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Alternative Screen Coordinated by:
Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

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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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The American Cinematheque was awarded 4 Stars by Charity Navigators for successfully managing the finances of the organization in an efficient and effective manner as compared to other non-profits in America.


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Special Events in October:




Monday, October 2 – 8:00 PM

Christopher Nolan In Person! FOLLOWING, 1998, Zeitgeist, 70 min. The No Budget Film Club, a new screening series presented by the No Budget Film School, introduces its inaugural event, "An Evening with Christopher Nolan". Learn how one of today's top filmmakers got his break and see the film that started it all! A writer (Jeremy Theobald) takes to following various individuals, hoping for material as well as insight into human nature. Complications develop when he is caught by one of his targets, a thief (Alex Haw) who pulls him into his life of crime. With Lucy Russell. Director Christopher Nolan (BATMAN BEGINS, MEMENTO) will discuss his career, beginning with his dazzling $12,000 first feature, and gives a preview of his newest film, THE PRESTIGE, set to open October 20th. It's a very special evening you won't want to miss. Discussion following with director Christopher Nolan and producer Emma Thomas moderated by executive producer and film consultant Peter Broderick.



Tuesday, October 3 – 7:30 PM

Cinema Italian Style!

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Innovator Award Ceremony and Opening Night Film:

US Premiere! THE GOLDEN DOOR (NUOVOMONDO), 2006, 01 Distribution/The Wild Bunch, 120 min. Dir. Emanuele Crialese. After the success of RESPIRO, director Emanuele Crialese brings to the screen the journey of a Sicilian family from Agrigento to America in the early 1900’s. They soon discover a new world very different from what they had wished. Winner of the 2006 Venice Film Festival Silver Lion Award. With Francesco Casisa, Vincenzo Amato, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Filippo Pucillo, Aurora Quattrocchi. Director Emanuele Crialese will introduce the screening.

>> Click here for more Italian Cinema! The balance of this series is at the Aero Theatre!





Wednesday, October 18 – 8:00 PM

Egyptian Theatre 84th Anniversary!

THE SINGING KID, 1936, Warner Bros., 85 min. Dir. William Keighley. Al Jolson’s last big film where he received first billing certainly is an enjoyable picture, albeit a satire of Jolson’s fade from the top of show business ranks. Jolson plays Al Jackson, a radio singing star who has been jilted by his girlfriend and is sent to the country to rest his weary voice. The film also boasts the appearance of the magnetic Cab Calloway Orchestra, and their trademark scat style of swing. Fans of swing music will be in seventh heaven. Rounding out the main leads (newcomer Beverly Roberts is his co-star) were two favorites of 1930’s movie audiences, Edward Everett Horton and Allen Jenkins, as comic sidekicks and employees of Jackson. Child star, Sybil Jason also stars as Roberts’ niece. One of the most memorable scenes is an on site location shot at Franklin Canyon Lake. Al and Sybil enjoy a fishing outing at the lake’s pier and sing the charming song, "You’re the Cure For What Ails Me." The song was recorded with an on-site piano at the pier, to keep the actors in pitch to record. A full orchestra was added later. It is a most charming scene, and well illustrates the genuine camaraderie between Al and Sybil. They would remain friends to the end of Al’s life in 1950. Discussion following with actresses Sybil Jason and Beverly Roberts moderated by Richard "Mr. Tinpan Alley" Halpern. A birthday reception for The Egyptian Theatre at 6:30 PM will precede the screening.



Saturday, October 21

Special 84th Anniversary Tour with Slide Show!

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour




Sunday, October 22

Special 84th Anniversary Tour with Slide Show!

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour




Sunday, October 29 – 4:00 PM

A musical tribute Josephine Baker: A Life Le Jazz Hot featuring Imani Winds, presented by the Da Camera Society's Chamber Music In Historic Sites. Tickets are available from the Da Camera Society. See for more information. (The concert is not an American Cinematheque event).



Tuesday, October 31 – 7:30 PM

Ray Parker, Jr. Who Wrote the GHOSTBUSTERS Song Will intro the Screening!

70mm Print! GHOSTBUSTERS, 1984, Sony Repertory, 105 min. Dir. Ivan Reitman. Three para-psychologists, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd, versed in the occult start Ghostbusters, a company that traps ghosts, spirits and other supernatural spectres for money. Business starts picking up when Sigourney Weaver notices strange phenomena in her kitchen, like eggs frying themselves. Suddenly the Ghostbusters are called on to save the Big Apple. Come enjoy this goofy, quick-witted, special-effects blockbuster on the big, big screen! The booksigning will not be taking place as originally planned. with legendary (nearly 90-year-old) founder of Famous Monsters Magazine, Forrest J. Ackerman who will sign his new “monsterography” Classic Universal along with David Marchant, author of Monsterific.
** Please note that the party mentioned in our printed calendar has been canceled, but the film and booksigning will take place as indicated above.