I just read a fascinating but troubling article by Karina Longworth in the latest edition of "LA Weekly" about the current state of specialty films playing in Los Angeles and the lack of attendance to these types of films.
There are many reasons for this, which the column brings up but it was also disturbing to discover that the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills could possibly shut down (which then there would be no movie theater at all in that city) and Laemmle's other theater in West Hollywood, the Sunset 5 is also threatened with possible closure. It is already very difficult to find many art house and foreign-language films playing in the city and with these theaters gone it would be disastrous for film lovers and Los Angeles, which is supposed to be the film capital of the world.
To read the complete article, go to:
laweekly.com/State Of The Art House