Over four generations, the Laemmles—a close-knit Jewish family—have dedicated themselves to supporting, innovating, and elevating the art of filmmaking. Responsible for bringing foreign film to Los Angeles, popularizing independent films, documentary films, and their makers, the Laemmle Theatres’ impact on Hollywood and world cinema cannot be overstated.
Director Raphael Sbarge was given complete access and editorial control. With appearances from Cameron Crowe, Ava DuVernay, James Ivory, Nicole Holofcener, and Alison Anders, ONLY IN THEATERS is both a state-of-industry film for insiders, a love letter to cinema for a general audience, as well as an irresistible story of a multi-generational American family.
Laemmle Theatres is facing seismic change and downward pressure. Yet the family behind this multi-generational business is determined to see it survive.
Q&A to follow with GREG LAEMMLE and Director Raphael Sbarge. There will be an encore screening with Greg and Raphael on March 4 at 2:00 pm.
“2022’s most emotional theatrical experience…”
— Bob Strauss, Variety
“It’s a beautiful film and a timely one.”
— Claudia Puig, Los Angeles Times
“Essential viewing for every filmgoer.”
— Jason Delgado, Film Threat