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American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents...
Movies on the Big Screen Since 1940!
1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica

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Series programmed by: Gwen Deglise.

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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 are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
(Aero by series)
(Aero Film Calendar)
(Egyptian by series)
(Egyptian by date)
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 newly re-opened and renovated Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Barry Gerber. Aero Theatre (c) 2004.

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<<< February 27 - March 1, 2009 >>>

The Godfather Trilogy - Newly Restored


This is an Aero Theatre Exclusive!


More than three decades after two of them won Academy Awards for Best Picture, the films of director Francis Ford Coppola's classic THE GODFATHER Trilogy can once again be enjoyed by audiences as they were originally meant to be seen, thanks to a meticulous restoration by Paramount Pictures, overseen by Coppola himself. The Trilogy underwent extensive frame-by-frame examination and restoration utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology in this historic preservation effort, which required more than a year to complete. Robert A. Harris of the Film Preserve supervised the restoration under the direction of Coppola and cinematographer Gordon Willis. Harris' restoration credits include LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, SPARTACUS, VERTIGO and REAR WINDOW.




Friday, February 27 – 7:30 PM

Restored Version!

New 35mm Print! THE GODFATHER, 1972, Paramount, 175 min. Director Francis Ford Coppola transformed author Mario Puzo’s sprawling Mafia saga into the Great American Movie of the 1970s, a towering, cinematically stunning portrait of darkness and violence overwhelming every level of American society like a monstrous tidal wave. Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire and Robert Duvall head one of the best casts assembled since CITIZEN KANE – but the lion’s share of attention went to Marlon Brando for his unforgettable, career-reviving performance as Don Vito Corleone. Don Vito has a close-knit family, including offspring hotheaded Sonny (Caan), sensitive Michael (Pacino) and oft-neglected daughter Connie (Shire). When a mob war breaks out post-WWII and Don Vito is seriously wounded, returning veteran Michael, previously uninvolved in the family "business," is the only one cool and collected enough to pull the irons out of the fire. Co-starring a rogue’s gallery of greats, including Richard Conte and Sterling Hayden. Trailer




Saturday, February 28 – 7:30 PM

Restored Version!

New 35mm Print! THE GODFATHER, PART II, 1974, Paramount, 200 min. Francis Coppola expands upon and deepens the themes of THE GODFATHER with this ambitious sequel.  The film follows two stories of gangsters rising to power: a young Don Vito Corleone (Robert De Niro), and his son Michael (Al Pacino) decades later. Coppola’s parallel structure allows him to compare and contrast two American eras and consider the political and cultural changes of the 20th century; it’s an approach that makes THE GODFATHER, PART II an epic work of art as well as one of the most entertaining crime movies ever made. Trailer




Sunday, March 1 – 7:30 PM

Restored Version!

New 35mm Print! THE GODFATHER, PART III, 1990, Paramount, 162 min. Francis Coppola and Mario Puzo continue to expand upon their themes and deepen their characterizations in the third and final chapter of the greatest crime saga in film history. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) is more powerful than ever, and more respectable as he forms allegiances with international banks and the Catholic Church. But a hothead apprentice (Andy Garcia) and the sins of Michael's past make leaving violence behind impossible -- just when he thought he was out, they pull him back in. Diane Keaton, Eli Wallach and many more fill out the all-star cast of Coppola's elegiac masterpiece. Trailer