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Art Theatre of Long Beach

2025 E. 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814 | Long Beach | 562-438-5435

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The Art Theatre of Long Beach started out featuring silent cinema when it was built in 1924. Now, with its renovated interiors and exterior, it still retains a golden-age-of-cinema feel, and continues to feature unique independent and foreign-language films.


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    LBO Cinema, a series of films hosted by the Long Beach Opera, starts the weekend off with a matinee screening of the 1953 French romantic drama Thérèse Raquin (also titled The...
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    The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach has presented the Q Film Festival since 1993, spotlighting the underrepresented cinema of people who, for most of history, have flown below the radar. Times...
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    When, in 2010, ethereal chanteuse Stevie Nicks decided to write and record a new solo album (her first in almost ten years), she enlisted the help of producer, friend, and fellow icon Dave...
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    Regardless of what side of the aisle a person sits on, politicos have to agree that former New York Mayor Ed Koch was a fascinating and complex character. At the very least, questions about...
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    Gore. Violence. Torture. Murder. Lots of murder. Weird sex acts. Sound like something you're into? Of course it does. The ABCs of Death is 26 shorts, each by a different director, each...
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    The Long Beach Opera remains the coolest opera company in SoCal, and it’s because they do things like this: screen Steven Soderbergh’s Oscar-winning drug smuggling masterpiece...
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    It all started in the Arctic with 25 time-lapse cameras shooting every hour of daylight for three years, and what it revealed was a frightening change in the landscape: the drastic...
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    Straight from St. Petersburg's historic Mariinsky Theatre comes the tragic fairy tale Giselle, brought to life by some of the most elegant and graceful dancers in the world. It's the story...
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    In these dire, commercially pornographic, gore-thriller times, a reminder of the awesome No Wave cinema of the late '70s and early '80s has arrived. Rolling in the same gutter as guerrilla,...
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    In contemporary Hollywood, many actors clamor to be the "outsider" star, branding themselves as the next celebrity to rage against old age with reckless abandonment. But this image stems...
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    Why can’t Led Zeppelin be like the Rolling Stones and keep touring until they drop dead? Honestly, getting the band back together is almost as hard as convincing Republicans and...
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    Little Birds is the first screenplay by writer-director Elgin James, a man who spent his teenage years homeless and leading a national street gang that robbed skinheads and drug dealers to...
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    If anything is better than a good ol' fashioned zombie movie, it's two—and leave it to the Art Theatre to give us a double feature of the undead. But this event has a local...
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    This documentary chronicles the mission of the father of modern-day Zionism, which led to the contentious 1948 carving and creation of the state of Israel in Palestine. His vision, that some...
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    In 1973, the Who released their sixth studio album and second rock opera, which once again centered on the social, musical and psychological influences playing havoc with an English...
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    Shut Up and Play the Hits is a movie about one night that’s only coming out for one night—a 24-hour window to watch a documentary on the last show ever by James Murphy and his...
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    B-level country star Chely Wright moved into the “A” category when she became the first country music star in history to publicly come out as gay. It didn’t help her sell...
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    Dating back to the heady—or should we say “head”-y, and then pretend like we just inhaled deeply?—days of ‘70s campus film festivals and pioneering DIY...
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    This 1938 film of the Federico Garcia Lorca play Blood Wedding stars Margarita Xirgu in the story of a family vendetta and a bride who runs away with the son of the enemy. Themes of...
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    Searching for Elliott Smith, a documentary made by LA Cityview reporter Gil Reyes, explores the compelling life and death of the indie songwriter with the lonesome warble. Though the film...
  • Music:
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    Big-industry Hollywood is all about the bottom line—just look at monstrosity John Carter. Millions of dollars are down the drain and another similar film is already being pitched as...
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    Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of folk duo the Swell Season are no strangers to film. Audiences fell for the pair in 2007's Once, as they dove into love before viewers' eyes....
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    The most obvious fact about Fishbone is also the most fascinating—they were a bunch of black dudes who played music with widespread, sub-cultural appeal without forsaking their...
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    It's been 10 years since nearly 3,000 people died in the September 11 attacks. From 2004 to 2009, Iranian-American photographer Yasmin Etemadi documented her personal experience with the...
  • News:
    * This article was modified on June 24, 2011. In a county grouped by fundamental divisions—North County vs. South County, Republican vs. Democrat, Stanton vs. everyone else—there...
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    When The Boys In the Band debuted off-off-Broadway in 1968, playwright Mart Crowley could not have possibly foreseen the impact it would have on the world as he knew it. It was one of the...
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    While there’s a certain clique of adults that believes bullying and school brawls are just a part of growing up (perhaps back in the days when children didn’t routinely bring guns...
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    Faye Dunaway’s performance as movie-star-turned-crazed-mother Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest may have earned her the Razzie Award for Worst Actress, but in 1981, the nation experienced...
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    Way back in 1968, Lee “Scratch” Perry was one of the first musicians to use sampling (the sound of a crying baby) in his music, and after writing and producing music throughout the...
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    One of the most annoying things about dumb animals is their inability to understand the worth of their own body parts. Blubber is utterly wasted on whales, fins on sharks, shells on turtles...
  • Film:
    There's a "For Rent" sign on the property at 9036 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills—a stone's throw from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Writers Guild of...
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    The Long Beach Opera’s new film series, “LBOpera Cinema,” which debuted this past May, is going full-steam ahead this month with one of the most stylish, quirky and...
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    Californian's love to toot their Prius's horns when it comes to saving the environment. But let it be known, the Golden state has nothing on the Dutch. Yes those windmill loving Europeans...

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