Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema Reveals Schedule Ahead of Re-Opening

Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema Reveals

After closing down in late August for a month-long remodeling, Los Angeles’ New Beverly Cinema, which is owned by Quentin Tarantino, is nearly ready to re-open on Oct. 1 with an eclectic schedule focusing on tributes, rarities and some of the filmmaker’s titles.

Screening on Oct. 1 and 2 are two movies by the late Paul Mazursky, “Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice” and “Blume in Love.” The following week “Pulp Fiction” will play for six nights with “The Professional,” both of which are 20 years old this month.

All movies will be shown in 35mm  in line with Tarantino’s new policy to preserve the moviegoing experience, and the theater has upgraded the sound system and installed a 16mm projector. The New Beverly had recently purchased a digital projector, leading to Tarantino’s decision to take over programming from the longtime programmer Michael Torgan, whose family had run the theater for decades.

Many of the prints are rare copies from Tarantino’s own collection. Among the other titles screening in October are a Robin Williams double feature of “The Best of Times” and “Moscow on the Hudson,” a Bruce Lee night, a Sam Peckinpah duo and a George C. Scott double feature. On Halloween night, the theater presents an all-night marathon hosted by Eli Roth with three of Roth’s films and three other scarers.

Tickets remain $8 for a double feature.



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  1. dissappointed says:

    And now the other shoe drops as his cronies oust the last vestiges of soul from the old place to be replaced with surveillance and corporate gagging. Had the opportunity to take the high ground, to walk a different path, to not behave like the 1%, to not be so pedestrian. Too bad QT, pity your business acumen is not as sharp as your artistry.

  2. Herb Flynn says:

    “Fist Of Fury Part Two” is a lost film according to on-line reports…wonder if it will be dubed or subed?

  3. joestemme says:

    It’s a shame that this had to occur by shoving out the Torgan family who ran the theater for 36 years. This is about ego more than anything else.

    And, Michael Torgan was booking 90% to 95% film as it was. This isn’t a huge change.

  4. Jeremy says:

    Was hoping for something a little more obscure/classic for Halloween…

  5. Lionel Frankenstein says:

    October 1-2: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice /// Blume In Love
    October 3-8: Pulp Fiction /// The Professional
    October 9-10: The Best Of Times /// Moscow On The Hudson
    October 11: Private Screening
    October 12-13: Morocco /// His Girl Friday
    October 14: The Big Boss /// The Big Boss II
    October 15-16: Le Mans /// The Racing Scene
    October 17-18: Lightening Swords Of Death /// Shogun Assassin
    October 19-20: Rage /// The Savage Is Loose
    October 21: Fist Of Fury /// Fist Of Fury Part Two
    October 22-23: The Getaway /// Junior Bonner
    October 24-25: The Dirty Dozen
    October 26-27: Master Of The World /// Stranger At My Door
    October 28: Snake In The Monkey’s Shadow /// Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow
    October 29-30: Papillon /// An Enemy Of The People
    October 31: Cabin Fever /// Hostel /// Hostel: Part Two /// More TBA

  6. Craig D. Smith says:

    I agree getting rid of the digital projector was silly. Time marches on and the availability and condition of 35mm film will only get worse and worse. Still, I’m glad the New Beverly Cinema is back and basically staying true to form.

  7. PetersonBrand says:

    I was alway a fan of the new bev before all this happened. I’m coming into this new Tarantino era on edge. But I hope it works out. Wanting to preserve celluloid screening is cool but getting rid of the digital projector just seems silly to me, and limits what films the new bev can show now.

  8. I miss this theater! It’s better than a larger body organ ! Oh, I wish I would be there on time but for my death never!

  9. Vivi says:

    Ken, the authentic moviegoing experience was alive and well at the New Bev before Tarantino took over.

    If you’re talking about his desire to show straight up celluloid, that’s one thing, but the programming at the New Beverly was fine and dandy to begin with.

  10. Chris says:

    Glad he’s keeping the theatre alive, but it looks like were in for only testosterone driven gender-centirc fare.

  11. Ken says:

    Bravo to Tarantino for helping to keep alive – in this modest way – the authentic movie-watching experience.

    • Mike says:

      Thank you Quentin! New Bev programming has really sucked the last year or so. About time they get back to more cult classics :)

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