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The Actors Hall of Fame To Buy Historic Crest Theater 

Official Press Release: Monday, November 13, 2017

​The Actors Hall of Fame to Buy the Crest Theatre in Westwood.


(Culver City, CA) The Actors Hall of Fame will buy the legendary CREST Movie Theatre in Westwood; it was announced today by Rusty Citron, President of The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation.

The Foundation has signed an LOI, and is expected to re-open the theatre early next year. The famed 78 year old theatre, originally commissioned by the mother of Jane Fonda, will serve as the preferred destination for independent filmmakers, actors and fans from around the world.

“We are thrilled because we now have the ability to connect generations of movie customers with some of the greatest new independent films and filmmakers in this amazing theater”, said Citron. 

The Foundation’s global digital distribution platform (Dramatic Arts Network) will provide direct and live access to everything happening at the theatre…from streaming live events to secure digital print distribution to thousands of theatres, and digital downloads millions of customers around the world.

Working with Microsoft as our global cloud and streaming partner, the Foundation will embrace the power of technology by turning a single screen movie palace into the first “international theatre” for independent filmmakers and audiences.

In addition to first run features, the theatre will present a wide range of special movie events including:

  1. World Premier Re-enactments on the big screen of some of the greatest movies of all time including: Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Spartacus and Psycho. 

  2. AHOF Inductee Tributes: Feature the films of Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Spencer Tracy and many more. All with live Q&A’s.

  3. From the Small Screen to the Big Screen: Featuring Award Winning TV/Cable miniseries including: Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, Roots, Shogun, and more.

  4. Special Film Festivals including: Shakespeare, Documentary, and Student Films.