Anyone been to the SILENT MOVIE THEATER?

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Has anyone here ever been to the SILENT MOVIE THEATER in Hollywood?? It looks like a great place to visit on my next trip to Los Angeles. I wondered how the presentation was, or does it vary from film to film??
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I plan on going to the Silent Movie Theater for the first time this weekend for Buster Keaton's Sherlock Jr. (and then for Metropolis next week) In the meantime, take a look at their website and calender.
www.silentmovietheater.com
 

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(Mark nervously and shamefully adjusts his tie and mops his brow, Rodney Dangerfield-style).
No, I haven't. Good idea for a date though.
I haven't been to the New Beverly rep house either, despite the fact that I stick their calendar up on the wall every month.
Sometimes I forget that the Silent Movie is actually open; it was closed for years after the former owner was killed by his vengeful business partner/lover. Hell, that's a movie in itself!
I've been to the El Segundo Music Hall -- a similar but much less publicized venture -- which was fun; I spent the afternoon of my birthday in July watching a bunch of rare Three Stooges shorts!
 

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I've been kicking myself for discovering New Beverly so late in the game. I've basically wasted the whole summer to find out about this one, and now that I have to go back to school in Davis within two weeks, that means I'll miss double features like The Apartment and Some Like It Hot, Time and Tide and Once Upon A Time In China, 8 1/2 and Juliet of the Spirits, On The Waterfront and The Wild One, etc, etc for 5 bucks. Obviously the theater isn't in the best of conditions, it certainly doesn't match up to your typical multiplex, but to see two good films in a theater for that price....you really can't beat it.
 

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Can someone tell me where I can find the schedule for New Beverly? I went to the website but it hasn't been updated in a while.
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Hey guys, finally went to the Silent Movie Theater today. I went in late about 2 or 3 minutes, and someone was on the stage (there's a small stage and the screen is at the back of it, so I imagine even the first row seats are fine) introducing the pianist. First off was three shorts, one animated (Felix the cat) and two live action. All of them are hilarious. That ran about 50 minutes, and we had an intermission for 10 minutes. During the intermission, I asked someone sitting around me about the usual presentation. From what he told me, usually they play a few shorts, have a break, and show the feature film. However, that is only for films that are not long; in this case, Sherlock Jr. was also about 50 minutes, I imagine next week's Metropolis showing to be simply the featured film. Speaking of Sherlock Jr., what a marvelous film! Great imaginition, incrediable physical comedy, inpeccable timing, fun fun fun. The theater is quite small, and the screen isn't big either, but the crowd is enthusiastic and the atmosphere is very friendly. Definitly give it a try if you're around LA.
I don't know where you can find New Beverly's schedule besides going to the theater to pick up the print outs if they haven't updated on their website. These are the programs for the first half of the month, hopefully by then they'll have updated their site.
Sept 2, 3 & 4: From Russia With Love and Goldfinger
Sept 5 & 6: Psycho and Frenzy
Sept 7 & 8: Annie Hall and Manhattan
Sept 9, 10 & 11: High Sierra and White Heat
Sept 12 & 13: Calle 54 and Buena Vista Social Club
Sept 14 & 15: Baise-moi and Romance
 

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You can get New Beverly schedules all over town, particularly independent record stores like Rhino and Arons and independent video stores like CineFile and Rocket. Golden Apple on Melrose has 'em too.
I recommend people in LA see movies at the Egyptian, which really is great. I don't go as much as I'd like (Hollywood can be a hike), but when I do, I'm almost never disappointed. I'm really looking forward to seeing Blade Runner with Ridley Scott in attendance later this month.
 

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Are the showings usually sold out for the Egyptian and New Beverly? When is a good time to purhcase a ticket?
~T
 

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