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📽️ Celebrating the experience of cinema with diverse film programming and live in-person events at the Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood & the Aero Theatre, Santa Monica.
Presenting in 35mm, 70mm, nitrate film & state-of-the-art digital.
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We’re excited to announce a collaboration between Netflix and American Cinematheque to preserve the Egyptian Theatre. This enables us to preserve the iconic theatre and continue serving the film community with an exciting and diverse slate of programming and events.
Netflix has finalized its purchase of the Egyptian Theatre more than a year after the deal was first announced. Now the hard part begins.
At this point, who isn't thinking about all the things they miss in normal life. ArtsMeme's performing arts writer Debra Levine posted about her favorite LA theatres. Nestled in with the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and The Wallis, our own Egyptian Theatre got a most missed call out from this critic! https://artsmeme.com/2020/05/25/memorial-day-memories-of-favorite-theaters/
Going to the theater is a fond memory in the "Nights of the 2020 Pandemic." Let's remember what it's like.
Elliott Gould appeared at Beyond Fest on September 29, 2019 to discuss starring as Philip Marlowe in the 1973 neo-noir thriller, THE LONG GOODBYE, directed by Robert Altman. Beyond Fest programmer Grant Moninger conducted the conversation. Click to hear what he has to say about his "uncles" Robert Mitchum and Lee Marvin, the trust between he and Robert Altman, Sterling Hayden's performance and his suggestion for a sequel... and much more as only Elliott Gould can tell it!
Elliott Gould appeared at Beyond Fest on September 29, 2019 to discuss starring in the 1973 neo-noir thriller, THE LONG GOODBYE, directed by Robert Altman. B...
Want something to watch over the Memorial Day Weekend? You can watch the murder mystery thriller THE LAST OF SHEILA and enjoy a Q&A with stars Richard Benjamin and Dyan Cannon. If you were at the physical event earlier this year, watch it again and see if you can pick up the clues this time!
Richard Benjamin and Dyan Cannon told tales of making the 1973 murder mystery THE LAST OF SHEILA in front of a sold out audience at the American Cinematheque...
An important video message from American Cinematheque Chief Projectionist Benjamin Tucker! Watch the video to learn what is currently happening inside the Cinematheque booths when while we're dark.
Watch the video to learn what is currently happening inside the Cinematheque booths when while we're dark.
March 13, 2020
Dear American Cinematheque Members and Patrons:
Given the rapidly evolving public health crisis involving COVID-19 (coronavirus) and in consultation with our Board of Directors, the American Cinematheque is suspending all screenings and public events at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica effective as of Friday, March 13, 2020 until further notice. This is in response to the Governor of California’s recommendations that large gatherings of over 250 people should be postponed or canceled and that smaller gatherings in venues that do not allow for social distancing of six feet per person should be postponed or canceled.
Our top priority is the safety of our patrons, members, staff and volunteers, and we will continue to monitor this health crisis, particularly as it impacts the film exhibition industry and the city of Los Angeles.
We know that you were looking forward to screenings advertised on our website. We will do everything possible to reschedule these films in the future.
If you are a current Member of the American Cinematheque, your membership will automatically be extended to cover the period while we are dark.
If you have purchased a ticket for an upcoming show, either online or at one of our theatres:
• All Fandango sales made on or before March 13, 2020 have been refunded automatically in full. The credit can take up to 10 days to appear on your statement.
• If you purchased in-person at either the Egyptian or Aero, you can get a refund at the box office if you bring the ticket to the box office when we re-open for business. Or reach out to [email protected] to set up refund processing over the phone.
• You can accept a voucher as opposed to a refund, or you can not take a refund and the American Cinematheque will accept it as a donation.
• You are welcome to e-mail us with any questions about ticket refunds: [email protected]
We appreciate your support during this crisis, and look forward to welcoming you back to the Egyptian and Aero as soon as possible. Please continue to check our website at: www.americancinematheque.com for updates on our schedule.
Executive Director (Interim)
Tonight’s rap sheet: THE NAKED CITY is a hardboiled tribute to the Big Apple peeling away all the stylistic melodramatics of noir to present Hollywood's first true policier. The best Argentine noir of the 1940s, HARDLY A CRIMINAL is an audacious blending of NAKED CITY and BRUTE FORCE. Thursday, March 12 - 7:30pm. Egyptian Theatre. #filmnoir #noircity #hollywood @ Hollywood Boulevard
The L.A. County Board of Supervisors Chair Kathryn Barger establishes Film Noir Week in Los Angeles and acknowledged the contributions of the Film Noir Foundation and American Cinematheque to the cultural life of Los Angeles (the cradle of noir). Alan K. Rode and Dennis Bartok accepted the certificates in a March 10, 2020 presentation ceremony. Noir City continues through March 15 in Hollywood! To watch the ceremony click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amYJUhlYIX0 #filmnoir #filmnoirweek
@ Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
This morning, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized film noir!
So, the director of beloved kids' film CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, Ken Hughes, also directed this Victor Mature/Diana Dors flick in 1957. THE LONG HAUL, where "Mobsters Invade Teamsters" and "Mature Breaks Down Dors" plays March 10 at the Egyptian Theatre as part of Noir City 2020! Mature's daughter Victoria Mature will introduce the film. The Long Haul / Black Gravel with Alan Rode & Victoria Mature!
Noir City goes up the street Tues., March 10 to American Legion Post 43 (built in 1929) for an exciting evening of Military Noir! The veterans of @hollywoodpost43 just renovated the theatre and it is a stunner! Come early to sling back a whiskey in the Art Deco bar, before a 7:30pm double feature of Act of Violence (1948, archival print) and Somewhere in the Night (1946)! Both films feature stories that involve the dark side of post-WWII life for some veterans - and the underbelly of Los Angeles (with plenty of location shots). Join us at these new digs on Highland Avenue, just south of the Hollywood Bowl. The glorious Legion theater can be seen in the lower right hand corner. The Post has a long history with ties to the film industry. Some of our favorite noir actors were once members and frequent guests. Free parking in the lot across the street outside of the Hollywood Heritage Museum @hollywood_heritage . Tickets for this evening are on @brownpapertickets .
#filmnoir #noircity #FredZinnemann #JosephMankiewicz LAHistory #classicfilm #historicLA #1940sLA #postwarlosangeles #robertsurtees #johnHodiak #richardconte #lloydnorman #nancyguild #robertryan #vanheflin #janetleigh #MaryAstor #americanlegion
Happy International Womens Day! In March the American Cinematheque celebrates women editors with a series devoted to women in the craft: WOMEN FILM EDITORS: AN ASSEMBLY, Thu, Mar 5, 2020 - Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at the Aero Theatre. The women in these two collages edited the films in the series. Link in bio for details.
Some of the greatest movies of all time have been edited by women. Our month-long retrospective features films from all around the world spanning 80 years, ranging from such classics as THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE 400 BLOWSand AMERICAN GRAFFITI to more recent favorites including MULHOLLAND DR.and MOONLIGHT. #womeneditors #filmeditors #internationalwomensday #aerotheatre #americancinematheque @ Aero Theatre
Looking into the future, on 3/15 - 7:30 PM the closing night of Noir CIty at the Egyptian Theatre we see a Crystal Ball double feature of THE SPIRITUALIST (aka THE AMAZING MR. X) starring Turhan Bey in the title role and IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND (EN LA PALMA DE TU MANO) from Mexico! Wealthy widows, beware the charismatic charlatan seers! Cathy O'Donnell and Richard Carlson also star in THE SPIRITUALIST and FNF calls ITPOFYH director Roberto Gavaldon, the Robert Siodmak of Mexico! #filmnoir #NoirCity #charismaticcharlatans @ Egyptian Theatre
Yes, you can join the “M” triple feature for any film. The grand finale is the Film Noir Foundation’s recent restoration of El VAMPIRO NEGRO (THE BLACK VAMPIRE), from Argentina! In this version, the mothers of Buenos Aires cry out for justice when a deranged killer menaces their children. Follows Joseph Losey’s M (1951) (set in Los Angeles) which will start around 7pm. VAMPIRO will begin shortly before 9pm. For the full details see http://www.egyptiantheatre.com #filmnoir #noircity
On Tuesday, March 10th see the much talked about thriller @thehunt_movie at the Egyptian Theatre. This 7:30pm show is free with rsvp on Eventbrite. @beyondfest will host screenwriters @nickcuse & @damonlindelof #blumhouse
Anyone hear a sinister whistle today - something that sounds like “In the Hall of the Mountain King?” Three versions of the story of a serial killer who terrorizes a city (an unnamed German City, Los Angeles & Buenos Aires) unravel today at the Egyptian Theatre starting at 5pm. Joseph Losey’s M has terrific shots of historic Bunker Hill just before it was demolished! #fritzlang #josephlosey #filmnoir #peterlorre #filmclassic #bunkerhill #historiclosangeles #noircity
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Are your bags 💼 packed for Noir City? With 24 hard boiled noirs over 10 days (STARTING TONIGHT!!!), you’ll need a few things (maybe a length of rope, a phoney I.D., a few crooked decks of cards, a blunt instrument??) while you’re “living” at the theatre. Swipe for a few of the completely nuts tag lines on lobby cards - then pop over to the Egyptian Theatre for opening night (3/6)! March 6-8 at the #egyptiantheatrehollywood & @hollywoodpost43 #filmnoir #detectivenovel #noircity #goldenagehollywood #americancinematheque @ Egyptian Theatre
Mobsters Invade Teamsters! Victor Mature invades the U.K. - as a long distance lorry 🚛 driver who comes into contact with criminals - and their girlfriends in THE LONG HAUL! The controversial West German noir BLACK GRAVEL (SCHWARZER KIES) (up 2nd) - also set in the trucking industry after WWII, has been unseen since its 1961 premiere. Victoria Mature (daughter of Victor) will introduce the show with Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation. March 11 at 7:30pm at the Egyptian Theatre Hollywood. Link in bio for full schedule, including a March 10 military noir double feature at @hollywoodpost43 Legion Theatre. #filmnoir #noircity #victormature #dianadors #egyptiantheatrehollywood #americancinematheque
Film Noir knows no geographical boundaries! Introducing restored Argentine noir! Film restoration is a beautiful thing!! 🎞 🖤#Repost @uclaftvarchive with @get_repost
The Noir City tour continues this weekend at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre and includes two gloriously restored Argentine noirs: LA BESTIA DEBE MORIR (The Beast Must Die, 1952) and EL VAMPIRO NEGRO (The Black Vampire, 1953). Both Archive restorations were made possible by the generosity of the Film Noir Foundation, with support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust.
To see head to @uclaftvarchive ‘s original post! Pictured here: some of the damage on the original 35mm negative of LA BESTIA DEBE MORIR.
#uclarestorations #noircity #filmnoir #argentinecinema #35mm
What to see at Noir City 2020!
The TCM Classic Film Festival isn’t for another month, but if you’re fortunate to live in the City of Angels like I am then you don’t have to necessarily limit yourself to one cla…
Tonight 3/5 - 7:30pm at the Egyptian Theatre. The restored 1985 Soviet classic COME AND SEE. “One of the most devastating films ever about anything. … I have rarely seen a film more ruthless in its depiction of human evil.” - Roger Ebert #elemklimov #comeandsee #sovietcinema #janusfilms
The Film Noir genre’s acting aesthetic owes a lot to the iconic Humphrey Bogart who famously quipped, “The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.” Bogart will be with us in “spirits” on opening night of Noir City when his namesake gin pours from our Bogart Spirits hosted bar! Join us for Noir City Opening Night! 35mm The Beast Must Die & Gilda (sorry, no Bogart in these films) at 7:30pm, followed by a reception with a Buenos Aires flavor! Friday, March 6 at the Egyptian Theatre. #filmnoir
PARASITE director Bong Joon Ho recommends THE HOUSEMAID, which you can see at the Egyptian on Sunday as part of Noir City Hollywood 2020!
The Housemaid is out now as part of Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project from the Criterion Collection: http://www.criterion.com/films/28409-the-housemaid
Coming to the Egyptian Theatre as part of our spotlight on composers series on Friday, March 20 – 7:30 PM is a
Double Feature of A GHOST STORY, 2017 &
MIDSOMMAR, 2019, both from @a24 we’re loving this @a24_movies_art_gallery poster!
In A GHOST STORY, recently deceased Casey Affleck returns to his suburban home to console bereft wife Rooney Mara. In MIDSOMMAR, young American couple Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor head for a holiday in a remote Swedish village that takes a sinister turn. Discussion before the films with A GHOST STORY composer Daniel Hart and MIDSOMMAR composer Bobby Krlic. #aghoststory #midsommar #egyptiantheatrehollywood #americancinematheque #caseyaffleck #rooneymara #florencepugh #jackreynor
Who's coming to our triple dose of M this Saturday?
See Fritz Lang's 1931 original, followed by the American remake of 1951, and finally the Argentine version, EL VAMPIRO NEGRO.
M (1931) - Fritz Lang (Trailer) | BFI release. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. A newly-restored version of this world cinema classic is re-releas...
Los Angeles to officially recognize FILM NOIR! On March 10 2020, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, spearheaded by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, will recognize and establish “Film Noir Week” in Los Angeles in honor of the Film Noir Foundation and the American Cinematheque. This proclamation is in recognition of the 22nd anniversary of the NOIR CITY Hollywood Film Festival (March 6-15).
Jointly produced by the American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation, the NOIR CITY festival is programmed and hosted by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Noir Alley host Eddie Muller and author-historian Alan K. Rode. This year’s festival at the Egyptian Theatre includes a March 9 screening at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with Muller in conversation with renowned screenwriter-playwright David Mamet and a special "Veterans Noir" double bill on Tuesday evening at the Hollywood Legion Theater. 🎞 🖤 🎥 #losangelesnoir #filmnoir #mydayinla #noircity #filmnoirweek
Come spend your gloomy hours with us for our Noir City film series. Wear your best fedora.
Twisty plotlines, triple-crossing plotters, and all manner of delicious movie mayhem will add atmosphere to The Egyptian and The Aero.
On Sunday, March 1, Filipino director Lav Diaz attended the Egyptian Theatre for a screening of his 2001 film, BATANG WEST SIDE. Working with a limited budget of only $200,000, Diaz had to use a lean group to get through the filming of his 5-hour film in New Jersey. He didn't have commercialism on his mind when making this film, or any of his other films for that matter, because he believes the standard 2-hour runtime of a film was established solely for its marketability and is not conducive to the messages he tries to convey. He cited Scorcese's THE IRISHMAN and Tarantino's ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD as examples of beautiful films longer than the average movie.
On Saturday, March 14, at the Speilberg Theatre at the Egyptian Theatre, the American Cinematheque will continue screening the cinema of Lav Diaz with his 2014 film, From What Is Before. The 5 1/2 hour film won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival, its top honor. Make sure to buy your tickets for the critically acclaimed film now!
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Movies on the big screen as they were meant to be seen at Sid Grauman’s 1922 movie palace! The Egyptian Theatre is the home of the first ever Hollywood movie premiere, which was Robin Hood starring Douglas Fairbanks on October 18, 1922. Today it is owned and operated by the non-profit American Cinematheque. Time your visit right and you might have an opportunity to hear from the filmmakers after a screening! The theatre is a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument on the registry of historic places.