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Quentin Tarantino is now in control at the New Beverly Cinema.
After having been closed for a month, the venerable L.A. theater reopened Wednesday with Tarantino in charge of programming. Tarantino, who has owned the theater for seven years but had only intermittently made suggestions to the schedule, confirmed last month in LA Weekly that he has now taken over for previous manager Michael Torgan.
In an interview with KCRW, Tarantino made it clear that the theater will no longer be using its digital projector, adding that many of its upcoming selections will come from his vast personal film collection.
“What made me say, ‘OK, I think now is the time [to take over the programming],’ aside from just wanting to do it for a long, long time, was the whole death of 35 mm for the most part as far as this town is concerned,” Tarantino said.
In honor of its 20th anniversary, his ’90s classic Pulp Fiction will screen Oct. 3-8 at the theater in a doubleheader with The Professional, which is also celebrating its 20th anniversary.
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