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Silent Movie Theatre / Cinefamily


The Cinefamily is an organization of movie lovers devoted to finding and presenting interesting and unusual programs of exceptional, distinctive, weird and wonderful films. The Cinefamily’s goal is to foster a spirit of community and a sense of discovery, while reinvigorating the movie-going experience. Like campfires, sporting events and church services, we believe that movies work best as social experiences. They are more meaningful, funnier and scarier when shared with others.

Our home is the Silent Movie Theatre, one of Hollywood’s most beloved and beautiful cultural landmarks. There, The Cinefamily will provide a destination spot for Los Angelenos and others to rediscover the pleasures of cinema.

Built in 1942 by John and Dorothy Hampton, The Silent Movie Theatre ran for decades as the only fully functioning silent movie theatre in the country. It has been fully restored to its original, vintage 1940s art deco design, along with a brand new screen and sound system, to help a new generation enjoy the pleasures of cinema in a beautiful theater. 


611 North Fairfax Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90036

Official website

General Showtimes:

Showtimes may vary depending on the event. Please don't be surprised by the occasional unannounced newsreel, trailer, or cartoon before the show.  


You can buy tickets for shows beforehand through our online ticket provider (Brown Paper Tickets) by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" links displayed on our website. Online ticket sales end two hours before showtime, and are available at the box office one hour before showtime. We do not have a phone ticketing system at this time.

Can I buy tickets for upcoming shows at the box office?
Not presently.

Do your shows sell out?
Yes, often!

I'm running late, but I bought a ticket online. Will I still be able to get in, if it's a crowded show?
30 minutes after the listed showtime, we may release any unclaimed Will Call tickets in a first-come, first-served manner. If you come later than 30 minutes after showtime, we cannot guarantee seating.


Located one-half block south of Melrose.



After 5pm on Monday-Saturday, free parking is available across the street at the Fairfax High School lot. On Sunday, because of the weekly swap meet, the school's lot will open at approx. 7pm. As well, there is generally some street parking available throughout the week.

Current Screenings: