For years we’ve been fielding calls from loyal patrons begging us to open a Laemmle in the Santa Clarita Valley. As reported by The Signal, we are in the very early stages of a real project in Old Town Newhall. In fact, the project is on the agenda at Tuesday’s Santa Clarita City Council meeting.
Here’s your chance to be heard! Join us at the meeting to lend your voice in support! Your local elected officials need to hear that there is a real demand for Laemmle Theatres in the SCV.
The Santa Clarita City Council meeting is scheduled for 6pm on Tuesday, July 14 at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd. Hang around afterwards to chat with Laemmle President, Greg Laemmle and Laemmle Vice President, Jay Reisbaum. Hope so see you there!
UPDATE: The vote was unanimous. 3-0. Two council members had to recuse themselves because of conflict of interest. However, one of the council members who had to recuse herself was allowed to speak from the floor as a public citizen, and she spoke in favor of the project.
The next step in the process is to negotiate a detailed Purchase and Sale Agreement with city staff. This document will provide detailed information on how the project would proceed, and will provide the legal framework for what each party is required to deliver in order for the project to proceed. We’ll keep you updated! And thank you!
FELT co-writer/star Amy Everson and director Jason Banker will participate in a Q&A following the 9:55pm screening on Friday, July 17th at our Royal Theatre in West LA. Tickets: http://www.laemmle.com/films/39600
Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely-costumed alter egos that reappropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself up to him – but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost, and her alter egos threaten to lash out in explosive violence.
THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER is the rags to riches story of one of old time showbiz’s biggest personalities. From 1906 through the beginning of television, Sophie Tucker and her bawdy, brash, and risqué songs paved the way for performers such as Mae West, Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé.
After eight years spent reading hundreds of Tucker’s personal scrapbooks, visiting fourteen archives, and interviewing dozens of family, friends, and fellow icons of stage and screen, producers Susan and Lloyd Ecker completed their comprehensive documentary about the Last of the Red Hot Mamas.
“Sophie was like the Forrest Gump of the first half of the 1900s,” says co-producer Susan Ecker. “She was close friends with seven U.S. presidents, King George VI, young Queen Elizabeth, Charlie Chaplin, J. Edgar Hoover, Al Capone, Judy Garland, Jerry Lewis, Frank Sinatra and every other notable of her era.”
The documentary includes many delicious bits of show business dirt, arrests, romance, murder, gangsters, and more. You’ll learn all about it when THE OUTRAGEOUS SOPHIE TUCKER opens July 24th in Encino, Pasadena, and West LA, and on July 25th in Claremont.
Show of hands– How many of you still play with LEGO as adults? Yeah, me too. There’s no shame in being an Adult Fan of Lego. Other AFOLs include NBA star Dwight Howard, South Park co-creator Trey Parker, and musician Ed Sheeran.
The new documentary A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY explores the extraordinary impact of the LEGO® brick, its massive global fan base, the LEGO® master builders who create human scale (and larger) structures, and the innovative uses for LEGO® that have sprung up around the world.
If you’re in the mood for a trip down memory lane (or a distraction from writing blog posts), spend a few hours browsing brickset.com‘s LEGO set database. I found my favorite set– 1982’s Cosmic Cruiser! Share your favorite set, new or old, in the comments!
EDIT: The voting period has ended. The winners are NORTH BY NORTHWEST, PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE, E.T., THE BIG LEBOWSKI, and THE GENERAL. Thanks for voting!
CicLAvia: Pasadena is Sunday and we need your help choosing movie backgrounds for our free #LaemmleVia photo booth! Our green screen photo booth will transport you directly into scenes from iconic films but we have too many to choose from. The five images with the most votes* will be available for your picture-taking pleasure in front of our Playhouse 7 theater from 9am to 4pm on 5/31. Vote below!
We’ll also be giving away free popcorn! Click here for the full list of CicLAvia activities.
|BACK TO THE FUTURE II||BREAKING AWAY|
|CHARIOTS OF FIRE||E.T.|
|THE GENERAL||THE BIG LEBOWSKI|
|MAD MAX||MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO|
|NORTH BY NORTHWEST||PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE||THE USUAL SUSPECTS|
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*In the event of a tie, I will choose the winner and bump the other photos down one spot. Who am I to make such decisions? I’m the tie-breaker guy, that’s who!
Follow Greg on Twitter (@greglaemmle) for the latest ride updates as he makes his way from California’s historic Redwood Empire near Eureka, along the scenic coast, and into the famed Russian River Valley before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco.
We’re halfway to our fundraising goal and your help could put us over the top. Just purchase one (or more) of our tasty Climate Ride Concession Specials the next time you see a movie at any of our locations.
When you purchase a –
• CLIF BAR, we give $1 to Climate Ride California
• O.N.E. Coconut Water, we give $2.
• Climate Ride Combo, we give $3.
Climate Ride California raises money for projects and organizations that work on climate change, clean energy, active transportation, sustainable infrastructure, and public health. It seeks to increase awareness and understanding of the inter-connectedness of environmental issues caused by the climate crisis among participants, donors, sponsors, and the general public. For more information, visit: http://www.climateride.org/
Join us for a day of car-free fun at our Playhouse 7 theater during CicLAvia on Sunday, May 31st! Our green screen photo booth will transport you directly into scenes from iconic films like BREAKING AWAY, PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE, and more! You can vote for your favorite scenes here. Plus, any photos shared on Twitter and Instagram using #LaemmleVia will appear on one of our movie screens! Come inside, sit back with friends, post photos, enjoy some free popcorn, refill your water, and listen to Pasadena-related songs.
CicLAvia – Pasadena takes place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. Our Playhouse 7 theater located right on the route at 673 East Colorado Boulevard, just east of El Molino Avenue.
Since 2010, CicLAvia has challenged the concept of Southern California as a car-only region. By temporarily removing cars from streets for one day, people are encouraged to transform their relationship with their communities and with each other.
New to CicLAvia? Here are four things you need to know for May 31:
- It’s FREE!
- It’s not a race and you don’t need a bike to participate. You can walk or skate to your heart’s content.
- There’s no beginning or end. You can start anywhere and go as far or as short as you want.
- The flow of participants goes both ways, just like regular traffic.
Hope to see you there!