In case you missed it, on Saturday the L.A. Times published a piece about Laemmle Theatres as part of their “Company Town: The Business Behind the Show” column. Writer Richard Verrier interviews third generation company president Greg Laemmle about our business philosophy, charitable efforts, and plans for the future, including possible new theaters in Newhall, Glendale and Inglewood. Check it out!
The Village Voice just published their 2013 Film Poll, in which almost 100 American film critics vote in 13 categories — in addition to Best Film, there’s Movie Everyone is Wrong About and Worst Film — using a very clever point system. The Coen Brothers’ INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS won Best Film in something of a landslide, followed by HER, 12 YEARS A SLAVE and BEFORE MIDNIGHT. The top documentary, very high up at number 5 on the list, is THE ACT OF KILLING, which we’ll be playing this Saturday and Sunday, December 21 and 22 at 10:30 AM at the Monica with the director in attendance for Q&A’s. Oscar Isaac of INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS and Adèle Exarchopoulos of BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR won Best Actor and Actress. There are also a number of entertaining side articles like “15 Documentaries that Help You Understand the World Right Now,” “How Ralph Fiennes Brought His Marvelous INVISIBLE WOMAN” to the Screen” and “20 Most Memorable Movie Villains of 2013.” Enjoy!
Laemmle Theatres President Greg Laemmle was interviewed on KPFK’s Uprising! yesterday to speak about the history of the company and the state of independent film exhibition in Los Angeles on the occasion of the company’s 75th anniversary. Have a listen!
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: