TDL 2018 (File photo -Marc Horwitz)

The curtains are closing on Laemmle Playhouse 7.

By Topher Mathers

After more than 20 years as a Playhouse Village (formerly Playhouse District) facility, Laemmle Playhouse 7 is leaving Pasadena. If you’re into indie, foreign, or art house cinema, you’ve probably seen a movie at Playhouse 7.

Laemmle’s owner, Greg Laemmle is an avid cyclist. For years, the company hosted the annual bike ride, the “Laemmle Tour,” in which riders visited each of Laemmle’s theaters throughout the greater LA area. The 2018 edition started in Santa Monica, visited nine theaters including Playhouse 7 and traveled 138 miles.

As a farewell to the Playhouse 7 location in Pasadena, Greg Laemmle and the Laemmle crew are hosting another group outing. The “Farewell Ride to the Playhouse 7” will depart from Union Station on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. The ride will head north toward the Arroyo Seco Bike Trail and through Pasadena, where riders will make a final stop at Playhouse 7. The ride will continue from there into the Rose Bowl in the hills near the art center and will descend Chevy Chase in Glendale where riders will find their way to the LA River. The ride will end at the Highland Park Brewery. If you would like to participate in the race, details can be found on the event link.

“Farewell Ride to the Playhouse 7”
Sunday, June 26, 2022
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Start Location
Union Station
800 N Alameda St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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