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9036 Wilshire Blvd, 90211

In Beverly Hills at Doheny & Wilshire | Click for GoogleMap
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Safety for our guests and staff is our highest priority and
we are compliant with CDC & CinemaSafe regulations.
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* Now Showing Daily . . .

. . . unless otherwise noted ‘neath the title.

Warren Miller’s Daymaker (2022)

Screens at 7:30, p.m. on November 30th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“A killer storm cycle in the Monashees. Adaptive backcountry riding like you’ve never seen before. The ultimate grass skiing run. Alaska (twice). Come along for the biggest days with the Warren Miller film, Daymaker. Then get ready for your own. Because there’s no better day than one out on the hill. Join Crazy Karl Fostvedt, Michelle Parker, Katie Burrell, Hana Beaman, Daron Rahlves, Ryland Bell, Cam Fitzpatrick, Connery Lundin, and more out on the hill and you can’t really have a bad day.”

Tár (2022)

“Set in the international world of classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composers/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.”

Armageddon Time (2022)

“From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, Armageddon Time is a deeply personal story on the strength of family, the complexity of friendship and the generational pursuit of the American Dream.”

RRR (2022)

“RRR is an exhilarating, action-packed spectacular mythologizing two real-life freedom fighters who helped lead India’s fight for independence from the British Raj, Komaram Bheem (N.T Rama Rao Jr., aka Jr NTR) and Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan). Set in the 1920s before their fight for India’s independence began, RRRimagines a fictional meeting between the two, set into motion when a young Gond girl is stolen from her village by British soldiers.”

Decision To Leave (2022)

Friday, 12/2, following the 7:30 show; Q&A with screenwriter Seo-Kyung Chung/

“What happens when an object of suspicion becomes a case of obsession? Winner of Cannes Best Director in 2022, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, The Handmaiden) returns with a seductive romantic thriller that takes his renowned stylistic flair to dizzying new heights. When detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) arrives at a murder scene, he begins to suspect the dead man’s wife Seo-rae (Tang Wei) may know more than she initially lets on. But as he digs deeper into the investigation, Hae-joon finds himself trapped in a web of deception and desire, proving that the darkest mysteries lurk inside the human heart.”

Utama (2022)

“In the Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily life for years. During an uncommonly long drought, Virginio and his wife (Sisa) face a dilemma: resist or be defeated by the environment and time itself.”

Triangle of Sadness (2022)

“A fashion model celebrity couple join an eventful cruise for the super-rich.”

The Battle For Saipan (2022)

“A Surgeon defends a hospital from invading enemy forces in the Battle of Saipan during World War II.”


Pearl (2022)

“Filmmaker Ti West returns with another chapter from the twisted world of X, in this astonishing follow-up to the year’s most acclaimed horror film. Trapped on her family’s isolated farm, Pearl must tend to her ailing father under the bitter and overbearing watch of her devout mother. Lusting for a glamorous life like she’s seen in the movies, Pearl finds her ambitions, temptations, and repressions all colliding in this stunning, technicolor-inspired origin story of X’s iconic villain.”

752 Is Not A Number (2022)

“Veteran director Babak Payami chronicles Canadian dentist Hamed Esmaeilion’s quest for justice in the aftermath of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, shot down in 2020 by the Iranian military.”

The Novelist’s Film (2022)

“Junhee (Lee Hyeyoung, last seen in Hong’s In Front of Your Face) is a novelist who’s grown disenchanted with her own writing. On a trip to see an old friend, she runs into a film director who was set to adapt one of her novels before the project fell through. One chance encounter leads to another and soon she finds herself having lunch with Kilsoo (Kim Minhee), a well-known actress also questioning her role as an artist. It’s then that Junhee has an epiphany: she will make a film starring Kilsoo. It won’t be like other films. It will be the novelist’s film. For his 27th feature, Hong holds a mirror up to his own artistic process and asks what exactly it is we’re looking for from a work of art. As his characters discuss their lives and work and the ways they intertwine, Hong sets down a sort of manifesto for his own inimitable oeuvre before exploding it (or perhaps fully realizing it) in a moving final flourish. With sparkling performances from Lee, Kim and an incredible cast of Hong regulars, The Novelist’s Film is a summation of Hong’s career-long artistic project, even as it signals bold new directions.”

Meet Me In The Bathroom (2022)

“An immersive journey through the New York music scene of the early 2000s. A new generation kick-started a musical rebirth for New York City that reverberated around the world.”


Fire of Love (2022)

-in its’ 17th 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.”

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2021)

-in its’ 20th 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.”

Moonage Daydream (2022)

“A cinematic odyssey exploring Bowie’s creative, spiritual and musical journey. From the visionary mind of Brett Morgen, Moonage Daydream features captivating, never-before-seen footage and performances spanning David Bowie’s 54-year career. The film includes 40 exclusively remastered Bowie songs and is the first film ever sanctioned by the Bowie Estate, with local access to the artists’ archives.”

Terrifier 2 (2022)

“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.”


The 22nd Annual Animation Show of Shows/

“After a two-year Covid hiatus, the ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS returns to theaters and campuses across North America this fall. This 22nd edition comprises 10 films — nine recent, along with one restored classic — which deal with both the anxieties and hopes of a world faced with a seemingly endless series of existential crises. All are inventive, their tone ranges from the whimsical to the profound; their techniques, from stop-motion to hand-drawn to computer-aided.

  • Beyond Noh — Patrick Smith/Kaori Ishida (U.S./Japan)
  • Empty Places — Geoffroy de Crecy (France)
  • Beseder (Good and Better) — Gil Alkabetz (Germany)
  • Zoizoglyphe — Jeanne Apergis (France)
  • Rain (Deszcz) — Piotr Milczarek (Poland)
  • Average Happiness — Maja Gehrig (Switzerland)
  • Aurora — Jo Meuris (U.S.)
  • Yes-People — Gísli Darri Halldórsson (Iceland)
  • Ties — Dina Velikovskaya (Germany/Russia)
  • The Man Who Planted Trees — Frederic Back (Canada)

The nine new films come from Europe, Asia, and North America. The program culminates with a striking restored 4K digital remaster by the Academy Film Archive of Frederic Back’s classic 1987 Oscar-winner, “The Man Who Planted Trees.” ”


* & Coming Soon . . .

Memories of My Father (2022)

Starts December 2nd/
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“From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fernando Trueba (Belle Époque) and based on the eponymous book Oblivion: A Memoir, the film is about prominent doctor and human rights activist Héctor Abad Gómez (Javier Cámara). Taking place in the polarized and violent Medellín (Colombia’s “City of Eternal Spring”) of the 1970s, the story tells of the life of the doctor, a father who is concerned about both his children and children from less favored classes. After a devastating loss in the family, Héctor gives himself to the greater cause of public health programs for the poor in Medellín to the consternation of the city’s authorities. This is an intimate story that we see from the eyes of a father’s only son, Héctor Abad Faciolince, one of the most outstanding writers in contemporary Colombia. Are we the sum of the images we compile and display of ourselves, or are we something richer, and deeper?”

Aftersun (2022)

Starts December 2nd/
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“Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t.”

Angry Neighbors (2022)

Starts December 2nd/
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“Angry Neighbors tells the story of Harry March, a retired writer whose life starts to unravel when a multimillionaire begins building a mansion across from his quiet island home in the Hamptons. Up until now, he has lived peacefully with his talking dog, Hector, a born-again Evangelical and unapologetic capitalist. To Harry, the gargantuan mansion represents the fetid and corrupt excess that has ruined modern civilization. Which means, quite simply, that this is war.”

Amigo (2022)

Starts December 2nd/
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“Winner of 25 genre festival awards worldwide, Amigo is a darkly comic psychological thriller depicting a bitter power struggle between two best friends. Following a car accident that kills his wife and leaves his best friend David (David Pareja) with nothing but a scratch, Javi (Javier Botet, REC, Crimson Peak) is left bedridden. His body bears deep gashes, his lungs are filled with fluid that make talking painful and near impossible, his legs are inoperable. From scene one, we see the dynamic at play between the two survivors. David carries Javi into the house. They are fresh from the hospital, and David assures Javi that he will be there to care for him. But… something is not right. Javi does not want David’s help. David starts noticing things out of place. He starts suspecting Javi of gaslighting him, despite the fact that Javi can barely move of his own volition. In a series of torturous scenes, the power dynamic settles into a disquieting groove. Reaching an aching fever pitch…”


Repeater (2022)

Starts December 9th/
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“Find. Kill. Repeat. For hit man Smith (Paul Sidhu), these are the only words to live by. But a botched job in Colombia forces him to take a high-stakes open contract arranged by his handler, Mann (Corbin Bernsen). Smith’s latest target? The hacker-activist Rousseau (Nick Moran), who has run afoul of corrupt corporations and powerful men like Silver (James Faulkner), the boss of a criminal empire. In the border towns of Mexico, Smith confronts local gangs, competing contract killers Botha (Gary Daniels) and Sykes (Kristanna Loken), and a crisis of conscience with deadly consequences.”

Sugar Cane Malice (2022)

Starts December 9th/
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“When Maria’s husband died, she was told to either leave the sugarcane plantation or to work in the only existent job: cutting and planting cane. She decides to work in exchange for a miserable wage and a rudimentary barrack she and her five children call home. With that, she was accepting a precarious life without electricity, drinkable water and sanitary services. This is how people are stuck in a house provided by the Company, ensuring that no other basic service neither civil rights are provided, maintaining people in a life of misery. The vast extension of a sugarcane plantation in Dominican Republic offers this deal to thousands of Haitian workers. Some struggle to leave – like Maria’s daughter, with few chances of working in a hotel by the coast. Some others are forced to leave – like Leidy and her baby, when her father-in-law retires after 50 years of work. Yet, some others – like Yudelka and Telemin – organize and try to change the miserable situation everyone is living in the cane fields. They are treated as an obstacle that hinders the functioning of the great machine that is the Plantation.”

Four Winters (2022)

Starts December 9th/
Tickets on sale soon/

““All I owned was my camera, leopard coat, rifle and a grenade in case I’m captured…the pillow was the rifle, the walls were the trees and the sky was the roof,” says Faye Schulman, one of over 25,000 Jewish partisans, who fought back against the Nazis and their collaborators from deep within the forests of WWII’s Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Belarus. Against extraordinary odds, they escaped Nazi slaughter, transforming from young innocents raised in closely knit families to courageous resistance fighters. Shattering the myth of Jewish passivity, the last surviving partisans tell their stories of resistance in FOUR WINTERS, revealing a stunning narrative of heroism and resilience.”

Detective Knight: Redemption (2022)

Starts December 9th/
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“In custody in New York, Detective James Knight finds himself in the middle of a jailbreak led by The Christmas Bomber, a brutal fanatic whose Santa Claus disciples are terrorizing the city. With the promised return of his badge in exchange for taking out the terrorists, the steely-eyed Knight doles out mercy for the just…and merciless justice for all the rest.”


I Want To Thank The Academy (2022)

Starts December 16th/

“Richard Wilken’s is an Australian cattle farmer who moves to Hollywood to chase his unlikely dream of becoming an actor. Along this impossible journey we enter into the heart of Hollywood like never before as Richard helplessly pursues his dreams and moonlights with an unusual job.”

The Old Way (2022)

Starts January 6th/
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“An old gunslinger and his daughter must face the consequences of his past, when the son of a man he murdered years ago arrives to take his revenge.”


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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