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35mm, 70mm, nitrate, state-of-the-art digital. Q&As, retrospectives, double-features, triple-features, marathons. We’re a year-round film festival. There’s something for everyone in our programming lineup.
Everything we do is rooted in the collective, communal experience of the movies and bringing people together around the cinematic arts. Your membership ensures access to that experience is available to everyone and includes a number of personal benefits.
The American Cinematheque is a member-donor-volunteer supported 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization whose mission is to celebrate the experience of cinema.
40 years of American Cinematheque film programming….and counting. Dive into the AC Vault to discover past Q&As and clips from our vast and newly digitized archives, old calendars and programs, new podcasts, conversations and much more.
Since it began screening films to the public in 1985, the American Cinematheque has provided diverse film programming and immersive in-person discussions and events with thousands of filmmakers and luminaries, presenting new and repertory cinema to Los Angeles.
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There are no refunds or exchanges for tickets to events or screenings. This includes exchanges for different dates or showtimes for the same film. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
Please refer to the Admission Information and Theatre Policies for more information.
Please visit our Membership FAQs Page to learn more.
All screenings are open to the public unless they are advertised as Members-Only screenings. Interested in becoming a Member? Click here!
Private rentals are closed to the public.
Yes. The AC runs standby lines for all sold-out shows, unless otherwise indicated.
Aero Theatre – 35mm, 70mm, DCP
Los Feliz 3 – 35mm, DCP
Egyptian Theatre – 35mm, 70mm, Nitrate, DCP
No, not unless advertised as book signing or special autograph session.
No, we don’t have parking lots nor do we validate parking at our theatres. Check out our theatre pages to learn more.
Yes. Please reach out to us through the Contact Page. Someone will get back to you during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. We will do our best to reunite you with your lost item, but please note that the American Cinematheque is NOT Responsible for Damaged, Lost, or Stolen Items.
No, but we have delicious food and beverages available for purchase at concessions!
Seating is General Admission (no pre-reserved seating). Please plan to arrive early!
For pre-purchased tickets: Please have your digital ticket with QR code open on your mobile device. Our staff will check your mobile ticket at the door.
You can also print your confirmation at home and bring with you.
If you purchased multiple tickets and your party is arriving separately, we suggest that the person holding the receipt obtains printed tickets from the Box Office, speak to a theatre staff member and leave these tickets along with other guest’s names so they can pick them up at the Box Office.
No. Ticket vouchers only can be exchanged for our regular-priced programs ($8 Member / $13 General Admission screenings), and cannot be used for shows that have already sold out.
You can only exchange your voucher for a ticket in person at the Box Office on the day of the show.
When you hold a ticket to a program featuring more than one film, you can attend any one or all of the films during that multi-film program. However, if a show has already begun, late seating is solely at the discretion of management.
Note: Start times of features are approximate, as to include brief intermissions between films as well as introductions and Q&As for certain programs.
RSVP is required for all free events. Your registration for all free events or special member screenings does not guarantee seating. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, until theatre reaches capacity. Arrive early.
Please visit the American Cinematheque’s calendar to find tickets to any event listing and purchase tickets online.
Please note that we charge a Booking Fee (also known as a convenience or processing fee).
The Booking Fee (sometimes known also as a convenience fee or processing fee) that appears in your online cart during checkout is an expense that covers the cost of processing and administering the convenience of a digital ticketing experience (including platform software, server, and other fees to third parties for maintaining user experience).
The dollar amount of the booking fee is a flat fee per ticket (versus a percentage of total cart). Flat Booking Fees can range in cost between $1.75 – $2.50 per ticket.
While you can purchase a ticket in person at the theatre if you would prefer – in order to avoid the fee – please keep in mind that seating is not guaranteed until you purchase, and we encourage booking in advance to secure your seat at the show, especially since many shows sell-out.
Box Office opens 60 minutes before showtime at the Aero Theatre and 30 minutes before showtime at the Los Feliz 3. Subject to change.
The box office is only open on days when there is an American Cinematheque program taking place there.
Doors are approximately 60 minutes prior to showtime at the Aero Theatre and 30 minutes prior to showtime at the Los Feliz 3. Subject to change.
Please note that we cannot allow early entry for restroom use – we are only ready to open when we open our doors, thank you for your understanding!
The American Cinematheque follows all applicable public health orders and guidances. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 or other communicable illness exists in public places; by visiting you voluntarily assume all health risks related to exposure.
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