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New Beverly Cinema Kicks Off First Month Of Programming Under The New Tarantino Regime
The New Beverly Cinema is officially re-opening on October 1, and they've released their schedule of screenings for the month, which includes six days of Pulp Fiction and a Halloween horror marathon.
It was confirmed in September that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino had taken over the New Beverly Cinema and would be returning to only screening 35 mm films. (Tarantino ousted former programmer Michael Torgan, possibly for buying a digital projector.)
The new lineup features a lot of the director's own films, plus films from his personal collection. Programming begins with Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Blume in Love, both films from Paul Mazursky, on Oct. 1 and 2, Variety reports. This is followed by six consecutive nights of Taratino's Pulp Fiction, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. The film will be paired with Luc Besson's The Professional, which is also turning 20.
Other screenings, according to an ad posted on New Bev's Facebook and on the street, include a regular Grindhouse double feature on Tuesdays after the Pulp Fiction run, a Robin Williams double feature (The Best of Times, Moscow on the Hudson), and Reservoir Dogs every Friday at midnight, save Halloween. On Halloween, Eli Roth will be hosting a marathon of six horror flicks, including three of his own: Hostel, Cabin Fever and Hostel: Part II. On October 24 and 25, the theatre will screen The Dirty Dozen, plus a number of trailers selected by Tarantino.
Tickets for double features will still be $8. Check out the poster yourself here.