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American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents...
Movies on the Big Screen Since 1940!
1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica

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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 newly re-opened and renovated Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Barry Gerber. Aero Theatre (c) 2004.

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<<< February 2009 >>>

Special One Night Events & Limited Engagements in February:


Sunday, February 15 – 4:00 PM
Family Matinee – 25th Anniversary:

THE NEVER-ENDING STORY, 1984, Warner Bros., 102 min. Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. One of the only modern children’s films that can be mentioned in the same breath as THE WIZARD OF OZ. A true kids classic about courage, friendship and the magic of reading. Filled with giant turtles, rock creatures, and furry blue Luck Dragons, it captures kids’ imaginations, plus it has a theme song you will sing for the rest of your life. Join us at 3:00 PM at Every Picture Tells a Story bookstore for a free story hour and exhibit of fantasy artwork. Trailer




Friday, February 20 – 7:30 PM

Emily Hubley In-Person!

Emily Hubley has made acclaimed animated shorts for thirty years and provided animation to television, fictional and documentary films for over a decade. Her first feature film THE TOE TACTIC (2008) screened at film festivals including South by Southwest and New Directors/New Films.
HUBLEY SHORTS PROGRAM Approx. 60 min. This program features award-winning films by animation pioneers, Faith and John Hubley: (newly restored) "Tender Game" and "Windy Day", and Faith Hubley's "Rainbows Of Hawai’i" (1995), followed by some films (made between 1984 and 2000) by daughter, Emily, whose hand-drawn films explore memory and the turbulence of emotional life: "The Tower" (a collaboration with her sister Georgia Hubley), "One Self: Fish/Girl," "Her Grandmother’s Gift" (a collaboration with her mother, Faith Hubley) and "Pigeon Within."
L.A. Premiere! THE TOE TACTIC, 2008, Orchard Pictures, 90 min. writer/director/animator Emily Hubley's feature film debut, brings her great lineage, distinctive hand-drawn style and an entire artistic community to an offbeat cinematic hybrid that plays both melancholically and mischievously on the themes of time, memory, loss and yearning. Starring Lily Rabe,Xander Berkeley, Kevin Corrigan, Daniel London, Sakina Jaffrey, Jane Lynch, Mary Kay Place and Novella Nelson, with the voices of Don Byron, David Cross, Andrea Martin, Marian Seldes and Eli Wallach. Original score by Yo La Tengo. Discussion in between shorts program and feature film with director Emily Hubley. Official Website | More





Saturday, February 21 – 7:30 PM

70mm Print!

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, 1968, Warner Bros., 139 min. Arthur C. Clarke was the author of more than 100 fiction and nonfiction books. He achieved his greatest fame in 1968 when his short story The Sentinel was turned into 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY. Director Stanley Kubrick’s mind-blowing meditation on the dangers (and wonders) of technology, the limitless vistas of space, and the future of the human race itself is one of the Cinematheque’s most requested movie titles. This is another opportunity to see one of the essential cinema experiences on the giant screen, in truly psychedelic 6-track stereo sound! Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood are two astronauts on a deep space probe who faithfully rely on onboard computer HAL to navigate and overcome any problems. But then the unthinkable happens -- HAL develops a paranoid "personality." "I have had a diverse career as a writer, underwater explorer and space promoter. Of all these, I would like to be remembered as a writer." Arthur C. Clarke. Trailer




Wednesday, February 25 – 7:30 PM

25th Anniversary Double Feature:

2010, 1984, Warner Bros. 116 min. Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, and Helen Mirren are among the members of a joint Soviet-American crew that goes into space to find out what went wrong on the original Discovery mission. Director Peter Hyams' ambitious sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY is the best kind of sequel, a film that strikes out in its own original directions rather than repeat the innovations of the original.  With spectacular visual effects by Richard Edlund. Trailer

NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR, 1984, MGM Repertory, 113 min. John Hurt and Suzanna Hamilton are lovers trapped in an oppressive police state who heroically fight against the all-powerful "Big Brother."  Director Michael Radford's (IL POSTINO) adaptation of George Orwell's classic novel perfectly captures the book's deep sense of unease, and Richard Burton gives a great late career performance as an evil but human government official. Discussion in between films with 2010 visual effects supervisor Richard Edlund. More | Trailer




Thursday, February 26 – 7:30 PM

Van Johnson Tribute Double Feature:
After a car accident left him unable to enter the military, Van Johnson spent WWII serving his country in a different way: by representing American values and heroism on screen in a series of classic films as an all-American boy. Yet Johnson was also capable of more complex, serious roles in movies like A GUY NAMED JOE, THE END OF THE AFFAIR and BATTLEGROUND. Join us for a double feature of two of his best:
THE CAINE MUTINY, 1954, Sony Repertory, 124 min. Dir. Edward Dmytryk. Van Johnson is part of a superb ensemble cast that includes Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer and Fred MacMurray in this classic adaptation of Herman Wouk's novel. Bogart is Captain Queeg, a paranoid authoritarian whose men (led by Johnson and MacMurray) stage a mutiny in the last days of WWII. Ferrer is the brilliant military lawyer who takes on the case once the ship returns to port.  Lee Marvin is on hand as a crewman and E.G. Marshall is a withering prosecutor at the court-martial. More | Trailer

THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO, 1944, Warner Bros., 138 min. Dir. Mervyn LeRoy. Captain Ted Lawson's memoir of the American military's plans for retaliation after Pearl Harbor forms the basis for this sincere and exciting wartime action film. Van Johnson plays Lawson and Spencer Tracy plays James Doolittle, the leader of the dangerous mission; also on board the bomber is Robert Mitchum. More