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March 2017

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All Shows Presented in Glorious 35mm (unless noted in 16mm)

The Firemen’s Ball

On one level The Firemen’s Ball is an accomplished screwball comedy, on another level, it’s a work of...

Intimate Lighting

Director Ivan Passer (Cutter’s Way) gives us a slice of life with both gravitas and specificity with...

Heroes Shed No Tears

This was director John Woo’s last picture before making his big international breakthrough with Chow Yun Fat...

Eastern Condors

Directed by and starring beloved Hong Kong action guru Sammo Hung, Eastern Condors remains to this day one of...

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A beloved venue for classic films.
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Kiddee Matinees

Tickets: $6 Free bag of popcorn for patrons ages 12 and under

Rookie of the Year

Comedy hits a home run when Home Alone’s Daniel Stern directs Rookie of the Year! As our March Bat-tacular...

GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords

The robot sensation that swept the nation! The GoBots make the giant leap from the toy box, supercharging...

Midnight Shows

Tickets: $8 No discounts or passes

Plump Fiction

A totally gonzo, non-stop joke-o-rama, Plump Fiction spoofs, pokes & parodies the Tarantino hit with...


The first and only electric western, Zachariah is a psychedelic midnight movie musical mind trip fueled by...

New Beverly Cinema

About New Beverly Cinema

The New Beverly Cinema is a historic movie theater located in Los Angeles, California. Housed in a building which dates to the 1920s, it is one of the oldest revival houses in the region.

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Glossary of Terms

A handy guide to key cinema terms.

35mm & 16mm

The most common sizes of film stock used to shoot, print, and present movies. 35mm is preferred for commercial film and TV shoots, with multiple stocks for select shooting conditions. 16mm is more often used for lower-budget projects, commercial and industrial shoots, and previously as a “home movie” format.

4-Track Mag

A now-dormant process which allowed for multi-channel sound reproduction in theatres using magnetic striping attached to the film print. Often vulnerable to erasure and damage due to demagnetizing and detachment through aging, requiring strict storage and handling conditions. Supplanted by Dolby Stereo, an optical process requiring less delicacy and upkeep.

Aspect Ratio

This indicates the dimension of the projected image, usually measured by comparing the width to the height. For example, 1.85:1, commonly called “flat”, means the picture is 1.85 times as wide to every increment of 1 it is high, and 2.35:1, or “scope”, means the picture will be even wider.