First Take (formerly Matt's Movies) is KCRW's movie screening program. It is one of the benefits Angel and Archangel members receive. Nearly every month, KCRW screens the best of independent, foreign and other challenging films at theaters throughout Southern California, usually the week before the film opens. First Take members are eligible to bring a guest to each and every screening.
We run announcements on-air from 5am to midnight within the week before each screening. In addition, we now send e-mail notifications to members of First Take. Reservations can only be made by phone once the movie has been announced. The First Take reservation line is 310-314-4688. Just make sure to have your member number ready when making reservations. If don’t know your member number, contact KCRW Membership at 310-314-4635 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or comments, please write Matt Holzman, the host of First Take at email@example.com.