BUENAVENTURA 6 INSOMNIAC CINEMA

About an hour into “Harold and Maude,” the film broke. Hey, he’s entitled to such smack talk because he grew up there. Then there’s the flimsy old film prints. Lately, he said, the business side of Insomniac has been so-so. Mobile Apps iPhone iPad Android. Previous The Advice Goddess. Using criteria for selection that includes audience polls and his own sterling cinematic acumen, he has his own favorites — post-noir classics, such as Brick and Road to Perdition. The name Insomniac Cinema, he concedes, is both marketing spiel and a bit of a stretch.

It was an odd sight at the cinema these days. Gualtieri spliced it together old-school style, cutting out the worn part that split and rolled out of the sprockets and mending it with tape. Using criteria for selection that includes audience polls and his own sterling cinematic acumen, he has his own favorites — post-noir classics, such as Brick and Road to Perdition. Mobile Apps iPhone iPad Android. It happened again the next week with “The Wall. Unlike that cult classic, Insomniac Cinema is largely bereft of audience interaction or shouting out of film lines. Befitting the loosey-goosey, folksy nature of these nights out, Gualtieri can’t quite take credit for doing a good deed.

But beneath the self-deprecation and wisecracks — Gualtieri tries to warm up the crowd with a few jokes before introducing each film — beats the heart of a true film lover. He typically rents out a theater for several hundred bucks a night and needs to draw 75 to 80 people to break even. Gualtieri’s got bookings into next spring.

Andrew Gualtieri, 24, started Insomniac Cinema four years ago. Buenaventurx though, it’s just film aficionados who want to see beloved faves; Gualtieri draws insommiac from teens to senior citizens.

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It’s a mix of classics and cult favorites, of Gualtieri’s tastes and those of his audiences; he takes suggestions. But this is no crabby old man who can’t stand anything new. Sep 20, Imported 0. Then there’s the flimsy old film prints. Though showings at the Westlake venue are going away, Gualtieri’s having so much fun with the idea he’s going to do it at an Agoura Hills theater starting in January.

In real life, he’s the general manager of both the Westlake Village Twin and Paseo Camarillo 3 art house theaters. He buenaventufa his “film” career at age 16 by sweeping and cleaning aisles and selling popcorn at the Century 16 Theatres in Ventura before gradually working his way up to management level elsewhere. Gualtieri said he is closing in on some film showings and 40, customers in the four-plus-year history of Insomniac Cinema.

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Previous The Advice Goddess. About an hour into “Harold and Maude,” the film broke. Next The importance of local politics. You can view today’s paper or previous issues. Gualtieri can’t explain that last one. He shows classic, cult and family films at theaters he rents for the night in Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Mobile Apps iPhone iPad Android.

For address and set times, e-mail rsvp houseconcerts. And the films that bring people together are the classics of the pantheon: The Wizard of Oz.

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It happened again the next week with “The Wall. It was an odd sight at the cinema these days. The name Insomniac Cinema, he concedes, is both marketing spiel and a bit of a stretch.

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The whoops that greet his rundowns of upcoming showings, the cheering at films’ end and nuenaventura pats on the back in the hallway afterward mean something to him. Movies Events Music Enterainment Columnists.

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You must be registered and logged in to post your events. Fairfax Cinemas, Beverly Blvd. For more than four years now, Gualtieri has rented out theaters one night a week and shown classic and cult films to quality-starved movie fans. For the concert schedule, houseconcerts. A small group of filmgoers sat in a theater one night last month at the Regency Buenaventura 6 in Ventura and watched a year-old movie called “Harold and Maude” — happily — in this oh-so-five-minutes-ago, gotta-see-the-latest age.

Lately, he said, the business side of Insomniac has been so-so. The venerable, s-era Fairfax leaks — “When it rains, the roof becomes a strainer, buenaventuea it’s such a beautiful auditorium,” Gualtieri said.

Using criteria for selection that includes audience polls and his own sterling cinematic acumen, he has his own favorites — post-noir classics, such as Brick and Road to Perdition. Insomniac Cinema isn’t without its quirks. Join our mailing list and get updates and other cool stuff.

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