I’ve been accused of being a shill for what I believe to be one of the greatest movie houses in the world – The New Beverly Cinema – but it’s also been pointed out that “this place shills itself”. Their fantastic film calendar, their cheap tickets, cheap concessions, a lacksadasical policy on alcohol consumption (heck, they encourage it), and best of all, their celebrity film festival curators make going to the Arclight look like a trip to the dentist.
In the recent past, no less than Quentin Tarantino, Edgar Wright, and Eli Roth have all taken control of the New Bev for a fortnight, subjecting privileged Los Angeles movie geeks to some really amazing films and awesome special guests. Starting tonight, director Joe Dante (Gremlins, Innerspace) brings us DANTE’S INFERNO.
The schedule looks something like this:
April 18 + 19 WRONG IS RIGHT and Mystery Movie
April 22 THE MOVIE ORGY
As with The Wright Stuff and The Greats of Roth programs, Dante and other special guests will appear in person throughout the festival, and each film will be preceded by rare trailers from Mr. Dante’s extensive trailer collection.
You can find a more extensive description of the program from Mr. Dante himself at CHUD.com.The New Beverly Cinema 7165 West Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036(323) 938-4038
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