July’s Best Showings of Classic Movies in L.A.

When it’s too hot outside, hide out in a chilly movie theater

Movies are built into L.A.’s DNA and we’re blessed with plenty of opportunities to see films that go way beyond the typical multiplex fare. If you’re a fan of Hollywood’s Golden Age, quirky cult favorites, or art house and documentary flicks from around the globe, we’ve got you covered with upcoming screenings, talk-backs, and other cinephile experiences you won’t want to miss this guide to the best chances to catch classic movies in L.A.


This list has been curated for us by the movie lovers at Revival Hub L.A., where you can find a day-by-day listing of all the throwback and special screenings in town.  


Inception – 2010
July 6 at 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre

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So This is Paris – 1926
July 6 at 7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater (featuring a book signing with How Did Lubitsch Do It? author Joseph McBride an hour before the screening, and a conversation with him and Nicola Lubitsch after the screening)

The Fly – 1986
July 7 at midnight, Vista Theatre (presented by the Secret Movie Club)

Hell’s Angels – 1930
July 8 at 2:30pm, Old Town Music Hall

Badlands – 1974 / Blood Simple – 1984
July 11 at 7:30pm, Aero Theatre

1968: Actions and Reactions
July 12 at 7:00pm, MOCA Grand Avenue

Eraserhead – 1977 / Being John Malkovich – 1999
July 15 at 7:30pm, Aero Theatre

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! – 1966
July 18 at 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre (begins with a live podcast by comedian Greg Proops)

Fresh Horses – 1988
July 19 at 7:30pm, LACMA (featuring a conversation with Kate Hagen, writer and director of community at The Black List, and Maggie Mackay of Vidiots)

The Velvet Underground And Nico – 1966 / The Velvet Underground Tarot Cards – 1966
July 20 at 7:30pm, Egyptian Theatre

Spirited Away – 2001
July 22 at 10:00am, Vista Theatre

Hairspray – 1988
July 23 at 7:30pm, Samuel Goldwyn Theater (featuring a cast and crew reunion with filmmaker John Waters, cast members Ricki Lake, Deborah Harry, Mink Stole, Clayton Prince, Pia Zadora, and Colleen Fitzpatrick, hosted by Oscar-winning writer-director Barry Jenkins)

One Sings, the Other Doesn’t – 1977
July 24 at 8:00pm, Downtown Independent (presented by Acropolis Cinema and La Collectionneuse)

Yi Yi – 2000
July 26 at 7:30pm, LACMA

Training Day – 2001
July 26 at 7:30pm, Laemmle NoHo 7

All That Jazz – 1979
July 28 at 7:30pm, Billy Wilder Theater (featuring a conversation with the editor, Alan Heim)

The Oyster Princess – 1919 / I Don’t Want to Be a Man – 1919 / Forbidden Paradise – 1924
July 29 at 7:00pm, Billy Wilder Theater (featuring live organ accompaniment from Cliff Retallick)


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