Founded in 1994, the Alex Film Society (AFS) is an all-volunteer resident company at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.

Our multi-faceted mission:

  • Foster an appreciation for the art form and history of motion pictures
  • Illustrate the importance of film preservation
  • Perpetuate and enhance the motion picture presentation capabilities of the Alex Theatre
  • Highlight the role the Alex played in relation to the motion picture industry in Southern California as a major preview house
  • Screen classic film events at the Alex at least six times per year

In November 1994, the AFS made its debut at the newly-restored Alex Theatre with several sold-out screenings of Gone with the Wind. Since that auspicious start, AFS has established a number of enduring annual events, including an annual Vaudeville Show in September (2001-2010); Classic Halloween in October (since 1995); The Three Stooges® Big Screen Event! the Saturday after Thanksgiving (since 1998); and The Greatest Cartoons Ever! immediately after Christmas (since 2010).

For more than twenty-five years, AFS has presented a significant roster of top Hollywood talent on the Alex Theatre’s stage. Film critic Leonard Maltin has been a frequent guest host, joining a guest list that has included Charlton Heston, Ann Rutherford, Ann Miller, Virginia Mayo, Richard Fleischer, Nancy Olson, Martin Landau, Jack O’Halloran and Illeana Douglas.

Our goal is to present the best possible 35mm prints when available, as well as pristine 4K digital restorations, allowing patrons to enjoy classic films while immersed within the grandeur of a restored 1920s picture palace.

The AFS runs on the heart and soul of its volunteers. If you’ve ever wanted to put your passion for classic films to work, here’s your chance! Check out our volunteer opportunities.

Yours in Classic Film,
Andrea Humberger, President

The Alex Film Society is a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Board of Directors
  • Andrea Humberger, President
  • Randy Carter, Vice President
  • Mark Wojan, Treasurer
  • Steve McCoy, Secretary
  • Joe Furey
  • Frank Gladstone
  • James Gleason
  • Linda Harris
  • Bill Hogan
  • Stephen Meek
  • Daniel Schulz
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