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LAConnection commented about Fairfax Cinemas on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:06 pm

Surprised that nobody has mentioned one of the most famous screenings ever at the Fairfax. The theater held morning weekend screenings for many years. In May 1990 they screened BLADE RUNNER. What nobody knew at the time of the booking (nor apparently anybody at Warner Brothers OR the Fairfax) was that the print that was sent was of the famous “Workprint Cut” of the film. The resulting hoopla once word got out lead to the first “Director’s Cut” of BLADE RUNNER that was eventually re-released in theaters and on home video. It all started with that “accidental” showing on a Sunday morning at the Fairfax.

LAConnection commented about Orson Welles Cinema on Feb 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm

The 38th Annual Science Fiction Film Marathon is coming up this week at the Somerville Theater. The first 11 years were held at the Orson Welles. This is the one ongoing remnant of the theater still in existence (save for our memories and a few scrapbook pieces of memorabilia!).

LAConnection commented about 4 Star Theatre on Nov 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I lived within walking distance of the Four Star for years and years. It was a great old palace, but, it got pretty run down by the end. And, having no parking lot in the middle of the Miracle mile district really hampered business. The first double feature I remember seeing there in the 80s was Hitchcock’s 39 STEPS with Tarkovsky’s SOLARIS. Bizarre double feature, but great great films. Lots of memories, but the the best was probably attending a screening of the 1986 restoration of 1937’s LOST HORIZON introduced by Jane Wyatt herself. As she introduced the screening Wyatt said that the film’s original premiere 50 years earlier was also held at the Four Star! Wow.