Silent Movie Theatre

★★★★★
34.0802 -118.361
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323-655-2510

611 N Fairfax Ave

Los Angeles, CA

90036

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Was surprised when my gf wanted me to go here. I thought it was going to be boring, but surprisingly it was really fun. Beautiful place to go and I will definetly think about going again.

5
★★★★★

Was surprised when my gf wanted me to go here. I thought it was going to be boring, but surprisingly it was really fun. Beautiful place to go and I will definetly think about going again.

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I went to see Metropolis and All Quiet in the Western Front which are the greatest movies of all time. The organ always synchronized with the scenes. The banquets were fabulous sharing with friends.

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I went to see Metropolis and All Quiet in the Western Front which are the greatest movies of all time. The organ always synchronized with the scenes. The banquets were fabulous sharing with friends.

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This is a nice little place across from Fairfax High (it's bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside). You can rent it out for a party, or go to their special screenings.

It's gorgeous inside, and they have a VIP room upstairs. When you watch a movie, it feels very homey, but not stuffy. The acoustics are great, so movie watching is a joy all around.

5
★★★★★

This is a nice little place across from Fairfax High (it's bigger on the inside than it looks from the outside). You can rent it out for a party, or go to their special screenings.

It's gorgeous inside, and they have a VIP room upstairs. When you watch a movie, it feels very homey, but not stuffy. The acoustics are great, so movie watching is a joy all around.

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This is such a neat place to go. The theater is located on Fairfax, and is available for private parties. They have a patio in back for catered events. They have public showings, call for information. They also have a live accompanist to play the soundtrack along with the movie.

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★★★★☆

This is such a neat place to go. The theater is located on Fairfax, and is available for private parties. They have a patio in back for catered events. They have public showings, call for information. They also have a live accompanist to play the soundtrack along with the movie.

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Los Angeles is definitely a city that takes film and its history very seriously, which probably explains the existence of the Silent Movie Theatre. This place does exactly what its name implies--shows silent movies (including Chaplin movies and other famous films) for modern-day audiences. Admission prices are quite reasonable, and the films themselves are often surprisingly engaging.

5
★★★★★

Los Angeles is definitely a city that takes film and its history very seriously, which probably explains the existence of the Silent Movie Theatre. This place does exactly what its name implies--shows silent movies (including Chaplin movies and other famous films) for modern-day audiences. Admission prices are quite reasonable, and the films themselves are often surprisingly engaging.

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As you can guess by the name, this theatre shows silent movies...Buster Keaton to Charlie Chaplin. But my favorite trip every year is to see a talkie - It's A Wonderful Life. They always have someone playing the organ before the show and are always friendly. It's not state-of-the-art, but you don't need THX to see a silent movie.

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CONS: parking

4
★★★★☆

As you can guess by the name, this theatre shows silent movies...Buster Keaton to Charlie Chaplin. But my favorite trip every year is to see a talkie - It's A Wonderful Life. They always have someone playing the organ before the show and are always friendly. It's not state-of-the-art, but you don't need THX to see a silent movie.

PROS:
CONS: parking

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This theatre has an amazing history. Just ask one of the employees and they'll tell you all about how the original owners got a loan from the bank by saying they were building a 'talkies' theatre--but secretly built a silent one! If you want to have an out of the ordinary film going experience this is the place. As the name suggests, this theatre shows silent films-- many times with (excellent) live accompaniment. There are special events such as concert and film nights. For instance I saw Janet Klein the charming ukelele chanteuse play here along with her parlor boys and then watched the classic film 'The It Girl.' On nights such as this there is even often a contest to see who can name all the silent stars whose photos line the wall. The audience is part of the thrill as well. Here oldsters mix with trendies and fashionistas. I've even seen a TV star or two! It's a fun place and I hear that they also host private functions. This could be a great place for a grown-up birthday party!

PROS: An experience you won't find anywhere else
CONS: Seats have been improved, but still aren't uber-comfy.

5
★★★★★

This theatre has an amazing history. Just ask one of the employees and they'll tell you all about how the original owners got a loan from the bank by saying they were building a 'talkies' theatre--but secretly built a silent one! If you want to have an out of the ordinary film going experience this is the place. As the name suggests, this theatre shows silent films-- many times with (excellent) live accompaniment. There are special events such as concert and film nights. For instance I saw Janet Klein the charming ukelele chanteuse play here along with her parlor boys and then watched the classic film 'The It Girl.' On nights such as this there is even often a contest to see who can name all the silent stars whose photos line the wall. The audience is part of the thrill as well. Here oldsters mix with trendies and fashionistas. I've even seen a TV star or two! It's a fun place and I hear that they also host private functions. This could be a great place for a grown-up birthday party!

PROS: An experience you won't find anywhere else
CONS: Seats have been improved, but still aren't uber-comfy.

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i have been going to this theater for over 20 years. it's a really fun place to go with a group. there is usually lots of parking on fairfax right in front of the theater. the price of admission is very reasonable, too.

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★★★★☆

i have been going to this theater for over 20 years. it's a really fun place to go with a group. there is usually lots of parking on fairfax right in front of the theater. the price of admission is very reasonable, too.

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This is the quirkiest place I've been in a long time because of the history and the fact we are watching movies without sound. It's just utterly fascinating. It's something to go to that is a bit out of the norm.

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★★★★★

This is the quirkiest place I've been in a long time because of the history and the fact we are watching movies without sound. It's just utterly fascinating. It's something to go to that is a bit out of the norm.

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A world class attraction in the middle of Los Angeles this is what you would call a true gem. The appeal of this place beyond the fact it is a silent movie theater lie in its incredible history too.

5
★★★★★

A world class attraction in the middle of Los Angeles this is what you would call a true gem. The appeal of this place beyond the fact it is a silent movie theater lie in its incredible history too.

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Get there early for a couch seat! Double features! Cult Classics! Guest speakers! Bands! Fashion shows! This place is a gem!

6
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Get there early for a couch seat! Double features! Cult Classics! Guest speakers! Bands! Fashion shows! This place is a gem!

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This was an interesting experience. I had never been to one of these before and i enjoyed myself. Nice and comfortable seats with snacks makes for a good time.

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This was an interesting experience. I had never been to one of these before and i enjoyed myself. Nice and comfortable seats with snacks makes for a good time.

Pros: Fun group experince

Cons: no party poopers.

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Friendly theatre staff. Good concessions. They have added Crumbs cupcakes there. Innovative programming because it is run by the Cinefamily. Easy parking on the street.

6
★★★★★

Friendly theatre staff. Good concessions. They have added Crumbs cupcakes there. Innovative programming because it is run by the Cinefamily. Easy parking on the street.

Pros: easy parking, good food, great film selection

Cons: sound

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Great atmosphere, comfy couches, amazing programming and popcorn. An obscure film buff's paradise. Audience participation is encouraged as watching a film should be a shared experience. Most nights are like events with authors,

6
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Great atmosphere, comfy couches, amazing programming and popcorn. An obscure film buff's paradise. Audience participation is encouraged as watching a film should be a shared experience. Most nights are like events with authors,

Pros: Obscure inventive programming

Cons: The sound system needs some love

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Going to the silent movie theatre was one of the funnest things I've done in the few years I've lived here. Why rent a silent film on video when you can watch it on the big screen with live music accompanying the film? Awesome experience,

6
★★★★★

Going to the silent movie theatre was one of the funnest things I've done in the few years I've lived here. Why rent a silent film on video when you can watch it on the big screen with live music accompanying the film? Awesome experience,

Pros: great environment, great music, great selections

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I went some time ago to see Chaplin's The Kid and had a blast! The whole evening is a real experience. We saw a Vaudeville-esque musician, an old Felix cartoon short, a Keaton short and then the Kid. The atmosphere is really neat; the

6
★★★★★

I went some time ago to see Chaplin's The Kid and had a blast! The whole evening is a real experience. We saw a Vaudeville-esque musician, an old Felix cartoon short, a Keaton short and then the Kid. The atmosphere is really neat; the

Pros: Experience, Atmosphere, Staff

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Nestled just below trendy Melrose Avenue is one of Hollywoods most unique movie-going experiences. The Silent Movie Theatre, founded in 1942, is the only operational silent cinema in the U.S. In an intimate theater, flanked by photos of

6
★★★★★

Nestled just below trendy Melrose Avenue is one of Hollywoods most unique movie-going experiences. The Silent Movie Theatre, founded in 1942, is the only operational silent cinema in the U.S. In an intimate theater, flanked by photos of

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This place is really something special. It's the only full time Silent Moviehouse in the country and, last I heard, only one of two in the world (the other is in Australia).

In an era of Star Wars prequels and mega-huge blockbusters,

6
★★★★★

This place is really something special. It's the only full time Silent Moviehouse in the country and, last I heard, only one of two in the world (the other is in Australia).

In an era of Star Wars prequels and mega-huge blockbusters,

Pros: great decor, coffe bar upstairs

Cons: limited hours

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Built in 1942 by John and Dorothy Hampton, the Silent Movie Theatre ran for decades as the only fully functioning silent movie theatre in the country. After some years of disrepair, it was fully restored to its original 1940s art deco…