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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. Barry King. Aero Theatre exterior.

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<<< May 2 - 4, 2008 >>>

BritWeek 2008: 50 Years of Britain in Los Angeles


Presented in association with Virgin Atlantic and Sponsored by BritWeek in connection with Pinewood Studios

These events are an Egyptian Theatre exclusive! But, look for our David Lean Retrospective at the Aero Theatre this month!


The British Consulate commemorates 50 years in Los Angeles with several BritWeek events celebrating the contributions of British talent in Hollywood. Hosts Michael York and writer/critic David Thomson host programs tributing pantheon filmmaker David Lean (feted on his centenary) and the many other Brits who are part of the Hollywood legacy, from industry pioneers to contemporary filmmakers. A memorial tribute screening of TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY will be presented in honor of director Anthony Minghella.

Details on this and other events:


Enter Our Drawing:

Two (2) goody bags with his and hers Liz Earle Skincare, DVD’s of Longford
and Elizabeth, Virgin Mega Compilation CD’s and Air New Zealand flip flops

Two (2) BABC outdoor golf/picnic blankets, perfect for use at the beach,
Hollywood bowl, etc., with a golf shirt, golf balls and a certificate for
practice round for half price for four people at Trump National Golf Club

A gift basket from the British Connection

A gift certificate from the Whale & Ale.

*Each ticket buyer will get a drawing slip at the theatre.




Friday, May 2 - 7:30 PM

DAVID LEAN CENTENARY TRIBUTE, Approx. 120 min. The work and influence of Oscar-winning English film director David Lean (THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA) will be explored in a special program featuring clips and special guests. Hosted by David Thomson, who was recently referred to as "the greatest living film critic and historian" by The Atlantic Monthly.   Discussion with actors James Fox and Jean Simmons, editor Anne Coates and director Ronald Neame, moderated by David Thomson.



Saturday, May 3 - 7:30 PM

THE BRITISH IN HOLLYWOOD FROM CHARLIE CHAPLIN TO THE PRESENT DAY, Approx. 120 min. British actor Michael York hosts this program tributing the contributions of the British in Hollywood, from early immigrants of the silent era such as Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy, to contemporary talent including Julie Andrews, Peter O'Toole, Michael Caine, Daniel Day-Lewis and others. York has more than 60 screen credits to his name from work on both sides of the pond, including CABARET, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, and three AUSTIN POWERS movies.




Sunday, May 4 - 7:30 PM

Anthony Minghella Memorial Tribute: TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY, 1990, 106 min. In THE ENGLISH PATIENT helmer Anthony Minghella's directorial debut, Julie Stevenson receives a back-from-the dead visit from her late, cello-playing husband Alan Rickman. A charming romantic comedy. "…a fine job in capturing…textures of London life…a strong performance out of Stevenson…a beguiling film in more ways than one." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader Anthony Minghella's daughter Hannah Minghella will introduce the screening. Nick Redman will moderate a post-screening discussion with Colin Vaines, Julian Sands and Bill Horberg.