A video tour of the New Beverly’s projection booth

Ever since I was given a quick peek inside the New Beverly’s projection booth last year I’ve been wanting to return with a video crew to document one of L.A.’s coolest little nooks. Reels of countless trailers from the past 7 or so decades were stacked to the ceiling, and just about every remaining bit of wall space was covered with every calendar/schedule the New Bev had printed since it reopened as a revival house just over 30 years ago. It was a film geek’s paradise.

I still haven’t arranged the video crew for a visit, but last week, FlipCam in hand, projectionist Adam Trash invited up to the booth for brief tour. Here’s the result:


The video isn’t great. In fact, its pretty piss poor. The FlipCam I shot this with does a surprisingly good job when there’s plenty of light, which there wasn’t in the projection booth. And the sound is far from perfect. Again, this was shot in a working projection booth with a FlipCam.

Mainly, I wanted an excuse to try out a fancy new opening graphic I whipped up for Metblogs related videos. Original music by Kari Newhouse was actually composed and recorded for a series of podcasts I abandoned.

Regardless, this is for the cinephiles out there. Especially New Beverly fans.

(pssst… click here for a really awesome video about the New Beverly)

4 thoughts on “A video tour of the New Beverly’s projection booth”

  1. All “not my best work” caveats aside, that was pretty darn cool. Both subject matter and video production.

Comments are closed.