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

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Series programmed by: Dennis Bartok.


Alternative Screen Coordinated by:
Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

Special Thanks to: CINEMA CROATIA: Croatian Ministry of Culture
Consulate General of Croatia in Los Angeles, Croatian National Tourist Board & Cameo.


SOLD OUT SCREENINGS: There will be a waiting line for Sold Out screenings. Tickets often become available at the door the night of an event.

Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.



All guests are subject to availability. The Cinematheque will offer a refund due to guest cancellations only IF the refund transaction is complete PRIOR to the start of the show.

Tickets available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
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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<<< June 2005 >>>

Special Events in June:


Thursday, June 2 – 8:00 PM

Treasures from Cinema’s Attic: Rarities from the SabuCat Archives!!

Die-hard Angeleno film-lovers are familiar with Jeff Joseph of SabuCat Productions for his work organizing the Cinematheque’s Technicolor and 4-track Mag fests and the wildly successful World 3-D Film Expo at the Egyptian in September, 2003. Jeff has graciously agreed to dig through his vast collection to pull together some of the juiciest rarities any hardcore cinephile would ever want to see, including: Greta Garbo screen test (1949); Al Jolson demos for Larry Parks (JOLSON SINGS AGAIN); unique color clip from the Marx Bros.’ ANIMAL CRACKERS; a selection of classic newsreels including the Lindbergh flight and the Scopes Monkey Trial; an interview with writer Carson McCullers (only known moving image of her); a Humphrey Bogart/Lauren Bacall costume test; "Star Trek" home movies (from the original series); footage of the aftermath of Long Beach earthquake, 1933; and much more!



Thursday, June 9 – 7:00 PM

Los Angeles Premiere at the El Capitan Theatre! New from Hayao Miyazaki!!

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE, 2005, Walt Disney, 119 min. Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki (SPIRITED AWAY) takes moviegoers on an amazing new animated adventure that celebrates the power of love to transform and the resiliency of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Brimming with a blend of imagination, humor, action, and romance, HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE recently played to great acclaim at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, and has become one of the biggest blockbusters of all time in Japan. The film has already earned more than $200 million at the international box office. A distinguished cast of actors, under the direction of Pixar’s Pete Docter (MONSTERS INC.) and Disney’s Rick Dempsey, lend their vocal talents to this English-language version of the film. Sophie (voiced by Emily Mortimer), an average teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome-but-mysterious wizard named Howl (voiced by Christian Bale), and is subsequently turned into a 90-year old woman (voiced by screen legend and two-time Oscar nominee Jean Simmons) by the vain and conniving Wicked Witch of the Waste (voiced by screen legend and Oscar nominee Lauren Bacall). Embarking on an incredible odyssey to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle where she becomes acquainted with Markl, Howl’s apprentice, and a hot-headed fire demon named Calcifer (voiced by Billy Crystal). Sophie’s love and support comes to have a major impact on Howl, who flies in the face of orders from the palace to become a pawn of war and instead risks his life to help bring peace to the kingdom. Extraordinary characters, inventive imagery, and stunning artistry make this latest masterpiece from the visionary Miyazaki an unforgettable film going experience. Special Guests will participate in a discussion moderated by animation critic Charles Solomon: Pete Docter (director, English language version); Rick Dempsey (producer); Ned Lott (producer/director); Cindy and Don Hewitt (Screenplay Adaptation); Jean Simmons (voice of Grandma Sophie).

Please note: this screening is a co-presentation of the American Cinematheque and the Walt Disney Co., and will be held at the El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Blvd. Special Ticket Price for Cinematheque Members of $19 VIP, $10.50 adults and $7.50 students/seniors for this screening only. Tickets are available at the El Capitan Box Office by calling 1-800/DISNEY6, or on-line at:




Saturday, June 18 - 10:30 AM

HISTORIC TOUR Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD



Sunday, June 19 - 10:30 AM

Father’s Day Special

Historic Hollywood Tour

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours &


10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

Special Father’s Day Offer. Bring your dad or grandfather and he’ll get in free today when you buy one adult ticket.





Sneak Preview!!! THE TALENT GIVEN US, 2004, USA, 98 min. The 70-year old parents (Allen & Judy Wagner) of three adult children impulsively embark on a road trip from New York to Los Angeles to visit their uncommunicative son -- with their two unmarried daughters (Emily Wagner, "E.R." & Maggie Wagner) in tow. Will the journey finally unite the family and force them to heal old wounds - or is it 30-some years too late? In this comic, bittersweet portrait, Andrew Wagner directs his real life family in "One of the most original, daring, intriguing and seemingly honest films of the year." -- Roger Ebert. With Billy Wirth (THE LOST BOYS) & Judy Dixon. An official selection of the Sundance Film Festival. Discussion following with cast & crew. Preceded by the short "Our Time Is Up" (12 min., 2004, USA) starring Kevin Pollack (HOSTAGE, THE USUAL SUSPECTS) as an arrogant psychiatrist who changes his methods when he finds out he only has a short time to live. Directed by Rob Pearlstein.





Los Angeles Premiere!!! THE LOSS OF NAMELESS THINGS, 2004, USA, 103 min. At 28, enfant terrible playwright Oakley Hall III (son of novelist Oakley Hall, Warlock, Downhill Racer) was on the brink of national recognition -- his work just optioned by New York’s famed Public Theatre. Then one night in 1978 this charasmatic leader of the Lexington Conservatory Theatre mysteriously fell from a bridge and sustained a serious brain injury. Bill Rose’s unbelieveably moving and insightful documentary on the immortality of youth, the artistic impulse and love, also fittingly poses a classic literary question, ‘What happens to the hero who discovers his tragic flaw and lives?’ Winner of the 2005 San Francisco Docfest Documentary Film Festival. Official website.

Preceded by the short animated film "Andy" (2004, 5 min., USA) directed by Terrence Healy. An animated profile of short, bald character actor who has found his niche in the appearance conscience world of show business. Discussion following with director Bill Rose.