HILLBILLY Q&A with filmmakers after the 7:45 PM show on Friday 9/28 at the Glendale.
HILLBILLY Q&A with filmmakers after the 7:45 PM show on Friday 9/28 at the Glendale.
This fall Laemmle is going to camp! No, we’re not scheduling a “campy film” retrospective for our Throwback Thursday series (though that might be a good idea!). We’re going to an actual camp (Camp Alonim in Simi Valley to be precise) Oct. 28 to participate in the 5th annual Tour de Summer Camps, a charity bicycle ride that generates scholarship funding for 13 L.A. area Jewish summer camps. The idea is to provide any youngster who wants to attend summer camp the means to do so. What’s not to love about that?
Here’s the best part: you can join us! That includes our very own Greg Laemmle, his wife Tish, and Laemmle V.P. and family member Jay Reisbaum – all proud products of local Jewish camps who made sure their kids got to experience the magic of camp for themselves! Now, they’re riding on Oct. 28th to ensure that the next generation is afforded the same opportunity, regardless of financial status.
If riding isn’t your thing but you’d like to support Team Laemmle and the kids who’ll benefit, CLICK HERE. Thank you!
For more active participation, Team Laemmle is now forming and we’re accepting all comers at all levels to ride with Greg & co. The hardcore among us can opt for the century or metric century, while the less ambitious can opt for 36 or 18-mile routes. Mash the pedals or head out for a Sunday cruise. Either way, you’ll find like-minded spirits coming together for a day of fun, challenge, camaraderie, and natural beauty. All in the name of a great cause.
It gets better still. When you join Team Laemmle you’ll be eligible for perks that will appeal to both your cycling and movie-loving sides. For starters, if you’re a first-time TDSC (Tour de Summer Camps) participant, we’ll cover your entire registration fee (a $45-$55 value). If you’re a returning TDSC rider, we’ll provide you with code for $10 off. Contact Marc Horwitz for Team Laemmle sign-up instructions and promo codes.
If you’re one of the first 18 members to join us, we’ll seed your fundraising account with $100. This will give you a jump start on the $500 suggested minimum. Then it’s up to you to hit up your network. We’ll be there throughout to support you with ideas and incentives. Plus, there’ll be free team training rides in the lead up to the event.
Now … what about those fundraising incentives?
At $180, get a pair of Laemmle movie passes and free popcorn coupon, good at any of our nine neighborhood locations. That’s right, all you need to do is raise 80 bucks (when we supply the first $100) to earn your passes!
At $300, get a second pair of movie passes.
At $500, get a third pair of passes and a custom-designed Laemmle cycling jersey (post-event).
At $700, get a Laemmle Premiere Card with $100 to spend on movies and concessions (this replaces prior movie passes earned).
At $1000, keep your Premiere Card AND book a night in The Lamb’s Den, Laemmle’s swanky West L.A. 13-seat private screening room ($300 value).
Well, what do you say – let’s hop on our bikes, earn some great free stuff, and help us look after the next generation of movie-goers. No-brainer, right?
Questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.
WHITE RABBIT actress Vivian Bang will participate in Q&A’s after the 5:20pm and 7:30pm show on Friday, September 21 at the Glendale.
FIVE FINGERS FOR MARSEILLES director will participate in a Q&A at the Laemmle Glendale after the 9:30 pm show on Saturday 9/15.
This just in…
RESTORING TOMORROW filmmaker Aaron Wolf will participate in Q&A’s at select screenings with a variety of special guests. Join the conversation. Join the movement. This is a special moment for all cultures to come together and join the discussion, leaving with hope and a drive to take action.
Confirmed Q&A’s at Encino Town Center after the 7:30PM screenings on August 24th, 25th and the 3PM screening on August 26th.
August 27th at 7:30PM at the Ahrya Fine Arts.
August 28th at 7:30PM at the Laemmle Glendale.
August 29th at 7:30PM at NoHo 7.
August 30th at 7:30PM at Pasadena Playhouse 7.
Rabbi Steve Leder will join Aaron for the August 26th and 27th screenings. Other special guests TBA.
You can also see the filmmaker interviewed on Good Day L.A. here.
ART IN THE ARTHOUSE proudly presents the eye-popping exhibit RAYMOND LOGAN: CARVING IN PAINT at our sparkling new theatre, Laemmle Glendale. The art is for sale and on display till October 2018. Stop by our new galleries at Laemmle’s newest theatre; no need to buy a movie ticket to view.
About the exhibit
Don’t call Raymond Logan a “realistic artist.” While his work depicts real-life subject matter, it is fundamentally grounded in abstraction and intuition. His true goal is to create a dialogue with you, the viewer, whereby mutual discovery and re-imagining of “the self” can take place. “Without the viewer, I am that proverbial tree in the forest,” he muses.
Raised locally, Logan developed as an artist in that wonderful vacuum known as childhood. As a young adult, he went on to graduate from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and proceeded to serve multiple tours of duty in graphic design and advertising. This cumulative history heavily influences his painting today, especially in the realm of color. After a twenty-year hiatus from art, a chance encounter with a Cézanne self-portrait in Nashville inspired Logan to pick up a brush again. He selected oil paint as his medium because of its fluidity and malleability, often referring to his painting style as “carving” rather than painting.
Engaging Logan’s work is either an exercise in mysticism or quantum mechanics, depending on your bent. Go up close and experience the chaotic interplay of color and texture that plays out on the quantum level. Pull back and the artistic detail miraculously resolves into a recognizable pattern; the cosmos is familiar once more. Logan is still a resident Angeleno, living in our midst with his wife and two ebullient and boundlessly optimistic sons. We are thrilled to present him and his work as our first Art in the Arthouse showcase here at the brand new Laemmle Glendale.
– Tish Laemmle, CURATOR
207 North Maryland Avenue
Glendale, CA 91206
Laemmle Theatres is pleased to announce the Friday, August 3rd opening of the Laemmle Glendale, a five-screen movie theater located in a mixed-use project one block off Brand Boulevard behind the historic Alex Theatre. Located at the corner of Wilson & Maryland, the Laemmle Glendale will add to Downtown Glendale’s dynamic arts and entertainment district, home to such local institutions as the Antaeus Theatre Company and the Museum of Neon Art. The neighborhood also includes classic restaurants like Carousel and Porto’s Bakery & Cafe.
The Laemmle Glendale will feature a blend of programming, combining our signature art house cinema with the best of Hollywood. In addition, event cinema including opera, recorded concerts, stage productions, and repertory cinema will be part of the mix.
As Laemmle has been doing since 2014, the Laemmle Glendale will feature an Art in the Arthouse gallery in the theater lobby. The opening artist is local painter Raymond Logan.
The Laemmle Glendale will have stadium seating with ample leg room and all-digital projection. Along with popcorn and soda, the concession stand will serve a robust food menu, along with locally-sourced craft beer and hand-curated wines.
As with all Laemmle venues, the theatre will have reasonable ticket prices and easy access to discounted ticket options.
“We are excited to bring a Laemmle theater to booming Glendale for the first time and offer filmic opportunities to moviegoers of the Jewel City and their neighbors in Atwater Village, Eagle Rock, Los Feliz and Silver Lake,” said Laemmle Theatres President, Greg Laemmle. “As L.A.’s population continues to grow and it becomes more daunting to get from one place to another, we are committed to making it more convenient for people who want to see fine films in a theatrical setting.”
The Laemmle Glendale is part of the “L Lofts” Glendale, which includes 42 units of fully leased housing and the Panda Restaurant Group’s Panda Inn Test Kitchen, a premium Panda experience to augment the neighborhood’s other superlative restaurants.
The Laemmle Glendale will be managed by long-time Laemmle employee Cassie Gratton. After serving as one of the pillars of the Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, she opened the Claremont 5 Theater in 2007 and has served as its GM ever since. She said: “I am excited to meet and share with the community the new direction Laemmle Theatres is headed. I hope this will be a place people will be drawn to for more than a movie experience. Jewel City, here we come!”
After Glendale, the Laemmle circuit will continue to expand with the Laemmle Newhall in 2019 and just beyond that the Laemmle Azusa. Laemmle is also moving ahead with the renovation of the historic Reseda theater at Sherman Way in Reseda. With each of these projects Laemmle continues its commitment to working with local communities, supporting arts and entertainment districts, and catering to L.A.’s discerning moviegoers, something Laemmle has been doing since the founding of the company by brothers Max and Kurt Laemmle in 1938.
Don’t be surprised if you see Greg Laemmle and 100+ other cyclists clip-clopping through a theater lobby this Sunday. They’re just rehydrating and taking a well-deserved break in the middle of their epic 135-mile bicycle tour of all eight Laemmle venues!
Our Fourth Annual Tour de Laemmle starts bright and early this Sunday, July 23rd. Participants leave the Monica Film Center in Santa Monica at 7:00AM before making their way to Beverly Hills, Claremont, Pasadena, Glendale, NoHo, Encino, West LA, and back to Santa Monica.
You can follow along from the comfort of your chair by visiting tourdelaemmle.com/share where riders will share their Instagram photos and tweets.
Our involvement with cycling events such as CicLAvia and Climate Ride stems not just from our love of the sport, but as a way to encourage alternative transportation and inspire creative thinking about our traffic and environmental challenges. In 2014, we stepped up to the plate by creating our own event.
As an avid cyclist and sustainability advocate, Greg Laemmle had always dreamed of traveling to each of his venues by bike in a single day. After researching the route, he soon recognized the cultural and historical import of many of the roads, pathways, and landmarks he discovered along the way. Realizing the potential value extended far beyond his original vision, he opened up the ride and invited the community to join him “on a 2-wheeled tour of L.A.’s richly diverse neighborhoods.” Find out more at tourdelaemmle.com!