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Los Angeles, CA: Silent Movie Theatre / Cinefamily May Reopen with New Tenant

Posted on Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 10:12 AM


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The Silent Movie Theatre / Cinefamily in Los Angeles, California closed in November 2017, but moviegoers in the area should take heart in an article published recently by IndieWire that says that one of the former owners has formed Fairfax Theater, LLC. and will be the new tenant for the theater:

On Los Angeles’s Fairfax Avenue, the Silent Movie Theatre will reportedly soon have a new tenant: Fairfax Theater, LLC. Cinefamily — a pulse point in the Southern California film community that showcased arthouse fare — operated the space for 10 years prior to August 2017, when its activities were suspended after sexual harassment allegations prompted resignations from executive director Hadrian Belove (a co-founder) and board member Shadie Elnashai.

According to Cinefamily Accountability — a website founded by longtime Cinefamily patron Jon Zerolnick — the fledgling Fairfax Theater was established in October by Cinefamily co-founder and former treasurer Dan Harkham, who had the foresight then to know that Cinefamily would permanently close, a fact locals learned the following month.

Click the Read link below to view the full article.

It's possible that the theater will be named the Fairfax Cinema, but we'll keep the former name until something is announced.



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