August 17, 1996
The Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., will present an evening of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle films tonight at 8. The silent era comedian's widow, Addie Arbuckle, will be on hand for the screenings of "The Round Up" (1920), "Butcher Boy" (1917) and "Miss Fatty's Seaside Lovers" (1915), following a dinner at Fatty's Row House Restaurant, 829 N. La Cienega. Silent Movie Theater: (213) 653-2389. For dinner reservations: (310) 657-9220.
January 15, 2004
The Silent Movie Theater marks the seventh anniversary of the fatal shooting the theater's then-proprietor, Laurence Austin, with a screening of F.W. Murnau's 1928 classic "Sunrise," which was about to start when Austin was shot to death in the lobby by a killer hired by his estranged companion- projectionist, James Van Sickle. Both the gunman and Van Sickle are serving life sentences. "Sunrise," Friday, 8 p.m., Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., (323) 655-2520.
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April 21, 1999 |
The 21-year-old trigger man in the murder for hire of Lawrence Austin, the owner and operator of a popular silent movie theater, will spend the rest of his days in prison, a judge ruled Tuesday. In sentencing Christian Rodriguez to life without the possibility of parole, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge J.D. Smith told the young man he is lucky to have avoided the death penalty.
November 22, 2012
MOVIES Scare off those extra Thanksgiving calories with a midnight screening of the sci-fi thriller "Alien: Resurrection. " Set 200 years after "Alien 3," the film features a cloned Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and a much-hyped and very daring underwater escape scene. Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Midnight. Fri. $12. (323) 655-2510; http://www.cinefamily.org.
December 20, 2012
Do you love making snarky comments during sappy movies? Then you'll love Doug Benson's "Movie Interruption" series at Cinefamily. During his latest installment, Benson and friends will take on the schmaltzy holiday classic "Love Actually," starring easy target Hugh Grant. Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax, L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. $14. (323) 655-2510, http://www.cinefamily.org.
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January 22, 1997
Re " 'The Man Died Doing What He Loved,' " Jan. 19: Although our family didn't attend the Silent Movie Theater often enough to feel comfortable calling him "Larry," Laurence Austin always recognized us as he sold us tickets, or conversed happily when he took our tickets at the door. And he always pointed, smiling, at the Felix the Cat wristwatch my mother had found for him. This gentle, quirky man had attained what most can only aspire to--the vocation that was his life-long dream, and so perfect for his talents and temperament.