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May 2017

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

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

In Tim Burton’s inspired feature length directorial debut, Pee-wee Herman explodes to life in one of the...

Ed Wood

Johnny Depp dazzles as the title character Ed Wood, who overcomes his lack of experience and financial...

A New Leaf

From the brilliant comedic mind of Elaine May comes her directorial debut, A New Leaf. Also written by and co...


Come take the ultimate comedic Rorschach test with the deadpan brilliance of Elaine May’s Ishtar, when two...

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Kiddee Matinees

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

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

In Tim Burton’s inspired feature length directorial debut, Pee-wee Herman explodes to life in one of the...

Flash Gordon: Rocket Ship

An action-packed sci-fi spectacular condensed from Universal’s blockbuster 13 chapter Flash Gordon serial...

Midnight Shows

Tickets: $8 No discounts or passes

Death Proof (10th Anniversary!)

Tighten your seat belt, it’s going to be a wild ride: the extended international version of Quentin...

The Wicker Man (2006)

Neil LaBute’s ill-fated remake of The Wicker Man is a hoot-and-a-half, a modern camp classic that might be...

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.