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.

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



In-Theatre Viewing

Don't Worry, Darling
Don't Worry, Darling
(1hr 23mins R)
Now Playing!
Showtimes Daily at 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets. From Olivia Wilde (director of BOOKSMART), starring Florence Pugh (Little Women, Black Widow) and Harry Styles (One Direction, DUNKIRK)

(2h 59m R) 1974 Japan
A Century of Cinema presents MARTIAL ARTS MOVIE NIGHT! | Free Admission for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Members
Friday, September 30th at 11pm!
The ART Theatre presents A CENTURY OF CINEMA, an ongoing celebration of the history of the movies. This month we continue our spotlight on Japanese cinema with a special Martial Arts Movie Night! We are proud to present 1974's The Street Fighter and Return of the Street Fighter back-to-back with an exclusive preshow featuring exclusive trailers, vintage ads, a cartoon and trivia with prizes! Presented in association with the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Moonage Daydream
Moonage Daydream
(2h 15m PG-13)
Coming Soon | October 7th!
10/7 — 10/13 (In Cinema)

Living Wine
Living Wine
(1hr 25 mins NR)
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members. Special Q&A with Lori Miller, Sunday, 10/9! Then join us next door for a Natural Wine tasting at Art Du Vin!
Art 11. 10/08 & 10/09 at 11am (In-Theatre Viewing)
Living Wine follows the journeys of natural winemakers in Northern California, during the largest wildfire season on record. Equal parts farmer, winemaker, and artist, they stay true to their ideals creating wines made through innovative sustainable and regenerative farming and without chemical additives. Eschewing the industrial agricultural practices of the corporate wine industry - our winemakers are healing the very environment they are surviving, i.e. a changing climate marked by rising temperatures, shorter growing seasons, and more frequent and virulent wildfires.

Halloween Ends
Halloween Ends
(1h 51m R)
Coming Soon | October 14th!
10/14 — 10/27 (In Cinema)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(1hr 40min R)
Saturdays October 15th and 29th at 11PM!
Buy Tickets! (In-Theatre Viewing)
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.

Kendal Mountain Tour
Kendal Mountain Tour
(2hrs N/R)
One Night Only!
Oct. 20th 9PM (In-Theatre Viewing)
Unleash your adventurous side… Join us for an evening of film and talks celebrating adventure from some of the most spectacular places on earth, brought to you by the team behind Britain's biggest adventure festival the Kendal Mountain Festival. You’ll be guided through a curation of stories from across the globe, told by a unique collection of travelers, athletes, activists and creatives. Through culturally rich, cinematically beautiful and thought provoking films we’ll ask; what is possible in a changing world, what is beautiful, what is wild and what defines adventure?

My Old School
My Old School
(1hr. 44min. N/R)
Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members
Art 11, October 22nd & 23rd at 11 AM (In-Theatre Viewing)
In 1993, 16-year-old Brandon Lee enrolled at Bearsden Academy, a secondary school in a well-to-do suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. What followed over the next two years became the stuff of legend. Alan Cumming stars in Juno McLeod's documentary, which uses Daria-style animation to recreate the infamous deception.

Nosferatu (1922) with live score / Jack Curtis Dubowsky
Nosferatu (1922) with live score / Jack Curtis Dubowsky
(1hr 34min NR)
One Night Only! Proof of Vaccination Required!
Event Cinema w/ live score 10.31.21 (In-Theatre Viewing)

"Nosferatu (1922) with live score / Jack Curtis Dubowsky"

  *PROOF OF VACCINE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT. For the safety of our musicians, our audience and our staff, you must be fully vaccinated to attend this event. No exceptions.
A century in the making! Jack Curtis Dubowsky is back at the Art Theatre with his world famous ensemble to celebrate the centennial of Nosferatu; one ghoulish night only, this Halloween!
Click for more info about Jack Curtis Dobowski, his ensemble, and Nosferatu!

(1hr. 36min. N/R)
Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members
Art 11, November 5th & 6th at 11 AM (In-Theatre Viewing)
The meteoric rise and dramatic fall of "Father of Claymation" Will Vinton is the subject of this fascinating portrait of one of cinema's unheralded innovators. A modern day Walt Disney, Will Vinton picked up a ball of clay and saw a world of potential. Known as the "Father of Claymation," Vinton revolutionized the animation business during the 80s and 90s. But after 30 years of being the unheralded king of clay, Will Vinton's carefully sculpted American dream came crumbling down.

Exposing Muybridge
Exposing Muybridge
(1hr 28min NR) 2022 US Marc Shaffer, director
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members.
Art 11. November 12th & 13th at 11 AM
Exposing Muybridge tells the story of trailblazing 19th-century photographer Eadweard Muybridge, who changed the world with his camera. Muybridge set the course for the development of cinema when he became the first photographer to capture something moving faster than the human eye can see--Leland Stanford's galloping horses. He also produced a sprawling and spectacular landscape catalog, ranging from Alaska to Central America, Utah to California. Artful, resilient, selfish, naive, eccentric, deceitful--Muybridge is a complicated, imperfect man and his story drips with ambition and success, loss and betrayal, near death experiences and even murder. "The machine cannot lie," Stanford declared of Muybridge's pioneering motion images. But what about the photographer? More than a century after his death, Muybridge's photographs have never ceased to seduce cutting-edge artists, scientists, innovators, and general viewers alike.

(1hr 48min NR) 2021 US Tommy Haines, director
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members.
Art 11. November 26th & 27th at 11 AM
In Minnesota`s unforgiving North Country, senior boys from rival communities skate for a last chance to etch their names into local lore. This is Hockeyland.


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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