Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema to Reopen Dec. 1

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Next month's screening schedule features a mix of holiday classics and Tarantino and gangster films.

After updates that took nearly a year, the New Beverly Cinema will be back in business next month.

The Quentin Tarantino-owned historic cinema on Beverly Boulevard will be reopening after upgrades and enhancements on Dec. 1, the theater announced Tuesday on its social media channels and website. The theater initially closed in January for the remodeling.

The New Bev also released its screening schedule for the upcoming month, which will kick off with presentations of Batman Returns (1992), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and Dazed and Confused (1993) on Dec. 1. The month will also feature some holiday classics, including The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), It's a Wonderful Life (1946) and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), as well as Tarantino films like The Hateful Eight (2015) and Reservoir Dogs (1992) and plenty of gangster movies (1987's The Untouchables, 1990's Goodfellas, 1972's The Godfather). See the full December schedule here.

Tarantino initially bought the 1929 movie house after, he claimed at the time, he learned the cinema would be turned into a Supercuts. The Django Unchained director said he had been frequenting the New Beverly since about 1982. Since then, the theater has projected classics and film series exclusively on film, a rarity in the age of digital projection.

The New Beverly hasn't stayed out of the spotlight during its renovations, however, as street artist collective indecline rearranged its marquee in mid-November to protest men accused of sexual misconduct amid the #MeToo movement.

"Weinstein Presents 'Less Glorious Basterds,'" New Beverly's marquee read. "This Is Indecline." (The Weinstein Co. produced most of Tarantino's films, including 2009's Inglourious Basterds.) The collective also rearranged the marquees of the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles and the Palace Theatre downtown.

Tickets will go on sale later this week.