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 November:




Sunday, November 5 – 7:30 PM

A Memorial Tribute to Guy Green

LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, 1962, Warner Bros., 102 min. Director Guy Green is one of the unsung greats from mid-20th century cinema, a British filmmaker with a refined, graceful style capable of sensitive, unique love stories (WALK IN THE SPRING RAIN) as well as hardhitting social dramas (THE MARK and THE ANGRY SILENCE) and even stories that melded the two genres (PATCH OF BLUE). Filming on gorgeous Italian locations, Green follows American tourist Olivia de Havilland who is conflicted when a young Italian (George Hamilton) falls in love with her mentally and emotionally challenged daughter (Yvette Mimieux). To complicate things, the married de Havilland also finds herself attracted to Hamilton’s father (Rossano Brazzi). With Barry Sullivan. This film is the basis for the current award-winning musical now playing at The Ahmanson Theatre. NOT ON DVD. IN COLLABORATION WITH: BAFTA



Monday, November 6 – 7:30 PM

Flicker and American Cinematheque Present:

THE 6TH ANNUAL ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT REELS 25 filmmakers are presented with the challenge of shooting one cartridge (50 feet) of super 8 film. Their film is edited entirely in-camera and they must create an original soundtrack without seeing the film. After the films and soundtracks are turned in to Flicker, the films are processed, the soundtracks added and then presented and screened and seen for the first time by anyone, including the filmmakers on November 6th! 25 nervous filmmakers introduce their films which they've never even seen. This eye-opening event reminds us that all you need is a camera, a cartridge of super 8 and an idea and you too can make a film. More info at



Wednesday, November 8 – 7:30 PM

50th Anniversary DVD Release Celebration (Ultimate Collectors Edition DVD out November 14)
FORBIDDEN PLANET, 1956, Warner Bros., 98 min. Dir. Fred Wilcox. The movie that launched a thousand ships, from STAR TREK to STAR WARS. One of the most influential films ever made, the first big budget science fiction blockbuster is a space opera with its roots in Freud, Jung and Shakespeare. It’s also a landmark of production design and special effects, and features the first all-electronic music score. Starring Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielsen (as the prototype for Captain Kirk) and the beautiful, future Miss Honey West (Anne Francis) as the mini-skirt-wearing, skinny-dipping object of all the men's affection. Also with Robby The Robot - need we say more? Discussion following the film with cast members, Leslie Nielsen (TBC), Anne Francis, Earl Holliman, Richard Anderson and Warren Stevens.



November 24 – 26

Return Limited Theatrical Engagement – Egyptian Theatre Exclusive!!

LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, 2003, 169 min. Dir. Thom Andersen. A must see for Los Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts who will marvel at the hundreds of archival and film clips revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels! "This cinematic essay focuses on the discrepancy between the lived - in urban reality of Los Angeles and its various century-deep cinematic mythologies, the movie is about more than just what the movies get wrong. It’s about the way the imaginary space of cinema intrudes upon the actual space of our lives, so that the L.A. of the movies becomes a kind of separate urban reality unto itself." -- Toronto Star. Voted the Best Documentary of 2004 by the Village Voice. NOT ON DVD.

Friday, November 24 - 7:30 PM

Sat., Nov. 25 - 2 PM, 5:30 PM & 9 PM

Sunday, Nov. 26 - 2:00 PM & 5:30 PM



Saturday, November 25

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour




Sunday, November 26

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour




Tuesday, November 28 – 7:30 PM


Join us for the HBO Comedy Festival's "Best of the Fest" short film program, a 90-minute collection of some of this year's best from around the world. The HBO Comedy Festival is the prestigious industry event held in Aspen, CO that features the best in comedic film, standup, theater, and sketch. If you like comedy, this program should not be missed. Ronan & Rob Burke's "Jellybaby" (Ireland, 10 min.) If only Jack and Jill had a baby that didn't cry so much or want to destroy their relationship. Steve Baker's "Confessions of an Animation" (Australia, 4 min.) Life can be a little different through the eyes of an animated character. Adam White's "A Black and White World" (Australia, 9 min.) Johnny, a film character, transcends the medium while attempting to redeem himself in the eyes of his girlfriend. Marc Leidy's "Insight into the Enemy" (USA, 3 min.) What really happens behind the scenes of those Islamic kidnapping videos? Jeff Fowler & Tim Miller's "Gopher Broke" (USA, 4 min.) A hungry gopher hatches a clever plan to get a quick snack, but discovers that even the best laid plans can go "udderly" awry. Chris Waitt's "Dupe" (UK, 11 min.) When slacker Adam buys a cloning machine on eBay to help with his chores, only then does the fun begin. Gaelle Denis' "City Paradise" (UK, 6 min.) Gorgeous, funny animation about a secret world, a mysterious city under London. Steve Dildarian's "Angry Unpaid Hooker" (USA, 7 min.) There IS a price to pay when your girlfriend walks in on you and your hooker. David Dean Bottrell's "Available Men" (USA, 15 min.) When an agent's meeting and a blind date collide in the same trendy L.A. bar, unexpected connections are (mistakenly) made. Christopher Leone's "K-7" (USA, 18 min.) An ordinary job interview is anything but, when the job applicant rates a "K-7" on his psychological profile. Discussion to follow screening with filmmakers Marc Leidy ("Insight..."), Jeff Fowler & Tim Miller ("Gopher Broke"), David Dean Bottrell ("Available Men") & Christopher Leone ("K – 7").