Category archives for: Film

Cinema Society hosts Evening of Award-Winning Short Films in La Jolla on Jan. 29

'The Basketball Game,' Canada

For the past 15 years, MCASD’s Sherwood Auditorium has been the site of the Cinema Society’s popular Evening of Award-Winning Short Films. This year, on Tuesday, Jan. 29, they will be screening nine films from seven different countries.

AMC La Jolla upgrades seating, concessions for New Year

The AMC Theater La Jolla is getting upgrades to its seating, concessions and projectors. Patrons can preview the seats being installed to every screening room in the theater. Ashley Mackin

La Jolla’s AMC Theater is getting an upgrade, with renovations already in the works. Hoping to make the theater more “upscale,” manager Jesse Dancy-Weathers said some of the improvements include replacing all seats with leather recliners, a new concession area and installing new digital projectors.

Two films about autism to screen in La Jolla on Jan. 19 at Sherwood Auditorium

Wesley Metcalfe and Mully are co-stars in the film, ‘With Me.’ Courtesy

Two short films about the lives of autistic children will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 in Sherwood Auditorium at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect St. in La Jolla.

ArcLight Cinemas opens 14-screen theater at Westfield UTC mall

Arclight cinemas is now open at the Westfield UTc shopping center. Ashley Mackin

La Jolla’s Westfield mall at University Towne Center (UTC) is the new home of ArcLight Cinemas, a luxury movie theater with a few amenities not found in many theaters. It is also the first ArcLight theater outside of Los Angeles County, and the fifth overall.

Film lovers turn out for San Diego Film Festival salute to director Gus Van Sant in La Jolla

Film festival attendee Tomas Tonder (left) with director and event honoree Gus Van Sant. Photo  by Pat Sherman

A bevvy of Hollywood stars walked the red carpet Thursday night, Sept. 27, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla for the San Diego Film Festival’s tribute to filmmaker Gus Van Sant (“Milk,” “To Die For,” “My Own Private Idaho”).

Lights! Camera! La Jolla! San Diego Film Festival comes to The Village

Nicole Gale Anderson in a scene from “Red Line.” The thriller, about a bomb attack on the Los Angeles subway system, was shot almost entirely in San Diego. Directed by former San Diegan Robert Kirbyson, it screens 6 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Gaslamp and at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla. Courtesy Yellow Line Pictures

A primary component of SDFF’s growth strategy is the addition of La Jolla as a venue for several of its top screenings, including “Quartet,” actor Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut.

La Jolla exceeds its ‘15 minutes’ of Andy Warhol fame

Tim Bessell displays his 5-foot, 7-inch fish-style surfboard, incorporating an image from one of Andy Warhol’s final series of paintings, ‘The Last Supper’ (1986). Pat sherMan

La Jolla surfboard shaper Tim Bessell is keeping Warhol’s spirit alive through a series of five boards he designed for the Andy Warhol Foundation.

Outdoor film series plays through August


The Athenaeum Music and Arts Library is ready to roll on its sixth annual “Flicks on the Bricks,” open-air film and wine series.

La Jolla Country Day presents independent film festival for families, June 22-24


The Young Leaders Film Festival of Independent movies will screen June 22-24 on the campus of La Jolla Country Day School, 9490 Genesee Ave. For a schedule and tickets, call (858) 333-8792 or visit

It’s a wrap! Senior creates film festival for La Jolla High students

Aspiring filmmaker Julian Clark. Courtesy

La Jolla High School is about to host its first film festival, thanks to senior and aspiring filmmaker Julian Clark. The event will be held Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium and is open to the public.

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