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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 $10 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 February:



Saturday, February 3

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour





Sunday, February 4

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour & FOREVER HOLLYWOOD

10:30 AM Behind The Scenes Tour




Tuesday, February 6 - 7:30 PM     ALTERNATIVE SCREEN
Darwin Day Sneak Preview Screening: A FLOCK OF DODOS: THE EVOLUTION - INTELLIGENT DESIGN CIRCUS, 2006, 85 min. Intrigued by articles his mother Muffy Moose sent from Kansas about the notorious school board battles over evolutionist vs. creationist theory, environmental ecologist turned filmmaker, Dr. Randy Olson set out to discover the scientists, right-wingers and and even the pr firms behind the two factions of the argument.

“A Michael Moore-type protagonist without the anger or the edge, Olson’s message as befits an environmentalist is not to change, but to adapt intelligently designed for popular appeal...” -- Variety  

"…downright funny and imaginative." -, Lexi Feinberg

Discussion following with the filmmakers.

Official Flock Website & Trailer!



Wednesday, February 14 – 18

MATTHEW BARNEY: NO RESTRAINT, 2006, IFC Films, 72 min. This documentary directed by Alison Chernick follows filmmaker/artist Matthew Barney while making DRAWING RESTRAINT 9, which was released in 2005. Barney’s hauntingly dreamlike fantasy and surrealist odyssey about an Occidental couple’s experiences with traditional Japanese rituals on board a Japanese whaling vessel, stars Bjork. "Whatever auds might have wanted to know about sculptor-filmmaker Matthew Barney but were too embarrassed to ask is revealed in accessible docu MATTHEW BARNEY: NO RESTRAINT. Helmer Alison Chernick literally gets on board the production of Barney's last effort, the whaling-ship-set for DRAWING RESTRAINT 9 to make something that's more than just a making-of docu." – Leslie Felperin, Variety

DRAWING RESTRAINT 9, 2005, IFC Films, 135 min. Matthew Barney’s film starring Bjork will also screen during the run.

Wednesday, February 14 - 7:30 PM (Rigler Theatre)
NO RESTRAINT, 2006, IFC Films, 72 min.

Wednesday, February 14 - 9:30 PM (Rigler Theatre)
DRAWING RESTRAINT 9, 2005, IFC Films, 135 min.

Thursday, February 15 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM (Spielberg Theatre)

Friday, February 16 - 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM (Spielberg Theatre)
NO RESTRAINT, 2006, IFC Films, 72 min.

Sat., Feb. 17 & Sun., Feb. 18 - 5 PM & 9:30 PM (Spielberg)
NO RESTRAINT, 2006, IFC Films, 72 min.

Sat., Feb. 17 & Sun., Feb. 18 - 7:00 PM (Spielberg Theatre)


Sunday, February 18 - 1:30 - 3:00 PM
KPCC 89.3 FM’S ‘FILM WEEK’ OSCAR PREVIEW, 90 min. FilmWeek and AirTalk host Larry Mantle and local film critics including Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor; Jean Oppenheimer, New Times; Henry Sheehan of; Scott Foundas, LA Weekly; Charles Solomon, animation critic for; Andy Klein, CityBeat and ValleyBeat, Ella Taylor, LA Weekly and Lael Loewenstein, Variety will tape their Academy Awards Preview in front of a live audience. The show will be broadcast on FM 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio. Free to American Cinematheque Members. Show your card at the box office to obtain a ticket. Free tickets are not available online.



Friday, February 23 – 7:30 PM

A STAR IS BORN, 1954, Warner Bros., 170 min. Alcoholic failing star Norman Maine (James Mason) discovers and marries rising matinee idol songbird Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland), in director George Cukor’s emotionally incandescent remake of William Wellman’s 1937 version. Fueled by Garland’s terrifying vulnerability, Cukor’s flawless direction, a superb script by Moss Hart and production designer Gene Allen’s (MY FAIR LADY) brilliant evocation of Hollywood wealth and power, A STAR IS BORN (shown here in the restored, 170 min. version) is an amazing synthesis of on-screen drama, music and behind-the-scenes myth.



February 23 – 24 & 28 and March 1 – 4

[Spielberg and Rigler Theatres] Magnolia Pictures and leading short film company Shorts International will again partner to bring Academy Award-nominated live action and animated short films to our Spielberg Theatre for a limited time. 138 min.

Here is a chance to see all the nominated Live-Action and Animated Short Films in one program either before or after the Academy Awards. Javier Fesser & Luis Manso's "Binta and the Great Idea" (Le Gran Idea) (Spain, 30 min., Live-Action). Binta, a 7-year-old girl, sets out to change the life of her young cousin. Borja Cobeaga's "Eramos Pocos" (One Too Many). (Spain, 16 min., Live-Action). When his wife leaves him, Joaquin asks his son to help him persuade his mother-in-law to do the housework. Soren Pilmark & Kim Magnusson's "Helmer & Son" (Denmark, 12 min., Live-Action). A son is called to the rest home, where his father has recently been admitted. Peter Templeman & Stuart Parkyn's "The Saviour" (Australia, 19 min., Live-Action). Malcolm, a door-to-door Mormon evangelist is in love with a married woman. Ari Sandel's "West Bank Story" (USA, 21 min., Live-Action). Winner! A musical comedy set in the fast-paced, fast-food world of competing falafel stands on the West Bank. Torill Kove's "The Danish Poet" (Denmark, 15 min., Animation). Winner! Kasper, a poet whose creative well has run dry, takes a holiday in Norway to meet the famous writer Sigrid Undset. Gary Rydstrom's "Lifted" (USA, 5 min., Animation). A young alien student from a distant world tests the patience of an increasingly weary instructor in a first-time abduction attempt. Roger Allers & Don Hahn's "The Little Matchgirl" (USA, 7 min., Animation). A tale about a poor young girl who finds visions of happiness in the fiery flames of the matches that she lights to keep warm. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story. Geza M. Toth's "Maestro" (Hungary, 5 min., Animation). Maestro sits in front of a dressing room mirror, and carefully prepares for his grand show. Chris Renaud & Michael Thurmeier's "No Time For Nuts" (USA, 7 min., Animation). While trying to bury a nut during the Ice Age, Scrat uncovers a frozen time machine.

Friday, February 23 – 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Saturday, February 24 – 4:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Wednesday, February 28 – 7:30 PM [Rigler Theatre]

Friday, February 23 - 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Saturday, February 24 - 4:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Wednesday, February 28 - 7:30 PM [Rigler Theatre]

Thursday, March 1 - 7:30 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Friday, March 2 - 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Saturday, March 3 - 7:30 PM and 10:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]

Sunday, March 4 - 4:00 PM [Spielberg Theatre]



Saturday, February 24 - 10:00 AM   
"INVISIBLE ART, VISIBLE ARTISTS" Co-presented by American Cinema Editors (A.C.E). An open discussion with all of this year's Oscar-nominated film editors. Watch the Oscars on Sunday, February 25th at the Egyptian.

Nominees include:

"Babel" (Paramount and Paramount Vantage)
Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise

"Blood Diamond" (Warner Bros.)
Steven Rosenblum

"Children of Men" (Universal)
Alex Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón

"The Departed" (Warner Bros.)
Thelma Schoonmaker

"United 93" (Universal and StudioCanal)
Clare Douglas, Christopher Rouse and Richard Pearson

*All nominees will appear in person subject to availability.

Free Admission. Tickets available on day of seminar only at box office. No online ticketing. Doors open at 9:00 AM.




Saturday, February 24 - 2:30 PM   

A SEMINAR WITH OSCAR NOMINATED ART DIRECTORS & SET DECORATORS Co-presented with the Art Directors Guild and the Set Decorators Society of America. A panel discussion with this year’s Academy Award nominated Art Directors and Set Decorators moderated by Art Directors Guild President Thomas A. Walsh. Watch the Oscars on Sunday, February 25th at the Egyptian. Nominees are as follows:

“Dreamgirls” (DreamWorks and Paramount)
Art Direction: John Myhre
Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

“The Good Shepherd” (Universal)
Art Direction: Jeannine Oppewall
Set Decoration: Gretchen Rau and Leslie E. Rollins

“Pan’s Labyrinth” (Picturehouse)
Art Direction: Eugenio Caballero
Set Decoration: Pilar Revuelta

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” (Buena Vista)
Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs
Set Decoration: Cheryl Carasik

“The Prestige” (Buena Vista)
Art Direction: Nathan Crowley
Set Decoration: Julie Ochipinti

*All nominees will appear in person subject to availability.

Free Admission. Tickets available on day of seminar only at box office. No online ticketing.




Sunday, February 25 - 2:00 - 9:00 PM

AwardsParty2007.jpg (49970 bytes)American Cinematheque's Awards Night Viewing Party!

This event is not sponsored or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts or Sciences.

If you have ever wondered what Penelope Cruz’ petite Prada clad 'derriere' would look like projected on a 57 foot wide screen, you will DEFINITELY want to join us for the American Cinematheque’s Oscar (c)  Viewing Party at the legendary 1922 Egyptian Theatre... across the street from where "the industry's most glittering night" will unravel... unfold...? unfurl...? where Daniel Craig (aka 007) will make his Oscar debut, uttering the staggering,... "the envelope please" (or I’ll kill you)-- where Ellen DeGeneres will coax a smile out of "the industry"-- or instantly end her hosting career and where Clint Eastwood could very likely "make his own day" or someone else’s if he gets to present that tiny Gold Man to some lucky Ruthless Dictator, Monarch of England, Dirty Cop, Raunchy Grandfather, Fashionista, Heroin addicted School Teacher or Declining R & B Idol (to name but a few of our Oscar hopefuls). All guests will get a souvenir copy of an Awards Magazine complete with nominee odds, stories on the nominees and more, plus an Oscar (c) Party Favor!

2 PM sharp
Doors open for Buffet, Cocktails, Pre-Oscar (c) banter and Oscar (c) predictions (for fabulous prizes). 

(Limos start to line up on Highland at 2:30 PM. You don’t want to get caught in that) Late arrivals: the doors will be locked, but will be checked at commercial breaks.

2 - 5 PM

"The Queen's Buffet" & Bar Open. (Best Picture theme menu). Vegetarian options abound. Bar will be open continuously throughout the evening.

3 PM
Red Carpet Arrivals/Pre-Show Starts

5 PM
(c) telecast begins.

6 PM
Dessert & Coffee served.

We suggest you enter the area from the South/East to avoid Boulevard closures at Highland and west of Highland. Sunset is not blocked off. Parking behind the theatre in the Grant Parking lots is available for $8-$15. Or head east on Selma there are lots at Selma & Cherokee and Selma & N. Schrader. You will NOT be able to park at Hollywood & Highland or exit at the Metro station there (next closest station is Vine). Free street parking on Sunset, Selma, Las Palmas, McCadden Place, Cherokee or other side streets may be available. Parking is also available at the Cinerama Dome parking lot on Sunset as well as the structure on the north side of the street at Hollywood & Vine (where the Baja Fresh is). Posted rates will apply and unfortunately we don't validate. You can find full street closure maps at

Everyone is encouraged to come in their Oscar finest or as your favorite Oscar nominee (actor or character), but no pressure... you can come with or without your Harry Winston diamonds and we'll still love you, we'll really love you. Casual attire is okay.

If this is totally bewildering to you, but you think you might like to come if only you could figure out who Oscar Goldman is... check out (they also have detailed street closure info.)

Tickets: $18 Cinematheque Members | $20 Students/Seniors | $25 General Admission. No vouchers/passes accepted. Ticket sales will close at 5 PM on Saturday, February 24 on The fastest way to find the event called "Awards Night" is by using the Egyptian Theatre's zip code 90028 and then look at the coming soon link. A very limited number of tickets will be sold at the door (first come, first served).