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

Mack & Rita
Mack & Rita
(1hr 35mins PG-13)
Starts 8/12/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
When 30-year-old self-proclaimed homebody Mack Martin (Elizabeth Lail) reluctantly joins a Palm Springs bachelorette trip for her best friend Carla (Taylour Paige), her inner 70-year-old is released — literally. The frustrated writer and influencer magically transforms into her future self: “Aunt Rita” (Diane Keaton). Freed from the constraints of other people’s expectations, Rita comes into her own, becoming an unlikely social media sensation and sparking a tentative romance with Mack’s adorable dog-sitter, Jack (Dustin Milligan).

(1hr 32mins NR)
Art 11's Return! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members
Art 11. 8/20 & 8/21 at 11am
Four high school seniors in rural Louisiana attend T.M. Landry, an unconventional school housed in a warehouse made famous for sending its graduates to elite universities. The students aim to meet the intense expectations of Mike Landry, the imposing founder of the school who charts a relentless course toward their college dreams. When The New York Times publishes an expose on Landry's controversial methods, each senior must contend with uncomfortable truths about the college admissions system.

A Century of Cinema: THE TRIAL (1962)
A Century of Cinema: THE TRIAL (1962)
(1h 58m NR)
ONE NIGHT ONLY | Free Admission for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Members
Thursday! 8/25/22 (In-Theatre Viewing)
The ART Theatre presents A CENTURY OF CINEMA, an ongoing celebration of the history of the movies. In this suspenseful drama from Orson Welles, the Academy Award® winning writer and director of Citizen Kane, based on Franz Kafka’s absurdist masterwork, an unassuming office worker (played by Anthony Perkins, “Psycho”) is arrested and stands trial, but is never made aware of his charges. This film will be presented with trivia and an exclusive preshow, only at the Art!

(96 min PG)
ONE NIGHT ONLY | Free Admission for Silver, Gold, and Platinum Members
One Night Only! Friday, August 26th, 9pm.
Struggling artist Sonny Malone (Michael Beck) is trapped in a dull job painting album covers. He is instantly attracted to Kira (Olivia Newton-John), an anonymous woman randomly photographed in the background of one of his assignments, but no one is able to identify her. Visiting the auditorium where the cover was shot, Sonny finds the mysterious beauty, an ageless Greek muse, who encourages him to team up with old-fashioned Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly) to build a roller-skating disco.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(1hr 40min R)
Saturday August 27th at 10PM!
Saturday! 8/27/22 (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.

From Where They Stood
From Where They Stood
(1hr 55mins NR)
Art 11's Return! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members
Art 11. 9/03 & 9/04 at 11am
With Special Guest Q&A and Lecture by Donald Schwartz, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus (History) of California State University, Long Beach, Only Saturday 9/3! It is not widely known that a handful of prisoners in the Nazi death camps managed somehow to take clandestine photographs of the hell that was being hidden from the world. Director Christophe Cognet retraces the footsteps of these courageous men and women in a quest to unearth the circumstances and the stories behind their photographs.

Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down
Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down
(1hr 38mins PG-13)
Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members
Art 11. 9/17 & 9/18 at 11am
Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down tells the extraordinary story of former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords: her relentless fight to recover following an assassination attempt in 2011, and her new life as one of the most effective activists in the battle against gun violence. Featuring extensive verite filming of Gabby and her husband, astronaut-turned-Senator Mark Kelly; interviews with Barack Obama and other friends and colleagues; and exclusive access to stunning videos taken in the weeks following her near-death, this film is the story of a rising star transformed by gun violence, and a close-up portrait of the marriage that sustains her.

Living Wine
Living Wine
(1hr 25 mins NR)
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members. Special Q&A with Lori Miller Only Saturday 10/8!
Art 11. 10/08 & 10/09 at 11am
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.

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!


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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