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American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents...
Movies on the Big Screen Since 1940!
1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica

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Series programmed by: Dennis Bartok, Gwen Deglise.


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SOLD OUT SCREENINGS: There will be a waiting line for Sold Out screenings. Tickets often become available at the door the night of an event.

Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.

All guests are subject to availability. The Cinematheque will offer a refund due to guest cancellations only IF the refund transaction is complete PRIOR to the start of the show.



Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
(Aero by series)
(Aero by date)
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(Egyptian by date)
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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the newly re-opened and renovated Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Barry Gerber. Aero Theatre (c) 2004.

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<<< April 2005 >>>

Special Events in April:

Please check this page before coming to the theatre to make sure that scheduled events will take place as planned. Tickets are only available at the door, the day of an event. Some events will repeat at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.




Friday, April 1 – 7: 30 PM

Dominique Pinon in-person!

Sponsored by TV 5

First known for playing the cynical killer in DIVA, Pinon has since almost become synonymous with the career of Jean-Pierre Jeunet. He has appeared in Jeunet’s DELICATESSEN, THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN, ALIEN: RESURRECTION, AMELIE & most recently, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT.

DELICATESSEN, 1991, Miramax, 102 min. Dirs. Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. Set in a surreal, post-apocalyptic world that’s equal parts Terry Gilliam, Jan Svankmajer and Bozo the Clown, DELICATESSEN stars Dominique Pinon as rubber-faced acrobat Louison, and Marie-Laure Dougnac as his myopic sweetheart Julie, trying to find love while they evade the murderous meat-cleaver of her father (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) and a tenement filled with cannibalistic neighbors! When interviewed about the darker nature of his early roles, Pinon responded "As a whole, I am given rather tragic roles. People do not know how much I dream of making them laugh" – Pinon.

Plus Short Hugues Dalton/Jeff Garton’s "Lift" (USA, 2003, 29 min). Pinon wordlessly stars in this tale of starcrossed-lovers set in a gorgeously designed skyscraper evocative of a distant past. Discussion following with actor Dominique Pinon and LIFT co-directors, Hugues Dalton and Jeff Garton.

An Aero Theatre Exclusive!



Sunday, April 10 – 3:00 PM

Celebrating the Teen in Us All!

Join us for a booksigning of the new teen novel, Boy Proof (Candlewick Press) with local young adult fiction novelist and Cinematheque staffer Cecil Castellucci, followed by a screening of the original BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER feature. Boy Proof is set in Los Angeles and among other locations that our teen heroine (a cinephile and sci-fi enthusiast) frequents, is the American Cinematheque, where she volunteers! Boy Proof was just chosen as Border’s Books "Original Voices Feb. 2005".The booksigning will take place at Every Picture Tells a Story at 2 PM

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992, 20th Century Fox, 86 min.) directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui. Kristy Swanson plays Buffy, a popular high school cheerleader who is unwittingly chosen to kill vampires. (This feature version was the inspiration for the later, wildly-popular "Buffy" TV series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar). >> Also playing at the Egyptian Theatre on April 5.



Wednesday, April 20 – 7:30 PM

Arnaud Desplechin In-Person! Sneak Preview!

Presented in association with the French Film & TV Office of the French Consulate.

KINGS AND QUEEN (ROIS ET REINE), 2004, Wellspring, 150 Min. Dir. Arnaud Desplechin’s exhilarating new film — fearlessly straddling heart-wrenching drama and burlesque hilarity— tells the emotionally gripping story of the intersecting lives of two former lovers. On the one hand, is young and bereaved Nora Cotterelle (Emmanuelle Devos of READ MY LIPS), who is about to marry a suitable man at last. On the other hand, the story of IsmaŽl Vuillard (Mathieu Amalric of MY SEX LIFE), one of Nora’s former husbands, is tragically committed to a psychiatric home by mistake. Arnaud Desplechin draws inspiration from mythology, Shakespeare and the grand novels of the past to tell this very modern tale of human relationships. KINGS AND QUEEN was nominated for seven Cesar Awards in France (including Best Film, Director, Actor and Actress), where it continues to be a box office hit. It was also an audience and critical favorite at the 2004 Venice, Toronto and New York film festivals and firmly established Desplechin as one of the most exciting French directors working today. Discussion following with director Arnaud Desplechin.

An Aero Theatre Exclusive!