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9036 Wilshire Blvd, 90211

In Beverly Hills at Doheny & Wilshire | Click for GoogleMap
Tickets available at the box office | Click for parking information

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we are compliant with CDC & CinemaSafe regulations.
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Hark! For a small while we are
having a special on concessions!

Small Popcorn – $1.oo | Medium Popcorn – $3.oo
Large Popcorn – $5.oo

Same goes for soft drinks!


* Now Showing Daily . . .

. . . unless otherwise noted ‘neath the title.

Lost Highway (1997)

“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).”

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On (2022)

“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.”

Skies of Lebanon (2020)

“A poetic blending of the personal and political, Skies of Lebanon combines live action with animation to create a vivid picture of Lebanon, inspired by the family history of filmmaker Chloé Mazlo. Using stories told to her by her grandmother of life during the Lebanese Civil War, Mazlo crafts a touching and heart-breaking story of love during wartime. Alba Rohrwacher (Happy as Lazzaro) plays Alice, a Swiss woman who moved to Beirut in the 1950s and falls in love with a Lebanese man. Wajdi Mouawad (author of the play Incendies, which was the source material for Denis Villeneuve’s 2010 film) plays Joseph, an astrophysicist with dreams of sending his fellow citizens into space, and the object of Alice’s affection. Joseph and Alice appear to lead the perfect life until their bliss is ripped apart by the civil war and nothing will be the same again. An official selection for the 2020 Cannes International Critics’ Week, Skies of Lebanon stunningly gives shape to the emotional undercurrents felt by the characters through the use of animation. This rewarding and quietly devastating cinematic experience announces Mazlo’s arrival as an important new talent.”

Resurrection (2022)

“Margaret’s life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Soon, her teenage daughter, who Margaret raised by herself, will be going off to a fine university, just as Margaret had intended. Everything is under control. That is, until David returns, carrying with him the horrors of Margaret’s past.”


Fire of Love (2022)

“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.”

Murina (2022)

“On a remote island along Croatia’s Adriatic coast, 17-year-old Julija spends her days diving for eel with her domineering father Ante and watching other teens party on a nearby yacht. Julija bristles at Ante’s heavy handed cruelty and resents her mother Nela’s passivity. She longs for independence but is unsure how to achieve it, until the arrival of the rich and mysterious Javier seems to offer a way out. Javier is considering buying Ante’s land to build a resort, which would allow the family to escape their island isolation for the city. Once Ante’s employer and Nela’s lover, Javier flirts shamelessly with Nela and Julija, setting off a subtle battle of hypermasculine one-upmanship that pushes Ante to humiliate and control Julija even more. Flattered by Javier’s praise and stories of traveling the world, Julija sees him as the solution to all her problems. But does his affection portend freedom, or something more sinister? Winner of the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, lensed by award-winning cinematographer Hélène Louvart (The Lost Daughter, Never Rarely Sometimes Always), and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, Murina features a ferocious, star-making central performance by Gracija Filipovic and the most sumptuous images of the Mediterranean since The Big Blue. Equal parts fiery feminist outcry and stirring coming-of-age drama, the film announces director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic as a major new talent in world cinema.”

Costa Brava, Lebanon (2021)

“Costa Brava, Lebanon captures the joys and frustrations of a close-knit family with an intimacy that feels startlingly natural, and sets them against a sharply drawn backdrop of environmental crisis. In the not-so-distant future, the free-spirited Badri family have escaped the toxic pollution and social unrest of Beirut by seeking refuge in an idyllic mountain home. Without warning, the government starts to build a garbage landfill right outside their fence, intruding on their domestic utopia and bringing the trash and corruption of a whole country to their doorstep. As the landfill rises, so does tension in the household, revealing a long-simmering division between those family members who wish to defend or abandon the mountain oasis they have built. Mounia Akl’s stunning feature debut premiered at Venice and won major prizes at the Toronto and BFI London Film Festivals. Her unique gift with actors is evident in the sensitively realized performances she elicits from her cast, which includes award-winning filmmaker Nadine Labaki (Capernaum) and celebrated actor Saleh Bakri (The Band’s Visit, Walid).”

Medusa (2021)

“Mari and her friends broadcast their spiritual devotion through pastel pinks and catchy evangelical songs about purity and perfection, but underneath it all they harbor a deep rage. By day they hide behind their manicured facade, and by night they form a masked, vigilante girl gang, prowling the streets in search of sinners who have deviated from the rightful path. After an attack goes wrong, leaving Mari scarred and unemployed, her view of community, religion, and her peers begin to shift. Nightmares of repressed desires and haunting visions of alluring temptation become undeniable and the urge to scream and release her paralyzing inner demons is more powerful than ever before. A neon-tinged genre-bender that gives provocative form to the overwhelming feminine fury coursing through modern life, MEDUSA dares us not to look away.”


Everything Everywhere All at Once (2021)

“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.”

Both Sides of the Blade (2022)

“Juliette Binoche is Sara, a woman whose life spirals out of control when she becomes involved in a passionate love triangle. From acclaimed writer-director Claire Denis.”

Mad God (2021)

“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.”

Crimes of the Future (2022)

“As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.”

Yawp! There’s always room fr/ Popcorn&Soda Prices: 1$ fr a sm., 3$ fr a md., 5$ fr a lg.

* & Coming Soon . . .

Bullet Proof (2022)

Starts August 19th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“High-octane action-thriller about a thief (James C. Clayton) who robs a psychotic drug lord (Vinnie Jones), only to find himself on the run with an unexpected stowaway—the drug lord’s pregnant wife. With murderous thugs in hot pursuit, their only chance to survive is to drive.”

Into The Deep (2022)

Starts August 26th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“From the producers of 47 METERS DOWN and FALL comes this sexy, sea-faring psychological thriller starring Ella-Rae Smith (THE COMMUTER), Jessica Alexander, and the unnervingly handsome Matthew Daddario (TRUST, DELIVERY MAN).”

Inu-Oh (2021)

Starts August 26th/
Tickets on sale soon/

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

Squeal (2022)

Starts August 26th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“Filmmaker Aik Karapetian’s dark fairy tale SQUEAL centers on Samuel (Kevin Janssens), who is far from home, searching for his father. Lost in remotest Eastern Europe, on the edges of a mythical forest, a minor road accident leads to a chance meeting with a pig-farmer’s daughter Kirke (Laura Siliņa). Sam soon learns that his priorities must change if he wants to survive. Her initial hospitality is a smoke screen to capture him and make him a forced laborer on the farm. Alone, unable to speak the language, and chained up 24/7 with the pigs, he learns to adapt. Fortunately, a seemingly magical piglet gains Sam’s confidence and shows him the way to freedom and true love.”


Hollywood Signs (2021)

One Show Only/ September 8th/
Q & A after the show with Director Bill Fishman/

“HOLLYWOOD SIGNS from Director Bill Fishman (Tapeheads). The new doc provides a gaze into the bizarre world of characters that allow celebrity fandom to constantly thrive. From the celebrities who feed off of it and the obsessors who thrive off of it, the film effortlessly weaves through both perspectives on each end. While it might be commonplace to label those obsessed with celebrity as “tasteless”, the film finds a way to humanize the often lucrative hobby of collecting celebrity artifacts. Beyond Hollywood A-Listers to cult-stars who have gained an ever-lasting fandom, the film both glamorizes and humanizes Hollywood while also embracing the nostalgia, community and, very humble side of Hollywood being marginalized. Featuring Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead), HOLLYWOOD SIGNS is endlessly entertaining and a unique dive into the niche edge of Hollywood that not many are familiar with.”

One Man Dies A Millions Times (2019)

Starts September 9th/
Tickets on sale soon/

“A true story, set in the future. About seeds and genetic diversity, about growth and decay, about love and war, about hunger of all kinds. About what it means to be human, even when all your humanity is stripped away.”


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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