Announcement from American Cinematheque:
We’re excited to announce a collaboration between Netflix and American Cinematheque to preserve the Egyptian Theatre.
The Egyptian Theatre is a classic and esteemed movie palace originally built in 1922 during the silent film era. American Cinematheque was honored to bring the Egyptian back to life with an extensive renovation in 1998, and together with Netflix we are thrilled to continue this stewardship by restoring it once again for a new generation of film fans to experience movies on the big screen. As part of our new collaboration, the Egyptian Theatre will remain our Hollywood home as we will continue to autonomously curate and program the theatre's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday slate.
Our new collaboration will allow us to provide an unprecedented amount of programming to our Los Angeles theatre-goers, from weekday screenings (as part of our longstanding educational outreach programs), to even more weekend matinee programming and events. The proceeds from the agreement will go directly towards enhancing what we do best - serving our members and preserving cinema culture for generations.
This new relationship will greatly enhance the Egyptian Theatre itself. The historic venue remains to this day an ultimate destination for moviegoers, where it has hosted groundbreaking film festivals and incredible cinematic experiences over the near-century it has been in Hollywood, the movie-making capital of the world. As stewards of cinematic history, we are excited to work with Netflix as they plan exciting renovations that will add state-of-the-art sound for the continued exhibition of 35mm, 70mm, nitrate, and video presentations.
This is a developing story. LAHTF will post more information as it becomes available.