I’d always heard about the silent movie theater on Fairfax, but had never gone, and I remember it’s future being uncertain after the owner and operator were unceremoniously gunned down right outside of it.
What I didn’t know is that it’s been lovingly taken over by “The Cinefamily,” a collection of film lovers who put on all sorts of bizarre and fascinating little film events. Things like the “Holy Fucking Kidshit” series, where they play freakishly inappropriate kid films, or the “Stephen Chow: King of Comedy” series. And let’s not forget plenty of Found Film events, and the obligatory Silent Wednesdays.
All told, it’s an arthouse, a revival house and a concert space (they have weekly music events), all rolled into one.
While I haven’t yet had the opportunity to check anything out there, I’m dying for the opportunity. Please feel free to let us know if you’ve been there. I myself was looking forward to seeing Cut Chemist perform there next week, but the show has apparently been canceled.
They really have something for everyone, with series of Truffaut films to “Sects, Drugs & Mind Control: The cinema of Cults.” How have I never heard of this, yet? It’s a film junkies wet dream!
Check out their schedule on their website. There’s got to be something you’d wanna see.
The Silent Movie Theater
611 N Fairfax Avenue,
Los Angeles, 90036