Cinefamily at The Silent Movie Theatre

611 N. Fairfax Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 6, 2007 at 11:03 am

Here is an interesting article about the Silent Movie Theater:
http://www.povonline.com/cols/COL123.htm

bstaples
bstaples on February 3, 2007 at 11:38 am

The Silent Movie Theatre celebrates it’s 65th anniversary this month, February 2007. Showing more silent films on a more regular basis than the previous owner, it’s still going strong. Silent movies are shown on Thursday nights and sometimes on Sundays. Tickets are available at the door for $10 cash. For a complete schedule, just call 323-655-2520. The venue is still available to be rented for Weddings, Birthdays, Private Dates, Concerts, and Independent Film Screenings. For more information, go to www.SilentMovieTheatre.com and click on EVENTS.

bstaples
bstaples on February 3, 2007 at 11:37 am

The Silent Movie Theatre celebrates it’s 65th anniversary this month, February 2007. Showing more silent films on a more regular basis than the previous owner, it’s still going strong. Silent movies are shown on Thursday nights and sometimes on Sundays. Tickets are available at the door for $10 cash. For a complete schedule, just call 323-655-2520. The venue is still available to be rented for Weddings, Birthdays, Private Dates, Concerts, and Independent Film Screenings. For more information, go to www.SilentMovieTheatre.com and click on EVENTS.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on June 14, 2006 at 5:38 am

This theater has been sold. The new owners will show silent films as well as more recent pictures. The theater will probably de-emphasize the silent film aspect. Whether the theater’s name will change is unknown.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 4, 2006 at 6:24 pm

Fairfax Avenue is changing rapidly. Some of the older businesses that catered to the local Jewish clientele are closing up and being replaced by trendy boutiques and galleries. It remains to be seen if the theater will survive the gentrification process.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on February 27, 2006 at 2:55 am

NPR’s Morning Edition is right now broadcasting a feature about the Silent Movie theatre. If you don’t catch it on the radio, try listening to it from this page.

PaulLD1
PaulLD1 on September 28, 2005 at 12:27 pm

For many years I attended the Cinecon convention held during the Labor Day weekend in Hollywood. Almost at once, it became a ritual to head to California from New York the night before the convention started to take in the Wednesday night show at the Silent Movie. Sometimes the late Larry Austin would be at the ticket window welcoming patrons, other times he would be in the lobby chatting ambily among the regulars and first timers. Then the show would begin. The organist would start playing “Pomp and Circumstance”, while Larry, well-dressed and head held high, would descend down the aisle to introduce the picture. Sometimes I would see my fellow conventioneers in the audience for either Wednesday’s or Monday’s show, some of them “bookending” the convention with trips to the Silent Movie. I stopped going to Cinecon after it became too pricey for me around the same time Larry was murdered. I haven’t been to California since, but hopefully the next time I go (I do have family out there), I plan to see what the Silent Movie is like today.

teecee
teecee on September 27, 2005 at 2:21 am

Upcoming film festival:
View link

meryl
meryl on August 24, 2005 at 3:03 am

took my kids to the Silent Movie Theatre while they were growing up in the ‘90s. Keaton, Chaplin, Robin Hood— wonderful movie experiences for the next generation.

RobertR
RobertR on July 19, 2005 at 8:05 am

Here is a story about a guy who throws parties here
http://www.wallyontheweb.com/ScreeningRoom.html

unihikid
unihikid on April 12, 2005 at 7:55 pm

when i was 13 my parents thought it was a good gift for my birthday to go see a silent movie,well being it my birthday and all me and my friends went to break in to the old picfair theatre (about 2 miles away)which they were about to tare down.i was late coming home and put on punishment,so no silent movie for the birthday boy.well it turns out that that night when we were suppose to go to the silent movies there was a killing where some wacko killed the owner,funny how things work out.

zephyrmorph
zephyrmorph on February 17, 2004 at 1:56 am

This is a must see for any and all movie buffs. An educational experience especially for kids. This is where it all began for me as a youngster when my father took me to all the early greats from Elmo Lincoln, the first Tarzan, to Ben Turpin,Charlie Chaplin,and of course Laurel and Hardy.Thanks Dad !

cnichols
cnichols on February 2, 2004 at 7:06 pm

The Silent Movie theatre is apparently for sale. Here is an article:
http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2003_09_28.html

sdoerr
sdoerr on November 28, 2003 at 4:03 pm

Wow, it does still show silent movies! History repeats itself!

gbachlund
gbachlund on November 28, 2003 at 1:05 pm

Indeed this theatre still shows silent movies. Visit www.silentmovietheatre.com for a schedule of films and a photo tour. It is well worth a visit!

sdoerr
sdoerr on November 23, 2003 at 8:11 am

Wow, what a unique name. Does it still do silent movies?

Dejael
Dejael on November 21, 2002 at 9:24 pm

I’ll never forget the time I went to this wonderful place in 1973 to see a Silent Screen Comedians Film Festival, and when I went to the lobby, I met a charming old gentleman whom I had seen seated in the flickering darkness enjoying some silent slapstick by Laurel & Hardy. He and I struck up a conversation, and since I had just started Film School, I wanted to get a firsthand look at cinema history. The gent I spoke with told me he used to work with Laurel & Hardy, and Hal Roach. I asked him what his name was, and he said, “Marvin Hatley”. He then put on a 1930s-era bowler hat, like L&H sported in all their films, and started whistling the “Cuckoo Song” to me! I was nearly bowled over by that, because I had seen many sound Laurel & Hardy comedies when they were first run on television in the early 1950s, and here I was talking to the man who was the music director for Hal Roach, and had written the “Cuckoo Song”! I saw him one more time after that, in 1986, just before his passing, at a Hollywood meeting of the “Sons of the Desert”, the Laurel & Hardy Fan Club, where he sold me an autographed copy of a record album he had made, “Music for Laurel & Hardy”.

BrianMontgomery
BrianMontgomery on June 24, 2002 at 2:04 pm

A great place in the 40’s -70’s to see great silent movie programs. Run by a sweet couple, she’d sell candy and he’d run the projector. It’s been renovated to nicer then it ever was, and the silent movies look great. Also they have a pianist playing along live to the movies. Highly recommended!!!