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jerseydevil
June 30th, 2014, 06:59 PM
Restart for the a/t: retro theaters thread.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | The Cinefamily (http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-texas-chainsaw-massacre/#an-evening-with-tobe-hooper-moderated-by-william-friedkin-feat-the-texas-chainsaw-massacre)

Fundraiser with tickets going first to members(it ain't that bad overall and you can certainly find stuff to go to all the time) but my boy LTI is prob'ly interested in this.


Tobe Hooper and longtime pal William Friedkin come to the Cinefamily stage for an evening’s conversation about life, love and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s enduring legacy. Hooper has cited Friedkin as one of his mentors upon arriving in Hollywood — and Friedkin has expressed much admiration for the landmark achievement of Chainsaw. This one’s gonna be FUN. Plus, after the Q&A, we’ll watch the brand-new 40th Anniversary Chainsaw restoration.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Dir. Tobe Hooper, 1974, DCP, 84 min.

Tickets to “An Evening With Tobe Hooper” will first go on sale to current Cinefamily members ONLY, starting Wednesday, July 2nd, noon. Any unsold tickets will next be offered to the general public, date TBA.

If this the kind of event that you want more of in your life, then donate for a Cinefamily membership today! Also, if your membership has lapsed, please note that you must renew, via re-signing up on our Membership page.

- See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-texas-chainsaw-massacre/#an-evening-with-tobe-hooper-moderated-by-william-friedkin-feat-the-texas-chainsaw-massacre

LetTigerIn
July 1st, 2014, 05:41 AM
Ooh. Can't go that day, though! >:(

adgy-san
July 9th, 2014, 05:01 PM
https://ca.movies.yahoo.com/blogs/wide-screen/amc-theatres-spend-600-million-wider-seats-164650647.html


According to the Wall Street Journal, North American theatre chain AMC is spending upwards of $600 million dollars over the next five years to revamp their auditoriums.

What does the revamp entail? AMC will remove 50 to 70 per cent of the current seats in their theatres and replace them with larger chairs (about 8 inches or 36 per cent wider) that can recline. The upgrade will cost the company between $350,000 and $500,000 per auditorium. Many of the theatres will also offer full food and drink options.

jerseydevil
July 9th, 2014, 08:46 PM
https://ca.movies.yahoo.com/blogs/wide-screen/amc-theatres-spend-600-million-wider-seats-164650647.html

Many of the theatres will also offer full food and drink options.

This is the exact reason WHY they have to expand their seats.

That being said, the Sundance Sunset(Crunch center where the old Laemmle was) is really nice. A little smallish and one of the few places where I would want to sit in the middle of a row. A/C was a little weak on a temperate day, midst of summer...they gotta work on that. Very classy, built in tables between seats, a ridiculously large food and (alcoholic) drinks menu. Pretty spectacular sound in my opinion. You oughtta check it out.

jerseydevil
August 13th, 2014, 08:24 AM
The Alamo Drafthouse Is Coming to Los Angeles ? Nerdist (http://www.nerdist.com/2014/08/the-alamo-drafthouse-is-coming-to-los-angeles/)

BDTR
August 13th, 2014, 01:39 PM
The Alamo Drafthouse Is Coming to Los Angeles ? Nerdist (http://www.nerdist.com/2014/08/the-alamo-drafthouse-is-coming-to-los-angeles/)

**** YEAH! Best theater chain ever, can't wait to be watching random found footage with a beer in my hand before seeing some flicks!

jerseydevil
August 15th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Alamo Drafthouse Lamar Photos: Tour the Flagship (http://filmschoolrejects.com/features/alamo-drafthouse-lamar-photos.php)

LetTigerIn
August 20th, 2014, 02:05 PM
The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2733258/) is showing 7:30PM tonight at the Aero Theatre (http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-strange-colour-of-your-body%E2%80%99s-tears-0) in Santa Monica!


Drawing inspiration from classic giallos, this dreamlike mystery drips with style as well as blood. In French, Danish and Flemish with English subtitles.

This movie is not available on home video in the USA, AFAIK, but it's best enjoyed in the cinema anyway. It's difficult to follow, even more difficult than its creators' previous movie, Amer (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1426352/), if you can imagine that.

There will also be a "Belgian beer reception" following the screening. Probably would be better if the beer came before the movie, as it's surreal and beautiful with a great soundtrack. If you check out the links in this post, note the warnings, and are still interested, you'll probably want to see this.

adgy-san
September 5th, 2014, 03:15 PM
Quentin Tarantino on the New Beverly: (http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/09/05/quentin-tarantino-on-his-new-role-running-the-shows-at-new-beverly-cinema)


There’s a notion out there that Quentin Tarantino is going to turn the New Beverly into a B-movie, grindhouse theater.

No, no, no, not at all. That double-feature format that Sherman came up with, we’re keeping. We’ll be doing the thing the New Beverly does so well — we’ll have Fassbinder double-features, Truffaut double-features, The Thin Man movies, all that. But I have a really, really huge film print collection that I’ve been curating for almost 20 years now. And I want to show my prints! [Laughs.] We’ll still be borrowing prints from the studios and other collectors, but I like the idea that the base of what we’re doing will be my print collection. Some of them are absolutely amazing, and I want people to see them, to enjoy them.

PLEASE SHOW LADY SNOWBLOOD.

Thanks.

jerseydevil
September 5th, 2014, 04:09 PM
The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2733258/) is showing 7:30PM tonight at the Aero Theatre (http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/the-strange-colour-of-your-body%E2%80%99s-tears-0) in Santa Monica!



This movie is not available on home video in the USA, AFAIK, but it's best enjoyed in the cinema anyway. It's difficult to follow, even more difficult than its creators' previous movie, Amer (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1426352/), if you can imagine that.

There will also be a "Belgian beer reception" following the screening. Probably would be better if the beer came before the movie, as it's surreal and beautiful with a great soundtrack. If you check out the links in this post, note the warnings, and are still interested, you'll probably want to see this.

The LA Weekly review was both none too kind, and a thorough incentive for me to want to see this. I think I am gonna check it out at home though so I can get in 'the right frame of mind'.

LetTigerIn
September 5th, 2014, 04:27 PM
The LA Weekly review was both none too kind, and a thorough incentive for me to want to see this. I think I am gonna check it out at home though so I can get in 'the right frame of mind'.

Variety ripped it apart, too, and I think it was a fair opinion. I actually liked this better the second time through. I'm a little slow, and I got the movie much more on the second viewing. I'm wavering about ordering an international DVD. I really want it, but I want it to be in high def, for sure. So, I could be waiting a long, long time, but I hope not.

LetTigerIn
September 5th, 2014, 04:28 PM
Quentin Tarantino on the New Beverly: (http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/09/05/quentin-tarantino-on-his-new-role-running-the-shows-at-new-beverly-cinema)

Thanks.

I just popped in to share this article, but, boom, there it was!

jerseydevil
September 5th, 2014, 04:39 PM
Quentin Tarantino on the New Beverly: (http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/09/05/quentin-tarantino-on-his-new-role-running-the-shows-at-new-beverly-cinema)



PLEASE SHOW LADY SNOWBLOOD.

Thanks.

You know...QT is a little nutty. And it definitely feels coup-esque, but one thing you cannot deny is his passion.

jerseydevil
September 6th, 2014, 11:34 AM
Beyond Fest Returns to Los Angeles! Film Lineup Announced! - Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/78332/beyond-fest-returns-los-angeles-film-lineup-announced#axzz3CYtrJVQH)

Hey Adgy...LTI...time for us all to go catch a flick together?????

adgy-san
September 6th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Beyond Fest Returns to Los Angeles! Film Lineup Announced! - Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/78332/beyond-fest-returns-los-angeles-film-lineup-announced#axzz3CYtrJVQH)

Hey Adgy...LTI...time for us all to go catch a flick together?????

Holy ****, that's a lot of good stuff!!!!!!!!!!

I have school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but otherwise I'm down for pretty much any of these. Standouts that I'd like to try for:

9/27 - Texas Chainsaw Massacre
9/29 - Possession
10/3 - World Of Kanako
10/4 - Tokyo Tribe

Barring the apocalypse, I'm going to that free screening of World Of Kanako, goddammit.

LetTigerIn
September 6th, 2014, 12:29 PM
Beyond Fest Returns to Los Angeles! Film Lineup Announced! - Dread Central (http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/78332/beyond-fest-returns-los-angeles-film-lineup-announced#axzz3CYtrJVQH)

Hey Adgy...LTI...time for us all to go catch a flick together?????


Sounds good!

Kubrick
September 7th, 2014, 02:17 AM
You know...QT is a little nutty. And it definitely feels coup-esque, but one thing you cannot deny is his passion.

I really can't blame him. As a movie fan, the scheduling over the past year was incredibly lackluster. Almost nothing inspired me to swing by.

QT taking the reins is a much needed reinfusion of passion that seemed to be missing for quite some time.

Long live the New Bev!

santiclaws
September 7th, 2014, 11:14 AM
I really can't blame him. As a movie fan, the scheduling over the past year was incredibly lackluster. Almost nothing inspired me to swing by.

QT taking the reins is a much needed reinfusion of passion that seemed to be missing for quite some time.

Long live the New Bev!
That place had a big hand in starting my love affair with film. My girlfriend in high school dragged me to see Apocalypse Now there, disbelieving that I didn't like it when shown it by my English teacher; saw my first Coen brothers film there, "Blood Simple" that blew me away. I actually saw QT there once, many years ago, going to a show with Mira Sorvino. Why only film, though? Lots of indie films these days come out on digital only.

Kubrick
September 7th, 2014, 05:34 PM
That place had a big hand in starting my love affair with film. My girlfriend in high school dragged me to see Apocalypse Now there, disbelieving that I didn't like it when shown it by my English teacher; saw my first Coen brothers film there, "Blood Simple" that blew me away. I actually saw QT there once, many years ago, going to a show with Mira Sorvino. Why only film, though? Lots of indie films these days come out on digital only.

Earlier this year QT called digital projection the death of cinema.

Quentin Tarantino Blasts Digital Projection at Cannes: 'I | Indiewire (http://www.indiewire.com/article/quentin-tarantino-blasts-digital-projection-at-cannes-its-the-death-of-cinema)

I think his commitment to 35mm projection is putting his money where his mouth is.

Sounds like if he's going to take a loss every year keeping the theater open, it's going to operate the way he wants it to.

jerseydevil
September 22nd, 2014, 09:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVgSWrWQQyk

#clapslikeawalrus (http://www.letsgokings.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=clapslikeawalrus)

adgy-san
October 7th, 2014, 03:15 PM
Of Silver Screens and Family Dreams: Michael Torgan and the New Beverly Cinema | Sinamatic Salve-ation (http://sinaphile.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/of-silver-screens-and-family-dreams-michael-torgan-and-the-new-beverly-cinema/)

Clarification by the guy who runs the New Bev.

jerseydevil
October 7th, 2014, 03:42 PM
Classy guy. Good article. Thanks Adgy.

adgy-san
October 7th, 2014, 04:52 PM
Quentin Tarantino on the New Beverly: (http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/10/02/quentin-tarantino-on-the-new-beverly-if-people-come-fine-if-they-dont-****-them)

You're going to have to spell out the F word in the URL because of LGK's filtering system.


Checking out his first month of flicks is like plugging directly into his brain. Tarantino has seen—and loved—everything. There's kung fu (Lightning Swords of Death) and camp (The 7 Brothers Meet Dracula), classics (His Girl Friday) and comedies (Moscow on the Hudson). There's films that haven't played Los Angeles in ages, like the 1961 Jules Verne hot air balloon thriller Master of the World, starring Vincent Price, and films that never played Los Angeles at all, like Steve McQueen's buried Henrik Ibsen drama An Enemy of the People.

And then there's the curious 1970 documentary The Racing Scene, which tracks actor James Garner's year as a professional race car driver. “It has this car crash in it that you can not believe,” beams Tarantino. “One of the most amazing pile-ups—it's really wild.”

New Beverly Cinema - Calendar (http://www.thenewbev.com/calendar/)

First month's calendar released!

LetTigerIn
October 7th, 2014, 05:30 PM
Quentin Tarantino on the New Beverly: (http://www.laweekly.com/publicspectacle/2014/10/02/quentin-tarantino-on-the-new-beverly-if-people-come-fine-if-they-dont-****-them)

You're going to have to spell out the F word in the URL because of LGK's filtering system.



New Beverly Cinema - Calendar (http://www.thenewbev.com/calendar/)

First month's calendar released!

Kung fu?! Lightning Swords of Death is not kung fu!!! Apparently, it's Baby Cart to Hades!!! Baby Cart to Hades is awesome; calling it a kung fu movie is infuriating. And curse you, Quentin Tarantino for owning Shogun Assasin versions instead of the original Lone Wolf and Cub versions. I need to see these on film again some time before I die!!! Gaaaaargh, I'm mad.

jerseydevil
October 7th, 2014, 05:55 PM
Kung fu?! Lightning Swords of Death is not kung fu!!! Apparently, it's Baby Cart to Hades!!! Baby Cart to Hades is awesome; calling it a kung fu movie is infuriating. And curse you, Quentin Tarantino for owning Shogun Assasin versions instead of the original Lone Wolf and Cub versions. I need to see these on film again some time before I die!!! Gaaaaargh, I'm mad.

Forgive me...but if Lightning Swords is anything like Shogun Assasin I might have to go to that one. I am ignorant when it comes to the originals. What are the differences? Are the S.A. versions edited from the originals or something?

LetTigerIn
October 8th, 2014, 06:47 AM
Forgive me...but if Lightning Swords is anything like Shogun Assasin I might have to go to that one. I am ignorant when it comes to the originals. What are the differences? Are the S.A. versions edited from the originals or something?

Oh, if you haven't seen, you must go, no doubt of that. Just don't call it kung fu!

There are six baby cart movies with Tomisaburo Wakayama, and you must see them all. They will leave you wanting more, because the series was intended to be longer. Wakayama is the brother of Shintaro Katsu, who played Zatoichi and produced the first three of the Wakayama baby cart movies. The first two movies (well, mostly the second, I think) were eventually edited together to become Shogun Assassin. So, I guess the Lightning Swords movie is actually the entire third film. I don't know for sure, because I've never seen it in that context.

There used to be a few good Japanese cinemas around town, so I was able to see these films on the big screen a few times. Now they're available as a set on Blu-ray.

Damn, I gotta have a viewing party for these. Some of my real favorites. I haven't seen any of them in many years, though.

adgy-san
October 8th, 2014, 04:07 PM
Oh, if you haven't seen, you must go, no doubt of that. Just don't call it kung fu!

There are six baby cart movies with Tomisaburo Wakayama, and you must see them all. They will leave you wanting more, because the series was intended to be longer. Wakayama is the brother of Shintaro Katsu, who played Zatoichi and produced the first three of the Wakayama baby cart movies. The first two movies (well, mostly the second, I think) were eventually edited together to become Shogun Assassin. So, I guess the Lightning Swords movie is actually the entire third film. I don't know for sure, because I've never seen it in that context.

There used to be a few good Japanese cinemas around town, so I was able to see these films on the big screen a few times. Now they're available as a set on Blu-ray.

Damn, I gotta have a viewing party for these. Some of my real favorites. I haven't seen any of them in many years, though.

I have not seen any of the Shogun Assassin sequels, but it is my understanding that the second Shogun Assassin movie, Lightning Swords Of Death, is the third Lone Wolf & Cub movie dubbed into english. If I remember correctly, it's not edited or anything, it's just dubbed. And the rest of the Shogun Assassin films are like that.

:)

LTI, if you're REALLY looking for more, they did make a TV series of Lone Wolf & Cub, which you can find bootlegged with english subs at some sites. I have a TV movie adaptation of the first story that actually has Tomisaburo Wakayama in as Retsudo, the bad guy. It's not anywhere near the level of quality of the theatrical films, but it does also have Meiko Kaji in it. :)

LetTigerIn
October 9th, 2014, 02:23 PM
I've seen some of the TV show, and it chases me back to the movies. The movies are soooooooooooo beautiful.

I don't think I'd like that TV movie, but I'd watch it.

santiclaws
October 15th, 2014, 02:04 PM
This doesn't bode well. The New Beverly's manager quit in a huff.

I will not be censored. | juliamarchese (http://juliamarchese.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/i-will-not-be-censored/)

jerseydevil
October 15th, 2014, 02:11 PM
This doesn't bode well. The New Beverly's manager quit in a huff.

I will not be censored. | juliamarchese (http://juliamarchese.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/i-will-not-be-censored/)

Sour grapes? Change of regime? Too loyal to previous bosses...this is just one person's pov. Granted, she makes some pointed accusations, but two sides to every story. Remains to be seen what the end result will be. I am sorry for her situation...but life ain't easy for anyone these days, and if Tarentino wants to run a business like a business instead of a money pit, who can blame him.

santiclaws
October 15th, 2014, 02:23 PM
Sour grapes? Change of regime? Too loyal to previous bosses...this is just one person's pov. Granted, she makes some pointed accusations, but two sides to every story. Remains to be seen what the end result will be. I am sorry for her situation...but life ain't easy for anyone these days, and if Tarentino wants to run a business like a business instead of a money pit, who can blame him.
Oh, definitely sounds like sour grapes. I guess we'll see.

adgy-san
October 15th, 2014, 03:04 PM
Yeah, I'd like to hear the other side first. You can understand a certain amount of frustration at things changing, but... there's a reason QT had to take it over and it wasn't because prior policies had been treating the business well.

I am interested in watching her documentary, though.

jerseydevil
October 15th, 2014, 03:51 PM
Yeah, besides...who knew that being a manager in a rundown revival theater wasn't a solid plan for a fruitful financial harvest?

jerseydevil
October 21st, 2014, 09:08 PM
http://vimeo.com/109570063

Shock Value: The Movie | The Cinefamily (http://www.cinefamily.org/films/shock-value-the-movie/#shock-value-the-movie-feat-the-best-in-70s-usc-student-horror-films-1027)


A brand-new compilation of restored/preserved USC short films that sowed the seeds for the horror genre’s redefinition in the Seventies! Using New York Times scribe Jason Zinoman’s book “Shock Value” as the inspiration, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts archivist Dino Everett has lovingly assembled a feature-length compilation of recently uncovered and previously unseen late ‘60s/early ‘70s SCA student works. This embryonic bank of thrills proves how Dan O’Bannon (co-creator of Alien, Dark Star and Return of the Living Dead) and classmates like John Carpenter, Terry Winkless (co-writer, The Howling), Alec Lorimore (pioneering IMAX filmmaker) and more helped invent modern horror while on the USC campus. The program includes O’Bannon and Carpenter’s very first pairing in 1968 on Good Morning Dan — and the crown jewel Foster’s Release. Made in 1971, this short by Winkless and Lorimore, and starring O’Bannon, is the blueprint for films such as Halloween, Black Christmas, He Knows You’re Alone and countless others (as well, O’Bannon’s portrayal of the killer resembles all that would follow, such as Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers.)

FILMS:
- Blood Bath (Dir/Scr. Dan O’Bannon, 1969, 7 min.)
- The Demon (Dir/Scr. Charles Adair, 1970, 19 min.)
- Good Morning Dan (Dir/Scr. Dan O’Bannon, camera by John Carpenter, 1968, 19 min.)
- Captain Voyeur (Dir/Scr. John Carpenter, 1969, 7 min.)
- Blood Bath (Dir/Scr. Dan O’Bannon, 1976 redux, 8 min.)
- Foster’s Release (Dir. Terence Winkless, Scr. Alec Lorimore, 1971, 15 min.)

- See more at: Shock Value: The Movie | The Cinefamily (http://www.cinefamily.org/films/shock-value-the-movie/#shock-value-the-movie-feat-the-best-in-70s-usc-student-horror-films-1027)

jerseydevil
October 21st, 2014, 09:15 PM
SpectreFest 2014 - Schedule | The Cinefamily (http://www.cinefamily.org/films/spectrefest-2014/)


http://vimeo.com/108866203


http://vimeo.com/108429137


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_rLs_oA6Bo


Schedules permitting, directors Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch, producer Travis Stevens and stars Alexandra Essoe & Pat Healy in person! Imagine if you put Zulawski?s Possession in a blender with Altman?s The Player(!), added a dash of Suspiria and a just a touch of Rosemary?s Baby?the awesome resulting concoction would be Starry Eyes, the feature debut of screenwriting/directing team Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmeyer. - See more at: SpectreFest 2014 - Schedule | The Cinefamily (http://www.cinefamily.org/films/spectrefest-2014/#spectrefest-jerry-becks-halloween-spooktacular)

Just some of the kickass programming at Cinefamily.

jerseydevil
October 24th, 2014, 09:44 PM
Animation Breakdown 2014! | The Cinefamily (http://www.cinefamily.org/films/animation-breakdown-2014/)

OH MAN...hell of a lineup and I am gonna fo sho drag Kingsqueen to something...

You Ghibli types...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lL2ccsL888

adgy-san
November 28th, 2014, 12:35 PM
Vinegar Syndrome and Alamo Drafthouse Team Up (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=15526)


Independent U.S. distributors Vinegar Syndrome have announced that they are launching the brand new series Vinegar Syndrome Presents, which will allow fans of cult and genre films to see theatrically new restorations from the label's catalog in Alamo Drafthouse locations across the nation.

The new series arrives just in time for the holidays with the perversely fun CHRISTMAS EVIL / YOU BETTER WATCH OUT. Slasher Santas may have ruled the 1980s, with a wide variety of ho-ho-homicides perpetrated by tubby bearded men in such films as SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT and DON'T OPEN TIL CHRISTMAS. But CHRISTMAS EVIL / YOU BETTER WATCH OUT is the only holiday horror-ride that not only features one of cinema's all-time finest performances -- Brandon Maggart (of SESAME STREET!) as a misguided St. Nick in a full scale spiral of Santastic savagery -- but also the greatest closing shot of any movie ever.

Future Vinegar Syndrome Presents titles include: Raw Force, Demonoid: Messenger of Death, The Telephone Book, Massage Parlor Murders, and many, many more.

jerseydevil
December 16th, 2014, 09:00 PM
Cinefamily Calendar:Sion Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL
http://www.cinefamily.org/films/why-dont-you-play-in-hell/

Putting the call out to Adgy and LetTigerIn...


BUY TICKETS ($12/free for members. Showtimes subject to change):
————————————————————————————————–
Thursday, December 18th: 7:30pm
Friday, December 19th: 7:30pm
Saturday, December 20th: 2:45pm, 9:00pm
Sunday, December 21st: 7:30pm
Monday, December 22nd: 10:30pm
Tuesday, December 23rd: 10:30pm
Friday, December 26th: 9:50pm
Saturday, December 27th: 9:15pm
Sunday, December 28th: 3:30pm, 10:20pm
Monday, December 29th: 10:40pm
Tuesday, December 30th: 7:30pm, 10:30pm - See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/why-dont-you-play-in-hell/#sthash.PA2fMSG4.dpuf


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZW6jGDCemo

When we going ladies?

jerseydevil
December 16th, 2014, 09:14 PM
The Doug Benson Movie Interruption: The Long Kiss Goodnight
http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-doug-benson-movie-interruption/#doug-benson-movie-interruption-the-long-kiss-goodnight


The next installment of Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption, where Doug and his friends (who, in the past, have included everyone from Paul F. Tompkins to Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis) chill on the front row couches, mics in hand, and say whatever hilarious thing pops into their heads while a movie of their choosing unfolds on the screen. Dir. Renny Harlin, 1996, 35mm, 121 min. - See more at: http://www.cinefamily.org/films/the-doug-benson-movie-interruption/#doug-benson-movie-interruption-the-long-kiss-goodnight

adgy-san
December 17th, 2014, 11:28 AM
Cinefamily Calendar:Sion Sono's WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL
http://www.cinefamily.org/films/why-dont-you-play-in-hell/

Putting the call out to Adgy and LetTigerIn...




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZW6jGDCemo

When we going ladies?

Oh ****! Uh... Friday, the 26th? Does that work?

jerseydevil
December 19th, 2014, 10:40 PM
Oh ****! Uh... Friday, the 26th? Does that work?

It could. I kinda liked the Sunday Matinee. Any chance? Kq outta town starting Friday...pm me, I may already have our tix covered.

jerseydevil
August 20th, 2015, 06:05 PM
‘The Quay Brothers in 35mm': Christopher Nolan Honors Haunting, Stop-Motion Cinema

http://collider.com/quay-brothers-in-35mm-review-christopher-nolan/

Finally, Christopher Nolan has done something that I can endorse fully!!!!!

Sept. 4–13: Cinefamily (Los Angeles, CA)

You are going to want to go to this. The Quay's work is amazing. And to see it at the Cinefamily will just make it even better. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

jerseydevil
August 24th, 2015, 08:41 PM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/SpectreFest2015PosterFinal_zpsaur74iyk.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/SpectreFest2015PosterFinal_zpsaur74iyk.jpg.html)

http://www.cinefamily.org/films/spectrefest-2015/#spectrefest-hour-of-the-wolf-w-live-score-by-kreng

Final Girls, Deathgasm...I already put in for the freebie COOTIES/Goodnight Mommy passes. This...is what SCREAMfestLA used to be like.

Oh, AND ADGY...


https://vimeo.com/136068359

darby
August 24th, 2015, 11:55 PM
The Alamo Drafthouse Is Coming to Los Angeles ? Nerdist (http://www.nerdist.com/2014/08/the-alamo-drafthouse-is-coming-to-los-angeles/)

What the hell ever happened to this? It's been over a year and I haven't seen or heard anything more.

adgy-san
August 25th, 2015, 10:47 AM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c179/rtbstrd1331/First%20album%20of%202013/SpectreFest2015PosterFinal_zpsaur74iyk.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/rtbstrd1331/media/First%20album%20of%202013/SpectreFest2015PosterFinal_zpsaur74iyk.jpg.html)

http://www.cinefamily.org/films/spectrefest-2015/#spectrefest-hour-of-the-wolf-w-live-score-by-kreng

Final Girls, Deathgasm...I already put in for the freebie COOTIES/Goodnight Mommy passes. This...is what SCREAMfestLA used to be like.

Oh, AND ADGY...


https://vimeo.com/136068359

Oh, goddammit!

jerseydevil
September 3rd, 2015, 01:25 PM
Beyond Fest Lineup Includes ‘Evil Dead’ Double Feature, Edgar Wright and More
http://collider.com/beyond-fest-2015-lineup-evil-dead-edgar-wright-al-pacino/

OOOh Bone Tomahawk and



THE EVIL DEAD (wi. EVIL DEAD II)

Co-presented with Starz and Ash vs. The Evil Dead

United States, 1983

35mm, 87 min

Director – Sam Raimi

wi. Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright in person



EVIL DEAD II (wi. THE EVIL DEAD)

Co-presented with Starz and Ash vs. The Evil Dead

United States, 1987

35mm, 84 min

Director – Sam Raimi

wi. Bruce Campbell and Edgar Wright in person

jerseydevil
September 26th, 2015, 11:16 PM
Fantastic Fest 2015: Days 1 & 2 – ‘Crimson Peak’, ‘Lobster’, Santa, Debates, and More
http://collider.com/fantastic-fest-2015-diary/#lobster

CAN WE PLEASE HAVE AN ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE!!!!!!

notbob
September 28th, 2015, 12:00 PM
Fantastic Fest 2015: Days 1 & 2 – ‘Crimson Peak’, ‘Lobster’, Santa, Debates, and More
http://collider.com/fantastic-fest-2015-diary/#lobster

CAN WE PLEASE HAVE AN ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE!!!!!!
http://drafthouse.com/la/downtown

jerseydevil
September 28th, 2015, 12:59 PM
http://drafthouse.com/la/downtown

It ain't open till it's open...

adgy-san
December 28th, 2015, 03:21 PM
LADY SNOWBLOOD + LADY SNOWBLOOD: LOVE SONG OF VENGEANCE – DOUBLE FEATURE! (http://thefridacinema.org/event/lady-snowblood-double-feature/)

YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana is doing this today through Wednesday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LetTigerIn
July 25th, 2016, 08:51 AM
Cinefamily (http://cinefamily.org) is screening some films again at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater (http://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com/cinefamily/). It looks like they collaborated on a previous event of a marionette show plus a screening of Pippi Longstocking.

LetTigerIn
August 14th, 2016, 03:18 PM
Late notice, but Lady Snowblood (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158714/) and Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072157/) are at American Cinematheque at the Egyptian (http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/lady-snowblood-lady-snowblood-love-song-of-vengeance) tonight (14 August 2016). 7:30PM

jerseydevil
September 14th, 2016, 09:52 PM
ALL-NIGHT HORROR SHOW

http//thenewbev.com/program/october

jerseydevil
September 24th, 2016, 06:44 PM
Rip Rip Hooray! Hosted by Kliph Nesteroff w/ Rip Taylor in person!
http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-september-2016/#rip-rip-hooray-hosted-by-kliph-nesteroff-w-rip-taylor-in-person

Going to this at the Cinefamily Monday Night. RT was a huge part of my formative years and it's worth it just to be in the same room with the man.


They have a 35mm screening of King of New York coming up. That movie is a stone groove.

LetTigerIn
March 8th, 2017, 03:18 PM
It looks like Arena Screen is at the Montalban on Vine right now/again. I'm not sure if it ever moved back to Las Palmas, but the front page of their Web site shows the Las Palmas address, but if you click on the show info, it say the Montalban. I haven't called them to find out what the truth is.

EDIT: Looks like it's just for March 3-9.

jerseydevil
June 8th, 2017, 12:49 PM
Alamo Drafthouse to Open Downtown L.A. Theater
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alamo-drafthouse-open-downtown-la-theater-1011512

RockPile
June 8th, 2017, 02:33 PM
Alamo Drafthouse to Open Downtown L.A. Theater
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alamo-drafthouse-open-downtown-la-theater-1011512

This will be part of the renovation of the Macy's/Sheraton complex, now called the BLOC.

http://www.theblocla.com/images/

darby
June 8th, 2017, 03:52 PM
Alamo Drafthouse to Open Downtown L.A. Theater
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/alamo-drafthouse-open-downtown-la-theater-1011512

Bull-f***in-s*** !!!


From August 2014

The Alamo Drafthouse Is Coming to Los Angeles ? Nerdist (http://www.nerdist.com/2014/08/the-alamo-drafthouse-is-coming-to-los-angeles/)

I'm not believing this until I am actually in front of a screen in that motherf***er, seated in a lounger, with a beer in my hand.

jerseydevil
July 25th, 2017, 09:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yodbDPX0DO0&feature=youtu.be

Watch the Opening of Flying Lotus’ ‘Kuso’
http://bloody-disgusting.com/movie/3448971/watch-opening-flying-lotus-kuso/

jerseydevil
August 28th, 2017, 10:52 PM
Cinefamily Temporarily Suspends All Activities In Wake Of Sexual Misconduct Allegations
http://deadline.com/2017/08/cinefamily-temporarily-suspends-all-activities-sexual-misconduct-allegations-los-angeles-film-movies-brie-larson-hadrian-belove-shadie-elnashai-1202157108/

In the interest of full disclosure...

Kq and I just became black card members. Timing. Anyway, I certainly hope that the failure of a few to just do...SOMETHING. doesn't derail one of the coolest places left for an adventurous movie goer.

jerseydevil
September 1st, 2017, 08:30 PM
Dear Members of The Cinefamily,

As most of you know, the Board of Directors has temporarily suspended operations at The Cinefamily while we address the serious allegations that have lately arisen regarding harassment and inappropriate behavior at the organization. We deeply regret calling a halt to our programming and, like you, we miss it, but we feel a pause is necessary right now as we seek to understand what happened and to what extent it may be necessary to change how The Cinefamily is structured. Given that we will essentially be dark while we go through this process, we have decided to temporarily cancel collection of your monthly membership dues. These cancellations will take place in the next 2-3 business days. If you have been charged in the days since we announced our temporary closure, these charges will be refunded. If you have any questions regarding other types of donations, please reach out to info@cinefamily.org.

To help us determine the exact nature and dimensions of the problems we need to address, the Board has engaged Lynx Insights, an independent investigative agency. As part of its efforts, Lynx has set up a hotline that members of the public can call to provide information that might be relevant to its investigation in a safe and secure manner. Anyone--former volunteers, members of the public, whomever--can and should use this hotline to report on any incidents they may know about or concerns they may have regarding harassment or inappropriate behavior at The Cinefamily. If you have knowledge of alleged or possible assaults or other illegal acts, you should also contact the Los Angeles Police Department. For its part, Lynx will keep the identity of all callers confidential. The hotline number is (323) 800-2130, and it will be staffed by female investigators with extensive experience in sexual harassment and assault investigations.

Your support over the years has been invaluable and we have never been more grateful for it than we are now, in this trying time for all of us in The Cinefamily community. We will be contacting you in the near future with further updates and answers to the many questions we know many of you have. If you would like to support The Cinefamily as it works through these issues, a one-time donation at this time would be enormously helpful, increasing the likelihood that we will be able to resume programming as quickly as possible and continue to fulfill our mission of fostering film enthusiast culture in Los Angeles in a welcoming and safe environment for all members of that culture.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Yours in cinema,

The Board of Directors, The Cinefamily

Email from Cinefamily regarding ongoing housecleaning. Really tragic, especially in light of Cinefamily becoming more of a Brand than a theater. Besides the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax, they have also been programming at the majestic Vista theater and The constantly underfunded Bob Baker Marionette theater. I hope they can all survive this.

jerseydevil
September 7th, 2017, 01:17 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkwe2NBzCCo&feature=youtu.be

Beyond Fest 2017: Edgar Wright and Walter Hill Team Up with ?Baby Driver?, ?The Driver?
http://collider.com/beyond-fest-2017-dates-schedule/#egyptian-theatre





Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2017 programming featuring 32 events and 23 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Co-presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood?s famed Egyptian Theatre for 12 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Friday, September 29th ? Tuesday, October 10th to generate funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to open with Brawl in Cell Block 99 with director S. Craig Zahler returning with Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier in person, while closing night honors are bestowed upon Yorgos Lanthimos? ferociously-twisted follow-up to The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Other hotly-anticipated titles making their debuts include the World Premiere of Justin MacGregor?s Best F(r)iends with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero reunited and in person, Joe Lynch?s blissfully violent Mayhem, and, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, a very special theatrical premiere of Jean-Claude Van Johnson with the Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme, in person with the show?s cast and creators.

The most beloved genre films are highlighted with a series of special event screenings throughout the festival. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes center stage for an explosive 30th anniversary one-two punch of Predator and The Running Man. The Master, Dario Argento, will be in attendance to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Suspiria with screenings of Synapse Film?s 4K restoration AND the recently unearthed 35mm print. ?Car Chases, Collisions & Conversation: An Evening with Edgar Wright and Walter Hill? covers four decades of filmmaking and the interrelated nature of the pulsating smash Baby Driver and the seminal The Driver in one epic night. Musical maestro, Paul Williams, will share stories from behind the mask of Phantom of the Paradise. Mick Garris and Masters of Horror preside over a reverential tribute to two of the greats ? George A. Romero and Tobe Hooper ? with a double bill featuring the West Coast premiere of MOMA and FIlm Foundation?s Night of the Living Dead 4K digital restoration and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. And the theatrical premiere of Napoleon Dynamite Bootleg Edition pairs a totally gonzo WTF double bill with Howard the Duck on 70mm with Lea Thompson in person.

Beyond Fest welcomes the return of genre streaming platform Shudder as its co-presenting sponsor, a partnership that provides 14 screenings (11 West Coast premieres) absolutely free to film fans. Every night, the 90-seat ?Shudder Theatre? will feature a brand new film selected from across the world including Kiyoshi Kurosawa?s triumphant return Before We Vanish, home invasion thrill ride Better Watch Out, the critically acclaimed Canadian zombie shocker Les Affames (The Hungry), Marc Meyers? searing portrait of a serial-killer-in-the-making, My Friend Dahmer, Alexandre O. Phillippe?s revelatory Psycho shower scene doc 78/52, and Ted Geoghegan?s sophomore scalper, Mohawk.

For Cinematic Void?s sidebar they have enlisted the help of like minds as they venture further into the unknown with a series of special screenings. Author and academic Kier La Janisse will be present for Jean Rollin?s The Grapes of Death and the release of the book, ?Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin? which she is publishing. Friday Night Frights are co-presenting the west coast premiere of the 4K restoration of the thoroughly bugnuts Rawhead Rex and the Death Waltz Records record release of Hellraiser on 35mm. And filmmakers Amy Holden Jones and Deborah Brock will be present for a double bill of anniversary screenings of their films Slumber Party Massacre and Slumber Party Massacre II.

Tickets for Beyond Fest 2017 will be made available for purchase through Fandango and the American Cinematheque on Friday, September 8th at noon PST. For the latest developments, visit the Beyond Fest official site www.beyondfest.com and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.

jerseydevil
September 15th, 2017, 01:01 PM
Devin Faraci's Rehiring at Alamo Drafthouse Begs the Question: Do Female Film Fans Matter?
http://www.laweekly.com/film/when-will-the-film-community-stop-hiring-creeps-like-devin-faraci-8645581?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_medium=email

This is the kind of overreaction article that is far too common these days. I know Devin Faraci's work, and I know he can be a little abrasive at times. But to compare him to the situation at the Cinefamily is the kind of weird apples to hand grenades comparison that is also far too common. Now, if he is anything other than a loudmouth, it's a failure on the writer's part to actually inform the readers. I also know, like Hadrian Belove @ Cinefamily, he is extremely qualified, and certainly worthy of hiring by Alamo. That doesn't forgive sexual assault( like Belove is accused of). But if a critic like Faraci should be blacklisted for telling critics to 'kill themselves', well that is a little absurd.

Following up...

The Faraci Fear Factor
https://medium.com/@nickmon1112/devin-faraci-d7ca64424d47


The spark that lit this powderkeg went off on October 9th at about 11:00 AM. Twitter user named @spacecrone asked Devin Faraci if he had remembered grabbing her “by the p***y and bragging to our friends about it, telling them to smell your fingers?” according to her tweet.
I followed up with Ms. Spacecrone and asked her for a recollection of that night.
“We were at a bar, dancing, and he repeatedly stuck his hand down my pants. I told him to stop, he kept grabbing. I actually let it go at the time but YEARS later I brought it up, he claimed he didn’t remember, but some mutual friends who were there told me he’d bragged about ‘fingerbanging me’ all night. There was no penetration that i remembered, just grabbing my va**** repeatedly even when I told him to stop.”

Faraci didn’t outright deny the claim in his reply. “I do not remember this. I can only believe you and beg forgiveness for having been so vile,” he stated.
The spectacle caught the attention of Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League, who reached out to spacecrone stating “I take this seriously and have taken Devin offline until we sort through this,” in response to the allegations.
Devin Faraci had then stepped down from his position as Editor-in-chief of Birth.Movies.Death. The move was formally announced in a statement obtained by Variety on October 11th.
“This weekend allegations were made about my past behavior. Because I take these types of claims seriously I feel my only honorable course of action is to step down from my position as Editor-in-Chief of Birth.Movies.Death. I will use the coming weeks and months to work on becoming a better person who is, I hope, worthy of the trust and loyalty of my friends and readers.”

Sorry. I withdraw my complaint. But she certainly should have included this incident in the body of the piece.

santiclaws
September 15th, 2017, 02:46 PM
The account of the "incident" in question seems more than a bit off.

jerseydevil
September 29th, 2017, 03:22 PM
Who Defines A Community? Some Thoughts On The Drafthouse Controversy From Fantastic Fest
http://uproxx.com/filmdrunk/fantastic-fest-2017-controversy-tim-league-harry-knowles-devin-faraci/


Devin Faraci and Harry Knowles will serve as deserving enough punching bags for now (personally I feel almost as uncomfortable with being part of a mob as I do with being part of a boys club). But justice comes from change. To that end, Tim League released statement midway through the week announcing a new board of directors and outlining steps Drafthouse would take to win back public trust. It read in part:

“We are striving to better respond to allegations of sexual assault and harassment, and will take actions so those who work at the theater or attend as a guest are not made to feel unsafe.

The festival is actively working on building out a new Board of Directors whose focus will be to further enhance and refine the experience of the festival; nurture and provide more opportunities for young genre filmmakers; and provide the best, most open and inclusive environment for this unique film community. This board will be run by the festival’s Executive Director, Kristen Bell, and should be finalized and announced shortly.”

Was it genuine or just good PR spin? Like many things, that depends on trust. People friendly with League are probably inclined to trust him, but if it comes out that he took a more active role in keeping sexual harassment hush-hush than what is already known, he’s going to need a very good explanation and will probably have to step aside.

“Fantastic Fest is a boy’s club. Always has been,” The A.V. Club‘s Katie Rife, who I met at the fest this year, told me. “There’s a running joke about the relative length of the bathroom lines among the female attendees. I also think it’s a little slow to change compared to other geek spaces (cons, etc). But I don’t think it’s especially egregious. I go to horror cons back home that have similar male female ratios.”

As always, the line between “exclusive boys club” and “stereotypical nerd party that not enough girls show up to” is a blurry one.

Even if the community was inclusive and an important forum, there will be (and of course, already are) those who don’t want their money to contribute to Tim League’s bottom line. I don’t think anyone’s 100% wrong to say that Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest are deserving of boycott as an active agent of boys club culture. But it’s also one with opportunity costs. You boycott Tim League so that you can give your movie dollars to… someone else you don’t know, or a corporation without discernible loyalties or problematic attitudes? Hollywood is not a magical land of opportunity. Neither are the theater owners of America a bastion of tolerance. Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest still seem at least capable of change. Some of the female journalists among this year’s attendees organized a list of recommendations to present to Drafthouse management. Whether they’ll do anything remains to be seen, but at least there was a line of communication. All I can say as someone who didn’t boycott this year is that the from the inside(ish), it feels like the scene is bigger than a few people.

Christ. Sexual shenanigans, both real and maybe not so, are going to be the real death of Cinema. The main attraction Cinefamily/Alamo offer is the feeling that you are part of something. It's human nature that those in power, take advantage of it. Especially in the geek world where opportunities are scarce. It's a damned shame really

jerseydevil
October 5th, 2017, 02:05 PM
Decades Of Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein Have Come To Light
http://uproxx.com/movies/harvey-weinstein-sexual-harassment-allegations/

Yet another in the creeps being creeps series.

jerseydevil
November 14th, 2017, 07:04 PM
Following scandal and investigation, Cinefamily to shut down permanently
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-cinefamily-shuts-down-20171114-story.html

Rest in Peace Cinefamily. You were too beautiful for this world.

jerseydevil
June 25th, 2018, 11:06 PM
Big news in my Hood.

Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema Re-Opening in December
https://variety.com/2018/film/news/quentin-tarantino-new-beverly-cinema-re-opening-1202857021/

Announcing Fairfax Cinema! (Cinefamily Part 2?)
https://www.cinefamilyaccountability.org/blog/2018/1/8/announcing-fairfax-cinema-cinefamily-part-2

YES YES YES YES YESYEYEYSYEYEYYSYSYYSEYEYSYSYYSYSYYS.....!!!!!!!!! !

jerseydevil
January 14th, 2019, 11:25 PM
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (IB TECH PRINT)
http://thenewbev.com/program/january-19-hans-christian-andersen-kiddee-matinee/


New Bev this Saturday. I Kinda need to go.

jerseydevil
August 23rd, 2019, 07:20 PM
https://drafthouse.com/los-angeles


Hey guys...it's open. Got a double feature tomorrow. I'll give ya my thoughts.

woroiks
September 7th, 2019, 07:01 AM
Ooh. Can't go that day, though! >:(

jerseydevil
December 19th, 2019, 10:15 PM
L.A.’s Former Cinefamily Theater to Open as Fairfax Cinema (First Look)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cinefamily-theater-reopen-as-fairfax-cinema-first-look-1263136

NobleSavage
December 20th, 2019, 06:24 PM
L.A.?s Former Cinefamily Theater to Open as Fairfax Cinema (First Look)
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cinefamily-theater-reopen-as-fairfax-cinema-first-look-1263136

Mixed bag here, huh? I loved Cinefamily as a clueless patron who lived walking distance on two different occasions (Spent Xmas 2010 there when I had nothing better to do). Hope they get their ish together and emerge as something everyone can enjoy without any reservations.

jerseydevil
December 21st, 2019, 08:56 PM
Mixed bag here, huh? I loved Cinefamily as a clueless patron who lived walking distance on two different occasions (Spent Xmas 2010 there when I had nothing better to do). Hope they get their ish together and emerge as something everyone can enjoy without any reservations.

It's been missed. Cinefamily was, despite its faults, truly amazing. Now, the contention, if I understand, is that the owners are still the same. And, since they were on the Board of Cinefamily, they were remiss in their oversight. They did not do enough for the accusations of abuse.

Ok, well Bree Larson and Robert Downey Jr., were also on that board. As were 100s of others. So...unless you boycott Dr Doolittle, and Capn Marvel 2...shut up.

If anything, you would expect them to have to prove their diligence. I'm gonna check it out. And reserve my judgement.

jerseydevil
December 27th, 2019, 08:46 PM
Just to add to the Fairfax cinema story, according to Twitter, there have been drive by eggings. Not the most reasonable of protests, but harmless-ish.

If you go to their website you can read their mission statement...


or, right here


In 2006, my brother Dan and I bought the Silent Movie Theater, because we fell in love with the building and dreamed of creating a new style of creative programming that did not yet exist in Los Angeles. Soon after, we partnered with a board of individuals to found and run the project called Cinefamily.

Dan and I oversaw the theater?s design and development. Once day-to-day operations began, we stepped back to work on other projects ? my day job as a cartoonist and illustrator, and Dan?s in real estate development and management. We trusted the people in charge and stayed connected to the theater by serving on its board intermittently. In hindsight, I realize we didn?t have an accurate perception of the theater?s work environment. It wasn?t until I became a part-time employee as art director in 2016, that my understanding of Cinefamily changed altogether. Physically being in the building on a regular basis showed me how toxic and unprofessional the workplace had become.

We knew serious action had to be taken. Dan and I proposed a structural change to the Cinefamily board, specifically the removal of the co-founder/creative director. However, the board could not come to a consensus, which was necessary for any changes to be enacted. Given our inability to make any progress on the issue, Dan and I seriously considered evicting Cinefamily unless major organizational changes took place, but we knew that this action would mean many staffers would lose their jobs. We thought we could salvage the nonprofit entity by jettisoning the negative elements of the theater, so we met with potential replacement candidates to present to the board. The board seemed receptive to the plan ? Cinefamily had been discussing relocation for some time and was about to announce the resignation of the creative director. We thought this would resolve the issues at the heart of Cinefamily, so we waited. Regretfully, it took the voices of the employees who experienced the toxic work environment first hand to finally bring an end to it.

We?ve been thinking long and hard over the last two years, as we attempted to correct past wrongs by managing the theater?s closure. It?s been a struggle to come to terms with everything that happened at Cinefamily, and we regret not responding immediately. Raising our concerns fell wildly short of definitive action. Dan and I accept full responsibility for this failure and apologize to everyone hurt by our inaction.

In light of all this, Fairfax Cinema is our way of trying to make right with the community as a whole. From its inception as Old Time Movies on, this building has been an LA institution. We do not want to erase or deny any part of the building?s history, good or bad. Instead, we are committed to establishing a venue that is for all of Los Angeles?a safe space where people can come together, share the joys of cinema, and have their voices heard.

We?ve heard you, and we?re still listening. We?re glad people are this engaged and concerned. We are too. One of our goals for Fairfax Cinema is full transparency, by communicating openly both within the company and with the public. We?ve implemented strict HR policies with third party oversight from an outside company. We have an entirely new team operating the theater, and as owners we are actively involved in maintaining an inclusive and healthy workplace.

We understand if this letter is received as too little too late. It has taken us too long to address these issues publicly. We know we can never repair the harm that?s already been done, but we are learning from it. We are working towards creating a space that will be a force for good in the L.A. community.

Sincerely,


Sammy Harkham

Co-owner

jerseydevil
May 29th, 2020, 07:34 PM
Netflix Buys LA’s Egyptian Theatre With Plans To Restore It

https://screenrant.com/netflix-buys-egyptian-theatre-los-angeles-restore/

jerseydevil
June 19th, 2020, 08:01 PM
Ok. Old man j.d. is gonna impart some wisdom.

We ALL want to go back to the movies.
And, AMC already proved they aren't to be trusted. And other theaters simply refusing to make mandatory. So, if you believe science...this should concern you.

There are alternatives. Trusted places that would rather inconvenience their patrons than spread disease.

Alamo Drafthouse WILL Require Moviegoers To Wear Masks
https://screenrant.com/alamo-drafthouse-movie-theaters-masks-required-reopening-coronavirus/

And, THEY WILL ENFORCE.

As far as boutique, the Arena Cinelounge was supposed to open today. California put a pause, and they are waiting. This place, even before, was spotless. And they cater to small audiences.

Arclight/New Beverly have made no declarations.

But if you NEED to go to a theater, avoid the multiplexes. At least till next year.