This Week At The New Beverly: Dec. 4 - 10

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full December calendar is online:

Friday December 4

Eric Caidin and Brian Quinn
with Grindhouse Releasing present

The Grindhouse Film Festival

Stunt Rock
1978, Australia, 86 minutes - BRAND NEW 35mm Print!
dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith, starring Grant Page, Monique van de Ven, Margaret Gerard, Richard Blackburn and SORCERY!
11:59pm, All Tickets $8, Watch The Trailer!

Director Brian Trenchard-Smith, stars Margaret Gerard & Richard Blackburn plus Sorcery members Perry Morris & Richie King will appear IN PERSON, schedules permitting.

For more information, please visit

Saturday December 5

A George A. Romero Triple Feature

Day Of The Dead star Joe Pilato will appear, schedule permitting, to discuss the film!

There's Always Vanilla
1971, USA, 93 minutes
Romero's RARELY screened followup to Night Of The Living Dead!
dir. George A. Romero, starring Raymond Laine, Judith Ridley, Johanna Lawrence, Richard Ricci, Roger McGovern
8:00pm, Watch The Trailer!

- plus on the same bill -

The Crazies
1973, USA, 103 minutes
dir. George A. Romero, starring Lane Carroll, Will MacMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar, Lynn Lowry
10:00pm, Watch The Trailer!

The Crazies speaks more radically about the American love-hate relationship with authority than any film of the Nixon era. And like all of Romero's home runs, it ends on a note of blasted rue.
- Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice

- plus on the same bill -

Day Of The Dead
1985, USA, 102 minutes
dir. George A. Romero, starring Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joe Pilato, Jarlath Conroy, Richard Liberty, Sherman Howard
11:59pm, Watch The Trailer!

A not-so-unexpected revisionism has finally kicked in and has begun to save the black sheep of Romero's zombie films and isolate it for what it is: an unapologetically nihilistic coda that adds unbearable gravity to a formula earlier presented with at least a faint glimmer of hope. Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

All Tickets $8. One Tickets Admits To All Three Films.

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday December 6, 7 & 8

A Blake Edwards double bill!

The Pink Panther Strikes Again

1976, UK / USA, 103 minutes
dir. Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk, Colin Blakely, Leonard Rossiter
Sun: 3:05 & 7:30; Mon/Tue: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

- plus on the same bill -

1979, USA, 122 minutes
written & directed by Blake Edwards, starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Robert Webber, Dee Wallace, Sam J. Jones
Sun: 5:10 & 9:35; Mon/Tue: 9:35, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - "10" is not only one of the best films Blake Edwards has ever made, but was something of a turning point in his career.
- Roger Ebert

Wednesday & Thursday December 9 & 10

Two Written By Robert D. Siegel

Big Fan star Patton Oswalt is scheduled to appear Wednesday December 9 to discuss the film!

Big Fan
2009, USA, 86 minutes
written & directed by Robert D. Siegel, starring Patton Oswalt, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, Marcia Jean Kurtz
7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Big Fan is a poignant, dead-on character study, an examination of a crisis in the life of the most die-hard of die-hard New York Giants football fans. - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

3 1/2 Stars - One of the more thought-provoking sports movies I've seen. - Roger Ebert

Big Fan is a spasmodically funny and bleak film about the love that speaks its name. - Manohla Dargis, New York Times

- plus on the same bill -

The Wrestler
2008, USA, 109 minutes
directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Robert D. Siegel
starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood
9:20, Watch The Trailer!

4 Stars - Mickey Rourke plays the battered, broke, lonely hero, Randy ('The Ram') Robinson. This is the performance of his lifetime, will win him a nomination, may win him the Oscar.
- Roger Ebert

Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler is one of the all-time exalted examples of an actor meeting a character and of each redeeming the other. - Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle


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:

11&12: Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels & The Palm Beach Story
12: The Original Theatrical Version of WOODSTOCK
15: Grindhouse Film Fest - Christmas Evil & Black Christmas
18 & 19: New Prints of Rarely Screened Billy Wilder Films: Five Graves to Cairo & The Emperor Waltz
20-22: Rolling Thunder & Death Wish 3
25&26: The Muppet Christmas Carol & The Muppets Take Manhattan
27-29: Marcel Carné's masterpiece Children of Paradise

Schedule subject to change

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