New Beverly Cinema

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New Beverly Cinema

Cinephiles study their ABCs at this beloved moviehouse, originally built in 1929. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino bought the place in 2007 when it looked set for demolition and now his tastes—and personal collections—set the tone for the programming. Instead of cutting-edge digital projection technology, the New Bev specializes in showing 35mm and 16mm analog film reels, often in double-features. 

By: Brittany Martin


Venue name: New Beverly Cinema
Address: 7165 W Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles
Cross street: N Detroit Street
Price: $6—$8
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Owned by Quentin Tarantino, the New Beverly is a quaint independent theatre that's centrally located and still offers double and triple features for cheaper than it costs to see one movie at a normal cineplex these days.  Programming can be obscure or wildly popular oldies, but there's usually something for everyone--they even have kid friendly screenings on weekends.  As Tarantino owns it, programming can skew towards grindhouse, and if you're on their email list, sometimes you'll feel like they're showing nothing but endless repeats of Django Unchained, but if you just put your blinders on, you'll be able to see old classics on the big screen or weird horror films you never knew existed.  Parking is pretty easy (especially if you're there for a late night movie), just watch the signs in the area, and concessions, like the ticket prices, are also not terribly expensive.


This is a great little theater showing unexpected and forgotten gems. The snack bar is full of fancy surprises, the popcorn is solid, the seats and standard—but the programming is great; that is, when Tarantino isn't riding a wave of egotism, showing only his own films, or only obscure films starring one of his stars.