Homeboy Industries offers snacks and beverages while the Guild launches an ambitious schedule of screenings and Q&As.
The newly renovated Writers Guild Theater at 135 S. Doheny Drive in Beverly Hills is now open after months of renovation. An ambitious schedule of major studio releases, feature documentaries, foreign and indie films began on October 4. Q&As with writers are also back, beginning with Billy Ray (Captain Phillips), Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate) and Lawrence Kasdan, whose earlier movies were screened as a retrospective. Kasdan also participated in a career-ranging discussion with Academy Award-nominated writer Susannah Grant following the October 24 screening of The Accidental Tourist.
We welcome a new addition to our screening community: Homeboy Industries is offering coffee, sodas and pastries in the lobby before and after screenings at comfortable tables and chairs. Popcorn and water are also for sale and can be brought inside the theater. Homeboy Industries is the nation’s largest gang intervention program. It provides training, rehabilitation and employment for formerly incarcerated youth.
All Writers Guild members are welcome to enjoy free movies and reasonably priced refreshments. Parking is $5 flat on evening and weekends in the adjacent lot or in the lot across the street. Limited street parking is available in the neighborhood. Please read parking signs carefully.
See this month’s full Guild Screenings schedule here.