American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre Presents...
Making Movie History for Over 80 Years!

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Series programmed by: Dennis Bartok.


Alternative Screen Coordinated by:
Margot Gerber & Bernadette DeJoya.

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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 available 30 days in advance. Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
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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 magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling.

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Special Events in October:



Wednesday, October 5 – 7:00 – 9:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Co-Presented with Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

Free Screening! "Army Ranger Reaching for New Spirit Warrior (from the Mankind Project) Near Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles" (2005, 3 min., shown in a repeating loop). Los Angeles Premiere. In connection with the LACE exhibition by artist/filmmaker Joe Sola, whose work carries on a surreal dialogue with mainstream American cinema, we’re pleased to present his latest work: a 90 second performance of two hands reaching for each other, one from the top of the frame, one up from the bottom. There is a very suspenseful and mysterious original score by local composer Michael Webster. The film is meant to be shown on a continuous loop. The two protagonists are an ex-Army Ranger and a spiritual leader from the Mankind Project (a men's group that works on Man's inner warrior, a man's spiritual and sensitive side.) The piece is a cinematic micro-struggle between a man of action and violence and a man of sensitivity and inner spiritual pursuits. The piece was inspired by both the climactic scenes in action movies and by Michelangelo’s "The Making of Man" in the Sistine Chapel. Joe Sola is a Los Angeles based artist who uses images, structures, and spectacles from Hollywood films to create a harrowing and humorous body of artwork including films, videos, performances and watercolors. His work can been seen locally at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions from October 5 through December 31. "Army Ranger Reaching for New Spirit Warrior (from Mankind Project) near Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles" received generous support from the LEF Foundation in St. Helena, CA and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) is a non-profit contemporary arts organization in Hollywood. Uniquely positioned among commercial galleries and major art institutions, LACE distinguishes itself by serving as a laboratory for artistic research and unfettered, creative expression of newly-emerging, under-represented, and established artists. There is no admission charge for this screening. For more information on Joe Sola's artwork, please visit: For more information about LACE, please visit:

An Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!




Sneak Preview!!! 

Thursday, October 13 - 7:30 PM

PATRIOT ACT: A JEFFREY ROSS HOME MOVIE (78 min., 2005, USA) Comedian/Friar’s Club Roast-Master Jeffrey Ross’ film chronicles his incredible journey to Iraq as part of Drew Carey’s USO tour. With Larry Gelbart (MASH), Drew Carey, Kathy Kinney, Blake Clark, Kyle Dunnigan, Andres Fernandez, Rocky Laporte and the spirit of Bob Hope.

When sitcom star and former marine Drew Carey invited comedian Jeffrey Ross on his USO tour, Ross brought a video camera to document his dangerous and ultimately life altering experience in some of the most remote parts of the Sunni Triangle (14 bases in 5 days). He soon found himself with unique access to people, places and situations that most civilians would never experience and what he thought was merely a Bob Hope inspired mission to entertain the troops, became much, much more. For Ross the film turned into a statement about the healing powers of comedy and to his surprise, the soldiers were not the amped up killers he expected to find. From pre-trip conversations with M*A*S*H creator Larry Gelbart, to a chance to sit on Saddam’s Throne, share a Rosh Hashanah holiday meal with Jewish soldiers at Saddam’s Birthday Palace to conversations with G.I.’s who brought supplies to an Iraqi school, Ross shares a rare behind-the-scenes snapshot at the early days of the American occupation of Iraq. An official selection of the Hamptons Film Festival. Director Jeffrey Ross and additional cast members will appear for discussion following the film subject to availability.



Saturday, October 15 - 10:30 AM

Take a Tour of the Historic Egyptian in Honor of its 83rd Birthday on Oct. 18! Click here for details about the birthday celebration.

HISTORIC TOUR Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD



Sunday, October 16 - 10:30 AM

Take a Tour of the Historic Egyptian in Honor of its 83rd Birthday on Oct. 18! Click here for details about the birthday celebration.

HISTORIC TOUR Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour

11:30 AM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM FOREVER HOLLYWOOD



Tuesday, October 18 – 7:30 PM

Egyptian Theatre’s 83rd Anniversary!

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, 1946, MGM (Warners), 113 min. Lana Turner and John Garfield literally scorch the screen as a pair of murderous lovers, in director Tay Garnett’s much imitated but never-equaled dark romance, one of the high points of 1940’s film noir. Based on the novel by the great James M. Cain (the title famously refers to Cain’s own postman, who would ring twice when delivering rejection notices from publishers). Come celebrate our 83rd birthday with this Hollywood classic, which originally opened at the Egyptian in 1946! We’re thrilled to welcome as our host for the evening novelist, movie historian and film noir expert-par-excellence, Eddie Muller! Special Surprise guest James Ellroy!

Join us for Birthday Cake at 7:30 PM prior to the film. 1940’s attire encouraged. Take a tour detailing the rich history of the Egyptian Theatre and go behind-the-scenes to areas not normally available to the public. Tours in honor of the 83rd Anniversary are on October 15 or 16.

An Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!




Thursday, October 20 – 7:30 PM

On set with French Cinema: Sneak Preview!

DARSHAN - L'ÉTERNITE (DARSHAN, THE EMBRACE), 2005, Ocean Film, 106 min, Dir. Jan Kounen. This documentary premiered in Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and will be released in France next Fall. Fifty-year old Amma, called the "Divine Indian Mother" is considered a saint in her country and is significant not only for Amma’s devotees and admirers but to all spiritual people across the world. Jan Kounen and his crew began shooting the footage for the movie in 2003 during Amritavarsham 50, Amma's 50th Birthday celebration in Kochi where thousands of devotees queued for hours for a short moment with her (known as ‘the Embrace’.) Afterwards, Kounen and his team traveled with Amma on her Indian and International tours in order to complete the movie.Jan Kounen directed controversial action movie DOBERMAN and mystical western BLUEBERRY with Vincent Cassel and Juliette Lewis. He discovered shamanism and then directed OTHER WORLDS. Darshan is his fourth feature film. Discussion following with director Jan Kounen.