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9036 Wilshire Blvd, 90211

In Beverly Hills at Doheny & Wilshire | Click for GoogleMap
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* Now Showing Daily . . .

. . . unless otherwise noted ‘neath the title.

Bandit (2022)

“After escaping a Michigan prison, a charming career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada and goes on to rob a record 59 banks and jewellery stores while being hunted by a police task force. Based on the story of The Flying Bandit.”

Speak No Evil (2022)

“On a vacation in Tuscany, two families — one Danish, one Dutch — meet and become fast friends. Months later, the free-spirited Dutch family extends an invitation to the more conservative Danish one for a holiday weekend getaway at their countryside home. However, it doesn’t take long before things gradually get out of hand as the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. The Dutch hospitality quickly turns unnerving for the Danes, and they find themselves increasingly caught in a web of their own politeness in the face of eccentric… or is it sinister… behavior.”

The Good Boss (El Buen Patrón) (2022)

“Academy Award Winner Javier Bardem stars as Blanco, proprietor of Básculas Blanco, a Spanish company producing industrial scales in a provincial Spanish town, which awaits the imminent visit from a committee that will decide if they merit a local Business Excellence award: everything has to be perfect when the time comes. Working against the clock, Blanco pulls out all the stops to address and resolve issues with his employees, crossing every imaginable line in the process.”

1982 (2019)

Weekend shows only; Throughout September/
Q&A with director Oualid Mouaness this weekend;
9/24, Saturday & 9/25, Sunday/

“”1982″ is a life-affirming coming-of-age tale set at an idyllic school in Lebanon’s mountains on the eve of a looming invasion. It unfolds over a single day and follows an 11-year-old boy’s relentless quest to profess his love to a girl in his class. As the invasion encroaches on Beirut, it upends the day, threatening the entire country and its cohesion. Within the microcosm of the school, the film draws a harrowing portrait of a society torn between it desire for love and peace and the ideological schisms unraveling its seams. In his debut feature, director Oualid Mouaness delivers an ode to innocence in which he revisits one of the most cataclysmic moments in Lebanon’s history through the lens of a child and his vibrant imagination. The film demonstrates the complexities of love and war, and the resilience of the human spirit.”


Control (2022)

“A woman is imprisoned by a mysterious organization intent on testing her latent psychic abilities.”

Breakaway (short film)

“Wesley and Krys, a potential interracial couple, are on their first date. A mysterious text message forces them to confront who they truly are.”

Team Dream (short film)

“Team Dream follows friends Ann and Madeline on their journey to the National Senior Games, where they compete in the swim events, and nothing – not age, race or history – will stand in their way.”

Resurrection! Airto Moreira & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band (short film)

“Two powerful forces in the jazz world merge in this lively film. Airto Moreira, a world renowned Brazilian percussionist meets the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and this musical alchemy reignites the acclaimed musician’s passion to play.”


In The Stillness of Summer (2020, short film)

“Two lonely neighbors share a brief moment of connection during a late summer New York City heatwave.”

Dani’s Twins (short film)

“Dani’s Twins captures the pregnancy and early parenting journey of Dani Izzie, one of the few quadriplegics ever to give birth to twins. Complications prove dangerous, but when the pandemic strikes, it raises the stakes.”

Timeless Love (2022, short fim)

“When an old lover returns later in life, the man cautiously surrenders into his own heart, discovering he is finally able to love freely again. Their romantic journey is expressed through their love of dance and in celebration of their timeless love.”

Silent Partner (2021, short fim)

“After winning a controversial case, a black attorney at a white-shoe law firm questions the legitimacy of his recent promotion.”


Lori (2022, short film)

“A mother sings lullabies to her 12-year-old daughter in order to calm her down. But, when the lullabies end, and the daughter comes to her senses, the reality turns out to be much grimmer, and life-altering.”

Sue (2021, short film)

“This is the story of Sue Ferguson, who at 97 years old, after losing her husband of 69 years, finds love through online dating. Sue’s story brings hope, love, laughter and the possibility of miracles as her daughter, Nancye assists in her journey to fulfill her mother’s dream.”

Le Ballon Bleu (The Blue Balloon) (2022, short film)

“The 1956 classic French film Le Ballon Rouge (The Red Balloon) has a single scene with a girl and a blue balloon. LE BALLON BLEU (The Blue Balloon) is her story and the origin story for the red and blue balloons at the heart of that classic children’s film. When a curious blue balloon leads a girl on an adventure through the streets of 1956 Paris, and she crosses paths with a little boy and his red balloon, it becomes clear there’s a greater magical force at work between these balloons. Like the film it celebrates, LE BALLON BLEU is a story about the magic and innocence of childhood.”

Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)

“When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.”

Haulout (2022, short fim)

“On a remote coast of the Siberian Arctic in a wind-battered hut, a lonely man waits to witness an ancient gathering. But warning seas and rising temperatures bring an unexpected change, and he soon finds himself overwhelmed.”

I Knew Superman (2022, short film)

“The real hero’s of this world are the ones we often forget about. Based on a true story, “I Knew Superman” is a message about family and a story about an American student we lost that we should never, ever forget.”

Red Market (short film)

“Red Market is the first short-movie in the history of cinema about international organ trafficking. It tells the story of Aurelio, a doctor, who decides to contact an international organ trafficking broker, in order to pay off debt caused by his gambling addiction.”

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2021)

-in its’ 11th week showing/

“Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes.”


Mad God (2021)

-in its’ 14th week showing/

“A corroded diving bell descends amidst a ruined city and the Assassin emerges from it to explore a labyrinth of bizarre landscapes inhabited by freakish denizens.”

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (2022)

-in its’ 7th week showing/

“Marcel is an adorable one-inch-tall shell who ekes out a colorful existence with his grandmother Connie and their pet lint, Alan. Once part of a sprawling community of shells, they now live alone as the sole survivors of a mysterious tragedy. But when a documentary filmmaker discovers them amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans, as well as unprecedented dangers and a new hope at finding his long-lost family. A beloved character gets his big-screen debut in this hilarious and heartwarming story about finding connection in the smallest corners.”

Lost Highway (1997)

-in its’ 7th week showing/

“Haunting sexuality, ricochet action and fleeting, murderous shadows await you on a journey that begins and ends on the Lost Highway. The successful jazz musician whose marriage is on the rocks… The man in black who threatens to expose him… The young mechanic with links to a powerful mobster… The mobster’s moll, who knows what she wants and the people who can get it for her. These are the riders on the Lost Highway, trapped in their worlds of desire, destiny, and unknown destination, where the truth is always just a short way further down the road. Featuring an electrifying soundtrack and a star-studded cast including Bill Pullman (Malice), Patricia Arquette (True Romance), Robert Blake (Busting), Balthazar Getty (White Squall), Gary Busey (Silver Bullet), Richard Pryor (Blue Collar) and Robert Loggia (Prizzi’s Honor), Lost Highway is an extraordinary, sensual fever dream from legendary filmmaker David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks).”

Saloum (2022)

“Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui Hyenas — Chaka, Rafa and Midnight — must stash their stolen gold bounty, lay low long enough to repair and refuel their plane and escape back to Dakar, Senegal. When they take refuge at a holiday camp in the coastal region of Sine-Saloum, they do their best to blend in with their fellow guests; including a mute named Awa, with secrets of her own, and a policeman who may be on their tail, but it’s Chaka who happens to be hiding the darkest secret of them all. Unbeknownst to the other Hyenas, he’s brought them there for a reason and once his past catches up to him, his decisions have devastating consequences, threatening to unleash hell on them all.”


Fire of Love (2022)

-in its’ 8th week showing/

“Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing the most explosive imagery ever recorded.”

Inu-Oh (2021)

-in its’ 6th week showing/

“A cursed dancer and a musician stun society with electrifying concerts in this animated rock opera.”

A Love Song (2022)

“Faye (Dale Dickey) is a lone traveler biding her time fishing, birding and stargazing at a rural Colorado campground as she awaits the arrival of Lito (Wes Studi), a figure from her past who is navigating his own tentative and nomadic journey across the rugged West. Like the country music that has traditionally channeled the heartbreak and resilience of Americans in search of themselves and others, A Love Song weaves a lyrical and ultimately joyful refrain out of the transformative act of being alone —and reminds us that love can nourish and mystify at any age.”

Emily The Criminal (2022)

“Emily is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper”, buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef. Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.”


* & Coming Soon . . .

Devil’s Workshop (2022)

Starts September 30th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“A struggling actor spends a weekend with a female demonologist to prepare for an audition.”

Dead For A Dollar (2022)

Starts September 30th/

“The film follows a famed bounty hunter who runs into his sworn enemy, a professional gambler and outlaw that he had sent to prison years before.”

Dos Estaciones (2022)

Starts September 30th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Dos Estaciones follows iron-willed businesswoman María García (Teresa Sánchez), the owner of Dos Estaciones, a once-majestic tequila factory now struggling to stay afloat. The factory is the final holdover from generations of Mexican-owned tequila plants in the highlands of Jalisco, the rest having folded to foreign corporations. Once one of the wealthiest people in town, María knows her current financial situation is untenable. When a persistent plague and an unexpected flood cause irreversible damage, she is forced to do everything she can to save her community’s primary economy and source of pride.”

Terrifier 2 (2022)

Starts October 6th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.”


Dark Glasses (2022)

Starts October 14th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“Diana, a young woman who lost her sight, finds a guide in a Chinese boy named Chin. Together they will track down a dangerous killer through the darkness of Italy.”

Plan A (2021)

Starts October 14th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“In 1945, a group of Jewish holocaust survivors planned to poison the water system in Germany. The film tells the dangerous and bold secret-operation which was called – Plan A.”


Movie art for the film ‘Night Of The Living Dead’, 1968. (Photo by Continental Distributing/Getty Images)

Night of the Living Dead, 16mm (1968)

Friday, October the 14th, at 8:00 P.M. /

directed by George A. Romero
written by John A. Russo, George A. Romero


“Shot outside Pittsburgh on a shoestring budget, by a band of filmmakers determined to make their mark, Night of the Living Dead, directed by horror master George A. Romero, is a great story of independent cinema: a midnight hit turned box-office smash that became one of the most influential films of all time. A deceptively simple tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse who find themselves fending off a horde of recently dead, flesh-eating ghouls, Romero’s claustrophobic vision of a late-1960s America literally tearing itself apart rewrote the rules of the horror genre, combining gruesome gore with acute social commentary and quietly breaking ground by casting a Black actor (Duane Jones) in its lead role.”


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The Lumiere Cinema is (pictured above, L-R) Luis Orellana, Lauren Brown, Peter Ambrosio.
They are a wholly independent arthouse operation born in late 2019.
The Music Hall (in Beverly Hills) used to be called The Elite and has been around since the 1930s.
The face of the building was designed by a man named Wilfred Verity.

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PRESS ABOUT US, THANK YOU

“…Lumiere will compete to show the kind of elevated, critically supported indie, international and documentary films that can bring a theater both cachet and those coveted specialized audiences. And if a buzzier new movie can premiere exclusively at the Music Hall, as was recently the case with the highly praised documentary “Chinese Portrait,” so much the better.” – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

Beverly Hills Courier

“Los Angeles film exhibition 2020 is off to a roaring start with the reincarnation of the Laemmle Music Hall into Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall,” Bob Hunter, director of exhibition for “Heimat” and “Cordillera” distributor Icarus Films, wrote in an emailed statement. “It’s a welcome addition to L.A.’s arthouse landscape and sure to become an essential destination for lovers of challenging, adventurous cinema. Working with Luis, Peter, and Lauren has been a pleasure. Their passion for independent film and commitment to the theatrical experience are infectious.” – Bob Strauss, Daily News

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LUMIERE CINEMA, MUSIC HALL 3, est. 2019