|ENCHANTED TIKI WEEKEND BLOW OUT
An Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!
Tiki feature films & clips, vendors, food and
music bring the exotic allure of tropical paradises to Hollywood! Films include old-school
island musical romance PAGAN LOVE SONG (starring Esther Williams and
Howard Keel), hot-blooded Hawaiian soap opera DIAMOND HEAD (with Charlton
Heston) and the volcano-singed adventure THE DEVIL AT 4 O'CLOCK (starring
Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra) -- all of them in sumptuously saturated color. Join us in
the Egyptian's Courtyard for a Royal Southern California-style Luau with exotic musical
entertainment from King Kukulele and The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian
Paradise Dancers, plus vendors and other surprises and special guests on July 25
from 1:00 PM until well after the sun kisses the ocean and disappears beneath the gently
Friday, July 24 7:30 PM
Tiki Double Feature:
Actress France Nuyen will appear in person to
introduce DIAMOND HEAD in between films.
PAGAN LOVE SONG, 1950, Warner Bros., 76 min. Dir. Robert
Alton. Half-American, half-Tahitian Mimi (Esther Williams) has lived all her
life on the island and is bored with her idyllic lifestyle. Things change when Ohio-born
schoolteacher Hap (Howard Keel) arrives to manage his uncles plantation, and
the two fall in love. Much singing and Tahitian dancing follow, with some unusually
gorgeous Technicolor setpieces with swimming superstar Williams, including an
hallucinatory daydream where she swims through the clouds. Co-starring Rita Moreno.
NOT ON DVD Trailer
DIAMOND HEAD, 1963, Sony Repertory,
107 min. Rich control freak Charlton Heston, a pineapple plantation owner and
candidate for senator, doesnt take it lying down when his independent younger sister
(Yvette Mimieux) decides to marry her boyfriend, a local native (James Darren).
What most dont know is that Heston himself is in a relationship with an Eurasian
woman (France Nuyen). Darrens doctor brother (George Chakiris) sees
potential tragedy down the road, but wont admit to himself that he also carries a
torch for Mimieux. Respected British director Guy Green (LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA) keeps
things intense and the actors on their toes, never letting the interracial and
cross-cultural love affairs descend into mere soap opera. Spectacular cinematography of
heavenly Hawaiian locations by Sam Leavitt (EXODUS), with one of John Williams (STAR
WARS, JAWS) earliest scores.
Saturday, July 25 5:00 PM
LUAU DINNER Join us in the Egyptian
Courtyard for a Royal Southern California-style Luau with live music from King Kukulele
and The Friki Tikis, the Polynesian Paradise Dancers, Ukulele Davey, vendors and a
bountiful island-themed dinner. You have three special ticket
price options: Movie Program Only (valid for movie at 7:30 PM on Saturday only): General:
$10; Seniors/Students: $8; Cinematheque Members: $7. Luau Dinner Only: $20. Movie Program,
plus the Luau Dinner: General: $28; Senior/Student: $26; Cinematheque Member: $25.
To guarantee a dinner, order by noon on
Friday, July 24.
W/MANDARIN ORANGES, TOASTED ALMONDS, SCALLIONS, CRISPY NOODLES AND
TERIYAKI GLAZED GRILLED CHICKEN BREASTS
TURKEY AND PINEAPPLE GRILLED SAUSAGE BITES
A VARIETY OF GRILLED VEGETABLES
PINEAPLLE, PAPAYA AND MANGO SALSA W/CILANTRO AND LIME
HAWAIIAN BREAD AND BUTTER
FRESH FRUIT SORBET IN NATURAL SHELLS
(PINEAPPLE, MANGO, COCONUT, ORANGE AND LEMON)
MACADAMIA ANDWHITE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
TROPICAL ICED TEA
TROPICAL FRUIT PUNCH (with & without rum)
Saturday, July 25 7:30 PM
THE DEVIL AT 4 OCLOCK,
1961, Sony Repertory, 126 min. "48 Hours of Terrific Suspense as Nature Goes on a
Relentless Rampage of Destruction!" Anyone for an erupting volcano threatening a
tropical islands leper colony orphanage? With only a trio of convicts (Frank
Sinatra, Bernie Hamilton, Gregoire Aslan) and a grizzled alcoholic priest (Spencer
Tracy) to save the kids? Yes? Then add in a subplot of hard-ass, cynical Sinatra
falling in lust/love with beautiful blind native girl Barbara Luna. Great,
effective old-time Hollywood storytelling from director Mervyn LeRoy (THE BAD SEED,
GYPSY) with superior color cinematography by Joseph Biroc and a terrific score by George
Duning. With Kerwin Matthews (7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD) as Tracys young priest
replacement. "Tracy delivers one of his more colorful portrayals in his
hard-drinking cleric who has lost faith in his God, Sinatra's role,
Special effects of Larry Butler and Willis Cook highlight the picture,
filmed impressively by Joseph Biroc on the vivid island of Maui..." Variety
from the "Scopitone: Carousel of Stars" Archive! Princess Leilani & Alex "Keep
Your Eyes On The Hands" April Stevens & Nino Tempo "Land of A Thousand Dances" Princess Leilani & Alex "Smoldering
Drums" Joi Lansing "The Web Of Love"
All 4 presented in 16mm Dye Transfer Technicolor!!! Total Run Time - 10 minutes
Special Guest: Wally Boag In Person - The Voice
of the Jose character in Disneyland's Tiki Room and a participant in many other Disneyland
attractions. For more information on Wally click here.
Feature film preceded by a Tiki clip show (approx.
60 min.) compiled by Denny Moynahan. Introduction to the film by actress Barbara Luna.