New Beverly Cinema

7165 Beverly Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Crazy Bob Madara
Crazy Bob Madara on April 12, 2022 at 8:51 pm

Saw the front of the Capri & Riviera Theatre on “the Beverley Hillbillies”. They were having a silent film festival

silver on June 4, 2021 at 3:51 am

Yeah! The New Beverly reopened June 1st. Here’s an article from The Hollywood Reporter by a reporter who attended the evening. “New Beverly Cinema Reopens to Cheers and Tears” “Quentin Tarantino’s landmark Los Angeles theater welcomed back guests for the first time in more than a year with a showing of his Oscar-winning ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’”

the link:

The first 2 weeks of programming sold out in advance in a blink (though seating is COVID restricted to half capacity for a couple more weeks still by the state).

DavidZornig on July 23, 2020 at 10:50 pm

Miniature of the New Beverly Cinema and other Los Angeles landmarks.

DavidZornig on May 31, 2020 at 7:06 pm

I posted the link because it is a news story about the theatre with photos. If it had been an unrelated fire, flood or even the demolition of the theatre, it would be relevant to the theatre’s history just the same. I suppose I could have just added the photos to the gallery crediting teh source, and linked to the story under each photo. The above was just easier. Covid will likely push some theatres to possibly never reopen, those stories would be relevant when they happen. Someone had been posting about every temporary Covid closing individually, even though such closings would have been a given across the board. And then would have needed another post to say they had reopened. Do you think I should remove the post? I usually just leave it to the Admins to decide.

DavidZornig on May 31, 2020 at 5:43 pm

Link with spray painted vandalism photos via Twitter.

rivest266 on October 26, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Reopened as Europa with the Soviet film – “The Ballet of Othello” – “Отелло” on June 24th, 1964. May have been owned by Artkino during its Soviet film era. Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on October 24, 2019 at 5:51 pm

September 13th, 1963 grand opening ad as New Yorker posted.

rivest266 on October 20, 2019 at 4:07 pm

Reopened as the Capri and Riviera Cinemas on October 23rd, 1958. Another grand opening ad posted.

CTCrouch on October 4, 2019 at 12:16 am

Mike – Yes, this was the theatre she was referring to.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 3, 2019 at 10:07 pm

In Once Upon… when Sharon and friends are going into El Coyote, Sharon notices that there is a premiere going on at the nearby dirty movies… was it this house she noticed?

Richie_T on October 3, 2019 at 9:48 pm

If you haven’t seen Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood at The New Beverly you are missing out on a cinematic experience like nothing else. The 35mm print is pristine. The pre show is so immersive from KHJ radio playing as one enters the auditorium to special bonus content (extended scenes from Bounty Law) screened before the vintage 1969 era trailers that run before the film. The theater itself is a glorious throwback to the era. Beyond OUATIH… the monthly programming always has something for everyone… matinees are becoming regular fare along with the usual weekend midnight shows and weekly double features. Love this place to death!

Mikeoaklandpark on October 3, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Update Status to open

moviebuff82 on October 3, 2019 at 3:26 pm

I’m happy that this theater will still show movies in 35mm as long as Kodak and others continue to print film.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on October 3, 2019 at 2:59 am

I just watched a Beverly Hillbillies episode dated 1/15/63, and while the family was driving around showing visiting cousin Pearl the local sights, they stopped for a moment in front of the Capri Riviera Theaters, which was presenting a “Silent Movie Festival” and featured wax figures of Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino and William S. Hart out in front of the theater; an unseen barker announced that the figures were there courtesy of the Beverly Hills Movie Museum.

jeffrosen on August 6, 2019 at 9:43 pm

I was at the theater when Sherman converted it to rep programming. (Actually helped dismantle the ramp that was used for the strippers betwen movies.) Sherman added the “new” to the Beverly since there was also operating at the same time a theater in Beverly Hills called the Beverly Theatre.

You used to be able to see the line on the ceiling from the days that Rohauer had twinned the theater. I was projecting and I helped program the theater with Sherman for some 25 years plus. Many memories of things that happened in the theater. 
                At some time in the 1980"s we somehow got an Amber tinted nitrate print of Rebecca. It was in gorgeous shape but made for a nervous 2 days in the booth. (The projectors had Nitrate rollers which would limit a fire, but the booth did not have potal shutters)
Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 28, 2019 at 5:12 am

The New Beverly Cinema reopened on December 1, 2018.

DavidZornig on January 27, 2019 at 10:46 pm

January 2019 photo & caption added credit John Travolta, from his Facebook page.

DavidZornig on June 28, 2018 at 8:36 am

Short piece about the re-opening with one photo.

silver on June 26, 2018 at 9:02 pm

Dublinboyo, Hopefully those upgrades include expanding that tiny closet-sized men’s room…

Dublinboyo on June 26, 2018 at 8:20 pm

The New Beverly has been closed for upgrades and renovations since the beginning of 2018. Projected reopening is December 2018. Promising some nice new upgrades without sacrificing the intimate and familiar New Beverly that has been home to me for 38 years, I can only wonder what Tarantino has in mind and is doing to the theater that requires it to be closed for 12 months …

troniks on June 6, 2017 at 12:19 pm

The Los Angeles Times posted a very nice article about the theater in their calendar section over the weekend.

moviebuff82 on May 11, 2017 at 2:35 pm

I learned about this theater by watching the documentary Out of Print on amazon prime. It’s pretty good.

RogerA on May 11, 2017 at 2:03 pm

This has become the temple of film. I violated the sanctity by looking at my cell phone to check the time was threatened by customer and told never to come back. Had to get the manager to get this guy to calm down and go away. They only run film. Most of their patrons are serious fans of film.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 8, 2016 at 11:34 pm

silver: Let me answer your question by first repairing the linkrot that has afflicted this comment I made a few years ago. The October 19, 1959, issue of Boxoffice ran this article about Robert Lippert’s Capri and Riviera Theatres.

As you’ll see from the floor plan in the article, it was only the building now occupied by the New Beverly Cinema that held both auditoriums. The movies I went to (both side usually featured double bills) were in the larger, right-hand auditorium, the Riviera, which was only 22 feet wide and seated 200. The smaller Capri to the left was only 15 feet wide and seated 100, so both were comparable in size to small, storefront nickelodeons of the early 20th century.

I was mistaken in my recent comment to say that Robert Lippert operated the twin until 1963 (and that it opened in 1959. I see the opening date of October 23, 1958, has been added above.) The Boxoffice article notes that he had sold the operation to Robert Rohauer before the article was published. I don’t know how long Rohauer operated the house. I’m pretty sure my visit to the Riviera was in late 1962 or early 1963. It was un-twinned and reopened as the single-screen New Yorker in 1963.

silver on August 8, 2016 at 8:58 pm

question on name. Is rivest266’s August 8, 2016 post correct on when it became the “New Beverly”? My understanding was that it was Sherman Torgan, who took over the shuttered adult theater and began repertory programming in 1978, renamed it the “New Beverly Cinema” from the previous Beverly Cinema.