 at the Town
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LAEMMLE LIVE presents PASADENA CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC in Pasadena March 24

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 opp [...]
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THE COMPETITION Q&A’s with Filmmaker at Ahrya Fine Arts and the Playhouse 7.

THE COMPETITION filmmaker Claire Simon will participate in a Q&A moderated by Akiva Gottlieb, writer for Variety, Los Angeles Times after the 7:30 pm show on Monday, 3/4 at the Ahrya Fine Arts. Kate Wolf, Los Angeles Review Of Books editor will moderate a Q&A with Claire following the 7:00 pm show on Tuesday, 3/5 at the Playhouse 7.
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WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? Q&A’s with Filmmaker and Guests at the Music Hall and Playhouse Theaters.

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? director Astra Taylor and guests to participate in Q&A's on select dates and times.Music HallSaturday, 2/234:10 pm Astra Taylor and filmmaker James PonsoldtSunday, 2/244:10 Astra Taylor and historian Robin Kelley Playhouse7:30 pm  Astra Taylor with writer Adrian
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SKID ROW MARATHON Q&A’s Opening Weekend with Filmmakers and Guests at the Playhouse.

SKID ROW MARATHON filmmakers Gabriele and Mark Hayes with guests Judge Craig Mitchell, Rafael Cabrera, Ben Shirley, Rebecca Hayes and David Askew will participate in Q&A's on Friday, March 22 following the 7:50 PM show and after the 3:15 PM show on Saturday, March
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Fiftieth Anniversary Screenings of THE WILD BUNCH with Special Guests in Pasadena and Beverly Hills

March 1, 2019: We regret to report that Bo Hopkins will not be able to attend the Fine Arts THE WILD BUNCH screening. L.Q. Jones' attendance is tentative.Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the iconic and groundbreaking movies of the '60s, Sam Peckinpah’s THE WILD BUNCH.This graphically violent and poetic film exploded the very concept of the traditional Western by focusing on a brutal group of outlaws trying to survive at the dawn of the 20th century. Featuring four Oscar-winning actors—William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson, and Edmond O’Brien—along with [...]
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ART IN THE ARTHOUSE presents: Ronald Dunlap: The Elegance of Silence in Claremont

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 ExhibitPhotographer 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. Ma [...]
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Sixtieth Anniversary Screenings of Marcel Camus’ Palme d’Or Winning BLACK ORPHEUS

In celebration of Black History Month, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Abroad Series present 60th anniversary screenings of BLACK ORPHEUS on February 20. This retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice story in Greek mythology is set in twentieth-century Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Writer-director Marcel Camus' film hit the double jackpot for foreign-language films, winning both the Palme d’Or at Cannes and the Academy Award as the year’s best foreign film.Based on the play “Orfeu da Conceicao” by Vinicius de Moraes with a screenplay by Camus and Jacques Viot, BLACK ORPHEUS takes place in the working class [...]
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It’s Time for Our Annual Predict the Oscars Contest!

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 [...]
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Valentine’s Day Double Feature: SOME LIKE IT HOT and PILLOW TALK

Instead of the Valentine’s Day massacre depicted in SOME LIKE IT HOT, Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series present comedy and romance to mark the holiday. Two award-winning comedies from 1959 share the bill and you can enjoy both SOME LIKE IT HOT and PILLOW TALK for one admission price!When the American Film Institute conducted a poll of critics and filmmakers to rank the greatest American comedies, Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT came in at #1. The hilarious film melds violence, cross-dressing, and music, and benefits from a superb cast headed by Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon (Oscar-nominated for his performance), T [...]
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Looking Forward to Looking Back: Repertory Cinema at Laemmle Theatres with Bergman, Truffaut and more.

We are beginning the fifth year of our Anniversary Classics and Anniversary Classics Abroad series -- our first three films back in 2015 were Exodus, Getting Straight and Where's Poppa? -- and got 2019 off to a strong start this week with Fellini's Amarcord. Here's what we have planning for the coming months:We'll screen Black Orpheus on February 20 at the Playhouse, Royal and Town Center. Winner of both the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and the Palme d’Or at Canne, Marcel Camus’ film brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping p [...]
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45th Anniversary Screenings of Federico Fellini’s AMARCORD January 16th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA

Laemmle Theatres and the Anniversary Classics Series launch our Anniversary Classics Abroad program for 2019 with one of the most acclaimed foreign-language films of the 1970s, Federico Fellini’s boyhood-memory masterpiece, AMARCORD. Actor Michael Forest, who worked on the film, will share some memories of working with Fellini in a Q&A before the screening at the Royal Theater.Fellini collected his fourth and final directing Oscar nomination for the film, which won the Academy Award as the year’s best foreign language film. It was also named the best film of the year by the New York Film Critics, and Fellini was their cho [...]
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Happy New Year! See the Shortlisted Foreign Films at Laemmle Theatres!

And then there were nine. Eighty-seven nations submitted one film each to compete for the 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and last month the Academy announced its shortlist. Cinephiles can now or very soon see all but one of these extraordinary movies, which tell stories of Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, and Asia, on a Laemmle screen:Birds of Passage (Colombia), dirs.: Cristina Gallego/Ciro GuerraThe Guilty (Denmark), dir: Gustav MollerNever Look Away (Germany), dir: Florian Henckel von DonnersmarckShoplifters (Japan), dir: Hirokazu Kore-edaAyka (Kazakhstan), dir: Sergei Dvortsevoy (this one i [...]
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Oscars Spotlight: Documentaries

Whether they expose, enlighten, or simply entertain, we love seeing documentaries on the big screen. That’s why we’re delighted to team with the Academy on a special program that kicks off the new year: OSCARS SPOTLIGHT: DOCUMENTARIES, an opportunity to see all of the vital and compelling films on the Academy’s nominations shortlist at our Santa Monica and Pasadena theaters.  All Q&A's will be at the Santa Monica location unless otherwise noted. There may be additional Q&A's so stay tuned.DateTitleThursday, 1/03 at 7pm FREE SOLOSaturday, 1/05 at 11amCOMMUNION Q&A with director Anna ZameckaSunday, 1/06 a [...]
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