August 17 - 18

 BLOOD AND SAND

1922 - silent • Rudolph Valentino

• Accompanied live by Bill Field on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ •

 

 

Blood and Sand was a box office smash in the early days of Paramount Pictures. It helped establish Valentino as a superstar sex symbol in the 1920s.  His death at only 31 years old caused mass hysteria among his female fans and helped propel him to icon status. Come see one his greats on the big screen.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 

 

SUNDAY - August 19th

 

 • CONCERT  •

Note: This listing reflects a change from the program in our printed schedule. 

 

RON RHODE

on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ

 

 

We proudly present Ron Rhode our Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ.  One of the world's most popular theater organists for nearly 40 years, Ron Rhode's recordings have received rave reviews and he has been awarded "Theater Organist of the Year" by the American Theater Organ Society. Ron has played virtually every major theater organ installation in the world and we’re thrilled to welcome him back to play the tunes we all know and love on our Mighty Wurlitzer.  A delightful afternoon you won’t want to miss!

Reservations are recommended.

 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

August 24 - 25

 WHITE HEAT

1949 • James Cagney

 

 

Considered on the best gangster flicks of all time, White Heat stars the iconic James Cagney as a ruthless criminal, and his performance is stellar rom beginning to end. Co-stars include the incomparable Virginia Mayo and Edmond O’Brien. This is one that really stands the test of time.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 

Sunday August 26 - 2:30pm

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

presents

 HOLLYWOOD HOME MOVIES

Treasures from the Academy Film Archive

 

 

Presented by Lynne Kirste, Special Collections Curator at the Archive, and Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director or Programming, Education and Preservation for AMPAS.

 The home movie craze extended to Hollywood's stars and directors who captured their families, friends, parties and vacations, as well as behind-the-scenes activities on their film sets. The Academy Film Archive houses a wide variety of home movies and will present some unique gems from its collection, including footage of Jimmy Stewart, Betty Grable, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, George and Ira Gershwin -- and more. In addition to intimate glimpses of celebrities at work and play, the program will include home movies of Vintage Disneyland and of Los Angeles City in the 1920s.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Sunday 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES: ALL SEATS $10.00

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 

August 31 - September 1 - 2

Harold Lloyd in

 THE FRESHMAN

1925 • silent

• Accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ •

 

 

Harold Lloyd is one of the most influential film comedians of the silent era, and The Freshman is one of his best feature-length comedies -- certainly his highest grossing. Lloyd is best known for his bespectacled "glasses" character, here playing a young man who goes off to college. Filmed at the Rose Bowl and around the University of Southern California, the film is widely considered one of Lloyd's most hilarious, well-made films.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 

September 7 - 8 - 9

SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL 

Join us for a trip to the 1950s!  We’ve got four random sci-fi flicks of the 1950s: the “classic era” of sci-fi cinema. These films were usually low budget, targeted at teens, and surprisingly successful for the studios with common themes like fear of nuclear weapons, alien invasion, and science experiments gone awry. Great throwback fun!

 

Friday, September 7th - 8:15pm

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE

1951 • Richard Derr, Barbara Rush

 

 

Like many sci-fi films of this era, this one is thought-provoking and -- for its time -- innovative. This was one of the first of the phenomenally popular sci-fi films of the 1950s. The premise: what if two small planets were hurling toward destroying earth and we needed to build a rocket ship that could save 40 people?  Great story, great characters, and great (although dated) special effects.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 

Saturday, September 8th - 2:30pm

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

1953 • Based on the H. G. Wells Novel

 

 

Somewhere out West, a huge projectile crashes in the soil. People first believe it’s a meteor, but we soon learn it’s a space ship from Mars out to destroy everything in its path.  The War of the Worlds is a classic Technicolor science fiction film from the Golden Age of sci-fi.  It’s an innovative, intelligent, and evocative film that makes us think twice about alien invaders and their intentions.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Saturday 2:30pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 

Saturday, September 8th - 8:15pm

PLAN 9 FROM OUTERSPACE

1959 • Bela Lugosi, Vampira

 

 

In this cult classic directed by Ed Wood, aliens intend to stop humanity from creating a deadly bomb by resurrecting corpses so zombies and vampires will warn the world to pay attention. Sound good? This film achieved its iconic status for being so incredibly bad that it’s actually a blast to watch.  It's often labeled “the worst film ever made” but it’s unintentionally hilarious and has certainly earned its unique place in cinema history.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Saturday 8:15pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 

Sunday, September 9th - 2:30pm

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

1956 • Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter

 

 

Don’t miss this great classic 50s chiller, which is arguably one of the greatest and scariest science fictions films ever made.  It’s a perfect blend of sci-fi with elements of horror -- in the form of creepy alien invaders. It’s a classic film that’s just pure fun for any sci-fi cinema fan.

SHOWTIMES ARE:

 Sunday 2:30pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 

September 14 - 15

 THE WIZARD OF OZ

1925 • silent

• Accompanied live on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ •

 

 

This 1925 silent version of L. Frank Baum’s book is a rare treat. Popular silent film comedian Larry Semon secured the film rights to the book and ended up revising most of the story to favor his broad slapstick comedy antics. Dorothy is played by Semon’s wife. Also featured in this version is Oliver Hardy (Laurel and Hardy), whose appearance alone a good reason to catch this rare piece of film history!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm, Sunday 2:30pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 • CONCERT  •

 

SUNDAY - September 16th 2:30pm

FREDRICK HODGES & RICHARD DOWLING

• Two Pianos, Many Masterpieces •

 

Back by popular demand, concert pianists Frederick Hodges and Richard Dowling team up for a thrilling two piano concert featuring favorite works by an eclectic group of composers, including George Gershwin, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Gioachino Rossini, Scott Joplin, and John Philip Sousa.

Reservations are recommended.

 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

September 21 - 22

 TOP HAT

1935 • Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

 

 

One of our most requested films, Top Hat is a screwball comedy musical featuring America’s most enduring film partners -- Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers -- in their most successful and most popular film. With a score by Irving Berlin, Top Hat is great entertainment with humor, music, song and dance. You definitely don’t want to miss it!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm  and 8:15pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 • CONCERT  •

 

SUNDAY - September 23th

VAUDEVILLE ON FILM

Presented by Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys

 

Back by popular demand, an incredible afternoon featuring Vitaphone Variety Film Shorts of the 1920s followed by live musical whoopee from Janet Klein. Janet’s favorite shorts feature vaudevillians, bands, novelty dancers and comedians. In many cases these rare films give us the only possible glimpse of the world’s most treasured vaudeville acts. We’re thrilled to welcome back our favorite ukulele chanteuse Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys for this lively trip to the past.  

Reservations are recommended.

 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

 

 

 

September 28 - 29

 A DAY AT THE RACES

1937 • The Marx Brothers

 

 

"Either he's dead or my watch has stopped” is just one of the witty lines from the iconic comedy brothers. And with all the zany, manic comedy, we get a few song and dances numbers -- and they’re good!  This is an entertaining funny flick, with scenes such as Groucho trying to run a sanitarium.  It’s classic Marx Brothers!

SHOWTIMES ARE:

Friday 8:15pm, Saturday 2:30pm and 8:15pm

 

TICKET PRICES:
$10 regular admission
$8 seniors (62+)

Film tickets are not available on-line.  Tickets are on sale at the theater's box office 30-minutes before each show time. 

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards

NOTE: Every show begins with music played on the pipe organ, an audience sing along,
and a comedy short.  There is a 15-minute intermission, followed by the feature film.

 

 
 

 • CONCERT  •

 

SUNDAY - September 30th - 2:30pm

JELANI EDDINGTON

On the Mighty Wurltizer Theater Pipe Organ

 

Early pop standards, jazz, movie music, Broadway tunes, and many pleasant surprises from Jelani Eddington, one of the most accomplished theater organists in the field. Jelani is also an accomplished pianist, and sure to delight us with a few memorable tunes on our Bösendorfer grand piano.

Reservations are recommended.

 
SHOW BEGINS AT 2:30pm

TICKET PRICES:
All Seats: $20.00

Please call the theater for reservations:  310-322-2592

Cash or Check Only - No Credit Cards