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The Art Theatre originally opened in 1924 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.

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In-Theatre Viewing

2024 OSCAR® Nominated Short Films
2024 OSCAR® Nominated Short Films
Coming to the Art Friday, March 1st!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Opens Fri. March 1st
For the 19th consecutive year, ShortsTV and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country and the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts.

Art11: El Conde
Art11: El Conde
(1h 50mins R) 2023 Chile Pablo Larrain, director
OSCAR® Nominated for Best Cinematography
E-Tickets | Art 11 | Friday-Saturday, March 2nd-3rd | 11AM
Free to Platinum, Gold & Silver Members. General Admission to non-members. Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator, wants to die. Problem is, he's a vampire, which makes things quite difficult. Having lived for over 200 years, experienced the French Revolution as a young French army officer, several other historic events, settled down in Chile, worked his way to the top, ruled ruthlessly and opulently and now been hounded by people seeking the truth, he's feeling a bit jaded. His family, on the other hand, are looking forward to their inheritance.

Robot Dreams (Early Access)
Robot Dreams (Early Access)
(1h 42m NR)
One Night Only! OSCAR® Nominated for Best Animated Feature
E-Tickets | Click Here | Wed. March 6th | 7PM
DOG lives in Manhattan and he’s tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the rhythm of 80’s NYC. One summer night, DOG, with great sadness, is forced to abandon ROBOT at the beach. Will they ever meet again?

Art11: The Teachers' Lounge
Art11: The Teachers' Lounge
(1h 38mins PG-13) 2023 Germany
OSCAR® Nominated for Best International Feature (Germany)
E-Tickets | Art 11 | Friday-Saturday, March 8th-9th | 11AM
Free to Platinum, Gold & Silver Members. General Admission to non-members. When one of her students is suspected of theft, teacher Carla Nowak decides to get to the bottom of the matter. Caught between her ideals and the school system, the consequences of her actions threaten to break her.

2024 Annual Red Carpet Awards Gala Fundraiser
2024 Annual Red Carpet Awards Gala Fundraiser
(5hrs TV-14) 2024 US
Celebrate Hollywood's biggest night Sunday, March 10th!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sun. March 10th | 2:30PM

2024 is the Art Theatre’s 100th Anniversary! Celebrate and preserve Long Beach's oldest and last independent cinema! This fantastic party and fundraiser will again feature our own Red Carpet entrance, photo booth, food and drinks, giveaways, a silent auction, and a LIVE telecast on the big screen. Your contribution will help preserve Long Beach’s last remaining independent theatre! Join us for a viewing party you will not forget!

 

Driving Madeleine
Driving Madeleine
(1hr 31min NR)
Two Day Engagement! March 13th & 14th!
E-Tickets | Click Here | March 13th-14th | 6PM
A seemingly simple taxi ride across Paris evolves into a profound meditation on the realities of the driver, whose personal life is in shambles, and his fare, an elderly woman whose warmth belies her shocking past.

Common Ground + Q&A panel discussion
Common Ground + Q&A panel discussion
(1h 45m NR)
Special Event! One Night Only
E-Tickets | Click Here | Fri. March 15th | 6:30PM Start | 8:15 Q&A
The highly anticipated sequel to the juggernaut success documentary, Kiss the Ground, which touched over 1 billion people globally and inspired the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to put $20 billion toward soil health. By fusing journalistic expose’ with deeply personal stories from those on the front lines of the food movement, Common Ground unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. The film reveals how unjust practices forged our current farm system in which farmers of all colors are literally dying to feed us. The film profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of white, black, and indigenous farmers who are using alternative “regenerative” models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health, and stabilize America’s economy – before it’s too late?

Who Can See Forever: Portrait of Iron & Wine
Who Can See Forever: Portrait of Iron & Wine
(1h 20m NR)
Coming to the Art March 16th & 17th
E-Tickets | Click Here | March 16th & 17th
Who Can See Forever, which takes its name from one of Iron and Wine’s most beloved compositions, “The Trapeze Swinger,” manages to serve as part concert film, part music documentary and part meditative examination as it captures one of independent music’s most prolific singer-songwriters, Sam Beam.

Io Capitano
Io Capitano
(2hr 2min NR)
One Weekend Only! March 22nd - 24th
E-Tickets | Click Here | March 22nd-24th
Longing for a brighter future, two Senegalese teenagers embark on a journey from West Africa to Italy. However, between their dreams and reality lies a labyrinth of checkpoints, the Sahara Desert, and the vast waters of the Mediterranean.

100th Anniversary: Aelita, Queen of Mars with Special Intro and a Koko the Clown cartoon!
100th Anniversary: Aelita, Queen of Mars with Special Intro and a Koko the Clown cartoon!
(1hr 51min Pre-Code) 1924 Russia
Free to Silver, Gold & Platinum Members General admission to non-members.
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sun. March 17th | 11AM
A young man travels to Mars in a rocket ship, where he leads a popular uprising against the ruling group with the support of Queen Aelita, who has fallen in love with him after watching him through a telescope.

See It on 16mm: Secret Mario Bava Giallo
See It on 16mm: Secret Mario Bava Giallo
(2h NR)
One night only on a rare film print!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Thurs. March 28th | 8PM
No spoilers! Join us for a cult classic giallo from master of horror Mario Bava, presented for one night only on a rare 16mm film print.

Betty Boop's Cartoon Club
Betty Boop's Cartoon Club
(1h 30m G)
Join Betty for a cartoon spectacular!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sat-Sun, March 23-24 | 2PM
Betty Boop's Cartoon Club invites you to indulge in a weekend of animated nostalgia, featuring a captivating selection of Fabulous Fleischer Toons meticulously restored to their original glory. Immerse yourself in the whimsical world of classic cartoons as Betty Boop and her animated companions take center stage, promising a delightful journey back in time for fans of vintage animation.

Movie Trivia Night
Movie Trivia Night
Free Admission. No RSVP required.
E-Tickets | Click Here | Wed. March 27th | 7PM FREE
Join us for an electrifying evening of cinematic knowledge and nostalgia at the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach, as we celebrate its centennial with a riveting Movie Trivia Night. Test your silver screen savvy amidst the backdrop of a century of film history, and revel in the charm of this iconic venue as we honor its rich cinematic legacy.

Queer Film Club Long Beach
Queer Film Club Long Beach
(2h NR)
Free Admission. No RSVP required.
E-Tickets | Click Here | Wed. March 27th | 8:30PM FREE
Join us! All identities welcome. QUEER FILM CLUB is a curated event that screens queer films from across the years and shares space for group conversation after. Views displayed in any film are not necessarily the views/values of QFC. We aim to make an open discussion of the difference in values found in films. Not recommended for those under 17 without adult supervision.

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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WINE

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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.