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Unbound Productions: A Christmas Carol

Unbound Productions: A Christmas Carol

Unbound Productions offers a world premiere of a new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The staged reading – adapted by Paul Millet and directed by Charlie Mount – will have three performances at two different locations: the Pasadena Museum of History and the Echo Theatre.

Great Horror Campout 2015: Bloody Friday Ticket Sales Event

Great Horror Campout 2015: Bloody Friday Ticket Sales Event

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The Great Horror Campout returns to Los Angeles on June 5-6, 2015. Tickets go on sale at the official website on November 28. During this special “Bloody Friday” sales event, the cost is $95 per person for a 4-person tent, $129 per person for a two-person tent. These prices are available only on Bloody Friday.
An [...]

A Funny Sense of Direction: The Wild Ride of Terry Jones

A Funny Sense of Direction: The Wild Ride of Terry Jones

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

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Dates: December 13-14
Description: The American Cinematheque presents a 2-day tribute toformer Monty Python member Terry Jones, including four of his directorial efforts, which Jones will discuss in person.
“A Funny Sense of Direction: The Wild Ride of Terry Jones” takes place on subsequent days at [...]

Reaching for the Stars: The Films of Christopher Nolan

Reaching for the Stars: The Films of Christopher Nolan

From December 11 through 13, the Ameircan Cinematheque presents a tribute to the producer-director of MEMENTO, and the DARK KNIGHT trilogy. Nolan will appear in person for a Q&A after a screening of INSTERSTELLAR at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

A Salute to Dick Miller, featuring Gremlins & Bucket of Blood

A Salute to Dick Miller, featuring Gremlins & Bucket of Blood

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

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Dates: December 5-7
Description: The American Cinematheque offers a weekend-long tribute to character actor Dick Miller, who has appeared in countless films for Roger Corman, Joe Dante, James Cameron, and many others. Guests will include Miller himself, Corman, makeup artist Rick Baker, and [...]

Podcast Interview: Stuart Gordon on Re-Animator - The Musical

Podcast Interview: Stuart Gordon on Re-Animator – The Musical

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Re-Animator: The Musical says farewell to Los Angeles this weekend, wrapping up its engagement at the Steve Allen Theatre with a final performance on Sunday, November 23 at 8pm. In the horror genre, however, the dead never stay dead for long, and the outrageous theatrical adaptation of the 1985 cult play will resurface in January [...]

Ending This Weekend: Gravedigger, Scary Musical, Re-Animator & Villa Thrilla

Ending This Weekend: Gravedigger, Scary Musical, Re-Animator & Villa Thrilla

Hurry while there is still time to enjoy these scary musicals and theatrical thrillers!
Several morbid mysteries and scary musicals that hit the boards in October have extended beyond the Halloween season. Though some will continue into December (Smoke and Mirrors, The Call of Cthulhu), a quartet of worthwhile stage productions will ring down the curtain [...]

2014 Halloween Haunt Awards: Winners

2014 Halloween Haunt Awards: Winners

It’s great to be nominated, but who won?


At last, the time has come to announce the winners of the 2014 Halloween Haunt Awards. Since the nominations have already been posted, along with explanations for their inclusion, there should be little need for preamble here. Instead, let us move swiftly to the task of identifying this year’s Best Halloween Attractions in Los Angeles.

Stage Review: Villa Thrilla

Stage Review: Villa Thrilla

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Looking for a “Merry, Mod, Madcap Murder Mystery”? Villa Thrilla, currently at the Atwater Village Theatre, offers a mystery wrapped in a play wrapped in a mystery.The result is either post-modern or self-reflexive – possibly both – harmonizing the beloved tropes of the genre with an overtly expressed awareness of those tropes, which runs like [...]

2014 Halloween Haunt Awards: Winners

2014 Halloween Haunt Awards: Winners

It’s great to be nominated, but who won?


At last, the time has come to announce the winners of the 2014 Halloween Haunt Awards. Since the nominations have already been posted, along with explanations for their inclusion, there should be little need for preamble here. Instead, let us move swiftly to the task of identifying this year’s Best Halloween Attractions in Los Angeles.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 20th Anniversary

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 20th Anniversary

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Date: January 9, 2015 at midnight
Description: Feature film version of the television show screens at midnight as part of the Nuart’s Cine Insomnia series. Special guests will attend.

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Stage Review: Villa Thrilla

Stage Review: Villa Thrilla

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Looking for a “Merry, Mod, Madcap Murder Mystery”? Villa Thrilla, currently at the Atwater Village Theatre, offers a mystery wrapped in a play wrapped in a mystery.The result is either post-modern or self-reflexive – possibly both – harmonizing the beloved tropes of the genre with an overtly expressed awareness of those tropes, which runs like [...]

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Podcast Interview: Stuart Gordon on Re-Animator - The Musical

Podcast Interview: Stuart Gordon on Re-Animator – The Musical

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Re-Animator: The Musical says farewell to Los Angeles this weekend, wrapping up its engagement at the Steve Allen Theatre with a final performance on Sunday, November 23 at 8pm. In the horror genre, however, the dead never stay dead for long, and the outrageous theatrical adaptation of the 1985 cult play will resurface in January [...]

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An Open Letter to Neighbors: Why the demise of House of Restless Spirits matters

An Open Letter to Neighbors: Why the demise of House of Restless Spirits matters

Perhaps it is a bit of hyperbole to say that the Halloween community was devastated by the demise of the House of Restless Spirits in October. Nevertheless, the abrupt cancellation, less than two weeks before Halloween Night, was profoundly disappointing to fans who had come to love the the amateur attraction’s annual manifestations of “supernatural” [...]

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Christmas 2014: It's a Wonderful Life screenings

Christmas 2014: It’s a Wonderful Life screenings

Christmas time is here, and what would the yuletide season be without lots of uplifting seasonal movies? Strangely, screenings of films versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol seem to be in short supply at Los Angeles revival houses this December. Taking up the slack is Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, which will play [...]

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Aero Theatre: Arsenic and Old Lace

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Date: January 2
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Description: The American Cinematheque presents a double bill of classic comedies directed by Frank Capra: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. The later is a romantic comedy, but the former should appeal to fans of [...]

Christmas 2014: It’s a Wonderful Life screenings

Christmas time is here, and what would the yuletide season be without lots of uplifting seasonal movies? Strangely, screenings of films versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol seem to be in short supply at Los Angeles revival houses this December. Taking up the slack is Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, which will play [...]

The Babadook at Silent Movie Theatre: Extended Schedule

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Description: The Cinefamily presents a one-week run of the critically acclaimed Australian horror film, which previously screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Recovering from a devastating automobile accident, a widowed mother and her disturbed son fall under the spell of [...]

King Kong at LACMA

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Date: December 2 at 1pm
Description: LACMA screens the 1933 original black-and-white version of KING KONG – the primordial ape who comes to a tragic end after falling in love with a beautiful blonde (Fay Wray). Robert Armstrong and [...]

Blade Runner: December 26 at Nuart

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Date: December 26 at midnight
Description: Ridley Scott’s influential science fiction film screens at midnight as part of the Nuart’s Cine Insomnia series. The film also screens next week on January 2.

Jessabelle in limited release

Location: AMC Town Center 8 in Burbank

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Date: Friday, November 7
Description: Lionsgate Pictures opens this horror film in limited release, including an exclusive engagement at the AMC Town Center 8.
Read the plot synopsis from IMDB:
Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face [...]

Halloween 2014: Ghost Train Photos & Seance Video

The Los Angeles Live Steamers presented another wonderful version of their annual Ghost Train attraction for Halloween 2014. As you know from our 2013 review, the Ghost Train has grown into quite an impressive ride over the years, loaded with elaborate decorations and special effects. The Live Steamers continue to expand the attraction every year, [...]

Starry Eyes W/Cast & Crew in Person

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Date: November 14 at 10:30pm
Description: The Cinefamily re-screens the indie cult horror film – described as “Zulawski’s Possession in a blender with Altman’s The Player” with “a dash of Suspiria and a just a touch of Rosemary’s Baby.”
If schedules [...]

Gremlins preview cut on Nov. 4

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Date: Tuesday, November 4 at 7:30pm
Description: The Cinefamily offers an encore of the GREMLINS preview cut, which screened in October. This is a 35mm print containing six minutes of footage not in the completed film (though you may have seen [...]

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 20th Anniversary

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie 20th Anniversary

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Date: January 9, 2015 at midnight
Description: Feature film version of the television show screens at midnight as part of the Nuart’s Cine Insomnia series. Special guests will attend.

Aero Theatre: Arsenic and Old Lace

Aero Theatre: Arsenic and Old Lace

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Date: January 2
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Description: The American Cinematheque presents a double bill of classic comedies directed by Frank Capra: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE and YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. The later is a romantic comedy, but the former should appeal to fans of [...]

CineInsomnia: Blade Runner

CineInsomnia: Blade Runner

Location: The Nuart Theatre, 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Date: January 2, 2015 at midnight
Description: Ridley Scott’s influential science fiction film screens at midnight as part of the Nuart’s Cine Insomnia series.

Closing Weekend: The Zombie Effect

Closing Weekend: The Zombie Effect

Did Halloween really end over a month ago? You wouldn’t know it at the ACME Comedy Theatre in North Hollywood, where The Zombie Effect has continued delivering laughter and gore in near equal measures every weekend. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end: the play will gives its final performances on Friday and [...]

Egyptian Theatre: Vertigo

Egyptian Theatre: Vertigo

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

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Date: December 26 at 7:30pm
Description: The American Cinematheque screens Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thrill of fear and desire, starring James Stewart as a private eye in love with the woman he is tailing (Kim Novak), a morbid soul who claims to be the reincarnation of [...]

El Capitan: Into the Woods (also nationwide)

El Capitan: Into the Woods (also nationwide)

Location: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

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Date: December 24
Description: Disney’s El Capitan Theater in Hollywood offers a two-and-a-half week run of the film adaptation of Stephen Soundheim’s stage musical, which combines characters from numerous classic fairy tales. Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, and Johnny Depp star for director Rob [...]

Egyptian Theatre: Silent Night, Deadly Night & Christmas Evil

Egyptian Theatre: Silent Night, Deadly Night & Christmas Evil

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

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Date: December 19 at 7:30pm
Description: The American Cinematheque, in association with Beyond Fest and Death Waltz Recording, presents a double bill of 1980s Christmas horror films. Death Waltz’s soundtrack for the films will be available for purchase – and you can get [...]

Christmas 2014: It's a Wonderful Life screenings

Christmas 2014: It’s a Wonderful Life screenings

Christmas time is here, and what would the yuletide season be without lots of uplifting seasonal movies? Strangely, screenings of films versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol seem to be in short supply at Los Angeles revival houses this December. Taking up the slack is Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life, which will play [...]

Aero Theatre: It's a Wonderful Life

Aero Theatre: It’s a Wonderful Life

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Dates: December 19-21
Description: The American Cinematheque screens Frank Capra’s beloved Christmas classic three times this yuletide season: first in the Aero Theatre on Friday, December 19 at 7:30pm; then in the Egytpian Theatre on Saturday, December 20 at 7:30pm; then [...]

Live Read: The Empire Strikes Back

Live Read: The Empire Strikes Back

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Date: December 18 at 7:30pm
Description: Jason Reitman directs a live-reading of the script of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, cast to be announced. Tickets go on sale to LACMA members on December 2 at noon. Tickets are $35 for LACMA [...]

LACMA: Vertigo

LACMA: Vertigo

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Date: December 20 at 8pm
Description: LACMA screens the 1958 classic from Alfred Hitchock, starring James Stewart as an investigator in love with a dead woman. Well, she’s not dead but she claims to have died and been reincarnated.
Note: Vertigo [...]

Aero Theatre: Elf

Aero Theatre: Elf

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Date: December 20 at 7:30pm
Description: The American Cinematheque screens the 2003 Christmas comedy starring Will Ferrell as a human raised among Santa’s elves. James Caan, Bob Newhart, Mary Steenburgen, and Zooey Deschanel co-star.

Cinefamily: It's a Wonderful Life

Cinefamily: It’s a Wonderful Life

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Dates: December 23-25
Description: The Cinefamily screens Frank Capra’s Christmas classic three days running. Thanks to the intervention of an angel, James Stewart stars as a man who learns what life would have been like in his home town, [...]

Call of Cthulhu final performances this weekend

Call of Cthulhu final performances this weekend

The Visceral Company gives its final two performances of H.P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu at the Lex Theatre in Hollywood this weekend – on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6, both at 8pm. If you have not seen the play yet, we recommend you take advantage of  this opportunity, especially if you are [...]

Unbound Productions: A Christmas Carol

Unbound Productions: A Christmas Carol

Unbound Productions offers a world premiere of a new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The staged reading – adapted by Paul Millet and directed by Charlie Mount – will have three performances at two different locations: the Pasadena Museum of History and the Echo Theatre.

Cinespia: Edward Scissorhands

Cinespia: Edward Scissorhands

Location: The Palace Theatre, 630 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Date: December 18
Description: Cinespia presents its annual holiday event, featuring Tim Burton’s 1990 fantasy film, starring Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands. The screening – in 35mm – takes place in the Palace Theatre, one of several grand old movie houses from the [...]

Heavy Midnights: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Heavy Midnights: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Date: December 13 at midnight
Description: As part of its perennial Heavy Midnights series, the Cinefamily offers a 25th anniversary midnight screening of the 1989 fantasy film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Rick Moranis as a scientist whose experiment sends his [...]

The Babadook at Silent Movie Theatre: Extended Schedule

The Babadook at Silent Movie Theatre: Extended Schedule

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Description: The Cinefamily presents a one-week run of the critically acclaimed Australian horror film, which previously screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Recovering from a devastating automobile accident, a widowed mother and her disturbed son fall under the spell of [...]

Friday Night Frights: Late Phases

Friday Night Frights: Late Phases

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Date: December 12 at midnight
Description: As part of its perennial Friday Night Frights series, the Cinefamily presents a midnight screening of this low-budget werewolf horror film – a collaboration between two cult favorites: director Adrian Garcia Bogliano (HERE COMES THE [...]

Free Screeing: The Lego Movie, with director Q&A

Free Screeing: The Lego Movie, with director Q&A

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Date: December 11 at 7:30pm
Description: LACMA presents a free screening of the best summer blockbuster of the year (well, it came out before summer, but still). Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will be on hand for a discussion [...]

Great Horror Campout 2015: Bloody Friday Ticket Sales Event

Great Horror Campout 2015: Bloody Friday Ticket Sales Event

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The Great Horror Campout returns to Los Angeles on June 5-6, 2015. Tickets go on sale at the official website on November 28. During this special “Bloody Friday” sales event, the cost is $95 per person for a 4-person tent, $129 per person for a two-person tent. These prices are available only on Bloody Friday.
An [...]

Snowpiercer, with Bong Joon-ho, at Hammer Museum

Snowpiercer, with Bong Joon-ho, at Hammer Museum

Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

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Description: The Hammer Museum screens the sci-fi epic about a future world in which the remnants of humanity survive on a high-speed train continuously circling the globe. Director Bong Joon-ho will participate in a Q&A after the screening.
Tickets are $15 for general [...]

King Kong at LACMA

King Kong at LACMA

Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Date: December 2 at 1pm
Description: LACMA screens the 1933 original black-and-white version of KING KONG – the primordial ape who comes to a tragic end after falling in love with a beautiful blonde (Fay Wray). Robert Armstrong and [...]

Friday Night Frights: Shock Waves

Friday Night Frights: Shock Waves

Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Date: November 28 at midnight
Description: As part of its perennial Friday Night Frights series, the Cinefamily presents a midnight screening of the 1977 low-budget shocker about a vacation cruise ship that runs aground on an island inhabited by underwater Nazi [...]

A Funny Sense of Direction: The Wild Ride of Terry Jones

A Funny Sense of Direction: The Wild Ride of Terry Jones

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

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Dates: December 13-14
Description: The American Cinematheque presents a 2-day tribute toformer Monty Python member Terry Jones, including four of his directorial efforts, which Jones will discuss in person.
“A Funny Sense of Direction: The Wild Ride of Terry Jones” takes place on subsequent days at [...]

Reaching for the Stars: The Films of Christopher Nolan

Reaching for the Stars: The Films of Christopher Nolan

From December 11 through 13, the Ameircan Cinematheque presents a tribute to the producer-director of MEMENTO, and the DARK KNIGHT trilogy. Nolan will appear in person for a Q&A after a screening of INSTERSTELLAR at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.

A Salute to Dick Miller, featuring Gremlins & Bucket of Blood

A Salute to Dick Miller, featuring Gremlins & Bucket of Blood

Location: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

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Dates: December 5-7
Description: The American Cinematheque offers a weekend-long tribute to character actor Dick Miller, who has appeared in countless films for Roger Corman, Joe Dante, James Cameron, and many others. Guests will include Miller himself, Corman, makeup artist Rick Baker, and [...]

Brazil on December 16

Brazil on December 16

Location: The Arclight Pasadena, 336 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

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Date: December 16 at 7pm
Description: The Arclight Pasadena screens BRAZIL, Terry Gilliam’s downbeat futuristic fantasy, as part of their on-going Arclight Presents series.

Scrooged: December 18

Scrooged: December 18

Locations: The Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA; Arclight Pasadena – 336 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101.

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Date: December 18 at 7:30pm
Description: Arclight Cinemas screens the 1988 spoof of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, starring Bill Murray as a modern-day Scrooge (a network TV exec instead of a money-lender). Bobcat Goldthwait co-stars. Richard [...]

It's a Wonderful Life at Arclight Cinemas

It’s a Wonderful Life at Arclight Cinemas

Location: Arclight Cinemas

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Date: December 21
Description: Frank Capra’s enduring Christmas fantasy, about a man who learns what life in his small town would have been like had he never been born, screens at multiple Arclight Cinemas.

The Arclight Pasadena at 4:30pm – 336 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101
The Arclight Sherman Oaks at 4:30pm [...]

Gremlins on December 11

Gremlins on December 11

Location: The Arclight Sherman Oaks, 15301 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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Date: December 11 at 7pm
Description: Joe Dante’s comedy horror film screens at the Arclight Sherman Oaks on December 11 at 7:30pm.

Ghostbusters 2 on December 3

Ghostbusters 2 on December 3

Location: The Arclight Hollywood, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood CA

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Date: December 3 at 8pm
Description: The disappointing 1989 sequel screens at Arclight Hollywood.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale on December 12

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale on December 12

Location: The Arclight Pasadena, 336 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91101

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Date: December 12 at 8pm
Description: This unusual but very entertaining Christmas-themed horror film from Finland screens in the Arclight Pasadena at 8pm on December 9. The premise is that, buried deep in the Korvatunturi mountain, lies the source of an older version [...]