The Art Theatre originally opened in 1925 as a single screen silent movie house. At that time, there were over 50 independent theatres in Long Beach, today only the Art remains.



The Art Theatre is the perfect venue for a wide variety of private events. With our state of the art digital sound system and projection, our equipment is second to none in Long Beach.

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In-Theatre Viewing

Mr. Jimmy
Mr. Jimmy
(1h 53m NR)
Limited Engagement! Friday 9/22
E-Tickets | Click Here | Fri. 9/22 at 8:30pm!
Inspired by Mr. Page's ovation, Akio Sakurai quits his "salary man" job, leaving behind his family to move to Los Angeles and join "Led Zepagain." Soon cultures clash, and Akio's idyllic vision of America meets with reality.

(1h 31m R)
OpensThis Friday, 9/22. One Week Only!
E-Tickets | Click Here | One Week Only
Set in Paris, this seductive drama tells the story of Tomas  and Martin, a gay couple whose marriage is thrown into crisis when Tomas begins a passionate affair with Agathe, a younger woman he meets after completing his latest film

Theater Camp
Theater Camp
(1h 33m PG-13)
Open This Friday, 9/22. One Week Only!
E-Tickets | Click Here | One Week Only!
When clueless tech-bro Troy arrives to run the property (into the ground), lifelong best friends and drama instructors at a rundown camp in upstate New York, band together with the staff and students to stage a masterpiece, and keep their beloved summer camp afloat.

Silent Movie Day Short Film Festival
Silent Movie Day Short Film Festival
(1hr 30min NR)
One Night Only! Seven reels of fun!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Fri, 9/29 7:30pm
Experience the allure of cinema's golden era at the "Silent Movie Day Short Films Festival" on September 29th, 2023. Featuring classics like 'One A.M.', 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Alice In Wonderland', and more, this one-night event transports you to a bygone era, starring luminaries Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Mary Pickford, and Fatty Arbuckle for an enchanting journey into the world of silent film.

Stop Making Sense: 40th Anniversary in 4K!
Stop Making Sense: 40th Anniversary in 4K!
(1h 30m PG)
Open Next Friday, 9/29. One Week Only!
E-Tickets | Click Here | One Week Only!
Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, the 1984 film was directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme and is considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads' most memorable songs.

(1hr NR)
90th Anniversary premiere of a brand-new 4K restoration! Costume contest with fabulous prizes! A feature-length assemblage of iconic Betty Boop cartoons!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Fri. Oct 6th, 8pm
Free admission to Silver, Gold & Platinum Members and kids under 10! General admission tickets available. Join us for this very special premiere of a BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION from the Fabulous Fleischer Toons of BETTY BOOP`S HALLOWE`EN PARTY for its 90th anniversary. Betty Boop hosts a Halloween party with aid from a scarecrow, but an uninvited gorilla threatens havoc. Before the show we`ll have having a COSTUME CONTEST with fabulous prizes before indulging in a feature-length assemblage of classic Betty Boop cartoon shorts!

Art After Dark: SPEED RACER
Art After Dark: SPEED RACER
(2hr 15m PG)
One Night Only! Friday Oct. 6th at10pm!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Oct. 6th | 10pm
Young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

A Century of Cinema: KING KONG
A Century of Cinema: KING KONG
(3hr 7min PG-13) 2005
Free to Silver, Gold & Platinum Members With a special preshow and trivia!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sun. 10/8 | 11AM
General Admission to non-members. 
Join us for a remarkable day as acclaimed director Peter Jackson, known for his Academy Award-winning work in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, recreates the classic tale of KING KONG. Experience an adventure with a 2000s Hollywood filmmaking intro, vintage ads, cartoons, and exclusive sneak peeks, all in one epic event!

Night of the Living Dead on 16mm!
Night of the Living Dead on 16mm!
(1hr 36min NR)
One night only on a rare film print!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Fri. 10/13 | 10PM
Panic sweeps the nation as the dead unexpectedly rise, and a diverse group seeks refuge in an abandoned house from the reanimated corpses hunting for fresh prey. Pragmatic Ben tries to maintain control, but as the zombies encircle the house, panic sets in among the survivors, leading to a struggle for survival where the living become the prey of the undead, presented on a 16mm film print by Mikey Agguire for one night only!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(1hr 40min R)
Absolute Pleasure. Saturday, October 21st!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sat. 10/21, 11:59pm
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back at The Art! A newly engaged couple suffering from car troubles near an isolated castle and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Nosferatu with LIVE SCORE by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble
Nosferatu with LIVE SCORE by the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble
(1hr 34min NR)
This Halloween! One Night Only!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Tues. 10/31, 7:30pm
A century in the making! Jack Curtis Dubowsky is back at the Art Theatre with his world famous ensemble to celebrate the centennial of Nosferatu; one ghoulish night only, this Halloween! Click for more info about Jack Curtis Dubowski, his ensemble, and Nosferatu!

Enjoy having your name, brand, company or any person you wish to celebrate, laser engraved on a plaque on your very own Art Theatre seat. When you sponsor a seat, we can also acknowledge your gift to a recipient of your choice.

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The HipPea offers Art Theatre visitors a fresh and healthy alternative to traditional fast food – Falafel! Made from organic chickpeas their Gluten-Free falafel is based on a secret family recipe.


Our intimate wine bar brings you the best in personally chosen wines from around the globe. Enjoy artisanal meats and cheeses to make your visit a complete evening to remember.



Voted THE NUMBER ONE INDEPENDENT THEATRE in Los Angeles, the Art opened as a silent movie theatre and included a pipe organ and orchestra pit. It is the oldest operating single screen house in Long Beach. Our art deco, streamline moderne-style historical landmark is famous for its screening of the most imaginative and stimulating independent, documentary, animated, alternative lifestyle, and foreign language films. After one million dollars of loving restoration, the addition of a wine bar and coffee bar, The Art Theatre is the perfect destination for memorable evening.