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The Regent Theater

448 South Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Part of our LEONE SUMMER series. Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 8pm (door open at 7pm), The Regent DTLA (448 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968, Paramount, dir by Sergio Leone, 16mm)

TICKET LINK: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1877283 (We have more tickets available at this link!)

SPECIAL NOTE: This is the inaugural event of a 3 screening residency at the Regent DTLA. The Regent Theater is a vintage 1914 cinema that has been converted into a downtown concert venue but still retains much of its original cinematic magic! We will be able to order drinks, have beers, sit on chairs and couches, on both a ground floor and a balcony. Best of all, we can beat the mid-week blues with a Tuesday screening at a reasonable hour (7p doors open and you can get your first drink; 8p movie starts; you'll be on your way home by 11p). PLEASE NOTE, THESE EVENTS WILL BE FOR PATRONS WHO ARE 21 YEARS+.

As part of Secret Movie Club's commitment to bringing great cinema on FILM in great spaces, we are excited to partner with The Regent for this 3 screening residency. Great movies always go along great with cocktails and beer! We will announce our final 2 screenings in this series the last week of August 2019.

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly would mark the last time that Clint Eastwood and Sergio Leone would work together.Though Leone would offer Eastwood a part in his next movie (which Eastwood turned down), Leone would have to learn how to tell his stories without the galactic charismatic star power of Eastwood.

In Once Upon a Time in America, Leone makes the genius decision to have his bad guy (here played startlingly by ‘always the good guy’ Henry Fonda) and leading lady (played with fierce will and grit by Italian superstar Claudia Cardinale) essentially carry the movie. In a way, Once Upon A Time in America is almost a response to the movies Leone had made before them. Whereas the women in his previous movies had only had momentary and fleeting presences, the Women are the story in Once Upon A Time in America.

On top of this, Leone takes all the elements of his style to their most workable extreme. Charles Bronson takes over the Man with No Name duties but has even less dialogue than Eastwood. Henry Fonda takes on the bad guy duties but somehow never loses the power and stoic grace that made us admire him in all his heroic John Ford movies.

We get the cross cutting present to past editing structure of For a Few Dollars More taken to almost Joycean and Proustian extremes of stream-of-consciousness.

And well. . .hell. . .let’s face it. We also get the greatest shoot outs, sequences, and scenes of Leone’s entire career.

Once Upon a Time in America builds to a confrontation and shoot out that becomes almost biblical, easily dwarfing every shoot out Leone had staged up to that point.

It is a moment in cinema that has never been matched since (though many, including Sam Raimi, have tried). Who knows? Maybe Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is trying to best the Old Master one more time. . .

Come join us for the most grandiose opera of Leone’s Western cycle.

Best always,

Craig Hammill

35mm Secret Movie Club Programmer.Organizer


TICKETS: Tickets for all our events are available online at https://secretmovieclub.eventbrite.com or through each individual event on our Facebook Page:


Unless otherwise noted, all our movies screen at The Vista Theater, 4473 Sunset Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.

We currently are showing 1-2 documentaries with Director Q&A's afterwards a season at the Los Feliz 3, 1822 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027; about 8 blocks from the Vista Theater in Los Feliz.

We also make tickets available at the Vista Box Office.

REFUNDS: We will honor all refund requests as long as they are made 24 hours or more before the listed start time of the screening. After that, no refunds. Sorry.

HOW DOES A SECRET MOVIE CLUB 2019 SINGLE SEASON or MULTI-SEASON ALL-ACCESS PASS WORK: If you buy an SEASON or MULTI-SEASON ALL-ACCESS PASS (access to all movies we’re showing within one season or multi-seasons as listed on the pass), you get entrance into every single movie we show throughout that time (including any special events we may announce at a later time; so your value may increase!). We offer SPRING and SUMMER 2019 SEASON PASSES individually (for example, if you know you will be able to attend in Spring but not Summer; a great deal at $6 a ticket) and a MULTI-SEASON PASS (all 83 events in both Spring & Summer 2019, our best deal at $4.50 per ticket). These passes are available through the following EVENTBRITE LINK:


If you decide to buy the SEASON or MULTI-SEASON ALL-ACCESS PASS and have already bought a series pass or individual ticket, just write us: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com and we’ll issue you a refund for the individual tickets you bought so you can get the all-access pass.

Each pass is available for purchase online until the start of the first event of the season that would be covered by that pass.

With the ALL-ACCESS PASS, we generate a special list with your name on it. All you have to do is come to our table ahead of each movie, give us your name, and get your ticket.

HOW DOES A SERIES PASS WORK: If you buy an Individual Series Pass, you gain entrance to all movies in that series. This is our next best deal at $9 a ticket after an All-Access pass at $4.50 or $6.00 a ticket. If you want to see all the movies in a particular series but not necessarily all the movies in a season this is the way to go.

The price of each Series Pass depends on how many movies we show in that series. So for instance if we are showing 7 movies in the series, the pass would cost $63 (or $9 per movie). If we are showing 4 movies in that series, the pass would cost $36, and so on.

You can buy the Series Pass through any individual Eventbrite link for a movie in that series. Then, we generate a special list with your name on it. All you have to do is come to our table ahead of each movie, give us your name, and get your ticket.

MOVIEPASS AND OTHER PASSES LIKE IT (as of February 2019): While we do accept and want you to use your special passes, we advise all moviegoers to first check the current rules and regulations of their pass to make sure their pass is accepted for our events. Secret Movie Club and the Vista Theater are not associated with nor responsible for any changes in policy on the part of any outside vendor offering a pass to Los Angeles screenings or any similar service.

CONCESSIONS: The Vista Concessions stand is open for all our events. So you will always have access to popcorn, soda, candy, coffee the works!

PARKING: The Vista has no dedicated parking lot. Thankfully, there is parking in the residential areas around the Vista Theater. Just plan to get to the theater 20 minutes earlier than normal so you have enough time to park, walk to the theater, get your tickets, get in line. Make sure you read the street signs! Hillhurst and Sunset Drive tend to be the best for street parking. Avoid Rosalia and Commonwealth as they have permit-only parking rules. We don’t want any Secret Movie Clubbers getting parking tickets.

SHOWTIMES: We screen our movies before or after the Vista’s official movies. This is why most of our showtimes are either at 11:59pm or between 10am-11am in the morning. Always check the listed showtime before buying your ticket as we do sometimes have to adjust the showtime to accommodate the running time of the movie.

MAILING LIST: We started as a secret email list way back in April of 2016. In respect to our origins, we will always announce our upcoming seasons, special events, and speakers with the ability to get tickets via the email list first before posting to Facebook or anywhere else. If you’d like to get on the secret email list, email us at: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com.

OTHER QUESTIONS: You can always email us at: secretmovieclub@curiousproductions.com . We work to respond asap within receipt of your email. If you don't get a response within 48 hours, please email us again.

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