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Series compile by: Andrew Crane, Chris D., Kevin Kidney and Denny Moynihan.
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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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SCHEDULE (Egyptian Film Calendar)
24-Hour Information: 323.466.FILM
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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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<<< July 25 - 26, 2008 >>>

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An Egyptian Theatre exclusive!

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After the success of our Tiki events the past three summers, we’re back again with more exotic ephemera: more fun feature films, diverting oddball shorts, vendors, food, music and more! We’ll be showing old-school island adventure pics FAIR WIND TO JAVA, ALOMA OF THE SOUTH SEAS and HER JUNGLE LOVE (all in gorgeously saturated color) will screen along with artist Kevin Kidney’s collection of rare, island-themed TV surprises. Join us in the Egyptian’s Courtyard for a Royal Southern California-style Luau with exotic musical entertainment from King Kukelele and his Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers. There will also be Tiki vendors and other special surprises in the courtyard on Saturday from 1:00 PM until we shut it down. See photos from last year's Tiki Weekend!



Friday, July 25 – 7:30 PM

Tiki Double Feature:

FAIR WIND TO JAVA, 1953, Paramount, 92 min. Dir. Joseph Kane. Fred MacMurray, captain of a late 19th-century ship in the East Indies, makes like an early Indiana Jones searching for a sunken vessel laden with a fortune in diamonds. But he has to keep looking over his shoulder when cunning, bloodthirsty pirates, an angry volcano and last, but not least, a smitten native girl (Vera Ralston) start to gum up the works. Gorgeous color adventure antics in true Republic Pictures style. Preserved by UCLA with funds from the Film Foundation. More on this Movie!   NOT ON DVD

ALOMA OF THE SOUTH SEAS, 1941, Universal, 71 min. Dir. Alfred Santell. As a boy, native Jon Hall is sent to be educated in England. But he returns to his island home to stop a revolution and promptly falls into the arms of first love Dorothy Lamour. Although shot on Paramount backlots, the color cinematography was nominated for an Oscar, as were the special effects – a spectacular earthquake and erupting volcano put an exclamation point on the climactic finale. A kitschy remake of the silent classic. NOT ON DVD



Saturday, July 26 – 5:00 PM

LUAU DINNER Join us in the Egyptian Courtyard for a Royal Southern California-style Luau with live music from King Kukelele and his Friki Tikis, the Polynesian Paradise Dancers, vendors and a bountiful island-themed dinner.

On Saturday, July 26th you have 3 ticket options:

1) Movie Program Only (valid for 7:30 PM film on 7/26 only, regular film prices); 2) Luau Dinner Only: $22; 3) Movie Program, plus Luau: General: $29; Senior/Student: $27; Cinematheque Member: $26.

*50 dinners will be sold at the door. To guarantee a dinner ticket please purchase in advance.

View Luau Menu.



Saturday, July 26 – 7:30 PM

Tiki Clip Show and Film

"Tiki on TV" Approx. 30 min. Watch seldom-seen Tiki TV classics presented by Los Angeles artist Kevin Kidney. Just as mainland Tiki restaurants and watering holes perfected the artifice of exotic environments, Hollywood's hills and backlots masqueraded as the island tropics for television viewers of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Filled with clip highlights from the shows themselves, Kevin's program will include never-before-seen images and fascinating ephemera -- and explore how these programs influenced other areas of midcentury American culture, from nightlife to travel.

HER JUNGLE LOVE, 1938, Universal, 81 min. Dir. George Archainbaud. Aviator Ray Milland and partner Lynne Overman are searching for a missing plane when they’re marooned on what seems like a deserted island. Deserted -- except for the lovely Dorothy Lamour, who is a goddess to the natives of the adjoining isles and is soon being romanced by hero Milland. Neighboring native chief J. Carroll Naish hates white men and soon slots our heroes for sacrifice to crocodiles. But villain Naish doesn’t count on having to deal with the obligatory erupting volcano. Supremely entertaining, in sumptuous color. More on this movie! NOT ON DVD