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Unread 03-29-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Default Movie Theaters

Are there movie theaters in or around LA that show older (previously released) movies? Also, what do they show at the Pantages, and other similar theaters?
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Unread 03-29-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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This may be of assistance:

Historic Los Angeles Theatres - LOS ANGELES THEATRES information about historic theatres
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Unread 03-29-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Pantages Theatre Los Angeles
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Unread 03-29-2009, 10:31 PM
 
Location: LB/OC for now...
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Bay Theater in Seal Beach. Sadly, I believe it is closing sooner or later
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Unread 03-30-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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The longest running of the L.A. revival houses is The New Beverly Cinema:

<http://www.newbevcinema.com/>

The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica shows classics:

<http://www.americancinematheque.com/Aero/aeromastercalendar.htm>

The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theater location is more film event oriented than a pure revival house:

<http://www.americancinematheque.com/>

We have a dedicated Silent Movie Theater although its silent movie fare is restricted to one or two days a week. The rest of the showings are cult and classic offerings. The theater has had a recent tragic history which might be worth your investigation.

<http://www.silentmovietheatre.com/>

During the summer, you can watch classics at a cemetery:

<http://www.cinespia.org/>

The Academy 6 Theatre in Pasadena is a second run theatre which shows heavily discounted recent fare with a concentration on the artsier end of the spectrum.

<http://www.regencymovies.com/main.php?theaterId=8>

There are many other places which show older movies. Your best bet is to check out the "Film/Video Events" listings in the L.A. Weekly.

Last edited by drunk on kool aid; 03-30-2009 at 05:16 PM.. Reason: clarity
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Unread 03-30-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Thank you Drunk on Kool Aid...this was what I wanted.
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Unread 03-30-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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The theatre in Santa Ana mall shows films that are almost on the DVD release. Not bad for a couple bucks.
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Unread 03-30-2009, 10:57 PM
 
Location: La Crescenta, CA
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In addition to the above listings, check out the films being shown at the LACMA: Programs Film [LACMA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art] They have a great series covering American and foreign films from the silent era to recent, lesser known works.
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Unread 03-30-2009, 11:04 PM
 
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We have a dedicated Silent Movie Theater although its silent movie fare is restricted to one or two days a week. The rest of the showings are cult and classic offerings. The theater has had a recent tragic history which might be worth your investigation.
Referring to how the former owner Larry Austin's boyfriend was cheating on him with a younger man and said younger man killed the owner and made it look like a robbery in order for the boyfriend to collect the money the owner left to him in his will? I.e. a real life gay version of "Double Indemnity"?

Both men (the boyfriend and his young lover) went to prison for the murder of Austin (who was a convicted felon himself).

It's currently on its fourth owner (Austin was the second ; film collector John Hampton founded the theatre, and after his death Austin came into the picture and bought the theatre and its collection of films from Hampton's widow using what I understood to be rather sleazy tactics)
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Unread 03-31-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Userdavey: You are very welcome.

The link in MIKEETC's post #2 actually covered most of the bases. Unfortunately, I didn't check it out until after I had sent my reply (whoops). However, I usually use the L.A. Weekly as a one stop source for the upcoming week's events.


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Referring to how the former owner Larry Austin's boyfriend was cheating on him with a younger man and said younger man killed the owner and made it look like a robbery in order for the boyfriend to collect the money the owner left to him in his will? I.e. a real life gay version of "Double Indemnity"?

Both men (the boyfriend and his young lover) went to prison for the murder of Austin (who was a convicted felon himself).

It's currently on its fourth owner (Austin was the second ; film collector John Hampton founded the theatre, and after his death Austin came into the picture and bought the theatre and its collection of films from Hampton's widow using what I understood to be rather sleazy tactics)
Tragic Hollywood in the most sordid and pulpy fashion. I'm sure if this had occurred in New York, it would have spawned an episode of Law & Order. Thanks for recapping the details, majoun.
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