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

Recent comments (view all 119 comments)

RogerA on May 11, 2017 at 2:03 pm

This has become the temple of film. I violated the sanctity by looking at my cell phone to check the time was threatened by customer and told never to come back. Had to get the manager to get this guy to calm down and go away. They only run film. Most of their patrons are serious fans of film.

moviebuff82 on May 11, 2017 at 2:35 pm

I learned about this theater by watching the documentary Out of Print on amazon prime. It’s pretty good.

troniks on June 6, 2017 at 12:19 pm

The Los Angeles Times posted a very nice article about the theater in their calendar section over the weekend.

Dublinboyo on June 26, 2018 at 8:20 pm

The New Beverly has been closed for upgrades and renovations since the beginning of 2018. Projected reopening is December 2018. Promising some nice new upgrades without sacrificing the intimate and familiar New Beverly that has been home to me for 38 years, I can only wonder what Tarantino has in mind and is doing to the theater that requires it to be closed for 12 months …

silver on June 26, 2018 at 9:02 pm

Dublinboyo, Hopefully those upgrades include expanding that tiny closet-sized men’s room…

DavidZornig on June 28, 2018 at 8:36 am

Short piece about the re-opening with one photo.

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.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 27, 2019 at 5:46 am

Spam that replies! That’s new.

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