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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 September:




Tuesday, September 19 – 7:30 PM

In-Person Tribute To Sybil Jason: Warner Brothers’ First Child Star

LITTLE BIG SHOT, 1935, Warner Bros., 78 min. Although Sybil Jason’s time in the limelight was relatively brief, she enjoyed a remarkable film career working alongside a handful of Immortals including Al Jolson, Shirley Temple, and Humphrey Bogart. Tonight we pay tribute to "Warner Brothers' First Kid Star" with a rare screening of her 1935 feature directed by Michael Curtiz. Robert Armstrong and Edward Everett Horton are two conmen who become pushovers when left in charge of their dead friend’s tiny daughter (Jason). The great Glenda Farrell is the tough dame who realizes Armstrong isn’t as cynical as he makes himself out to be. Plus preceding the feature: two of Sybil's Technicolor short subjects, "The Changing Of The Guard" and "A Day At Santa Anita" (both from 1937). Following the screening, Sybil Jason will be on hand to answer questions about her career and discuss her autobiography My Fifteen Minutes.



Thursday, September 21 - 8:00 PM ALTERNATIVE SCREEN
Los Angeles' True Local Heroes

So you've managed to survive your share of the glut of generic Hollywood summer movies. And now that all those pirates, all those damsels in distress, and that man who can fly faster than a speeding bullet begin to fade into background of your shrinking skull, it is time to open up your mind again to the true potential of cinema! This collection of thematically ambitious and visually innovative short films from L.A.'s finest proves one thing: The true saviors to our entertainment dilemmas might very well come in the form of intelligent, original, local heroes who really know how to deliver the goods in a short package.

World Premiere! Lisa Prisco's "(5) Stages" (2006, 7 min.) 288 Cuts. 29 People. One Universal Theme. L.A. Premiere! Gabriela Tollman's "You Turned Back and Held My Hand" (2006, 6 min.) Can intimacy survive reality? Delaney Bishop's "The Death of Salvador Dali" (2005, 18 min.) The master surrealist makes a rare guest appearance in the office and headspace of Sigmund Freud. With Dita Von Teese. West Coast Premiere! Michael Medaglia's "The Ratsnitch Angel" (2006, 2 min.) What's a boy to do when he has a little "angel" in his pocket? Cedar Sherberts's "Gesture Down (I Don't Sing)" (2006, 8 min.) The journey back. Learning to sing again. Tyler Hubby & Kelly Maxx's "Domestic Disturbance" (2005, 4 min.) A spare, modern gothic of shattered serenity. Special Sneak Preview! William Kruse's "H-E-N-R-Y" (2006, 18 min.) The identities of two inmates collide on a prison basketball court. Nicole Barnette's "Fourteen" (2006, 7 min.) A momentous day of gifts and attention has significant consequences for a 14-year-old girl's future. West Coast Premiere! Justin Rhodes' "Nocturne" (2005, 23 min.) Moments of life in the semi-consciousness. Discussion following with all of the presenting filmmakers. Curated by Thomas Harris.



Saturday, September 23

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour





Saturday, September 23 - 11 AM – 4 PM

American Cinematheque Members are Invited to a Special Edition of the "Real Black Dahlia Crime Bus Tour"

To coincide with the release of Brian De Palma’s new film THE BLACK DAHLIA (due out September 15 from Universal) the American Cinematheque has arranged for members to cruise the streets of Los Angeles on the trail of unsolved 1947 mutilation murder victim Elizabeth Short who became known as "The Black Dahlia."

Historians Kim Cooper and Nathan Marsak, founders of the 1947 Project will be our guides on this five hour luxury bus tour which visits more than two dozen scenes from the real and hypothesized history of the Black Dahlia case. Along the way, passengers will explore the social history of postwar Los Angeles, several popular Dahlia theories will be debunked and a little known but likely suspect will be introduced. The tour will introduce passengers to the real Elizabeth Short and some of the peculiar characters who knew her in life or become obsessed with her in death.

The tour will culminate with a special screening of Brian De Palma's BLACK DAHLIA film for tour participants only. The film will start at approx. 4:30 PM at the Egyptian.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Egyptian Theatre Box Office or at  Once you purchase your ticket please e-mail the Fandango confirmation number, your name and your membership number to with the words BLACK DAHLIA TOUR in the subject line. We will be printing out your ticket for you and sending additional updates (including where the tour will meet) to you via e-mail so it is imperative that you contact us after you purchase your ticket.


The tour will meet on Las Palmas Avenue (the side street on the east side of the Egyptian Theatre) between Selma & Hollywood Boulevard. Look for the big BUS. We will leave at 11 AM sharp. We suggest that you park in one of the lots south of the Egyptian (off Selma) because the validation at Hollywood & Highland is only for up to 4 hours. The lot at Cherokee and Selma is about $5 during the day. The lots directly behind the Egyptian range in price. See our website for more parking options.

Seating is limited to 50 persons so if you want to take this tour buy your ticket now!

Tickets are $45 for Members and $50 for non-members.

  • The tour group will meet by 10:30 AM to check in and the bus will leave at 11:00 AM sharp.
  • You are welcome to bring a sack lunch if you don’t have time for a hearty breakfast.
  • The bus is NOT wheelchair accessible, but there is not a lot of walking involved on the tour.
  • We will contact you with the meeting point for the tour after you buy your ticket as we are still working out some logistics. The location will be accessible by highway and public transportation.

Post-tour dining options  will be available, though not included in the price of the tour admission. For future tours from the 1947 Project click here.


Saturday, September 23 – 7:30pm [Spielberg Theatre]


These shorts about a future that may already be here and a present that may never happen will make you think, cringe & laugh. Join us for a discussion with several of the filmmakers in person after the screening. A great way to support new talent and see what is on the horizon.

Jonathan Joffe’s "Cost of Living" (Canada, 10 min). This stylish film examines how much a man is willing to pay for possible immortality. Christopher Leone’s "K-7" (US, 18 min). An ordinary job interview becomes a battle for life or death when Vincent Kincaid rates a high score on his psychological profile. Jeremy Haccoun’s "Paradox" (UK, 19 min). Are the two gentlemen in a well? Are they in the present or in medieval times? Watch and make your own conclusions. James Oxford’s "Smartcard" (US, 16 min). A tale of a utopian future where every aspect of your life is integrated into one, yes….smartcard. The glitch happens when….**Michael Lucas’ "Turn" (Australia, 11 min). A surreal comedy about love, traffic and survival. A perfect one for us Angelenos. ** "The Knock" (12 min.) directed by Miles Murphy will replace "The Turn." A discussion to follow with directors Christopher Leone (K-7) and James Oxford (Smartcard).



Sunday, September 24

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind the Scenes Tour