New Beverly Cinema

7165 Beverly Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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New Beverly Cinema

Built in 1929 and used as a nightclub under various names over the years. On February 8, 1950 it opened as the New Globe Theatre, but stopped showing movies in 1951 and became a Yiddish theatre. On October 23, 1958 it was opened by Robert L. Lippert as a twin screen cinema named the Capri & Riviera Theatres. On September 13, 1963 it was de-twinned and renamed New Yorker Theatre, and on June 11, 1964 it was renamed Europa Theatre. By 1969 it was screening adult movies and this use continued under various names: it became the Eros Theatre on February 11, 1970. In February 1971 it was renamed Beverly Cinema and on August 2, 1972 it was renamed New Beverly Cinema. It stopped screening adult movies in September 1977.

It reopened on May 5, 1978 as a revival house presenting a Marlon Brando double-bill:“A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Last Tango in Paris”.

The New Beverly Cinema is still a beloved venue for classic films. In September 2014 it was taken by film director Quentin Tarantino. All films shown are presented in 35mm or 16mm prints. It was closed for refurbishment in January 2018 and reopened on December 1, 2018.

Contributed by Ray Martinez, Lee Philipson

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 27, 2019 at 10:46 pm

January 2019 photo & caption added credit John Travolta, from his Facebook page.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 28, 2019 at 5:12 am

The New Beverly Cinema reopened on December 1, 2018.

jeffrosen
jeffrosen on August 6, 2019 at 9:43 pm

I was at the theater when Sherman converted it to rep programming. (Actually helped dismantle the ramp that was used for the strippers betwen movies.) Sherman added the “new” to the Beverly since there was also operating at the same time a theater in Beverly Hills called the Beverly Theatre.

You used to be able to see the line on the ceiling from the days that Rohauer had twinned the theater. I was projecting and I helped program the theater with Sherman for some 25 years plus. Many memories of things that happened in the theater. 
                  At some time in the 1980"s we somehow got an Amber tinted nitrate print of Rebecca. It was in gorgeous shape but made for a nervous 2 days in the booth. (The projectors had Nitrate rollers which would limit a fire, but the booth did not have potal shutters)
                  
Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 3, 2019 at 2:59 am

I just watched a Beverly Hillbillies episode dated 1/15/63, and while the family was driving around showing visiting cousin Pearl the local sights, they stopped for a moment in front of the Capri Riviera Theaters, which was presenting a “Silent Movie Festival” and featured wax figures of Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino and William S. Hart out in front of the theater; an unseen barker announced that the figures were there courtesy of the Beverly Hills Movie Museum.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on October 3, 2019 at 3:26 pm

I’m happy that this theater will still show movies in 35mm as long as Kodak and others continue to print film.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on October 3, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Update Status to open

Richie_T
Richie_T on October 3, 2019 at 9:48 pm

If you haven’t seen Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood at The New Beverly you are missing out on a cinematic experience like nothing else. The 35mm print is pristine. The pre show is so immersive from KHJ radio playing as one enters the auditorium to special bonus content (extended scenes from Bounty Law) screened before the vintage 1969 era trailers that run before the film. The theater itself is a glorious throwback to the era. Beyond OUATIH… the monthly programming always has something for everyone… matinees are becoming regular fare along with the usual weekend midnight shows and weekly double features. Love this place to death!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 3, 2019 at 10:07 pm

In Once Upon… when Sharon and friends are going into El Coyote, Sharon notices that there is a premiere going on at the nearby dirty movies… was it this house she noticed?

CTCrouch
CTCrouch on October 4, 2019 at 12:16 am

Mike – Yes, this was the theatre she was referring to.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 20, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Reopened as the Capri and Riviera Cinemas on October 23rd, 1958. Another grand opening ad posted.

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