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 24, 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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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 3, 2019 at 7:07 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 on October 3, 2019 at 9:16 pm

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

rivest266 on October 20, 2019 at 1:07 pm

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

rivest266 on October 24, 2019 at 2:51 pm

September 13th, 1963 grand opening ad as New Yorker posted.

rivest266 on October 26, 2019 at 12:36 pm

Reopened as Europa with the Soviet film – “The Ballet of Othello” – “Отелло” on June 24th, 1964. May have been owned by Artkino during its Soviet film era. Grand opening ad posted.

DavidZornig on May 31, 2020 at 2:43 pm

Link with spray painted vandalism photos via Twitter.

hdtv267 on May 31, 2020 at 3:21 pm

wow, that didn’t take long, did it?

One of the theatres in Center City Philadelphia, that is now a retail store was looted and damaged last night. I debated putting a post on that theatre’s page, but thought better of it, out of common sense.

If we need ‘historical’ reminders of what’s happened the past 2 days – then what the hell was the point of them?

DavidZornig on May 31, 2020 at 4:06 pm

I posted the link because it is a news story about the theatre with photos. If it had been an unrelated fire, flood or even the demolition of the theatre, it would be relevant to the theatre’s history just the same. I suppose I could have just added the photos to the gallery crediting teh source, and linked to the story under each photo. The above was just easier. Covid will likely push some theatres to possibly never reopen, those stories would be relevant when they happen. Someone had been posting about every temporary Covid closing individually, even though such closings would have been a given across the board. And then would have needed another post to say they had reopened. Do you think I should remove the post? I usually just leave it to the Admins to decide.

DavidZornig on July 23, 2020 at 7:50 pm

Miniature of the New Beverly Cinema and other Los Angeles landmarks.

hdtv267 on July 26, 2020 at 5:05 am

Two of the incarnations of this fine theatre are shown in the Beverly Hillbillies.

In Season 1, Episode 16 “ Back to California”, during a drive around to cool tempers, Pearl & Granny notice ‘movie stars’ standing outside the Capri and Riveria theaters.

Then in Season 2, Episode 9 “The Clampetts Go Hollywood”, when cousin Jake (or is that Jacques) casts Jethro, he sends him off to watch some Marlon Brando movies at the “New Yorker”

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