Our Films

2017 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION & ANIMATION

NOW SHOWING

“Offerings range from the cute to the transcendent!” –Philadelphia Enquirer
“Spectacular!” –Kansas City Star
For over a decade, ShortsHD has proudly brought the Oscar Nominated Short Films to audiences across the globe. This exclusive release features the year’s most spectacular short films across Live Action, Animation and Documentary, and for a limited time is available to watch on the big screen.

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JULIETA

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“Almodóvar’s best film in a decade!” -The Guardian
“Profoundly moving!” -The Playlist
“Possesses just as much substance as style!” -Washington Post

Written & Directed by Academy Award Winner Pedro Almodóvar (Talk To Her, All About My Mother); Based on the stories of Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro
After a chance meeting, middle-aged Julieta (Emma Suarez) learns that her long-lost daughter has resurfaced in Madrid. This begins a painful reflection by Julieta into her checkered past, flashing back to the moments of pain that defined her current life. This drama is directed by Spanish master Pedro Almodóvar.

In Spanish w/English Subtitles

Rated R, 1 hr, 39 mins.

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with MIDNIGHT INSANITY SHADOWCAST

EVERY Saturday at MIDNIGHT

If you haven’t seen ROCKY with our shadowcast you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Costumes and audience participation galore! This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of newlyweds inside a mad scientist’s strange mansion and crazy party that they come across on a rainy night after their car breaks down in the woods.

Rated R, 1 hr, 40 min.

KOYAANISQATSI: LIFE OUT OF BALANCE

COMING FEBRUARY 25TH AT 11AM

Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi word meaning “Life Out of Balance,” which is both the subtitle and the theme of this intriguing documentary. Godfrey Reggio has woven a hypnotic tapestry of time-lapse photography and Philip Glass’s trademark minimalist soundtrack, which drones the title every chance it gets. The viewer needs no voiceover to get the point: man is an animal spinning out of control and taking the planet with him. The film is not for all tastes, but it is certainly an unforgettable cinematic experience. Reggio continues to produce variations on the theme: Powaqqatsi in 1988 and Anima Mundi in 1991.

Not Rated  1 hr, 26 mins.

RED CARPET OSCAR VIEWING GALA

SOLD OUT SUNDAY, 2/26 at 4PM

Our biggest party of the year! Come get dressed up, celebrate your favorite artists, and support the Art Theatre!

We will have awards for best dressed, a ballot raffle, beer and wine.Canvas Food Truck & Catering will be serving gourmet burgers, grilled cheese & wraps and for dessert, The waffle Oh Truck will be slinging the dessert waffles of your wildest dreams!

The true benefit of attending the Art Theatre Oscar Party transcends any once-a-year glamour. By attending the party you’re making a choice to support independent and local art. The Art Theatre is the last of its kind, and since the 1920’s has been dedicated to showcasing and supporting the arts right here in Long Beach. So we’re inviting you to help us continue that mission by becoming an Art Theatre member. When you become a member you not only gain entry to this year’s Oscar Party, but you also demonstrate a commitment to helping us continue our mission. Below you will find a breakdown of our membership tiers. All memberships include access to our annual Oscar Party, along with other year-round benefits. Memberships Reservations can be made here:http://www.arttheatrelongbeach.org/support-us/

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this event, please contact us at the Art at 562.438.3723

KEDI: HUGELY ACCLAIMED TURKISH CAT DOCUMENTARY

COMING FRIDAY 3/3

“The picture’s pleasures are bountiful, particularly for cat lovers!” -Time
“Some of the most elegant camerawork to ever 
grace a nature doc!” -Time Out
“An enchanting documentary!” –
Wall Street Journal

KEDi is not a documentary about house cats or the strays you occasionally see in your back yard. KEDi is a film about the hundreds of thousands of cats who have roamed the metropolis of Istanbul freely for thousands of years, wandering in and out of people’s lives, impacting them in ways only an animal who lives between the worlds of the wild and the tamed can. Cats and their kittens bring joy and purpose to those they choose, giving people an opportunity to reflect on life and their place in it.

In Turkish w/English Subtitles

Not Rated  1 hr, 19 mins.

LOVE & TAXES: THE FIRST EVER PRO-TAXES ROMANCE w/ DIRECTOR and STAR Q&A

COMING FRIDAY 3/10

“Screamingly funny!” –SF Weekly

**Special Q&A with Directors/Writers/Stars Jacob and Josh Kornbluth Sun 3/12 1pm show and 3:15pm show**

Love & Taxes is a riveting comic tale of seven years of tax avoidance. Following the possibly real-life exploits of Josh Kornbluth, an autobiographical monologist,Love &Taxes is a comedy that blends solo performance and scripted scenes to bring the subjective reality of the storyteller hilariously to life. A tale of procrastination, making movies and growing up, Love & Taxes is a middle-aged coming-of-age story that is also, quite possibly, the first ever pro-tax romantic comedy.
Not Rated  1 hr, 38 mins.

T2: TRAINSPOTTING

COMING MARCH 25TH

”Nothing hurts more than nostalgia. If you’re prone to that particular emotion, T2 Trainspotting is going to hit you like a pint glass flung carelessly backward off a pub balcony: hard.” —The New Republic

“Nothing hurts more than nostalgia. If you’re prone to that particular emotion, T2 Trainspotting is going to hit you like a pint glass flung carelessly backward off a pub balcony: hard.” —The New Republic

First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home.They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

Rated R, 1 hr, 57 min.

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