Back in 2007, acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino purchased the Los Angeles-based Landmark New Beverly movie theatre which projects 35mm and 16mm films, most of which are from Tarantino’s personal collection.
Now, we learned that, thanks to the Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino has purchased yet another Los Angeles theatre called the Vista Theatre which is located on Sunset Boulevard. The single-screen theatre has been closed for several months due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Tarantino says that its doors are scheduled to be re-opened by Christmas of this year.
“We’ll show new movies that come out where they give us a film print. It’s not going to be like the New Beverly [Cinema]. The New Beverly has its own vibe. The Vista is like a crown jewel kind of thing. We’ll show older films, but it will be like you can hold a four-night engagement”, Tarantino stated.
Furthermore, Tarantino said “It’s been crazy throughout my career to see how the film experience is lessened for the viewer like every five years. However, I do think boutique cinemas actually will thrive in this time. And I am not talking about the La-Z-Boy, order nachos and margaritas … I actually like the Alamo Drafthouse a lot. But I have a living room, I want to go to the theater.”