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

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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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The American Cinematheque was awarded 4 Stars by Charity Navigators for successfully managing the finances of the organization in an efficient and effective manner as compared to other non-profits in America.


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Special Events in August:




Saturday, August 5 – 2:00 PM

Hubert Cornfield Memorial Tribute – Free Event:
PRESSURE POINT, 1962, MGM Repertory, 91 min. Please join us for a memorial tribute in honor of a long-time friend of the Cinematheque, director, writer and producer Hubert Cornfield who passed away on June 18th. One of the most unique directors of the 1950's and 1960's, Hubert only made a handful of films -- but among them were such gems as the savage, disturbing noirs PLUNDER ROAD and THE THIRD VOICE, and the truly haunting kidnap drama THE NIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DAY starring Marlon Brando. We'll be screening Hubert's most acclaimed film, PRESSURE POINT, starring singer Bobby Darin in a Golden Globe nominated performance as a Nazi sympathizer and white supremacist who collides with prison psychologist Sidney Poitier. Friends and family of Mr. Cornfield's will introduce the screening to share memories of his long and memorable career. FREE ADMISSION.


Tuesday, August 8 – 7:30 PM

Vincent Sherman Memorial Tribute – Free Event

THE HARD WAY, 1943, Warner Bros., 109 min. Please join us for this memorial tribute to the great Vincent Sherman, an outstanding filmmaker who, at his peak during the 1940’s and early 1950’s, directed some of the finest classics from Warner Brothers studio, including OLD ACQUAINTANCE, MR. SKEFFINGTON, THE DAMNED DON’T CRY (screened to resounding approval during our recent Film Noir series), HARRIET CRAIG and more. But one of his best, THE HARD WAY, has been harder to see and comparatively less appreciated than these other Bette Davis and Joan Crawford-powered vehicles. Volatile Ida Lupino is the elder sister who fights with every underhanded, Machivellian trick in her improvised book of getting ahead, pulling her kid sister (Joan Leslie) from impoverished, mining-town obscurity into Broadway stardom, but losing everything in the process. Jack Carson (who should have won a supporting Oscar) and Dennis Morgan are the men unfortunate enough to cross Ida’s path. Rare interview clips with director Vincent Sherman will screen preceding the evening’s program. FREE ADMISSION.




Saturday, August 19

Historic Hollywood Tour
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour &
10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour



Sunday, August 20

Historic Hollywood Tour
Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour &
10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour



Sunday, August 20 – 4:00 PM

Special Sing-Along Screening!

GREASE, 1978, Paramount, 110 min. Pompadoured tough-guy John Travolta learns the meaning of true love, 1950’s style, from summertime sweetheart Olivia Newton-John, with help from a fantastic supporting cast including Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Eve Arden and Frankie Avalon. A soundtrack of wall-to-wall hits ("You’re The One That I Want," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," "Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee") in director Randal Kleiser’s irresistible teen-dream of a movie musical. Our first screening of this incredible, "sing-along" print of the film.




Thursday, August 24 - 8:00 PM ALTERNATIVE SCREEN

Sneak Preview! TRANTASIA, 2006, 88 min., USA. This new documentary on the first beauty contest (hosted by Las Vegas showgirl Jahna Steele) for transsexuals, goes beneath the surface camp and glamour, to get to know the real people who have made this difficult transition, and are now living as beautiful women. Discussion following with director Jeremy Stanford, producers Chris Smith and Ted Smith, as well as several of the contestants who appear in the film.