The Big Sleep, April 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM

The Big Sleep

The type of man she hated... was the type she wanted! The Big Sleep 1946 / Warner Bros. Sparks fly between Bogart and Becall and memorable dialogue abounds in this much-admired film noir. IMDB Listing | Buy tickets now!

White Heat, Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM

White Heat

James Cagney portrays an explsoive psychopath that only a mother could love in our presentation of Raoul Walsh's White Heat (1949), screening on the big screen at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre. As the trailer for the film proclaims, "It's your kind of Cagney, in his kind of story, blazing his way to the top of the world!" The quintessential gangster film, White Heat packs a train robbery, an extended prison sequence, and a payroll heist at an oil refinery into an action-packed 114 minutes, propelled by Cagney's electrifying performance. Southern California locations circa 1949 include the railroad tunnel in Chatsworth, Burbank's San Val Drive-in, and the Shell Oil refinery in Torrance.

The Greatest Cartoons Ever! Monday, December 26, 2016 @ 2PM & 7PM


Join us for an animation celebration direct from the Cartoon Hall of Fame! The Alex Film Society has created a film festival of the most wonderful animated shorts from the Golden Age of Hollywood, featuring some of your favorite characters presented as they were intended to be seen, on the BIG screen. It’s a cinematic trip back in time, when animated cartoons were more than just the opening act. They were the greatest part of going to the movies! Buccaneer Bunny (1948, Friz Freleng) Lonesome Ghosts (1937, Burt Gillett) Me Musical Nephews (1942, Seymour Kneitel) Fair Weather Fiends (1946, Shamus Culhane) Bimbo's Initiation (1931, Dave Fleischer) The Scarlet Pumpernickel (1950, Chuck Jones) Drip Along Droopy (1954, Tex Avery) The Truce Hurts (1948, Hanna-Barbera) Beep Prepared (1961, Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble) King-Size Canary (1947, Tex Avery) 1931 - 1961 / Disney, MGM, Warner Bros., etc. IMDB Listing | Buy Tickets Now!