This Week At The New Beverly: Dario Argento, The Doors, Grindhouse Film Fest, Burt Lancaster & Robert Redford, The Transformers & More!

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This Week At The New Beverly

Our full upcoming schedule is available online:

Friday & Saturday, September 2, 3 & 4

Two By Dario Argento Featuring Music By Goblin

1977, Italy, 92 minutes
directed by Dario Argento, written by Daria Nicolodi & Dario Argento, music by Goblin, starring Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Barbara Magnolfi, Flavio Bucci, Udo Kier
Fri: 7:30; Sat: 3:35 & 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Actress Barbara Magnolfi will appear IN PERSON, schedule permitting, for the Saturday 7:30 screening!

It's always fascinating to watch; the thrills and spills are so classy and fast that the movie becomes in effect what horror movies seemed like when you were too young to get in to see them.
- Geoff Andrew, Time Out

One of the most striking assaults on the senses ever to be committed to celluloid... the closest a filmmaker has come to capturing a nightmare on film. - Jason Buchanan, All Movie

- plus on the same bill -

Deep Red
1975, Italy, 98 minutes
directed by Dario Argento, music by music by Goblin, starring David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril, Eros Pagni
Fri: 9:25; Sat: 5:30 & 9:25, Watch The Trailer!

Dario Argento's first full-fledged masterpiece.
- Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine

Undoubtedly the finest of Argento's thrilling horrors.
- Empire Magazine

Please note that both films are being presented in their US theatrical versions. Suspiria will screen from a beautiful, eye-popping, color filled print while Deep Red will be projected from an extremely rare, original release 35mm print that is color faded and showing some surface wear.

Saturday, September 4

Amoeba Music & Phil Blankenship
present New Beverly Midnights

The Transformers: The Movie
1986, USA / Japan, 84 minutes
dir. Nelson Shin, featuring the voices of Peter Cullen, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, David Mendenhall, Orson Welles
11:59pm (Midnight), All Tickets $7, Watch The Trailer!

Far from a cheap spin-off, The Transformers: The Movie is an entertaining feature-length animation that's both handsome and well realised.- Richard Luck, Film 4

Sunday & Monday September 5 & 6

Ulzana's Raid
1972, USA, 103 minutes
dir. Robert Aldrich, starring Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Jorge Luke, Richard Jaeckel, Joaquín Martínez, Lloyd Bochner
Sun: 3:25 & 7:30; Mon: 7:30

It's still one of [Aldrich's] very finest films. - Time Out Film Guide

A tough, searing entrant in the Vietnam cycle of revisionist oaters.
- Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide

- plus on the same bill -

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
1969, USA, 98 minutes
directed by Abraham Polonsky; based on the book by Harry Lawton; cinematography by Conrad Hall; starring Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Robert Blake, Susan Clark, Barry Sullivan, John Vernon
Sun: 5:30 & 9:35; Mon: 9:35

Polonsky's return to direction after 21 blacklist years since Force of Evil.. a powerful film... directed with austere authority in desert landcapes marvellously shot by Conrad Hall. - Time Out Film Guide

A powerful unfoldment of a particular incident in US history, the film becomes, by extension, a deeply personal and radical vision of the past and future. - Variety

Tuesday, September 7

The Grindhouse Film Festival presents
Eastern Grind: Classic Hong Kong Cinema!

Admission: $8.00

Blood Call
1988, Hong Kong
directed by Oli Nicole (aka Tung Liu), starring Max Mok Siu-chung, Eddy Ko Hung, Charlie Cho Cha-lee, Michael Chow Man-kin, Maria Tung Ling and Anna Kamiyama

- plus on the same bill -

Encounter of the Spooky Kind II
1990, Hong Kong, 100 minutes
directed by Ricky Lau, starring Sammo Hung and Lam Ching-Ying
9:30, Watch The Trailer!

Wednesday & Thursday, September 8 & 9

When You're Strange
2009, USA, 86 minutes
written and directed by Tom DiCillo; narrated by Johnny Depp; featuring Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore
Wed & Thurs: 7:30, Watch The Trailer!

Offers a mesmerizing, behind-the-music glimpse at a crucial and bizarre moment in rock history, and maybe in American cultural history, period.- Andrew O'Hehir,

- plus on the same bill -

Second Film TBA
Please visit our website for more information.


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:

10-16: BRAND NEW 35mm print of The Sound Of Music
11: Savage Steve Holland's How I Got Into College
17 & 18: Sorry, Wrong Number & Witness to Murder
18: Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive
19 & 20: Satoshi Kon's Millennium Actress & Paprika
22 & 23: Jacques Audiard's A Prophet & Read My Lips
28: A Mary Lynn Rajskub double bill in celebration of her acclaimed show "Mary Lynn Spreads Her Legs" currently at The Steve Allen Theater
29 & 30: Best Worst Movie & Troll 2

1 & 2: Classic Screwball Comedies Twentieth Century & Midnight
3 & 4: Cloak & Dagger w/ WarGames
5: Grindhouse Film Fest - Angel & Vice Squad
9: Third Annual All Night Horror Marathon!
13 & 14: Diary of a Mad House Wife & A Woman Under the Influence
15 & 16: Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby & Chinatown
17 & 18: A TRIPLE bill of classic W.C. Fields & Marx Bros. comedies!
24 & 25: Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard in The Cat and the Canary & The Ghost Breakers

Schedule subject to change

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