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The New York Times

“The narrative about the theaters’ present-day fight for survival is undeniably compelling” – Glenn Kenny

LA Times

“The Story here is beautiful and complicated, one in which the twin weights of legacy and calling bear down on the need to survive in changing times” – Robert Abele

Forward

Only in Theaters is a funny, heartbreaking and moving story about the power of movies” – PJ Grisar

Film Threat

“Essential viewing for every filmgoer.” – Jason Delgado, Film Threat

The Wrap

“An intimate portrait of a man burdened by legacy, navigating uncharted waters, not even sure that he wants to.” – Katie Walsh, TheWrap

LA Daily News

“Only in Theaters isn’t just a celebration of the Laemmles and their love of sharing cinema but the American Dream. At a time with much uncertainty in the film business, this film couldn’t be more important” – Peter Larsen

LA TIMES

“It’s a beautiful film and a timely one.” –Claudia Puig, Film Critic and President, LA Film Critics Association

Six Word Review

“Terrific Doc about importance of movies.” – Neil Turitz

SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS

“New film tells the story of LA institution Laemmle Theaters”

claremont courier

“Only in Theaters, the surprisingly moving documentary about the Laemmle family’s long history in the film industry.”

Wasteland Film Review

Only in Theaters (2023) – Wasteland Documentary Film Review

FILMUFORIA

“Only in Theatres is passionate but never sentimental. The battle of art versus commerce is fought out in the open with DoP Matt Kubas’ handheld camera being a witness to this war for the ‘soul of cinema’. A informative piece of living film history.” – Meredith Taylor, Critic

GALWAY FILM FLEADH

“With appearances from Cameron Crowe, Ava DuVernay, Nicole Holofcener and Alison Anders, Only in Theatres works as both a state-of-industry insight for those with a professional interest, and an irresistible story of an American dynasty and love letter to cinema for a general audience.” — William Fitzgerald, Program Director, Galway Film Festival

IMBD

“Above all it’s an appreciation of the things we take for granted: local book stores, coffee shops, family farms, local theaters & more, & a reminder that they exist because of the ingenuity, guts, & industry of individuals who pour more into their life’s work & legacy than they likely ever get out of it. Director Raphael Sbarge captures a moment in time…” -Keith Simanton, Senior Film Editor, IMDB (IMDBKEITH)

NBC

“Only In Theaters” is the story of a family trying to survive a series of seismic shifts in their industry. Audiences will feel like they’re going into battle with the likeable clan.”

Crescenta Valley Weekly

Glendale Arts Hosts ‘Only in Theaters’ Documentary Screening

NYC Movie Guru

“Only in Theaters is a poignant love letter to independent cinema” – Avi Offer

Filmweek

“It’s great…a fascinating and poignant look at the Laemmle family.” – Claudia Puig, KPCC’s FilmWeek

“Such an American story.” – Larry Mantle, KPCC’s FilmWeek

“More than just a movie to us…it’s a celebration of people to whom I think we owe an enormous debt locally. There just would not be arthouse cinema in Los Angeles without the Laemmles.” – Wade Major, KPCC’s FilmWeek

Solzy at the Movies

Only In Theaters: The Laemmle Family and the American Dream by Danielle Solzman

MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE

“Only in Theaters takes a look inside the beloved chain known for championing independent cinema — and the Laemmle family, who have been pouring their blood, sweat, and tears into making sure it has stayed in business all these years.”

Cinema Daily

Only in Theaters : Exclusive Interview with Director Raphael Sbarge on “Laemmle Theatres”

Movie Web

Exclusive: Director Raphael Sbarge on His New Documentary and Keeping Arthouse Cinema Alive

Unseen Films

“…anyone who truly loves the movies and the movie going experience should really see this.”- Steve Kopian

Claremont Courier

Laemmle to screen eponymous documentary Saturday, CEO will take questions at Q and A

Filmwax

Filmwax TV: Greg Laemmle & Raphael Sbarge (ONLY IN THEATERS)

Verde Independent/KUDOS

“Northern Arizona Premiere Of ‘Only In Theaters’ Jan. 13-19 Presented By SIFF“

Hammer to Nail

“Filled with testimonials from a wide range of filmmakers who love the Laemmles, the movie examines what a dedicated team of cinephiles can accomplish.” – Christopher Reed

SHOULD I SEE IT? BLOG

“Sbarge portrays the cinematic experience as a deeply personal and rewarding experience for all involved.“

Celluloid Dreams The Movie Show

RAPHAEL SBARGE talks ONLY IN THEATERS on CELLULOID DREAMS THE MOVIE SHOW (11/24/22)

VARIETY MAGAZINE

“2022’s most emotional theatrical experience…” -Bob Stauss

Deadline

“Santa Barbara Film Festival Sets Lineup: Brit Comedy ‘The Phantom of the Open’ To Tee It Off” by Patrick Hipes

KCSB

“SBIFF 2022: Only in Theaters” by Harry Lawton

LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Eager to gather in person to ‘celebrate art’” by Glenn Whipp

MOVIEMAKER MAGAZINE

“Only In Theaters: Inside the Laemmle Family’s Battle to Keep Beloved Local Theater Chain Alive” by Margeaux Sippell

LOCAL OC NEWS

Only in Theaters’ at Newport Beach Film Festival Shines a Light on Laemmle Movie Theaters

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