Epic Sunday: Spartacus (1960)

Still from Spartacus (1960)

Tickets go on sale to LA Conservancy members on March 27 and general public tickets will be available for purchase on April 10.

Epic Sunday! This 3-hour epic film includes an intermission approximately halfway through.

free Q&A session about the theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about its history and architecture! 

About the Film

This epic historical drama stars Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt against the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Dalton Trumbo, the film also stars Laurence OlivierJean SimmonsCharles LaughtonPeter UstinovJohn Gavin, and Tony Curtis.

At the time of the film’s release, Variety stated, “There is solid dramatic substance, purposeful and intriguingly contrasted character portrayals and, let’s come right out with it, sheer pictorial poetry that is sweeping and savage, intimate and lusty, tender and bitter sweet… Spartacus is a rousing testament to the spirit and dignity of man.”

Bottom line: Is this film long? Yes. But is it worth it? Definitely.

Color; digital projection
184 minutes

Book a table at Best Girl. Book a bed at Ace Hotel. Live a little.

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Details

  • 3PM–Sunday, June 16
  • $16 and up

Tickets go on sale to LA Conservancy members on March 27 and general public tickets will be available for purchase on April 10.

Epic Sunday! This 3-hour epic film includes an intermission approximately halfway through.

free Q&A session about the theatre will follow the screening. Stay in your seat to learn more about its history and architecture! 

About the Film

This epic historical drama stars Kirk Douglas as Spartacus, the leader of a slave revolt against the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Dalton Trumbo, the film also stars Laurence OlivierJean SimmonsCharles LaughtonPeter UstinovJohn Gavin, and Tony Curtis.

At the time of the film’s release, Variety stated, “There is solid dramatic substance, purposeful and intriguingly contrasted character portrayals and, let’s come right out with it, sheer pictorial poetry that is sweeping and savage, intimate and lusty, tender and bitter sweet… Spartacus is a rousing testament to the spirit and dignity of man.”

Bottom line: Is this film long? Yes. But is it worth it? Definitely.

Color; digital projection
184 minutes

Book a table at Best Girl. Book a bed at Ace Hotel. Live a little.

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