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Cinefamily at Silent Movie Theatre
between Melrose and Clinton 611 N. Fairfax St. Hollywood, CA 90036
323-655-2510
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Dinner at Ginghas Cohen for Chinese afterward!
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254 events
194 reviews
144 stars
attended May 27 2010

The 1st movie, "What?" left you asking that very question?? The 2nd movie, "Alice In Wonderland" was such a parody, the audience was in hysteria throughout the movie. The seats are way too uncomfortable to sit through 2 movies. Other than that,...continued

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9 reviews
10 stars
attended May 19 2010

I went to a silent movie last night for the first time. The feature and the short films before it were funny, and it was nice to experience this old way of watching movies. I particularly enjoyed the expertise of the piano player while the movies...continued

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27 reviews
35 stars
attended Sep 04 2010

This is a great venue. The management is really on top of their game. The movie choices are eclectic and fun. We took our family to see Chaplin's 1942 release of The Gold Rush. Our entire family, ages 7 - 53, were mesmerized by Chaplin's art. ...continued

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August 29, 2014: Beyond the Mind’s Eye — A Tribute Featuring PBDY, Matthewdavid & Special Guest
Groundbreaking in both its capacity to soothe the savage, ponytailed beast and in its presentation of the most cutting-edge CGI created up to that point, the Mind’s Eye quadrology of ‘90s home video “albums” are a vast, rippling pool of flowing, morphing dreamscapes, featuring excerpts from both big-name product and underground artists. For this special tribute show, we’re teaming up our friends PBDY, Matthewdavid & a special guest — all artists on the L.A.-based record label Brainfeeder (also home to Flying Lotus, The Gaslamp Killer, Daedelus and so many more) to give you a guided tour through the most blissed-out moments in the Mind’s Eye canon.

August 30, 2014: Hungry — Lunch With Competitive Eater Kobi
It’s not everyday that Cinefamily gets to welcome onto its stage one of the world’s top athletes — and we couldn’t be more thrilled that that champion sits at the apex of one of America’s fastest-growing sports. Takeru Kobayashi — or “Kobi” for short — first took the world of competitive eating by storm in his U.S. debut, when he blasted away the competition at his first July 4th Nathan’s Hot Dogs bout (Coney Island, 2001). Since then, he’s smashed more world records than nearly any other pro eater on Earth, and won America’s hearts in the process. Even if you’ve never seen a competitive eating bout in your life, chances are you’ve heard of Kobi. Come get to know him better, as we sit down for an in-depth lunchtime chat with this living legend — immediately followed by the L.A. premiere of Hungry: the highly entertaining, enlightening new documentary on the triumphs and tragedies of Kobi and his fellow eaters throughout the history of the sport.

August 30 2014: Prison Pit —Panel and screening featuring Johnny Ryan, Blake Anderson and more in person with Q&A moderated by Jonah Ray
Hailed by The Comics Journal as a “perversely pure, single-minded commitment to vileness” and by VICE Magazine as “important," Johnny Ryan’s series of Prison Pit graphic novels are, without a doubt, some of the most willfully intense, torrentially gory and completely ludicrous books ever published. And thankfully for fans of all-out total madness, Prison Pit: Book One’s just been adapted into an equally soul-shattering web series by animation studio Six Point Harness! In this stripped-down, boundary-less orgy of escalating ultraviolence and perversity, monster criminals marooned on a Hades-like barren planetoid beat the living shit out of each other in a fluid-drenched, profanity-laden battle for survival. In celebration of this brand-new animated nightmare, Jonah Ray (Nerdist, The Meltdown) welcomes Johnny Ryan — along with cast members Blake Anderson (Workaholics) & Rick Shapiro (Lucky Louie), director Greg Franklin, composer Greh Holger (aka Hive Mind) — for screenings of Prison Pit: Book One and its companion making-of documentary, plus a live Q&A afterwards detailing how this whole deranged pile of crap got off the ground in the first place.

August 30, 2014: WEB 1.0: Welcome 2 the CyberNet — Starring EIT!, Cinefamily, Wham City and FenslerFilm
It seems like eons ago — but it really wasn’t all that long ago when the online experience was baud-band instead of broadband, was screeching modems instead of streaming movies, was “cyberspace” instead of the “Cloud”. EIT! and Cinefamily team up to take you on an interactive found footage carpet ride through this wondrous thing called the Net (or the Web, or the Digital Infobahn), plus we welcome appearances by Baltimore’s comedic psychedelicists Wham City, and by Fenslerfilm, creators of the “fake G.I. Joe PSAs” — one of online culture’s very first memes. Should be aces. (CD-ROM not included, sold separately.)

August 30, 2014: twohundredfiftysixcolors — With Live Score by YACHT
An experimental feature-length film made entirely of animated .gif’s that traces the file format’s arc of increased complexity and pointed use since it was introduced in 1987. Crafted from over 3,000 animated GIFs, twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an Internet page signpost, the file type has evolved into a nimble and ubiquitous tool for pop-cultural memes, self-expression, and artistic gestures. The film is a curated archive that functions as a historical document charting the GIF’s evolution, its connections to early cinema, and its contemporary cultural and aesthetic possibilities.

August 30, 2014: Hackers
From a time when computer hacking was synonymous with rollerblading, this incredible candy-colored document stars Jonny Lee Miller (Sherlock, Trainspotting) and Angelina Jolie as rock-star-level hackers who go from pranking their high school sprinkler system, to getting tangled up in deadly corporate intrigue, all while showing off bleeding-edge haircuts and enough attitude for a thousand record store clerks. Pleasingly glossy, surprisingly smart and, as Roger Ebert points out, “deeply dubious in the computer science department”, Hackers is big dumb fun for the armchair cybercriminal in all of us. From the director of K-PAX!