ONLY IN THEATERS – Review by Diane Carson

Only in Theaters honors the Laemmle commitment to arthouse cinema. An homage to the eighty-four-year old Laemmle cinema chain devoted to arthouse fare, the documentary Only in Theaters elucidates the dire prospects for immensely rewarding, but financially unprofitable, exhibition of independent and foreign productions. Beginning in 2019 at a Shabbat dinner, Greg and Tish Laemmle clearly and wholeheartedly celebrate and have realistic concerns over the future of the Laemmle theaters.

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ONLY IN THEATERS – Review by Lois Alter Mark

A love letter to movies, Only in Theaters is a must-see for anyone who has experienced the emotional power of watching a film in a dark room with a group of strangers – in other words, everyone. As much as it’s a celebration of cinema, though, Raphael Sbarge’s surprisingly moving documentary about Laemmle Theaters also serves as a cautionary tale about the future of the industry in this age of streaming.

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