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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

Living
Living
(1hrs 42mins PG-13)
Now Playing!
Starting January 20th!
An ordinary man (Bill Nighy), reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful.

Riotsville, U.S.A.
Riotsville, U.S.A.
(1hr 31 mins NR)
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members.
Art 11 | January 28th and 29th at 11AM
Welcome to Riotsville, a fictional town built by the U.S. military. Using footage shot by the
media and the government, the film explores the militarization of the police and the reaction of a
nation to the uprisings of the late '60s, creating a counter-narrative to a critical moment in the
country's history.

Women Talkng
Women Talkng
(1hrs 44mins PG-13)
Coming Soon!
Starting February 3rd!
A group of women in an isolated religious colony struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men. Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith.

Body Parts
Body Parts
(1hr 26 mins NR)
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members.
Art 11 | February 4th at 11AM (Q&A with Producer Helen Hood Scheer following the screening)
Innovative and incisive, Body Parts explores the evolution of desire and “sex” on-screen from a woman’s perspective. Demystifying the often invisible processes in creating intimacy for film and television, the documentary sheds light on the most closely-guarded secrets of an industry now at a crossroads.

Buster Keaton Triple Feature!
Buster Keaton Triple Feature!
(2hr 22min Pre-Code)
Century of Cinema | Free to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members!
Century of Cinema | Sunday, February 5th at 11AM!
An ongoing celebration of the history of the movies! Join us as we continue a year-long journey through the hundred-year history of film and our theater. In ONE WEEK, A newly wedded couple attempts to build a house with a prefabricated kit, unaware that a rival sabotaged the kit's component numbering. In THREE AGES, we see the misadventures of Buster in three separate historical periods. In SEVEN CHANCES, A man learns that he will inherit a fortune if he marries by 7PM that evening.

EO
EO
(1hr 26mins NR)
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members.
Art 11 | February 11th and 12th at 11AM
The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.

Sunrise (1927) with live score / Jack Curtis Dubowsky
Sunrise (1927) with live score / Jack Curtis Dubowsky
(1hr 34min NR)
One Night Only!
Event Cinema w/ live score 02.14.23 (In-Theatre Viewing)

"Sunrise (1927) with live score / Jack Curtis Dubowsky"

About Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble JCDE sparks new life with original scores to classic silent films including Nosferatu, The Golem, The Phantom Carriage, Sunrise, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and The Mark of Zorro, for which they released a soundtrack album ZORRO in 2017. A team of top players led by composer and conductor Jack Curtis Dubowsky, JCDE combines intricately composed material and structured improvisation.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(1hr 40min R)
Live Shadow-Cast by Midnight Insanity!
February 18th at 11PM! | Arrive by 10 PM to catch the Preshow |
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.

Memoria
Memoria
(2hr 16mins PG)
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members.
Art 11| February 25th and 26th at 11AM
From the extraordinary mind of Palme D'or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud 'bang' at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia. 

Framing Agnes
Framing Agnes
(1hr 15mins NR)
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members.
Art 11| March 4th and 5th at 11AM
FRAMING AGNES turns the talk show format inside out in response to media's ongoing fascination with trans people. The film breathes life into six previously unknown stories from the archives of the UCLA Gender Clinic in the 1950s.

KING KONG (1933)
KING KONG (1933)
(1hr 40min Passed)
Century of Cinema | Free to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members!
Century of Cinema | Sunday, March 19th at 11AM!
An ongoing celebration of the history of the movies! Join us as we continue a year-long journey through the hundred-year history of film and our theater. A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
(2hr 2mins NR)
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members.
Art 11| March 25th and 26th at 11AM
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis.

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.
VISIT THE HIPPEA ►

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.
ABOUT ART DU VIN ►

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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