New Beverly Cinema
Update – October 2018
The New Beverly Cinema, owned by Quentin Tarantino, has been closed most of this year however is slated to reopen in December 2018.
Although the building dates from 1929 it came into theatrical use in 1950. The New Bev, as it's fondly known, might just win the award for most renamed theatre in LA:
- the Century
- the Ben Bard Playhouse
- the Hollywood Repertory Theatre
- the Dahl Theatre
- the New Globe
- the Capri/Riviera (a twin)
- New Yorker Theatre
- the Europa
- the Eros
- the Beverly Cinema
LAHTF will keep you updated on progress at the New Bev as it plays out.
About the New Beverly Cinema
The building housing the New Beverly Cinema was built in 1929. It was not originally for theatre use and was probably retail – certainly by 1934 it was in use as a wine outlet.
Architects John P. Edwards and Warren Frazier Overpeck remodeled the building in the late 1950s into a twin movie theatre configuration, with main screen seating 200 and second screen catering to 100.
Now called the New Beverly Cinema (the New Bev to its patrons), it is owned by Quentin Tarantino and is the last of the commercial repertory style revival houses left in Los Angeles, running a mix of cult favorites, classics and indie releases. Seating capacity for the single screen house is now 228.
The New Beverly Cinema is located at 7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.
The New Bev on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newbeverlycinema/
Los Angeles Theatres: https://losangelestheatres.blogspot.com/2017/03/new-beverly.html
Cinema Treasures: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/1156/