Quentin Tarantino has officially taken over management duties at Los Angeles’ iconic New Beverly cinema.
The Pulp Fiction movie-maker purchased one of California’s oldest movie houses in 2007 to save the property from redevelopment, and seven years later he is now in charge of the cinema’s programming.
Tarantino’s first order of business is to remove the theater’s digital projector in favour of the traditional screening of 35mm films.
He tells Deadline, “The big thing about what’s going to change now that I’m taking the theatre over is, from here on in the New Beverly is only showing film. That’s it. No digital. If something’s playing at the New Beverly, if we’re showing it, it’s on film.”
As far as what he plans to screen at the theater, Tarantino told Deadline, “I’ve never counted, but I’ve got enough for a bunch of cool double features that we can put together,” he said. “I do like the majority of it coming from my print collection because those are the prints that I buy. It’s like me curating them. Our pre-show will be done with all these really cool, vintage lobby commercials and the psychedelic tags for coming attractions, that’s our theme. We want to start each double feature with a short before the movie starts.”
Renovations are currently underway at the venue, which is a single-screen 228-seat cinema. It is slated to reopen in October.