The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre

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About the Cinematheque

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Coming Soon

Film Schedule

Independent film showcase

Alternative Screen

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Our site is designed to give information (in simple text format) to film enthusiasts who want to know our schedule of movies at the Egyptian Theatre. However, our site is pretty deep and if you dig down, you'll find a lot of interesting historical information, photos from our events, etc.

Photos on this site cannot be used without permission.

Our multi-media "content" is on the screen at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres, not on our site.

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(If you really want you can download players and stuff, but it isn't necessary.)

Contact us!

The Cinematheque is a cultural, arts organization that programs year-round specialty film series at the newly renovated, landmark 1922 Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard!  In 2005 we expanded our programming to the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.

Our mission is to bring unique film experiences (and opportunities to meet the filmmakers who created them) to Southern California audiences and visitors to Los Angeles.   If you live in, or plan to visit Hollywood, you'll want to see what is Now Showing on the BIG SCREEN at our state-of-the-art Egyptian or Aero theatre, or view upcoming & current Film Series at the Egyptian. See a master calendar of everything screening this month and next.

If discovering new films and filmmakers is your passion, check out the Alternative Screen Independent Film Showcase (currently on hiatus) selections - and see films fresh off the festival circuit at their LA premieres!  If you are a short filmmaker you may want to submit your film for consideration to our short film showcase.

You won't want to miss our permanent daily attraction film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD -- screening exclusively at the Egyptian! We also have historic tours of the Egyptian!

Our theatre is open to the public, but if you reel-lly like what you see, we encourage you to support the Cinematheque by Joining. You will enjoy special members' only benefits and discounts for devout cinema-philes. 

If you can't physically visit our theatre -- take a virtual tour of our film screenings, our celebrity-studded fundraiser The American Cinematheque Award Presentation 2006, formerly known as The Moving Picture Ball honoring George Clooney, the Forever Hollywood Premiere and the renovation of the historic Egyptian -- all on these pages. Be on the look out for American Cinematheque programming in your area, or buy films on DVD and Video from our "American Cinematheque Presents..." (Vitagraph) label.

Need general information about visiting or touring the theatre, directions and buying tickets? Now you can also Search for your favorite movie or director. Journalists can look at Press Releases.

Our Member News Page lists special benefits and general news tells you what is new on the site or around town! We are always in need of donations and volunteers. Maybe you can help! Sign up for our e-mail newsletter or old-fashioned paper-in-the mail reminders about what is on-screen each week! We also have a Photo Gallery where you can see pictures of past events.

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We've got something new onscreen every week.

To look at past programming (pre-1999) go to the press release section.


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The American Cinematheque owns and operates the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard and programs the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. The Cinematheque is a non-profit (501 C (3)) organization. Donations and memberships are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.