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The cinema that Quentin Tarantino helped save is set to re-open next month


Over the course of this career, Quentin Tarantino has not only established himself as a hotshot auteur director but also one of the world’s leading cinephiles. Now Quentin Tarantino’s New Beverly Cinema, which he helped save, looks set to reopen following a pandemic-enforced closure. 

Back in 2014, the legendary director saved the theatre from redevelopment that would have put its established ethos of showing features on both 35mm and 16mm film at risk in the digital age when he became head curator.

The 300-seater classic cinema on Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles opened way back in 1929 and has been owned by Tarantino since 2007. 

After a year of closure following the pandemic, the theatre is finally set to re-open on June 1st. The theatre took to Instagram to declare the news with a post that read, “because we love showing movies.”

Meanwhile in the UK indoor cinemas still look on track to meet Boris Johnson’s initial plan to have them reopen by May 17th.

One of the stand-out features that will welcome us back to the big screens is the forthcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die, which is set for release on the 30th of September.