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.



In-Theatre Viewing

(1hr 36min R)
Starts this Friday!
E-Tickets | Starts June 2nd!

Set over the course of one night in a single hotel room, "Sanctuary" tells the story of a dominatrix (Margaret Qualley) and Hal (Christopher Abbott), her wealthy client. About to inherit his late father's position and fortune, Hal tries to end their relationship, but when his attempt to cut ties backfires, disaster ensues.


The Cartoons of Max Fleischer and Fleischer Studios
The Cartoons of Max Fleischer and Fleischer Studios
(1hr 30min)
Art 11! Free admission to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members. Special Q&A and guest speaker!
E-Tickets | Art 11 | June 10th & 11th
Join us for a special morning to celebrate animation pioneer Max Fleischer. The cartoons of Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, Popeye The Sailorman and more will be showcased in beautiful new high definition transfers. Join us after the show for a Q&A with Max Fleischer’s granddaughter, Jane Fleischer Reid, and Fleischer Studios historian, Ray Pointer.

Lynch / Oz
Lynch / Oz
(1hr 48min NR)
One Week Only!!
E-Tickets | One Week Only! | June 16th-22nd
Victor Fleming`s film The Wizard of Oz (1939) is one of David Lynch`s most enduring obsessions. This documentary goes over the rainbow to explore this Technicolor through-line in Lynch`s work.

(1hr 28min R)
Kicking off our new summer retrospective series, Transgender Cinema Spotlight !
E-Tickets | Trasgender Cinema Spotlight Series!| June 17th 11AM!
Free to Silver, Gold, and Platinum Members. General Admission to non-members. It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, "Generation Kill") hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.

To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
(2hr 9min NR) 1952
Century of Cinema | FATHER'S DAY | Free to Platinum, Gold, and Silver Members!
E-Tickets | Century of Cinema | June 18th 11AM!
Experience one of the most significant milestones in film history like never before with To Kill a Mockingbird. Screen legend Gregory Peck stars as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch – the Academy Award®-winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the Greatest Movie Hero of All Time. Based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about innocence, strength and conviction and nominated for 8 Academy Awards® Before the film we will be joined by film historian Theo Siegel for a 1960s film history presentation providing context and insights into the film. This film will also be presented with a post-movie Q&A and trivia with prizes!

Wade In The Water: A Journey into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture
Wade In The Water: A Journey into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture
(1hr 20min)
Join us this JUNETEENTH for a special feature and Q&A with Long Beach Director David Mesfin!
E-Tickets - DIscounted 10$ Tickets | June 19th - 7 PM!
Wade in the Water: A Journey into Black Surfing and Aquatic Culture (2023) reclaims the 1,000-year-old tradition of Black surfing. Braiding historical accounts with modern-day testimonials, the film dismantles the racial barriers of conventional surf culture, delves into the overlooked history of Black surfing's legacy, and honors its current movement—inspiring the next generation of Black surfers.

(1hr 26min NR)
ONE NIGHT ONLY! | Friday, June 23rd at 10 PM!
E-Tickets | Art After Dark! | June 17th - 10 PM!
The Art Theatre proudly presents the return of our ART AFTER DARK series - One Time Only Late Night Screenings! Drawing its title from the Hopi word meaning "life out of balance," this renowned documentary reveals how humanity has grown apart from nature. Featuring extensive footage of natural landscapes and elemental forces, the film gives way to many scenes of modern civilization and technology. Given its lack of narration and dialogue, the production makes its points solely through imagery and music, with many scenes either slowed down or sped up for dramatic effect.

Mama Bears
Mama Bears
(1hr 30min)
ONE NIGHT ONLY! | Friday, June 23rd at 7PM!
E-Tickets | One Night Only Screening - June 23rd
Join us for this one night showing! More info coming soon! An intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the journeys taken by Sara Cunningham and Kimberly Shappley, two “mama bears”—conservative, Christian mothers whose profound love for their LGBTQ+ children has turned them into fierce advocates for the entire queer community—and Tammi Terrell Morris, a young African American lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance perfectly exemplifies why the mama bears are so vitally important.


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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