We are optimistic that the Art Theatre will be reopening soon, and want to share with everyone what we have been up to since our doors closed in March.


Whilst official L.A. COVID reopening measures have no yet been released, we have already begun to taken our own steps to create a safe, secure environment in time for our own reopening.

First of all, we want you to know that all memberships will be extended for the entire length of our closure , so no time will be lost. We hope you have seen our emails for virtual films, and we appreciate all of the members that have logged in and watched on-line.  We all know there is nothing better than a good film on the big screen or community discussion after in the beautifully restored Art Theatre, so when you do come back, here is a list of improvements that should make your return experience even more special and safe.

Enhancements to the Art Theatre:

  • The removal of seating rows to allow extended leg room and dining options
  • New carpeting in the lobby and the theatre aisles
  • Removal of all of the seats and installation  a new epoxy floor system
  • Painting of all interior surfaces
  • Deep cleaning of all seats and surfaces

Enhancements to Achieve Covid-19 Protocols:

  • Seat blocking to allow for social distancing, allowing you and your party a safe viewing section
  • Addition of Plexiglas shields at the concession stand to protect members and staff
  • Extended time between films to allow for deep cleaning of seats after every show
  • Electrostatic Sprayer disinfectant used to sanitize the lobby and screening room
  • A new contactless credit card system for ticket and concession purchases
  • Option to pre-purchase concessions prior to your arrival.
  • Enhanced air filtration system to increase fresh airflow in the theatre
  • Hand wipes provided upon request
  • Hand sanitizer provided upon request
  • Development of signage to follow Covid-19 protocols.

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.



Watch From Home

(98 min NR) 2020 USA John Hyams, director
VIRTUAL CINEMA - Coming Soon! Sep 13 - 30
Set in the Pacific Northwest wilderness, the film follows recently widowed Jessica who, fleeing the city in a desperate attempt to cope, is kidnapped and locked away in a mysterious man’s cabin. Her escape from the clutches of this murderous captor land her in the heart of the untamed wilderness, with only her wits to rely on for survival as her pursuer closes in.

(98 min) 2020 USA Roger Michell, director
VIRTUAL CINEMA - Coming Soon! Sep 13 - 30
Unresolved feelings surface when a mother summons her family for one final reunion as she looks to end her battle with a terminal illness.


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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