Quentin Tarantino officially begins his tenure as film programmer of the New Beverly Cinema tonight when he re-opens the LA institution after a monthlong remodeling. TaratinoTheater2_FotorOn the docket is a Paul Mazursky double feature of Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Blume In Love, which kicks off three months of Tarantino-programmed films, as Deadline reported last month. Many of those films, screened on film either on 16mm or 35mm, will come from Tarantino’s personal vaults. Tonight’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice print is the best known print out there, according to Tarantino, who was gifted with the newly struck print after his Django Unchained opening.

After floating the beloved New Beverly business for years, Tarantino took over as manager and programmer last month from owner Michael Torgan with a renewed commitment to screening movies only on film. New features and upgrades inside the historic theater include the addition of mechanical masking, 16mm projection and magnetic sound heads on the 35mm projectors and redone seats, carpet and paint. Tarantino has hand-picked the archival shorts, cartoons and trailers that screen ahead of each night’s double feature.

TarantinoTheater1_FotorThe month’s program includes a range of repertory titles from grindhouse martial arts pics like Bruce Lee’s Fist Of Fury (on a double bill with its sequel Fist Of Fury 2) to the Howard Hawks classic His Girl Friday (screening with the 1930 Gary Cooper-Marlene Dietrich picture Morocco). On Oct. 4, the New Beverly will launch a weeklong 20th-anniversary engagement of Tarantino’s own Pulp Fiction and Luc Besson‘s The Professional. Here’s the full October schedule:

October 1 & 2
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)……………………………………..Wed/Thu: 7:30
Blume in Love (1973)………………………………………………..Wed/Thu: 9:30

October 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
20 Year Anniversary of Pulp Fiction and The Professional
Pulp Fiction (1994)………………Fri: 7:00 • Sat/Sun: 1:45 & 7:00 • Mon/Tue/Wed: 7:30
The Professional (1994)………….Fri: 9:55 • Sat/Sun: 4:40 & 9:55 • Mon/Tue/Wed: 10:25

October 9 & 10
The Best of Times (1986)…………………………………………….Thu/Fri: 7:30
Moscow on the Hudson (1984)………………………………………….Thu/Fri: 9:35

October 11
— Theater closed for private event —

October 12 & 13
Morocco (1930)………………………………………..Sun: 3:45 & 7:30 • Mon: 7:30
His Girl Friday (1940)…………………………………Sun: 5:35 & 9:20 • Mon: 9:20

October 14
The Big Boss (1971)…………………………………………………….Tue: 7:30
The Big Boss Part 2 (1976)………………………………………………Tue: 9:40

October 15 & 16
Le Mans (1971)……………………………………………………..Wed/Thu: 7:30
The Racing Scene (1969)……………………………………………..Wed/Thu: 9:35

October 17 & 18
Lightning Swords of Death (1972)………………………..Fri: 7:30 • Sat: 3:45 & 7:30
Shogun Assassin (1980)…………………………………Fri: 9:20 • Sat: 5:35 & 9:20

October 19 & 20
Rage (1972)…………………………………………..Sun: 3:30 & 7:30 • Mon: 7:30
The Savage is Loose (1974)……………………………..Sun: 5:30 & 9:30 • Mon: 9:30

October 21
Fist of Fury (1972)…………………………………………………….Tue: 7:30
Fist of Fury II (1977)………………………………………………….Tue: 9:35

October 22 & 23
The Getaway (1972)………………………………………………….Wed/Thu: 7:30
Junior Bonner (1972)………………………………………………..Wed/Thu: 9:50

October 24 & 25
The Dirty Dozen (1967) -plus- “Trailer Show”……………..Fri: 7:30 • Sat: 3:15 & 7:30

October 26 & 27
Master of the World (1961)……………………………..Sun: 3:30 & 7:30 • Mon: 7:30
Stranger at My Door (1956)……………………………..Sun: 5:40 & 9:40 • Mon: 9:40

October 28
Snake in the Monkey’s Shadow (1979)………………………………………Tue: 7:30
Snake in the Eagle’s Shadow (1978)……………………………………….Tue: 9:30

October 29 & 30
Papillon (1973)…………………………………………………….Wed/Thu: 7:30
An Enemy of the People (1978)……………………………………….Wed/Thu: 10:15

October 31
Eli Roth Halloween All-Night Marathon running from Dusk til Dawn!
Featuring Cabin Fever (2002), Hostel (2005), Hostel: Part II (2007) plus Eli’s film choices and special surprises, hosted by Eli Roth and running all night!