This Week At The New Beverly July 31- August 6

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our August calendar is now online!

August 5 - 13 Dante's Inferno!

Joe Dante returns to the New Beverly for a week-long screening series of classic films and special guests plus brand new prints of some of his own movies... PLUS an encore performance of the expanded version of his nearly six hour Movie Orgy!

July 31 & August 1

An Irene Dunne double bill!

Beautiful, rarely-screened 35mm archive prints

The Awful Truth (1937)
dir. Leo McCarey, starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy, Alexander D'Arcy, Cecil Cunningham
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:45 & 7:30

Academy Award Winner for Best Director, Leo McCarey
Nominated for 5 other Oscars including Best Actress

One of the greatest screwball comedies of the thirties, The Awful Truth is arguably the archetypal example of this influential genre.
- All Movie Guide

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Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
dir. Richard Boleslawski, starring Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell, Thurston Hall, Rosalind Keith
Fri: 9:20; Sat: 5:35 & 9:20

Nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Actress!

Friday July 31

Brian Quinn & Eric Caidin present
The Grindhouse Film Festival

Stunt Rock (1978) BRAND NEW 35mm print!
dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith, starring Grant Page, Margaret Gerard, Monique van de Ven & SORCERY
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Special Guests: Margaret Gerard, Richard Blackburn and Perry Morris from Sorcery!

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Saturday August 1

Phil Blankenship & Amoeba Music present
New Beverly Midnights

The Dungeonmaster (1985) Not On DVD!
directed by Charles Band, Dave Allen, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko
starring Jeffrey Byron, Leslie Wing, Richard Moll & W.A.S.P.
11:59pm, All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

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Sunday, Monday & Tuesday August 2, 3 & 4

Classic Chaplin & Keaton Comedy Classics!

Modern Times (1936)
dir. Charlie Chaplin, starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford
Sun: 4:00 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Do you have to be reminded that Chaplin is a master of pantomime? Time has not changed his genius. - Frank S. Nugent, The New York Times

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The General (1926)
dir. Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton, starring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender, Jim Farley
Sun: 5:55 & 9:20; Mon/Tue: 9:20

Amongst the greatest of all silent comedies, The General isn't just important, it's bloody hilarious. - Channel 4 Film

Today I look at Keaton's works more often than any other silent films. They have such a graceful perfection, such a meshing of story, character and episode, that they unfold like music.
- Roger Ebert

Wednesday & Thursday August 5 & 6

Joe Dante's second DANTE'S INFERNO film series!

Joe Dante and Bruce Dern IN PERSON on August 5

Notes from Joe Dante:

It's cheeky of me to pair my own behavioral neighborhood comedy with Michael Ritchie's brilliantly observed social satire (American Beauty eat your heart out!), but both feature one of the movies' best, most underappreciated actors, Bruce Dern. From countless tv western bad guys through his Corman days to his Oscar-nominated turn in Hal Ashby's Coming Home, Bruce has been a beacon of naturalism throughout a distinctive career that's still going strong.

The 'burbs (1989) BRAND NEW 35mm print!
dir. Joe Dante, starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern,
Carrie Fisher, Rick Ducommun, Corey Feldman
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

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Smile (1975)
dir. Michael Ritchie, starring Bruce Dern, Barbara Feldon, Michael Kidd, Geoffrey Lewis, Nicholas Pryor, Melanie Griffith
9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Coming Soon:

5-13: Joe Dante returns to the New Bev with a few of his favorite movies plus BRAND NEW prints of his films Matinee & The 'burbs!
7: Roger Corman in person to discuss The St. Valentine's Day Massacre & Not of This Earth
14&15: Count Yorga Vampire, The Lost Boys, The Velvet Vampire & The Hunger presented in association with Vampire-Con
15: Halloween II (1981) NEW 35mm print!
16&17: Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2
23-25: Raiders of the Lost Ark plus Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (25th Anniversary!)
28&29: Evil Dead trilogy marathon
30-Sept1: Enzo G. Castellari's The Inglorious Bastards plus Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen

Schedule subject to change

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