New Beverly Cinema Update

This went up today on the New Beverly website:

July 23, 2007

Link to L.A. Times obituary is here.

Due to the sudden and completely unexpected passing of my dear beloved father Sherman, the New Beverly’s programming will be cancelled until further notice.

Sherman was my father and my best friend, and his passing has left me and my family completely devastated. He was the main force behind the New Beverly from May 5, 1978 until the present. I simply do not know when I will be able to fill his shoes. My pain and sorrow are truly too much to bear right now. He was still so young and full of life, and was doing what he loved so much, riding his bike on the Santa Monica bike path, when he died. My mom and I are in utter shock.

Thank you to everyone for their support during this difficult time.

Please check this website for any updates on public memorials and the future of the New Beverly Cinema.

With love,

Michael Torgan

But this bulletin went out from New Bev’s Myspace page on 7/20:

Jul 20, 2007 11:09 AM

GOOD NEWS.

The New Beverly Cinema will RE-OPEN on Tuesday, July 24th for the monthly Grindhouse Festival and will remain open from then on!!

The New Bev Needs you more than ever right now, so please round up everyone and come down this week!!

Tuesday, July 24th at 7:30 come see the Grindhouse double feature
FRANKENSTEIN’S CASTLE OF FREAKS & THE SINFUL DWARF

Wednesday, July 25th and Thursday, July 26th we have the Coen Bros.
FARGO & THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE at 7:30

Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th its a 3D Porno double feature with
PLAYMATES IN DEEP VISION 3D & WILDCAT WOMEN

at 7:30, with an additional double feature on Saturday at 4:30
Sunday, July 29-Tuesday July 31st its an awesome 80’s double with
THE GOONIES & BACK TO THE FUTURE at 7:30, as well as at 3:05 on Sunday.
Come honor the memory of Sherman, and keep the New Beverly Alive!!

please re post!!

I don’t know if the date on the first item is wrong or if it cancels out what was written on the 20th, but I guess I’ll find out Tuesday…

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2 thoughts on “New Beverly Cinema Update

  1. This is indeed confusing – if I was just looking at the New Beverly website I would assume that they were still closed today, which is why I made other plans for tonight, which now sucks.

    They need a guardian angel to come in and cushion their impact.

  2. Hey Jeff, glad you dropped by.

    I’ll have to head over to the New Bev tonight and check it out, if for no other reason than to show my support if the lights are indeed on.

    Sad times, no matter what…

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