LAFCA just announced their 2013 winners, among them many films we’ve played or are playing, and one very lovely picture we are proud to be opening very soon: Spike Jonze’s HER, which they named Best Picture (in a tie with GRAVITY). They also gave it the award for Best Production Design and the movie was runner up in three other categories: Best Screenplay, Director and Score. HER is an original, moving, funny, beautifully realized knock-out featuring Scarlett Johansson’s best-yet peformance. And you never even see her face.
$8 for general admission ($6 with premiere card).
$10 includes one admission, small popcorn & fountain drink ($8 with premiere card).
$25 includes one admission, small popcorn, small drink, plus a voucher for 75th anniversary t-shirt.
$100 ‘Sponsor’ package includes two of everything from the $25 level plus the option to be named as the sponsor of the event, early seating, and private reception with Bob and/or Greg Laemmle.
As a gesture of thanks to the community that has sustained us for seventy-five years, Laemmle Theatres is pleased to announce HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS. We have matched each of our theatres with a specific local charitable organization. The funds raised from the sale of Flicks candy at each theatre during this holiday season will be passed on to the following worthy organizations:
Every time someone purchases a Flicks Candy for $2.50, Laemmle Theatres will donate $1.00 to charity. We also have special combinations:
1) small popcorn, small fountain drink + Flicks for $8.25 ($1 Off for Patron & $2 going to charity)
2) medium popcorn, medium fountain drink + Flicks for $9.00 ($1.50 Off for Patron & $2.50 going to charity)
3) large popcorn, large fountain drink + Flicks for $9.75 ($2 off for Patron & $3 going to Charity)
Claremont – HOUSE OF RUTH
Monica – OCEAN PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
NoHo – L.A. FAMILY HOUSING
Playhouse – UNION STATION HOMELESS SERVICES
Music Hall and Royal – WESTSIDE FOOD BANK
Town Center – SOVA
We don’t normally sell Flicks, but it is a delicious, old-timey candy first introduced in 1904. Try it! We’ll only be selling it through the holidays.
For more information about our charitable activities, visit http://laemmlefoundation.org/
We are thrilled to open the new documentary FOLLOWING THE NINTH: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BEETHOVEN’S FINAL SYMPHONY this Friday at the Music Hall. The Village Voice described it as “that rarest of films: a documentary as ineffable and transformative in its reach as it sets out to be.” Veteran journalist Bill Moyers recently did a piece about the film, which you can watch right here:
The always-compelling festival situated in the charming, artistic enclave of Ojai, CA features independent narrative features and shorts, documentaries and animation from around the world. There will also be workshops for actors on audition technique; one for make-up artists; another for screenwriters on pitching scripts; and a half-day educational program for high school students.
Laemmle Theatres President GREG LAEMMLE is a long-time fan of the festival. He will be on-hand November 9 to present a special Saturday night, 8pm prime-time screening of FILL THE VOID.
“Ojai is a hidden gem of Southern California,” he says, “and we love what they are doing. I try to find a film that fits the program and where it’s possible to bring in the film’s creative team.”
For full festival line-up and information visit www.ojaifilmfestival.com.
To mark Laemmle Theatres 75th anniversary as a local, family-owned business, Film Journal International just published a very informative piece about us: our history, philosophy about our place in L.A. County communities, and plans for the future.
Film Journal International reports: “What has remained unchanged from our last report is the “community commitment” of the company. Owned and operated in the second and third generations by Greg and his father, Robert Laemmle, the circuit was established in 1938, when Bob’s father Max and his uncle Kurt Laemmle took over a neighborhood theatre in Highland Park. (In case you are noticing the family resemblance, Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal Pictures, was a second cousin to circuit founders Max and Kurt.)”