May 29, 2008
Re the article about moviegoing ["Stunning Locations," May 22]: For people who like to discover really good movies, the Nuart is the best theater in L.A.! Most theaters today give you the choice of a dozen movies, but are any of them really any good? At the Nuart, there's only one movie playing, but you know it's going to be special. Gary Davis West L.A. The recently opened Laemmle Theaters in Claremont are wonderful. They are in the new portion of Claremont's "Village," a fine place for walking around before or after the show.
April 19, 1999 |
Bigger isn't necessarily better, and more really can sometimes seem like less--at least to the Laemmle family of Los Angeles, which has carved a distinguished niche for its theaters in a land of blockbuster-dependent behemoths. At a time when most companies are building bigger theaters with more screens but seem to have less and less room for small films, it's good to know that there are still people willing to buck the trend.
January 30, 2013 |
Robert Zemeckis' feature directorial debut, a sing-a-long and a celebration of John Lennon are among the highlights of Beatles Fest this weekend at the Laemmle Noho 7 theater in North Hollywood. The mini-film festival is part of a city-wide celebration of John, Paul, George and Ringo that includes the U.S. premiere of "Backbeat," the British musical about the birth of the legendary rock group. The musical, which opened Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre, plays through March 1. For the Record: An article in the Jan. 31 Calendar section about a Beatles Fest at the Laemmle Noho 7 theater in North Hollywood this weekend said that Thursday and Friday's programs would be introduced by Lee Perry, host of KCSI's “Saturday With the Beatles.” His name is Les Perry, and his program is on KCSN-FM (88.5)
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January 1, 2014 |
A mixed-use project featuring a five-screen Laemmle theater in Glendale appears to be moving forward with the City Council's recent approval of a development agreement. The four-story project will include 42 apartments above 6,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground level. In a 4-1 vote in December, the City Council approved a multi-agency agreement between the city, L.A. County and the Glendale Community College District to move the Laemmle Lofts project closer to approval.
January 4, 2014 |
In the lobby of the historic Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles, Bob Laemmle proudly points to a wall of glass-encased photos and letters from cinema luminaries of the last half-century. "This is one of Ingmar Bergman," he says proudly, gesturing to a photo of the Swedish director, his arm around the shoulder of Bob's father, Max, taken during the 1972 premiere of "Cries and Whispers. " Next to it is a letter from the director and actor Andre Gregory, thanking Max for a party he hosted in support of the 1981 movie "My Dinner With Andre.
June 18, 1993 |
When "Un Coeur En Hiver" opened at the Laemmle theaters in Encino on Wednesday, it marked one of the few times that a foreign film has arrived in the San Fernando Valley on the same day that it debuted in other parts of Los Angeles. Foreign and low-budget intellectual movies--so-called "art films"--have traditionally received short shrift here. Laemmle is the only cinema north of Mulholland Drive that shows them on a regular basis.