American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents...
Making Movie History for 80 Years!

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Series compiled by Dennis Bartok.
Special Thanks to:

WEST SIDE STORY: Tom Brown and Darcy Hettrich/TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES; John Kirk/MGM-UA.

JULIANNE MOORE: Michele Robertson/MRC; Focus Features; Lisa Oropeza/NEW LINE; Paul Thomas Anderson; Chris Berkley/SONY CLASSICS.

ROBIN HOOD/Egyptian 80th Anniversary: The LA Conservancy, Jane MacNamara, Dennis James, Douris Corporation, the Robert Goodwin and the Action Actors Academy. Plus our reception sponsors Alize and Bouvet ‘Passion and Pagne

Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $8 general admission unless noted otherwise.
Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.
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The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling.

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Special Events: October


Wednesday, October 9 – 7:00 PM SOLD OUT

A Tribute to Robert Wise from the Cast & Crew of WEST SIDE STORY!

WEST SIDE STORY, 1961, MGM/UA, 151 min. Ultra-classic Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins-helmed musical with Natalie Wood as the lovely Maria and Richard Beymer as her starcrossed lover Tony, surrounded by switchblade-carrying gangs led by Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. Leonard Bernstein’s soaring, instantly memorable score, with lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim, stands as one of the finest ever written for the American musical theater. Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Chakiris) and Actress (Moreno), Cinematography and Art Direction. Our thanks to MGM/UA for striking a brand new print of the film for this event! Tribute Event Sponsored by Turner Classic Movies.

Discussion following with director Robert Wise, producer Walter Mirisch, screenwriter Ernest Lehman, actress Rita Moreno, actors George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn, and singer Marni Nixon (schedules permitting.)

Special Ticket Price of $20.00 General, $18.00 Students/Seniors and $15.00 Cinematheque Members for this event. Members can exclusively buy 2 tickets to this event Sept. 9-16. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sept. 17.




Monday, October 14 – 7:00 PM

Special Sneak Preview – Julianne Moore In Person!!

FAR FROM HEAVEN, 2002, Focus Features, 107 min. Dir. Todd Haynes. Julianne Moore again teams with director Todd Haynes (SAFE), this time as Cathy the perfect 1950’s housewife. Cathy successfully runs her home, living an ideal middle-class lifestyle with good kids, a successful husband and social reputation -- until one night Cathy surprises her husband Frank (Dennis Quaid) with a man. As Frank struggles with his homosexual desires, Cathy finds consolation in the friendship of the African-American gardener, Raymond (Dennis Haysbert). Gossip spreads over the community, leading to further disintegration of the model family. A striking portrait of a repressed world of emotions and sexual/racial taboos. With gorgeous cinematography by Edward Lachman.

Discussion following with actress Julianne Moore; actor Dennis Haysbert; writer/director Todd Haynes and composer Elmer Bernstein. (schedules permitting.)


Tuesday, October 15 – 7:00 PM

Double Feature:

BOOGIE NIGHTS, 1997, New Line, 152 min. Director and writer Paul Thomas Anderson’s brilliant, kaleidoscopic portrait of "the other Hollywood" – the San Fernando Valley porn industry of the 1970’s and 80’s – brings to mind the best of Scorsese and Altman with its subversive humor, shocking violence and unexpected tenderness. Mark Wahlberg stars as porn superstud Dirk Diggler, with Burt Reynolds as sympathetic Svengali Jack Horner, Julianne Moore as earth mother/sex goddess Amber Waves, Heather Graham as Rollergirl, plus John C. Reilly, Don Cheadler, William H. Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alfred Molina.

SAFE, 1995, Sony Classics, 119 min. Dir. Todd Haynes. "Are you allergic to the 20th Century?" - Writer and director Todd Haynes makes a haunting, telling commentary on modern life with a terrific performance from Julianne Moore. Carol White (Moore) lives with her husband and stepson in a luxurious suburban home in California. Starting with headaches, Carol becomes more and more ill. When she’s diagnosed as "environmentally ill", Carol seeks safety at a New Age wellness center in the deserts of New Mexico.


Wednesday, October 16th – 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Los Angeles Premiere – New Czech Cinema!

YEAR OF THE DEVIL (ROK DABLA), 2002, Negativ Prod., 88 min. One of the most distinctive new European features in recent memory, director Petr Zelenka’s YEAR OF THE DEVIL is a fictional autobiography, road movie and concert film of the legendary Czech singer/songwriter Jarek Nohavica, charting with surreal humor and imagination the musician’s battles with alcoholism, his unlikely partnership with a group of street musicians called Cechomor (literally "Czech Plague"), and their encounters with a rogues’ gallery of bizarre comrades, including Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman and a spontaneously-combusting angelic visitor. Imagine Lars von Trier directing THIS IS SPINAL TAP, and you have some idea of the odd, otherworldy beauty of this film. An award-winner at this year’s Karlovy Vary Festival. Mrs. Havelova, the wife of Czech President Vaclav Havel, is scheduled to introduce the screening (schedule permitting.)


Thursday, October 17th – 7:30 PM

Co-presented with the LA Conservancy!

80th Anniversary of the Egyptian Theatre & ROBIN HOOD! Silent Film Classic with Live Music!! Special Performance by the Action Actors Academy!

ROBIN HOOD, 1922, Douris Films, approx. 120 min. Come celebrate the Egyptian’s 80th Birthday with a special showing of the very first film to premiere at the theatre: director Allan Dwan’s classic swashbuckling adventure ROBIN HOOD, starring the legendary Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Wallace Beery, Enid Bennett and Alan Hale, with live musical accompaniment! There will be a special introduction to the screening by 93-year old director Joseph Newman (THIS ISLAND EARTH), who appeared at the Egyptian on its opening night, October 18, 1922, as part of Sid Grauman’s live-action prologue to ROBIN HOOD - ! Dennis James will acompany the film on organ. He will perform his solo organ transcription of the original orchestral score by Victor Schertzinger written for the film's release in 1922.

Reception at 6 PM sponsored by Alize and Bouvet's "Passion and Pagne" for all ticket buyers!
The Action Actor's Academy will perform a swordfighting demo at 7:00 PM in the Courtyard and a special 'ROBIN HOOD' swashbuckling routine from 7:30 - 7:50 PM in the theatre. More festivities for this event are in the works - stay tuned for details!

Conservancy members get the Cinematheque Member discount with membership card.

Photos from this event (posted Oct. 17, 2002)


October 18 – 24, 2002

Special One-Week Limited Engagement!

Director Godfrey Reggio In-Person Opening Night!!

NAQOYQATSI, 2002, Miramax Films, 90 min. The third and final film in visionary director Godfrey Reggio's celebrated QATSI TRILOGY (along with KOYAANISQATSI and POWAQQATSI), with an original score by legendary composer Philip Glass featuring Yo-Yo Ma, NAQOYQATSI is a visually and musically stunning chronicle of the turbulent transition between old nature and new nature (technology) and its yet unseen consequences. In portraying the clash between technology and mankind as we enter the 21st century, Reggio deftly uses images within the film that have been radically altered with digital technology. Images are colorized or decolorized, stretched, slowed or speeded up, and "reanimated" to turn the familiar into something startlingly new. Using the cutting edge of filmmaking technology, NAQOYQATSI provides a dizzying view of today's world as seen through the lens of the very machinery that has created it. A brilliant, thought-provoking and hugely ambitious finale to THE QATSI TRILOGY, NAQOYQATSI plunges us into a feverish, kaleidoscopic journey through the modern world and its discontents. Official Website.

Director Godfrey Reggio will appear for a Q&A following the Opening Night screening on Friday, October 18th at 7:15 PM.

Friday, October 18th – 7:15 PM and 9:45 PM

Saturday, October 19th – 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM

Sunday, October 20th -- 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM

Monday, October 21st through Thursday, October 24th – 7:15 PM and 9:30 PM


October 21 – 27, 2002

Special One-Week Limited Engagement!

HELL HOUSE 2001, 7th Art Releasing, 85 min. Teen angst and hysteria is routinely channeled into fervent and energetic prayer huddles that culminate in frenzied episodes of speaking in tongues at Trinity Assembly of God Pentecostal Church. But this is apparently not enough to divert the temptations of Satan. In this even-handed doc, director George Ratliff obtains full access into the preparation for the controversial 10th annual Halloween "Hell House," a high-tech, fire and brimstone, designed-to-save-your-soul spectacle put on by a multi-ethnic, Texan congregation. 15,000 visitors watch melodramatic, live action vignettes – a botched abortion, a school massacre, a dying, homosexual AIDS victim, a suicide, family violence and an extra-marital affair – designed to frighten them into the church. Lurking beneath is the sensation that these sincere and dedicated Christian rightists are living out their darkest desires as they compete to play such coveted roles as "suicide girl," "rave DJ," "date rapist" or "abusive father."  "…a slice of contempo life many viewers will find bizarre and disturbing, not necessarily in the precautionary-moral way its subjects intend." - Variety

Official Website

Movie Clips

Monday, October 21 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Tuesday, October 22 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Wednesday, October 23 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Thursday, October 24 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Friday, October 25 – 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Saturday, October 26  – 5:00 PM; 7:00 PM; 9:00 PM

Sunday, October 27  -- 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM

The run will continue Nov. 8-12. Showtimes TBA