This Week At The New Bev: 2/26 - 3/4

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our March calendar is now online!

Friday & Saturday February 26 & 27

A Judy Holliday / George Cukor double bill!

Born Yesterday
1950, USA, 103 minutes
dir. George Cukor, starring Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John, Frank Otto
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:40 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Academy Award Winner Best Actress Judy Holliday plus 4 other nominations including Best Director & Best Picture

Blessed with a priceless performance by rocketing Judy Holliday
- Bosley Crowther, New York Times

- plus on the same bill -

It Should Happen to You

1954, USA, 86 minutes
dir. George Cukor, starring Judy Holliday, Peter Lawford, Jack Lemmon, Michael O'Shea, Vaughn Taylor, Connie Gilchrist
Fri: 9:35; Sat: 5:45 & 9:35, Watch The Trailer!

Judy Holliday has never been more appealing, and her considerable comedic talents are used to full effect here. - All Movie Guide

Friday February 26

Quentin Tarantino's Violent Masterpiece

Reservoir Dogs
1992, USA, 99 minutes
dir. Quentin Tarantino, starring Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi, Lawrence Tierney
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Those who survive it emerge in a shell-shocked euphoria -- so good and so blunt is the writing. - Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter

Saturday February 27

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

1983, Canada, 87 minutes
written & directed by David Cronenberg
starring James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Genie Winner Best Director David Cronenberg plus nominated for 7 other Genie Awards!

Perhaps the best articulated vision of Cronenberg's ongoing exploration of the edges of technology and human physiology.
- All Movie Guide

The film remains an audacious attempt to place obsessive personal images before a popular audience - a kind of Kenneth Anger version of Star Wars. - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday Feb. 28 & March 1 & 2

1985, USA, 98 minutes
dir. Michael Ritchie, starring Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini, Tim Matheson, M Emmet Walsh
Sun: 3:15 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Chevy Chase is such a genius wordsmith, talking circles around one befuddled character after another, that it reaches the sublime.
- All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Into the Night
1985, USA, 115 minutes
dir. John Landis, starring Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dan Aykroyd, Stacey Pickren, Carmen Argenziano
Sun: 5:15 & 9:30; Mon/Tue: 9:30, Watch The Trailer!

The film scores partly because of a high sense of fun, and partly because of the way Landis uses his LA locations. - Time Out

Wednesday & Thursday March 3 & 4

A Jesse Eisenberg double bill

2009, USA, 107 minutes
written & directed by Greg Mottola
starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Reynolds
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Independent Spirit nomination for Best Screenplay

Adventureland is a wonderful movie. It's sweet and funny and real, and definitely one of the best coming of age movies I've seen in years, if not ever. - Devin Faraci,

- plus on the same bill -

2009, USA, 88 minutes
dir. Ruben Fleischer, starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin
9:40, Watch The Trailer!

Audience Award Winner at the Sitges Film Festival

This isn't just a good zombie comedy. It's a damn fine movie, period. - Richard Corliss, Time Magazine


Advance tickets may be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets by clicking HERE. Advance tickets are not sold at the box office.

Currently, only general admission tickets may be purchased via this link. Discounted student, senior, etc. tickets may not be purchased in advance at this time. As always, any available tickets will also be sold at the theater box office the day of the event. Purchasing advance tickets is generally unnecessary for most shows, as the only programs that ever come close to selling out are special event shows with special guests, etc. Plenty of tickets are available at the door for nearly all of our programs.

Coming Soon:

6: Jamie Lee Curtis in Terror Train (1980)
7-9: Keith Coogan in Adventures in Babysitting & Toy Soldiers (1991)
10&11: Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt & Saboteur
12-16: Nobuhiko Obayashi's HOUSE (1977) - New 35mm print!
19&20: Lust for Life & Moulin Rouge (1952)
26&27: Costa-Gavras' Z & Battle of Algiers
28-30: The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai with Repo Man

2&3: Rififi & Touchez pas au grisbi
17: Charles Bronson in 10 to Midnight
24: Terror in the Aisles

Schedule subject to change

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