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TO THE ART THEATRE

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

See It on 16mm: Dementia 13 + Screaming Skull (Double Feature)
See It on 16mm: Dementia 13 + Screaming Skull (Double Feature)
(2hr 15min NR)
6/21 Double Feature at 7:00pm!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Friday, June 21st | 7:00PM
Experience a spine-tingling journey into classic horror with a 16mm double feature of "Dementia 13" and "Screaming Skull," two chilling tales guaranteed to send shivers down your spine. Don't miss this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in the eerie ambiance of vintage horror cinema on the big screen.

Art After DarK: The People's Joker
Art After DarK: The People's Joker
(1hr 32min NR) 2024 US Vera Drew, director
Back by popular demand! One night only!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Friday, June 21st | 10:00PM
In the absurdist autobiographically-inspired dark comedy, a painfully unfunny aspiring clown (Vera Drew as Joker the Harlequin) grapples with her gender identity while unsuccessfully attempting to join the ranks of Gotham City's sole comedy program in a world where comedy has been outlawed. Uniting with a ragtag team of rejects and misfits, Joker the Harlequin forms an illegal anti-comedy troupe that puts her on a collision course with the devious caped crusader controlling the city. The People's Joker uses classic characters in impressively inventive ways, working within a familiar framework to tell an invigorating story of self-acceptance.

One Life
One Life
(2h 29m PG) 2023
Saturday-Sunday, June 22nd & 23rd | 11:00am
E-Tickets | Click Here | Saturday-Sunday, June 22nd & 23rd | 11:00am
Free to Platinum, Gold & Silver Members. General Admission to non-members. Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton (Johnny Flynn) is a young London broker, who, in the months leading up to World War II, rescued 669 children from the Nazis. Nicky visited Prague in December 1938 and found families who had fled the rise of the Nazis in Germany and Austria, living in desperate conditions with little or no shelter and food, and under threat of Nazi invasion. He immediately realised it was a race against time. How many children could he and the team rescue before the borders closed? Fifty years later, it’s 1988 and Nicky (Anthony Hopkins) lives haunted by the fate of the children he wasn’t able to bring to safety in England; always blaming himself for not doing more. It’s not until a live BBC television show, ‘That’s Life!’, surprises him by introducing him to some surviving children – now adults – that he finally begins to come to terms with the guilt and grief he had carried for five decades. Based on the book If It’s Not Impossible…: The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton by Barbara Winton.

Queer Film Club Long Beach
Queer Film Club Long Beach
(2h NR)
Free Admission. No RSVP required.
E-Tickets | Click Here | Saturday June 22nd | 3:00PM 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.

Problemista
Problemista
(1hr 38m R) 2024 US Julio Torres, director
Saturday-Sunday, June 22nd & 23rd at 6pm!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sat-Sun June 22nd & 23rd | 6:00pm
Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer who's struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an art world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realise his dream.

Love Lies Bleeding
Love Lies Bleeding
(1h 44m R) 2024 US Rose Glass, director
Saturday-Sunday, June 22 & 23 at 8:30pm!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sat-Sun June 22nd & 23rd | 8:30pm
Lou is a reclusive gym manager who falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder who's heading to Las Vegas to pursue her dream. Their love soon leads to violence as they get pulled deep into the web of Lou's criminal family.

Mikaël, 100th Anniversary!
Mikaël, 100th Anniversary!
(1h 33min NR)
Sunday June 23rd | 3:00PM
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sunday June 23rd | 3:00PM
From the visionary directors behind "Häxan" and "The Phantom Carriage" comes "Mikaël," a groundbreaking LGBT film that intricately weaves the tale of a renowned painter, his adored young male muse, and a scheming princess, exploring the complexities of love, jealousy, and deception. Against the backdrop of artistic genius, the film delves into the emotional turmoil as the painter's possessiveness drives a wedge between him and his muse, leading to betrayal and ultimately a poignant reflection on true love. With its nuanced portrayal of same-sex desire and its exploration of the human psyche, "Mikaël" stands as a significant work in both cinematic and LGBT history.

Movie Trivia Night
Movie Trivia Night
Free Admission to Members. $5 General Admission.
E-Tickets | Click Here | Wed. June 26th | 6:30PM
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.

The Iron Claw
The Iron Claw
(2h 12m R) 2023 US Sean Durkin, director
Friday, June 28th - Thursday, July 4th!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Fri. June 28, 7pm | Wed-Thurs. July 3 & 4, 7:30pm
Tells the story of the Von Erich brothers as they make history in the highly competitive world of professional wrestling in the early 1980s. Through tragedy and triumph, the brothers seek larger-than-life immortality on the biggest stage in sports.

Idiots at Jerry`s Talent Show Matinee
Idiots at Jerry`s Talent Show Matinee
(2hr NR)
Friday, 6/28 10:00pm!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Friday, June 28th 10:00pm!
Where comedians tell jokes and we interview them after.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show with an all-new LIVE shadowcast!
The Rocky Horror Picture Show with an all-new LIVE shadowcast!
(1hr 40min R) 1975 US
It's tradition. Sat. June 29th at midnight!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sat. June 29th | 11:59pm
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back at the Art with our all-new shadowcast, A Bit of Mustard! 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.

Love in the Time of Fentanyl
Love in the Time of Fentanyl
(1hr 25 NR)
Sunday, 6/30 12:00pm!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Sunday, June 30th 12:00pm!
Presented in collaboration with Peer Education Community Center, LB Harm Redux, and Beinestar: As fentanyl overdose deaths in Vancouver, Canada reach an all-time high, the Overdose Prevention Society opens its doors—a renegade safe injection site that employs current or former drug users. Its staff and volunteers save lives and give hope to a marginalized community, doing whatever it takes to remain open in this intimate documentary that looks beyond the stigma of injection drug users.

THE KID ft. Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble (ALL-NEW LIVE SCORE PREMIERE)
THE KID ft. Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble (ALL-NEW LIVE SCORE PREMIERE)
(1h 8m NR) 1921 UK Charlie Chaplin, director
Chaplin's masterpiece like never before!
E-Tickets | Click Here | Saturday, August 3rd | 7:00pm
Experience the timeless charm of Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" (1921) with a captivating twist: the Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble premieres an all-new live score, breathing fresh life into this cinematic masterpiece, promising an unforgettable fusion of sight and sound.

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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.