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.


For your safety and our staff’s, all patrons are required to provide proof of vaccination at the door and must wear a mask at all times within the theatre. The Art Theatre thanks you for your cooperation as we get through this pandemic together and as safely as possible; thank you, and enjoy your show!

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.



In-Theatre Viewing / Watch From Home

House of Gucci
House of Gucci
(2hr 37min R)
Starts 11/23/21 (In-Theatre Viewing)

"House of Gucci"

The story of how Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, plotted to kill her husband, the grandson of renowned fashion designer Guccio Gucci.

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
(1hr 33min Not Rated)
Art 11 Start 12/4-12/5 (In-Theatre Viewing)

"Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road"

Join The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson on an intimate journey through his legendary career as he reminisces with Rolling Stone editor and longtime friend, Jason Fine. Featuring a new song written and performed by Wilson and interviews with Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Jonas, Linda Perry, Jim James, Gustavo Dudamel and Al Jardine.


(26 min Not Rated)
Showing 12/09/21, and 12/12/21 (In-Theatre Viewing)


Lennon is a short film that brings the audience members into the life of someone experiencing homelessness. The short was filmed in Long Beach and shows the continued obstacles Lennon and others face within this diverse community. A local coffee shop may not have the solution to solving homelessness, but they just may have the answer for a freshly brewed cup of compassion.    

(1hr 38min PG-13)
Starts 12/10/21 (In-Theatre Viewing)

Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Charlie Barnard, Ciarán Hinds, Freya Yates, Jamie Dornan, Josie Walker, Jude Hill, Judi Dench, Lewis McAskie, Nessa Eriksson, Olive Tennant
Movie Facts:

Won the People's Choice Award at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

Summary: Belfast is a poignant story of love, laughter and loss in one boy’s childhood, amid the music and social tumult of the late 1960s.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Genre(s): Drama
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 98 min

Silent Night, Deadly Night
(1hr 19min R)
Ends Dec 16
Thirsty Thrillers Thursday 12.16.21 (In-Theatre Viewing)

"Silent Night, Deadly Night'"

Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.

Nightmare Alley
Nightmare Alley
(2hr 30min R)
Starts 12/17/21 (In-Theatre Viewing)

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Clifton Collins Jr., David Strathairn, Holt McCallany, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Anderson, Richard Jenkins, Romina Power, Ron Perlman, Rooney Mara, Tim Blake Nelson, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe

When charismatic but down-on-his-luck Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) endears himself to clairvoyant Zeena (Toni Collette) and her has-been mentalist husband Pete (David Strathairn) at a traveling carnival, he crafts a golden ticket to success, using this newly acquired knowledge to grift the wealthy elite of 1940s New York society. With the virtuous Molly (Rooney Mara) loyally by his side, Stanton plots to con a dangerous tycoon (Richard Jenkins) with the aid of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett) who might be his most formidable opponent yet.

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Genre(s):Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Rating: R
Runtime:150 min

The Polar Express
The Polar Express
(1hr 40min G)
Art 11 Showing 12/18/21 - 12/19/21 (In-Theatre Viewing)

"The Polar Express"

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. (Warner Bros.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael Jeter, Tom Hanks

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(1hr 40min R)
Showing Saturday 01.15.21 (In-Theatre Viewing/Time TBA)

"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.

Brooklyn Castle
(102 min) 2012 USA Katie Dellamaggiore, director
BROOKLYN CASTLE tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives as well as on the chessboard, and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about the anticipation of their victories. Ironically, the biggest obstacle thrust upon them arises not from other competitors but from recessionary budget cuts to all the extracurricular activities at their school. BROOKLYN CASTLE shows how these kids’ dedication to chess magnifies their belief in what is possible for their lives. After all, if they can master the world’s most difficult game, what can’t they do?

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.

(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 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.
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