Los Angeles, May 3, 2021: As the covid-19 pandemic is slowing down in North America, the theaters in the USA have started to reopen after more than a year. Among them, Los Angeles' "New Beverly Cinema", which is owned and operated by filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, is also set to see the light again.
In a post shared on its social media channels and website Saturday, the historic revival theater (located on 7165 Beverly Blvd.) announced plans to reopen on June 1. No further details were provided, but the theater teased that more information would be coming soon as it loves showing movies.
Built in 1929 as a first-run movie house, the late Sherman Torgan bought the theater in 1978, offering double feature pairings of classic, foreign, independent, and arthouse cinema. After the unexpected passing of the family patriarch and the operator of the theater in 2007, Tarantino eventually bought the building to save the property from the redevelopment.
Last March, New Beverly Cinema announced that they would be closed until further notice amid the covid-19 pandemic. And now, the news of the reopening of New Beverly Cinema comes almost two months after the reopening of theaters at reduced capacity was allowed amid vaccine roll out and lowered COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.