My LA friends have always told me The New Beverly Cinema is the closest thing they have to the Alamo Drafthouse. It’s the oldest revival movie theater in LA and going strong. One of the few movie theatres out there that get it right with providing great movies and great movie going experiences! Sadly today I’ve gotten word that the owner of it, Sherman Torgan, has passed away (some of you may have noticed he got a thanks in the Grindhouse credits). Condolences to everyone that knew Sherman and were touched over the decades with his charge and dedication in providing films old and new a place to still breath and to be discovered all over again.
From my friend Tammi:
Sadly, Sherman, owner of The New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles passed away today. There have been no arrangements made for his burial, however, we thought we would spread the word and hope his contributions and love of cinema will live on.
::: Sherman Torgan.
Tribute at GreenCine Daily
::: Sherman Torgan
Tribute at Hollywood Elsewhere
::: SHERMAN TORGAN, THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF THE NEW BEVERLY CINEMA, PASSES AWAY
Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule
::: Sherman Torgan, owner New Beverly Cinema owner, dies
Metroblogging Los Angeles
::: Sherman Torgan, Owner of Great Independent LA Theater, Is Dead
Peter Martin, cinematicalINDIE
::: A sad day for L.A. filmgoers
Heidi, Stennieville.com * With a nice long touching comment from Sherman’s son Michael Torgan.
::: New Beverly founder Sherman Torgan dies
Tony Gieske, The Hollywood Reporter
::: Sherman Torgan, 63; owner of New Beverly Cinema
Mary Rourke, LA Times
If anyone spots any other tributes to Sherman please drop me an e-mail – blake [at] cinema [is] dope [dot] com.