More good news for Los Angeles moviegoers: revival house New Beverly Cinema has set a June 1 reopening date on its Twitter account. No further details were provided on the cinema’s upcoming program.
The 300-seat theater opened in 1929 on Beverly Boulevard near LaBrea Boulevard in Los Angeles. Two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino subsidized New Beverly owner Sherman Torgan up to $ 5,000 per month to keep the site open; Torgan, who died in 2007, had owned the theater at 7165 Beverly Blvd since 1978. Tarantino became the new owner following Torgan’s passing, holding the line on the developers who aspired to turn the venue into Supercuts. In 2014, Tarantino became Chief Curator with a mandate to show only 16mm and 35mm prints and ditch the digital projector installed by Torgan’s son Michael. The cinema reopened in December 2018 after a year of improvements.
On July 25, 2019, dual-function programming was suspended for an extended first broadcast of Tarantino’s ninth film. Once upon a time in Hollywood. The lobby was adorned with movie posters, lobby cards and movie props. The pre-show had an extended cut of the Premiums Act segment that featured the character of Rick Dalton from Leonardo DiCaprio as well as old trailers referenced in the film.
More information to come … pic.twitter.com/cOxmctmwSO
– New Beverly Cinema (@newbeverly) May 1, 2021
Start and The Chicago 7 trial Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt expressed his joy over the news:
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) May 2, 2021