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TO THE ART THEATRE

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.

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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.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
As of May 1st, proof of vaccination is no longer required; however, we strongly encourage our patrons to continue wearing masks.

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.

Dr. Mark Vidor Legacy Fund

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In-Theatre Viewing / Watch From Home

Elvis
Elvis
(2hr 29mins PG-13)
Starts 6/24/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
From Academy Award Nominee Baz Luhrmann, director of Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby, and Romeo + Juliet comes the first major motion picture chronicling the life and death of the king of rock 'n roll himself, ELVIS.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920) with live score / Jack Curtis Dubowsky
(1hr 19min NR)
ONE NIGHT ONLY | PROOF OF VACCINE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT
Event Cinema w/ live score 7.8.22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble is conducting a new score over another silent classic, Dr. Jekyll and Hyde (1920). Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.

MULTI LANGUAGING An Accelerated Path To Understanding Among Cultures
MULTI LANGUAGING An Accelerated Path To Understanding Among Cultures
(30mins NR)
Starts 7/8/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
Join us at the Art Theatre to enjoy watching and learning the story of multi-languaging. The film is a grand undertaking and has significant art forms built into it, as it includes thematically related lyrics, singing and dancing by Apple character, and music. It is a singular documentary film. It features endorsement by Sri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Honorable Vice President of India. Director: Beerelli Seshi, M.D.

Lady Buds w/ LIVE Q&A
Lady Buds w/ LIVE Q&A
(1hr 36mins NR)
PRIDE WEEK 2022! | with Live Director/Subject Q&A!
One Show Only! 1pm 7/9/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
Join us July 9th for a look into the world of legal California cannabis through the lens of six female growers as they enter into the new commercial cannabis industry, in Lady Buds. Followed by a Q&A with Long Beach Green Room founder Adam Hijazi, Lady Buds subject Felicia Carbarjal, and Director CJ Russo!

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
(2hr 11mins R)
PRIDE WEEK 2022!
Starts 7/8/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
From world renowned director of Girlhood and Tomboy, Céline Sciamma, comes one of 2019's most acclaimed dramas, Portrait of a Lady on Fire. On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman. Showing at the Art for one week only as part of our Pride 2022 celebration!  

FLEE
FLEE
(1hr 29mins PG-13)
PRIDE WEEK 2022!
Starts 7/9/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
The three-time Academy Award Nominated documentary sensation is finally coming to the Art! FLEE, an animated documentary, tells the extraordinary true story of a man, Amin, on the verge of marriage which compels him to reveal his hidden past for the first time. Showing at the Art for one week only as part of our Pride 2022 celebration!  

FREE SCREENING: Still Working 9 to 5
FREE SCREENING: Still Working 9 to 5
(1hr. 30min. N/R)
Free Screening made possible by Councilwoman Cindy Allen of LB District 2
Plays 7/21/22 (In-Theatre Viewing) FREE
Join us at the Art for a FREE Screening of Still Working 9 to 5, a documentary chronicling the highest-grossing documentary 9 to 5, starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lilly Tomlin, all in celebration of 99 years of the ERA with special Q&A. This event has been made FREE by the generosity of Councilwoman Cindy Allen of Long Beach District 2.

Fire of Love
Fire of Love
(1hr 33mins PG)
Starts 7/22/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
Fire of Love tells the story of two French lovers, Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of our planet, while simultaneously capturing the most explosive volcano imagery ever recorded. Along the way, they changed our understanding of the natural world, and saved tens of thousands of lives. Previously unseen hours of pristine 16-millimeter film and thousands of photographs reveal the birth of modern volcanology through an unlikely lens -- the love of its two pioneers

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (25th Anniversary)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (25th Anniversary)
(1hr 29mins PG-13)
One Night Only! 7/22/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
Before he was Shrek he was... Austin Powers (and Dr. Evil)! See Mike Meyers in one of his most iconic roles. Join us, only at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, for a special one-night-only 25th anniversary screening of this comedy classic of the late 1990s. Presented by our new late nite screening series, The Art After Dark, showcasing specially curated films by the Staff of the Art. Free Admission to Gold & Silver Members of the Art.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(1hr 40min R)
Every Month at the Art in 2022!
Saturday! 7/23/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Shadowcast by the one and only Midnight Insanity, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back at The Art! A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Yasujirō Ozu Double Feature: 'Late Spring' & 'Early Summer'
Yasujirō Ozu Double Feature: 'Late Spring' & 'Early Summer'
(2h 53m NR)
ONE DAY ONLY | Free Admission for Silver/Gold/Platinum Members
Sunday! 7/30/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
The ART Theatre presents A CENTURY OF CINEMA, an ongoing celebration of the history of the movies. This month we'll be featuring our first non-English-language selections with the 1949 and 1951 Japanese films 'Late Spring' and 'Early Summer,' directed by Yasujirō Ozu. The first two films in master filmmaker Ozu’s widely acclaimed Noriko Trilogy, concluded in 1953 with his masterwork Tokyo Story. In Late Spring, several people try to talk 27-year-old Noriko into marrying, but all she wants is to keep on caring for her widowed father. In Early Summer, her family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

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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VOTED

NUMBER ONE

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.
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