Los Angeles’s revival and repertory movie theaters

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Revival Houses! I hope you find it helpful as a way of keeping up with all the great special film programming going on in Los Angeles.

This page describes the terms for using the site, some site features, and how data is and isn't used. I'm an advocate for web users and privacy myself, so it's important to me to provide this information upfront.

Films

  • The list of films on the homepage is updated daily. In between updates, occasionally a movie may be listed that is sold out, has been cancelled or postponed, or whose special in-person guests have changed. For the latest details, click or tap a movie title or poster image to be taken to the movie's page on the corresponding theater's site.

Tickets

  • Most film events listed on the homepage have a “tickets” link, which points to the website the theater sells tickets through. (Note: In the case of the Bing Theater, LACMA sells most of their movie tickets at the museum's physical ticket offices rather than online.)
  • If you click or tap a “tickets” link, you will go from revivalhouses.com to the appropriate ticket sales page on another site. I may receive a tiny commission for each sale processed through Brown Paper Tickets (of the theaters featured here, only the New Beverly Cinema uses them). However, please know that none of these ticket sites or theaters ever shares your personal information with me, nor would I want them to; ticket purchases are strictly between you and them.
  • If you have any questions about tickets or if something goes wrong with a ticket purchase, please contact the appropriate ticket service or movie theater. I don't have access to their ticketing systems, so, unfortunately, I won't be able to help answer your questions.

Remind Me

Most movie listings have a “remind me” button (it looks like alarm clock). After pressing it, you can choose to be reminded by email about a movie on the morning of the movie, the day before it, or two days before it. I temporarily save the email address you enter, for the sole purpose of being able to send you email related to your Remind Me request. I will not use your email address to send you newsletters, offers, or the like. And most importantly, I will not sell your email address. Also, periodically, I delete email addresses on file in bulk, after sending their associated movie reminder emails. The movie reminder emails are sent from a revivalhouses.com address; I use a service called Postmark to do the actual processing to improve the chances of the emails showing up in your Inbox rather than in your Junk folder accidentally. After 45 days, Postmark deletes emails it has sent to you, so like Revival Houses, they will not use your email address for other means.

Your Preferences

The homepage contains options to:

  • choose which theaters’ movie listings are displayed (accessible via the “view options” button);
  • and toggle the movie posters on or off. (The option is shown as “Show posters” on narrow browsers only.) To speed up the page and/or conserve data in your mobile data plan, this option might be particularly desirable on a mobile device that is not connected to Wi-Fi.

(Note: If you don't see these options, be sure JavaScript is enabled in your browser. You can control this via your browser's Settings or Preferences.)

As an intended convenience to you, I save your choices in your browser so you won't have to make them each time you visit the site. I do so with the localStorage browser feature, which is similar to (but not the same as) cookies. You can remove the saved localStorage information via your browser's Settings or Preferences menu option.

For example, suppose you visit the site on your phone. You uncheck two of the theaters and the “Show posters” option. The next time you visit revivalhouses.com, the posters and the movies for those two theaters will be turned off by default as long as you hadn't cleared out your localStorage previously. However, if you then visit the site on your laptop, the choices you made on your phone will not be reflected, because they are saved in each browser individually.

Cookies

As noted in the previous section, I do not store information in browser cookies. However, Google Analytics (please see the next section), Google Fonts, and tmdb.org do. The latter is the service provided by TMDb that I use to show movie poster images on the homepage. I use Google Fonts for the Revival Houses logo in the masthead of each page.

Analytics

I use Google Analytics to learn things such as how many people visit the site, which pages people visit, how long they stay on the site, and which browsers and devices they use to view the site. The idea is that by getting these insights, I can be better informed when trying to improve the site for everyone.

However, if you want to disable Google Analytics, you can do so via any of these means (only one is necessary):

  • Install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on in your browser. Google itself provides this and it is available for most browsers, not just Google Chrome.
  • Disable JavaScript via your browser's Settings or Preferences. (Please note that this also will disable the options described in “Your Preferences.”)
  • Disable cookies via your browser's Settings or Preferences. (You might want to clear your cookies, too.)

You can find other ways to block Google Analytics by searching online. For example, other browser add-ons are available that block not only Google Analytics but also other third-party content (including ads, if you desire) as you browse the web.