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Onscreen at the EGYPTIAN and AERO THEATRES

April 4 - 18, 2012

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Reminder: Thursday!

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:30 PM
To Life, To Life L'Chaim!
Director Norman Jewison’s wonderful, elegiac musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF adds note of somber realism to the Hollywood Musicals genre with this tale of Jewish shetl family life in early 20th century Russia, as big changes loom large on the horizon. "Sunrise, Sunset... swiftly fly the years..." yep, it's time to revisit FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - or see it for the first time on the big screen! more>
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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 7:30 PM
30th Anniversary!
Legendary Muppets creator Jim Henson was inspired by a Lewis Carroll poem to create his own fairy tale THE DARK CRYSTAL; a young Jennifer Connelly fights to rescue her little brother from the land of the Goblin King (memorably portrayed by David Bowie) in LABYRINTH, screening in a new 35mm print! more>
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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Beautiful Digital Restoration!
As part of our year-long 90th anniversary celebration of the Egyptian Theatre, see the amazing digitally-restored classic, the timeless saga of two boyhood comrades who grow up to be fierce enemies in the time of Christ. BEN-HUR originally premiered at the Egyptian in 1959. All ticket buyers eligible to win Ben-Hur: Complete Soundtrack Collection! Plus, join as a Member at Dual Level or above today and receive the 5-disc Blu-ray or DVD box set of Ben-Hur: 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition! Special guests to be announced. more>
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Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 7:30 PM
The Original 8th Wonder of the World! Big Ape on the Big Screen!
All those cute, cuddly, baby Easter animals got you down? Join us for giant King Kong action - 30 feet high on the big screen as he was meant to be seen! Seventy-nine years after it premiered, KING KONG remains the Eighth Wonder of the World, a marvelous, mysterious blend of awesome prehistoric monsters and newfangled technology. Fay Wray lights up the screen as the beauty who drives the beast to distraction. more>
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April 12 - 15
Classic Film Festival
This festival is at the Egyptian, as well as other venues. It is not a program of the American Cinematheque. For ticket information, schedule and all other details, please see>
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Werner Herzog In Person with the Los Angeles Premiere of: DEATH ROW
Director Werner Herzog presents his series of four powerful documentary portraits of convicts on death row (a continuation of his exploration for INTO THE ABYSS), followed by a DVD and poster signing. We expect this event to sell out, so get your tickets in advance on more>
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Thursday, April 19,  2012 - 7:30 PM
Seminar for Film Lovers & Appreciators!
"Creating Unforgettable Characters: Visual Screenwriting Seminar"
If a picture says a thousand words, why do contemporary movie characters talk so much? Learning to visually present character/story problems quickly and with limited dialogue is clearly one of the hallmarks of great cinema. Film Consultant Thomas Ethan Harris explores the artful dimensions of visually constructed cinema and character building by weaving a creative visual web around a currently all too "talkie" medium. more>
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Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Harlan Ellison In Person!
In this month's installment of our Mayan calendar countdown, author Harlan Ellison appears with this adaptation of his short story about the survivors of a nuclear holocaust. The cult classic stars Jason Robards and Don Johnson. Free admission for American Cinematheque Members. more>
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Saturday, October 20, 2012
Celebrating the Egyptian Theatre's 90th Birthday!
Save the date for the Egyptian Theatre's 90th birthday party in October! This masked ball will celebrate the year 1922 - the grand opening of Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre the home of the first Hollywood Movie Premiere and the discovery of King Tut's tomb with live music, films, dancing and more! leading up to October, look for 90th anniversary events each month including a 90th anniversary screening of ROBIN HOOD starring Douglas Fairbanks, the film that opened the Egyptian back in 1922! Details to come.
Coming April 20 - May 6

Film Noir

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For the full schedule click here.


Using Promotional Vouchers

For information on how to use your Groupon or Google Offers, click here Please note that after Sept. 24, 2011 we will accept the Groupon for two movie tickets (a $22 value), but concessions will no longer be included.

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We Would Like to Remind You

Sound recording and still or motion photography of any kind during discussions with guests at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres is strictly prohibited without specific advance permission of talent and of the American Cinematheque. Thank you for your understanding.

< Parking Update >
The Egyptian Theatre will no longer be able to validate for Hollywood & Highland (effective June 1, 2011).  Hollywood & Highland businesses will continue to validate as well as the Visitor Information Booth.

You can find $5 Parking on Selma Avenue (east of Las Palmas) behind the Egyptian Theatre. Follow the signs. Selma is on block south of Hollywood Boulevard. The parking lot is where Cherokee dead ends into the parking lot with $5 parking! There is also $8 parking on Las Palmas north of Hollywood Boulevard and $5 lots on Cahuenga.

Rent the Egyptian or Aero Theatre for Press Screenings, Award Season Screenings, Cast & Crew Events and more

For details click here:

Rental Information

Please specify if you are interested in the Aero, Egyptian or 80 seat Spielberg at the Egyptian, potential dates/hours of your event.

Tours of the Historic Egyptian Theatre

Our behind-the-scenes tours of the historic Egyptian Theatre are now only one day per month. Generally they will be on Saturdays. See the schedule for more information.


We have an Egyptian Theatre page and an Aero Theatre Facebook page. We also maintain pages for Recent Spanish Cinema, Cinema Italian Style, French Cinema Los Angeles, Belgian Cinema, New Argentine Cinema and Film Noir. Join them for updates on foreign film and special programs through out the year.

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Grab a bite at the Pig 'n Whistle before or after a movie at the Egyptian. Present your ticket stub for 10% off your food bill. Not valid with other promotions. Members may present their membership cards for a 10% discount any time, but non-members, discount only valid on the date on your ticket stub. Learn more about Happy Hours and see a menu at Pig 'n Whistle. Try the new Maui and Sons Bar and Grill in the Egyptian Theatre Couryard.

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Reminder! Wednesday!
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Wednesday, April 4 - May 30, 2012
Kicks off with MCCABE & MRS. MILLER!
From his tentative initial forays like THAT COLD DAY IN THE PARK to his smash successes like M*A*S*H and NASHVILLE, to his critically acclaimed, cult sleepers like MCCABE & MRS. MILLER, THE LONG GOODBYE, 3 WOMEN, and COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, to his later, much-lauded THE PLAYER, SHORT CUTS and the award-winning GOSFORD PARK, Robert Altman has had an incredibly diverse career. Join us for a selection of some of his best, including MCCABE & MRS. MILLER at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 4th! more>
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Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 7:30 PM
New Bela Tarr!
While traveling in Turin, Italy in 1889, German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed a horse being whipped. He tossed his arms around the horse’s neck to protect it, and then collapsed. Less than a month later, Nietzsche would be diagnosed with a mental illness that left him bedridden and mute for the next 11 years, until his death at age 65. But whatever happened to the horse? It is here that Hungarian filmmaker, Bela Tarr's new film begins. more>
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Friday, April 6, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Barbara Hershey In Person with Martin Scorsese's
Martin Scorsese's insightful, intensely personal adaptation of the Nikos Kazantzakis novel that dares to portray Jesus as human as well as divine. Willem Dafoe is a realistic, believable Christ beset by doubt. Barbara Hershey (Mary Magdalene) will join us for a discussion after the film. more>
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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 2:00 PM
IndieCon Presents
"Fade In and Action: A Seminar for the Writer-Director
Top independent and studio writer-directors, including Charles Shyer (FATHER OF THE BRIDE, ALFIE), discuss screenwriting and directing independently vs. the studio system, and the evolution of the industry in the digital world. more>
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Saturday, April 7, 2012 - 7:30 PM
One of the Cinematheque's Most Requested Titles!
A must-see for Los Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts, who will marvel at the hundreds of archival and film clips revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels. It's no secret that it's one of the Cinematheque's favorite titles to screen! more>
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Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Bunnies Galore Easter Double Feature!
Jimmy Stewart gives his own favorite performance as Elwood P. Dowd, a perfectly nice guy whose best pal HARVEY - a 6-foot-3-inch invisible rabbit - nobody can see; Jake Gyllenhaal is loner teenager DONNIE DARKO, who has his own run-in with a life-sized rabbit in a movie theatre that might look familiar to you. more>
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Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Asghar Farhadi Double Feature
Recent Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film for A SEPARATION (Iran), filmmaker Asghar Farhadi is spotlighted with a double feature of two of his earlier films. more>
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April 13 - 15, 2012
Los Angeles Premieres with Filmmakers In Person
Deeply rooted in the country's national literature, Croatian films reflect Central European attitudes about artistic expression. This year’s New Croatian Cinema series lineup includes Croatian box-office hit and family adventure KOKO AND THE GHOSTS, directed by Daniel Kusan; Rajko Grlic’s farcical romantic comedy romp JUST BETWEEN US; Nevio Marasovic’s debut feature about the world’s last reality show, THE SHOW MUST GO ON; Branko Ivanda’s LEA AND DARIJA, a moving drama about a friendship between teenage ballerinas on the eve of World War II; and Vinko Bresan’s kinky black comedy WILL NOT STOP THERE. more>
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Tuesday, April 18, 2012 - 7:30 PM
The Center for Healthy Sex Presents a Panel Following
Writer-director Steve McQueen's critically acclaimed SHAME, starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, screens along with a panel discussion on sex addiction, featuring experts Alexandra Katehakis, Chris Donaghue (Logo's "Bad Sex"), Ethlie Ann Vare, and three anonymous addicts. more>
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 7:30 PM

New Belgian Cinema: Presented by the Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, in cooperation with Flanders Image and Wallonie Bruxelles Images, and with the support of E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America).
This month's installment of Recent Belgian Cinema offers elegant pastoral drama LAST WINTER, about a young farmer who becomes increasingly isolated and fixated on an unseen wolf who he is convinced is endangering his livestock. Followed by a Belgian beer reception. more>

We are mighty pleased to be selling out so many shows the past few months! Thank You All for Loving Your Movies on the Big Screen

As a reminder, advance tickets are available on or you can purchase tickets at the box offices of either theatre. We try to run stand by lines whenever possible. Tickets are first come, first served. Given the interest in attendance lately, it truly does pay to become a member. We always alert members first to added shows, such as our recent screening of THE DESCENDANTS with George Clooney and Alexander Payne in person. This sold out pretty quick just through the network of our members.

We are also in the process of getting fandango scanners at both theatres!


Your Neighborhood American Cinematheque Theatre


Film Noir, PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS Advance Screening, New Films from Belgium, Italy, Spain, Argentina and Germany, the films of Robert Bresson, James Bond 50th anniversary celebration, Titanic Centennial event, Seminars for Filmmakers, A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY, Classical Music Docs KATCHATURIAN & JASCHA HEIFETZ: GOD'S FIDDLER, Jacques Prevert Film (CHILDREN OF PARADISE Restored 35mm Print!), THE SOUND OF MUSIC on Mother's Day, the 90th anniversary of the Egyptian Theatre and always much, much more! Check our website for full details!

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Check Showtimes Carefully!

Check Showtimes carefully as they vary from theatre to theatre and event to event.

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American Cinematheque Memberships make thoughtful gifts - especially during the holiday season! Buy one for the film lover in your life!

Signed Movie Posters

E-mail us with "Movie Posters" in the subject line for a list of available movie posters signed by cast and crew or see our display in the lobby of the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian. These posters make great gifts. Hundreds of signed posters available.

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The American Cinematheque is seeking the donation of split reels for 35mm film.

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Would You Like it if We Turned the Lights on While the Movie is Running?

When you text and e-mail during a film you are "turning the lights on" in the theatre and bothering your fellow film lovers. We have had a number of complaints lately that the light from phone screens and other device screens have been disturbing the movie viewing experience in our theaters. Don't ruin it for everyone. If you have something urgent to text or e-mail, go out in the lobby. We don't want to create more of a disturbance by asking you to leave in the middle of a show.

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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403


The American Cinematheque welcomes your donations of any amount. Proceeds help maintain the historic 1922 Egyptian Theatre
and to fund the on-going programming at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres. Click to donate.


The Egyptian (both the 616 seat and the 80 seat) and Aero Theatres can be rented for press screenings, private events, premieres, etc. We have digital projection as well as film. For more information click here.

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours:

Saturday, April 21, 2012
10:00 AM - Meet at the Egyptian Box Office

Next Tours are May 12 and June 16

Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the historic Egyptian Theatre and a screening of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD


Experience the Legendary 89-year old Egyptian Theatre with the lights on! Bring your out of town guests to enjoy an authentic slice of Hollywood History! more»

and a screening of FOREVER HOLLYWOOD more»

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Sid Grauman is very excited that the Egyptian Theatre turns 90 in October 2012! He loves to tweet about everything that goes on at the Cinematheque. We just can't stop him, this 133-year old theatre impresario (and founder of the Egyptian & Chinese Theatres in Hollywood in the 1920s), LOVES to tweet all day long about goings on at the Aero & Egyptian Theatres! Tune into what he has to say and for important updates, on Twitter SidGrauman

Members of the Cinematheque should keep an eye out for an email from us about a discount on tickets to festivals, live theatre and music events & Members Only Screenings.

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Use Paypal to sign up for membership online. Click read more about Membership.

The Egyptian Theatre's 24-frame digital projection provided by:

DMX Cinema Technology, Inc.

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Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 - 323.466.FILM


Be sure to click on "coming attractions" to purchase advance tickets. The fastest way to access the schedule is by theatre zip code - Egyptian 90028 and Aero 90403. Service charges do apply. When you use Paypal on Fandango, you must bring your confirmation number or a printed receipt!

Tickets are also available at the Egyptian and Aero Theatre Box Offices.

General Admission: $11 | Student/Senior: $9
American Cinematheque Member: $7


Tickets for free events are available at the box office on the day of the event only. They are distributed first come, first served.

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Keep an eye out for special promotions (free gift with membership purchase) at our various festivals. Use Paypal to sign up online. Click here. Read more about Membership. Service charges do apply.


A large pool of volunteers keep the Cinematheque going strong. To learn more about how you can help click here.

We are actively seeking internet savvy volunteers who can help maintain our presence on social networking websites and online calendars. We are also looking for volunteers with their own digital video equipment who are interested in helping us document our q & a's for our archive. And can you help us distribute some of the Cinematheque's film calendars?


Validations are no longer available at the Hollywood & Highland Complex from the Egyptian Theatre. However, businesses in the complex can validate or go to the Visitor Information Booth! Check Hollywood & Highland's website for hours and policies. Also check the lot on Selma & Cherokee which has $5-7 early bird prices or Cahuenga just south of Selma. Click here for details. Free street parking at the Aero north of Montana after 7 PM for as long as you want.

Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Movies on the Big Screen since 1940!

Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Movies on the Big Screen since 1922!

The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Popcorn, Coke & Milk Duds Oh My!
Please note that we only accept cash at our concessions stand. When visiting the Egyptian Theatre, if you need cash, you can utilize the ATM machine in the Pig 'n Whistle restaurant.


We need 35mm Split Reels.

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