Venue Details

110 Star Starred
The Silent Movie Theater
between Melrose and Clinton 611 N. Fairfax St. Hollywood, CA 90036
323-655-2510
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DebbieM
Cupcakes are delicious from the concession stand!
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DebbieM
Street parking fairly easy.
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DebbieM
The theatre has a few couches in front, but they fill quickly. The other seats are old-
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DebbieM
Fashioned and can get a bit uncomfortable.
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Goldstar Member
Very casual
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Goldstar Member
Get there early for good seating!
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211 ratings
4.6 average rating
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252 events
192 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. ... continued

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8 reviews
9 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... 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... continued

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http://www.cinefamily.org

Description

April 17-13: Jodorowsky’s Dune
One of the greatest films never made, by one of underground cinema’s greatest talents of the 20th century, finally comes to light in this documentary look at Alejandro Jodorowsky’s long-gestated, but never filmed version of Frank Herbert’s mammoth sci-fi epic Dune. Having achieved immortal arthouse/midnight movie status in the early Seventies with El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Jodorowsky next attempted to tackle the “unfilmable” Dune universe, spending several years and millions of dollars in pre-production, only to have the project cancelled right as the final pieces of funding were to have come. No matter that an insanely cool international cast (Orson Welles, Salvador Dali, Euro transsexual pop star Amanda Lear) had been assembled, or that a brain-breaking design team (with artists like H.R. Giger and comic book genius Moebius) had toiled for endless months — for this ultimate filmic head-trip was never truly meant to be. Equal parts comprehensive overview of every phase of the project and exploration of Jodorowsky’s rollercoaster multimedia career, Jorodowsky’s Dune is the fascinating journey film fans have been clamoring for.

Dir. Frank Pavich, 2013, DCP, 90 min.

April 17-24: William Friedkin’s Sorcerer (brand-new restoration!)
After winning a Best Director Oscar for The French Connection and bringing the equally peerless The Exorcist onto the all-time highest-grossing list, William Friedkin set out on an even more ambitious path, transforming Henri-Georges Clouzot’s ‘50s classic The Wages of Fear into an equally unforgettable and literally explosive jungle nightmare — a blinding, sweat-drenched journey through Hell. As the prime vessel for Sorcerer’s quickly ratcheting tension, Roy Scheider is perfect as a one of a quartet of disgraced criminals who, while hiding out impoverished in South America, take on the hideously dangerous gig of trucking a load of nitroglycerine so volatile it could combust at the slightest jarring. Told with a minimum of dialogue, a maximum of dizzying sound design (a Friedkin trademark), stunningly iconic setpieces and the first of many rich film soundtracks by Tangerine Dream, Sorcerer was unjustly savaged by critics upon its original ‘77 release, and was also shut out of any real box office by a little picture called Star Wars (which opened just a few weeks prior.) Long out of print on pan-and-scan DVD, Sorcerer barrels onto the Cinefamily screen in a brand-new DCP restoration. Plus, William Friedkin joins us on the run’s opening night (Wednesday, April 16th) for an in-depth conversation on the arduous journey it took to get Sorcerer on the screen!

Dir. William Friedkin, 1977, DCP, 121 min.

April 18: A History of Silent Porn
From the very first moments that rolls of celluloid film cranked through silent-era motion picture cameras, moviemakers with a taste for the erotic (which means an awfully large number of them) were quick to capture indelible, impish and inquiring images of titillation. Animated and live-action, European and American, narrative and (ahem) straight-up reportage, the possibilities for silent stag films of all types were endless — as Pixies frontman Black Francis and his co-collaborator Josh Frank explore with glee in their brand-new illustrated novel “The Good Inn”. In celebration of this visually arresting work about art, conflict and the origins of a certain type of cinema, tonight we present dramatic readings from “The Good Inn” (featuring special guest actors), as well as a guided tour through the underground playground of vintage silent pornography: a sampler of naughty filmic amuse-bouches that’ll tickle deviants and schoolmarms alike.