Only In Theaters

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Apr 22 2023
Only In Theaters

Now experiencing seismic cultural changes and increasing financial pressures, Laemmle Theatres—like all specialty moviehouses—is facing an uncertain future. Gregory Gardner will appear in person to answer audience questions after the screening.

In-person Special Guest! Post-film Q&A!

USA, 2022, Raphael Sbarge

Laemmle Theatres, a beloved 85-year-old arthouse cinema chain in Los Angeles, is the focus of this new documentary. The family behind this multigenerational business—whose sole mission has been to support the art of film—is determined to survive. With Cameron Crowe, Allison Anders, Ava DuVernay, Nicole Holofcener, James Ivory, Kenneth Turan, Leonard Maltin, et al. Gregory Gardner, who worked for Laemmle Theatres from 1987 to

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Promotional support provided by the Cleveland Jewish FilmFest; special thanks to Deborah Bobrow.

Special admission $12; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $9. No passes.

Masks are currently optional for moviegoers, but still encouraged. Learn more under the “Face Coverings” section at

As a reminder, filmgoers can park for free in Lot 73 and in the Institute’s annex lot, and should enter CIA via nearby Entrance C. Click here for a map.

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  • Apr 22, 2023 at 08:15 pm - 09:50 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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