In 2022, Wishing Well Entertainment debuted its latest documentary, “Only in Theaters,” at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The film delves into the story of the Laemmle Theatres, an 84-year-old arthouse cinema chain based in Los Angeles that faces financial pressures and seismic change. Despite these challenges, the family behind this multigenerational business is resolute in their commitment to supporting the art of film and ensuring its survival.
Distributed by The Film Collective, “Only in Theaters” has been screened in over 70 theaters both domestically and internationally. It has garnered critical acclaim, with The New York Times describing it as “undeniably compelling.” Only in Theaters continues to captivate audiences far and wide.
ONLY IN THEATERS is an intimate film about the Laemmle Theatres, the beloved 84-year-old arthouse cinema chain in Los Angeles, as they face seismic change and financial pressure. Yet the family behind this multigenerational business – whose sole mission has been to support the art of film – is determined to see it survive. • Feature-Length Documentary • Directed by Raphael Sbarge