We are optimistic that the Art Theatre will be reopening soon, and want to share with everyone what we have been up to since our doors closed in March.

 

Whilst official L.A. COVID reopening measures have no yet been released, we have already begun to taken our own steps to create a safe, secure environment in time for our own reopening.

First of all, we want you to know that all memberships will be extended for the entire length of our closure , so no time will be lost. We hope you have seen our emails for virtual films, and we appreciate all of the members that have logged in and watched on-line.  We all know there is nothing better than a good film on the big screen or community discussion after in the beautifully restored Art Theatre, so when you do come back, here is a list of improvements that should make your return experience even more special and safe.

Enhancements to the Art Theatre:

  • The removal of seating rows to allow extended leg room and dining options
  • New carpeting in the lobby and the theatre aisles
  • Removal of all of the seats and installation  a new epoxy floor system
  • Painting of all interior surfaces
  • Deep cleaning of all seats and surfaces

Enhancements to Achieve Covid-19 Protocols:

  • Seat blocking to allow for social distancing, allowing you and your party a safe viewing section
  • Addition of Plexiglas shields at the concession stand to protect members and staff
  • Extended time between films to allow for deep cleaning of seats after every show
  • Electrostatic Sprayer disinfectant used to sanitize the lobby and screening room
  • A new contactless credit card system for ticket and concession purchases
  • Option to pre-purchase concessions prior to your arrival.
  • Enhanced air filtration system to increase fresh airflow in the theatre
  • Hand wipes provided upon request
  • Hand sanitizer provided upon request
  • Development of signage to follow Covid-19 protocols.

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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Collective
(109min NR) 2019 Romania Alexander Nanau, director

COLLECTIVE follows a heroic team of journalists as they uncover shocking, widespread corruption. After a deadly fire at a nightclub, the mysterious death of the owner of a powerful pharmaceutical firm, and the quiet resignation of a health minister—seemingly unrelated events, all within weeks of each other—the team of intrepid reporters exposes a much larger, much more explosive political scandal. COLLECTIVE is a fast-paced, real-time detective story about truth, accountability, and the value of an independent press in partisan times.

 OFFICIAL SELECTION

VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL | NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS

TRUE/FALSE | SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

FULL FRAME | HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL | AFI FEST

CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN
CROCK OF GOLD: A FEW ROUNDS WITH SHANE MACGOWAN
(min NR)
VIRTUAL CINEMA - Coming Soon 12/04! Oct 20 - Dec 31
CROCK OF GOLD is the definitive documentary on musical icon Shane MacGowan, exploring the wild, roving life of Ireland’s most beloved punk poet—from his youth through to the success of the Pogues (“Fairytale of New York,” “Dirty Old Town”) and beyond, as told by Shane himself. The theatrical and virtual cinema versions will include never-before-seen live footage not available elsewhere.

RBG
(98min PG) 2018 USA Julie Cohen, Betsy West, director
At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

The Guardian of Memory
The Guardian of Memory
(90 min NR) 2019 Mexico Marcela Arteaga, director
Winner of the Best Feature Length Documentary at the recent Ariel Awards, the Mexican equivalent of the Academy Awards, The Guardian of Memory tells the story of Mexican men, women, and children seeking safety in the US.  Carlos Spector, an immigration lawyer born in El Paso, TX, fights to obtain political asylum for Mexicans fleeing extreme violence. This is the story about the kindness and hope that still exists in people who endured tremendous suffering, and Carlos Spector’s tireless efforts to help them. Also the winner of the Best Mexican Documentary at DocsMX in Mexico City, The Guardian of Memory had its world premiere at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

The Keeper
(120min NR) 2018 Germany Marcus H. Rosenmüller, director
The love story of a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility and personal tragedy. The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper that he gets him out of the camp to play for his local team. Margaret and Bert's love blossoms despite local hostility and resentment of the German PoWs. In the meantime, Bert's heroics in goal are noticed by Manchester's City Football Club. Rather than going back to Germany like nearly all the other camp inmates, Bert marries Margaret and signs for Man City.

Zappa
Zappa
(NR) 2020 USA Alex Winter, director
VIRTUAL CINEMA - Coming Soon 11/27! Oct 20 - Dec 31
With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage for the first time, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter’s assembly features appearances by Frank’s widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank’s musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others. The theatrical and virtual cinema versions will include bonus footage from deep in the Zappa Family vaults, unavailable anywhere else.

FOOD

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.
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WINE

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.
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