The historic movie theatre has been owned by director Quentin Tarantino since 2007, when he bought the building that houses the theatre to save it from the redevelopment.
Los Angeles’ New Beverly Cinema is set to reopen on June 1 after being closed for over a year due to Covid-19.
The theatre’s official Twitter account posted a photo of their marquee, which reads: “Re-opening June 1, 2021, because we love showing movies.” No other information was given on the reopening.
Last March, New Beverly Cinema announced that they would be closed until further notice amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The news comes almost two months after the reopening of theatres at reduced capacity was allowed amid vaccine distribution and lowered Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations.
The 300-seat theatre opened in 1929 at Beverly Boulevard near LaBrea Boulevard in Los Angeles. The two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino subsidised New Beverly owner Sherman Torgan to the tune of $5K per month to keep the location open; Torgan, who passed away in 2007, owned the theatre at 7165 Beverly Blvd since 1978. Tarantino became the new landlord in the wake of Torgan’s passing, holding the line on developers who yearned to turn the venue into Supercuts.