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Friday, January 06, 2006

New New Beverly Sked

The new New Beverly Cinema schedule - for Jan. & Feb. - is on my desk. And I am happy.

I'm always happy to see the new New Beverly schedule. Creaky chairs and cockroaches aside, it is still the best art theater in Los Angeles. No panel discussions with Naomi Watts at the New Beverly. Leave that nonsense to the Cinematheque. No $20 per person (ticket + popcorn) to see "La Cercle Rouge". Leave that bullshit to the Nuart.

When I look at the New Beverly schedule - this month on one side, next month on the other - always on 11x17 paper folded in half (this month lavender 11x17 paper) - I project ahead like a Santa-trusting 5-year-old and imagine all the wonderful nights ahead, all the double-features in my future, breathing in all those movies I've been meaning to see for years but just haven't gotten around to.

Then reality hits.

Then I remember the last time I looked at the New Beverly schedule. I remember the excitement I felt then. I remember my grandiose plan to finally see "The Conformist". And I remember how it never happened. How it was all a dream. Only a dream.

In that same spirit I look over the wonderful schedule now. Grim, sad, heavy, I think back to the last time I walked through the doors of the New Bev. Two years ago was it? More? It was for the two "Kill Bills", I think.

I thought I'd share some snapshots of the new schedule - movies that I wish to see at the New Beverly, am excited to see at the New Beverly, but will, let's face it, never see at the New Beverly.

I encourage you to go to the New Beverly this month. See some of the movies pictured here, if you can. And tell them I'm sorry. I'm so very sorry.

And tell them I can't wait for the next schedule to come out.

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Ahhh...I feel your pain! I'm looking at the Music Box Theatre's (Chicago) upcoming schedule....circling all the films I know I won't get to see....sigh.

- By Anonymous Rose Alexander, at Sat Jan 07, 10:56:00 AM GMT  

I think I'm too ambitious. I need to select one movie. Just one. Then work my way up from there. It's like starting a workout program. Start easy.

- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Sat Jan 07, 08:13:00 PM GMT  

Good advice....perhaps I'll adopt that philosophy....if only I could afford to work out just one day a month too!

- By Anonymous Rose Alexander, at Sun Jan 08, 04:48:00 AM GMT  

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