Four stars for the documentary and one for being about one of the places I miss most since I left L.A. Friends turned me onto other "revival house" theaters back in the mid 70's. The Fox Venice Theater, where I saw 3D movies from the 50's for the first time, concert movies and even a few live shows, became an indoor swap meet in the early 80's. And the Newart, where I saw newly restored prints of classics from the golden age of Hollywood film and many foreign and art films, which is still there, as far as I know. Then, I discovered The New Beverly. Great double features of films I already loved and many that I'd missed. There truly is nothing like seeing a beloved film on the big screen that I'd only seen on TV.
The documentary covered much of what I enjoyed about the place, plus tons of stuff I never knew, including its history and interviews with its many lovers - regular folks plus filmmakers and actors.