This Week At The New Beverly: Dec. 18 - 24

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full December calendar is online:

Friday & Saturday December 18 & 19

New Prints of Rarely Screened Billy Wilder Films

Five Graves To Cairo
1943, USA, 96 minutes - NOT ON DVD!
directed by Billy Wilder, written by Billy Wilder & Charles Brackett starring Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim, Peter van Eyck
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:30 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards

One of my favorite war stories, hands-down. - Quentin Tarantino

A skillfully executed adventure and a thoughtful film, which accounts for its timelessness and its reflection in popular films today.
- All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

The Emperor Waltz
1948, USA, 106 minutes
directed by Billy Wilder, written by Billy Wilder & Charles Brackett
starring Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Roland Culver, Lucile Watson, Richard Haydn, Julia Dean
Fri: 9:25; Sat: 5:25 & 9:25

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards

An Ernst Lubitsch-esque slice of Technicolored musical frippery.
- Entertainment Weekly

Set against gorgeous mountain scenery and richly palatial rooms, "The Emperor Waltz" is a project which should turn the blue Danube to twinkling gold. - Bosley Crowther, New York Times

Friday December 18

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 December 19

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship present
New Beverly Midnights

Slap Shot
1977, USA, 123 minutes
directed by George Roy Hill, written by Nancy Dowd
starring Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Jennifer Warren, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser
11:59pm, All Seats $7, Watch The Trailer!

Writer Nancy Dowd carefully balances hilarious rowdiness -- both on and off the ice -- with surprisingly effective emotional tension.
- All Movie Guide

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Sunday, Monday & Tuesday December 20, 21 & 22

Rolling Thunder

1977, USA, 95 minutes - NOT ON DVD
directed by John Flynn, written by Paul Schrader & Heywood Gould
starring William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, Linda Haynes
Sun: 3:40 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

A genuine cult classic that wraps a chilling character study inside the bloody trappings of a revenge thriller. - Twitch Film

- plus on the same bill -

Death Wish 3
1985, USA, 92 minutes
dir. Michael Winner, starring Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam, Gavan O'Herlihy
Sun: 5:35 & 9:25; Mon/Tue: 9:25, Watch The Trailer!

Charles Bronson made many outrageous action vehicles during his Cannon Films era, but this may be the most bizarre of the bunch.
- All Movie Guide

Wednesday & Thursday December 23 & 24

Theater Closed For The Holidays


Advance tickets for our December calendar 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:

25&26: The Muppet Christmas Carol & The Muppets Take Manhattan
27-29: Marcel Carné's masterpiece Children of Paradise

15-21: A Film Series Curated By Stuart Gordon
16: Steven Seagal is Marked For Death
27&28: The Music Of David Shire - The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three plus The Hindenburg. David Shire in person on the 28th, schedule permitting. Co-sponsored by Film Music Magazine.

Schedule subject to change

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