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Scott Lasky conducts The Famous Players Orchestra as they “narrate” the Laurel and Hardy short Habeas Corpus. Joe Rinaudo hand-cranks his 1909 Powers Cameragraph. (Facebook)
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Los Angeles is the birthplace of Hollywood, and it only stands to reason that we have more than our fair share of luxury multiplexes and repertory houses playing all the classics. But where does one turn to if Cinefamily or the New Beverly is too far out of the way, or if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous to watch on the big screen? Here, we’ve listed some of the more under-the-radar theaters in Los Angeles that may have escaped your attention. Make a night in with Netflix a last resort with one of these theaters that you probably haven’t been to.
A church in Burbank might be the last place you’d expect to see a movie, but once in a while it hosts a must-see event for any cinephile in L.A. While projecting silent films on 35mm from a hand-cranked projector, the Famous Players Orchestra provides the musical accompaniment, giving you the closest experience to what it was like to go out to the movies during the heyday of the silent era. Forget seeing movies at a cemetery in Hollywood — this is the most unique moviegoing experience in Los Angeles.
Famous Players Orchestra holds their events at the Christ Lutheran Church at 2400 W. Burbank Blvd. in Burbank. Check the Famous Players Orchestra site for their event schedule.
Carman Tse is a diehard Giants fan living in Los Angeles as well as a freelance arts and culture writer and former editor-in-chief at LAist. Follow him on Twitter at @CarmanTse.
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