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.
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Tickets remain $8 for a double feature.