Movies have returned to the Sierra Madre Playhouse!

The Sierra Madre Playhouse was once the Wistaria Theater, showing the best Hollywood had to offer. Almost a century later, the “Gem of the Foothills” is presenting the greatest films ever made.

Now, in the spirit of our mission to connect people in our diverse communities to one another, join us as we dig deeper with films that highlight unique perspectives on America and the growth of the arts. These films are an essential part of further contextualizing the productions staged at the Playhouse.

To complement our production of King of the Yees, we present evenings of films. See what we have coming up! This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit

Wednesday, June 8 at 7 pm
Chinatown Rising Film Screening
Directed by Harry Chuck & Josh Chuck

FREE (please RSVP here!)
Runtime is 1 hour and 25 minutes

All current county COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the time of the events will be followed (including the wearing of face masks indoors and the checking of COVID-19 vaccination status). Please see here for SMP's COVID-19 safety protocols for all of our upcoming indoor events.

Join us for a FREE screening of this 2019 documentary film by Chuckwow Productions about the Asian-American Movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic neighborhood in transition.

Get your tickets to our upcoming shows here!


Panda Express City of Sierra Madre LA country arts commission U.S. Small Business Association California Humanities Sierra Madre Community Foundation Anawalt Lumber & Materials Co. RoadEx AT&T Bolton Foundation Chinese American Citizens Alliance Asian Pacific American Friends of the Theater David Lee Foundation The Only Place in Town