Waiting For The Alex To Reopen

Alex Theatre Marquee

Time marches on, and yet movie theatres and performing arts venues - including the Alex Theatre - remain closed in Los Angeles County. Movie theatres in nearby counties are starting to reopen, but often with significant restrictions on seating plans and the size of the audience. This same period has seen a renaissance of drive-in theatres, which are thriving. Our partners at Glendale Arts, the operating entity of the theatre, have been diligently working to develop plans to make patrons feel safe and protected once the appropriate governing bodies allow theatres to reopen. However, there still isn't an estimated date of when that may occur. As previously announced, AFS has canceled most of our remaining 2020 screenings, specifically our annual Halloween show and The Greatest Cartoons Ever! at Christmas. We now have an update regarding our most popular annual event. 23rd Annual The Three Stooges® Big Screen Event! Postponed All summer long we've been hoping that progress would be made toward reopening theatres, and that this iconic event could be held on its scheduled date of Saturday, November 28. However, with the currrent uncertainty of when venues might re-open, and the extent to which patrons would be ready to return, we've reluctantly decided to postpone this show to a future, yet-to-be-determined date. We are well aware of the loyal, enthusiastic fan base that this event has attracted, and how it has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition for many of you. We will do our best to bring the 23rd edition of the show, presented in association with C3 Entertainment, to

The Night of the Hunter, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30PM

The Night of the Hunter

March 19th Screening of The Night of the Hunter Canceled Dear Alex Film Society Members and Patrons, In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent mandate that gatherings of over 250 people be postponed or canceled due to the rapidly evolving public health crisis involving COVID-19, all public performances scheduled at Glendale’s Alex Theatre through April 5th have been canceled by the theatre's operating entity, Glendale Arts, including the Alex Film Society’s March 19th screening of The Night of the Hunter. The Alex Film Society was looking forward to presenting this 1955 American classic, projected from a gorgeous 35mm black-and-white print, and we hope to be able to reschedule it for a future program. The well-being of our patrons, members, and volunteers is important to us, so we will continue to monitor this evolving public health issue as we consider our future show dates. Holders of tickets for the show purchased in advance will be contacted by the venue from which the tickets were purchased. We appreciate your continued support of the Alex Film Society and your understanding regarding the decision to cancel this screening. We will keep you informed of upcoming and rescheduled show dates by email, social media, and on our Web site. Alex Film Society Board of Directors The 1955 film adaptation of The Night of the Hunter (based on the 1953 novel by Davis Grubb) has, over the decades, developed a reputation as one of the greatest thrillers of American cinema, a masterpiece of sinister ambience and a portrayal of one of the all-time great movie villains with Robert Mitchum’s

The Greatest Cartoons Ever! – 12/26/19

The Greatest Cartoons Ever!

Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 2:00 & 7:00 PM Rather than heading to the mall on the day after Christmas, or sitting at home shopping for bargains on your phone, tablet or computer, consider spending a fun-filled afternoon or evening in Glendale's historic Alex Theatre with friends and family, enjoying the 9th edition of The Greatest Cartoons Ever!. Many of your favorite animation characters will appear on the big Alex screen, including Popeye and Olive Oyl, Porky Pig, Tom & Jerry, Mighty Mouse, and of course Bugs Bunny. Plus some special segments that you won't see anywhere else. Please join us at the Alex on Thursday, December 26th for fun the entire family can share together — shows at 2:00 and 7:00 PM. Highlights from this year's lineup: SHALL WE DANCE? – A Compilation of Animation With Live Action Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was not the first film to pair actors with cartoon characters. Here are segments from legendary Hollywood feature films (ANCHORS AWEIGH, DANGEROUS WHEN WET and MY DREAM IS YOURS) partnering live-action and cartoon stars. Anchors Aweigh SHE SICK SAILORS (1944, Seymour Kneitel) Discovering that Olive is fascinated by her Superman comic books, Bluto disguises himself as the super hero. When Olive discovers the ruse, Popeye must become a real hero to save her. She Sick Sailors THE INVISIBLE MOUSE (1946, Hanna-Barbera) While escaping from Tom, Jerry falls into a bottle of "invisible ink" and becomes invisible himself. This "unforeseen" (pun intended) circumstance allows Jerry to give Tom a riotous taste of his own medicine. WOODY DINES OUT (1945, Shamus Culhane) Woody reads a sign that