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2018 New Heights Program to Launch with an Evening with Greg Laemmle of Laemmle Theatres

Community Invited to Free New Heights Panel Discussion in February

Post Date:02/05/2018 10:09 AM

The City of Santa Clarita is proud to present New Heights, a series of free workshops, panel discussions and lectures designed specifically to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience. The first session, “An Evening with Greg Laemmle,” will take place on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The MAIN, located at 24266 Main Street in Old Town Newhall. Greg Laemmle, President of Laemmle Theatres, will discuss the history of Laemmle Theatres and share emerging trends in the art house cinema business. No RSVP is required.

Laemmle Theatres is a family owned and operated business that has been exhibiting movies in Los Angeles since the 1930s. Greg is the third generation (following his father Bob who retired in 2004) to head Laemmle Theatres. Greg’s grandfather Max Laemmle and great uncle Kurt, started the company in 1938 when they took over the operation of two theatres in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.   

Known primarily for their support of foreign-language, independent and documentary films, Laemmle Theatres program 37 screens at eight locations. This year, they hope to add five screens at a ninth location in Glendale and plan to break ground on a tenth location with seven screens in Old Town Newhall.  

New Heights is designed to help artists and performers expand their knowledge while learning valuable tools to increase success. A total of five sessions will be presented in 2018 as part of the Thursdays@Newhall series. Each program will take place at The MAIN. More information is available at SantaClaritaArts.com.

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