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!
Will the matchmaker make you “the perfect match?” There’s only one way to find out … join us this year for our 6th ANNUAL FIDDLER ON THE ROOF CHRISTMAS EVE SING-A-LONG!
This year, the popular Fiddler program has been extended to more venues to accommodate demand including, for the first time, the PLAYHOUSE 7 and the CLAREMONT 5.
In addition to exuberant movie and song, the evening will feature TRIVIA with PRIZES being awarded to Fiddler buffs with the quickest recall. Dressing in COSTUME is not required, but highly encouraged! Who knows, perhaps the best costume will garner a prize? That will be up to the emcee. Indeed, each location will feature its own host, among them our very own GREG LAEMMLE.
“Christmas Eve isn’t just Chinese food anymore!” says Greg Laemmle. “We welcome all those in the community who are looking for an alternative Christmas eve experience.”
He continues, “This is your once-a-year chance to be the star of the shtetl. Join voices with friends and neighbors and sing your heart out alongside Fiddler’s screen legends,” he continues. “And it’s okay if you haven’t memorized all the songs. We provide the lyrics.”
Song highlights include the iconic “TRADITION”, “IF I WERE A RICH MAN”, “TO LIFE”, “SUNRISE SUNSET”, “DO YOU LOVE ME?” and “ANATEVKA”, among many, many more.
Don’t miss the buggy! Those who wish to attend the program are advised to purchase tickets in advance as the program has traditionally sold to capacity.
See you in the shtetl…
DATE: Tuesday, December 24th
General Admission – $18
Seniors/Children – $15
Premiere Card Adult – $12
Premier Card Seniors – $10
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!
Joshua Oppenheimer, director of the astonishing documentary THE ACT OF KILLING, will participate in Q&A’s after the 10:30 AM screenings Saturday and Sunday at the Monicas.
This Sunday in Encino, special guest Rabbi Haim Beliak will participate in Q&A following the 4:30 PM show of AFTERMATH at Laemmle’s Town Center 5.
Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak has been involved with social justice activism throughout his 30 years as a campus and congregational rabbi. He is currently the Executive Director at Friends of Jewish Renewal in Poland, and works with Beit Polska, the umbrella organization of Progressive Judaism in Poland.
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!