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Silent Movie Theatre / Cinefamily - 17 Reviews - 611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA - Aquariums, Zoos & Botanical Gardens Reviews - Phone (323) 655-2520

Silent Movie Theatre / Cinefamily

611 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 655-2520
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I went to see Metropolis and All Quiet in the Western Front which are the greatest movies of all time. The organ always synchronized with th...


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Great historical place! 4/13/2010

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I went to see Metropolis and All Quiet in the Western Front which are the greatest movies of all time. The organ always synchronized with th... more

Great historical place! 4/13/2010

Citysearch User Provided by Partner
I went to see Metropolis and All Quiet in the Western Front which are the greatest movies of all time. The organ always synchronized with th... more

Interesting 4/4/2010

BearHeart Provided by Partner
This was an interesting experience. I had never been to one of these before and i enjoyed myself. Nice and comfortable seats with snacks makes for a good time. Pros: Fun group experince Cons: no party poopers. more

Easy Parking, Great Film Programming 7/1/2008

tonystarksgirl Provided by Partner
Friendly theatre staff. Good concessions. They have added Crumbs cupcakes there. Innovative programming because it is run by the Cinefamily. Easy parking on the street. Pros: easy parking, good food, great film selection Cons: sound more

Film Geeks 2/5/2008

caligari Provided by Partner
Great atmosphere, comfy couches, amazing programming and popcorn. An obscure film buff's paradise. Audience participation is encouraged as watching a film should be a shared experience. Most nights are like events with authors, directors or participants of the films available for discussion, forums, Q&A after the show. Pros: Obscure inventive programming Cons: The sound system needs some love more

Great place for a party...or more 10/31/2005

Citysearch User Provided by Partner
This is a nice little place across from Fairfax High (it's bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside). You can rent it out for a p... more

What a treat 10/14/2005

julycarla Provided by Partner
Going to the silent movie theatre was one of the funnest things I've done in the few years I've lived here. Why rent a silent film on video when you can watch it on the big screen with live music accompanying the film? Awesome experience, having a pianist/organist playing along with the films was amazing, the old trailers and cartoons that were shown prior to the film were great, as was the live song performed prior to the show, there's even an intermission with hot chocolate and cookies served on a beautiful patio. I felt I was stepping back in time, and even the seat cushions were retro. I'm SO glad I decided to do this, who knew silent films could be so entertaining? It's sad this is the only silent movie theatre left in the U.S., going there made me feel like there should be one on every block. Pros: great environment, great music, great selections more

Silent Movie 9/21/2005

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This is such a neat place to go. The theater is located on Fairfax, and is available for private parties. They have a patio in back for ca... more

Tired of Dolby? 8/1/2005

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Los Angeles is definitely a city that takes film and its history very seriously, which probably explains the existence of the Silent Movie T... more

Best Place to view Old Movies 6/16/2005

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As you can guess by the name, this theatre shows silent movies...Buster Keaton to Charlie Chaplin. But my favorite trip every year is to se... more

The Good Old Days Are Here Again! 6/15/2005

This theatre has an amazing history. Just ask one of the employees and they'll tell you all about how the original owners got a loan from th... more

fun place to go with a group 4/26/2005

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i have been going to this theater for over 20 years. it's a really fun place to go with a group. there is usually lots of parking on fairf... more

Retro and Hip 4/11/2005

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This is the quirkiest place I've been in a long time because of the history and the fact we are watching movies without sound. It's just ut... more

An Awesome Experience 3/14/2005

drluv99 Provided by Partner
I went some time ago to see Chaplin's The Kid and had a blast! The whole evening is a real experience. We saw a Vaudeville-esque musician, an old Felix cartoon short, a Keaton short and then the Kid. The atmosphere is really neat; the walls are covered with large portraits of old silent stars. The only drawback is the rather uncomfortable folding chairs you have to sit in. They are cushioned with pillows, but even then, I found myself squirming and fidgiting. Pros: Experience, Atmosphere, Staff more

User review from Insider Pages 11/25/2004

Citysearch User Provided by Partner
A world class attraction in the middle of Los Angeles this is what you would call a true gem. The appeal of this place beyond the fact it is... more

Louder Than Words 11/2/2002

billkelly2790 Provided by Partner
Nestled just below trendy Melrose Avenue is one of Hollywoods most unique movie-going experiences. The Silent Movie Theatre, founded in 1942, is the only operational silent cinema in the U.S. In an intimate theater, flanked by photos of the stars of the Silent Era, you can watch a classic Keaton comedy or a Fairbanks swashbuckler or a lesser known film. Each screening consists of a cartoon, several short films and the main feature. A pianist accompanies the films, providing a lively interaction you wont get from a video or DVD. Host and current owner, Charlie Lustman, keeps things light with games, jokes and his Take Me To The Silent Picture Show theme song. The venue includes a cappuccino lounge, photo gallery and courtyard, open during intermission. Its an opportunity to step back in time for a few hours and experience early cinema. more

Preserving a Bygone Era 5/19/2002

This place is really something special. It's the only full time Silent Moviehouse in the country and, last I heard, only one of two in the world (the other is in Australia). In an era of Star Wars prequels and mega-huge blockbusters, it's kind of nice to watch old black and white films with the celluloid heroes of yore. Special theme nights are fun, and the owner goes out of his way to excite audiences about the films he shows. Upstairs, there's a capuccino bar and various snacks, while popcorn is available on the ground floor. Pros: great decor, coffe bar upstairs Cons: limited hours more
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