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This newsletter is sponsored by The Geffen Playhouse:
GeffenSaturdayScene.jpg (32263 bytes)Explore the magic of live theater with your kids with a very special presentation of IRON JOHN! Masks, movement & music tell this legendary Brothers Grimm German folk tale, a parable about a wild man and a prince -- a boy matures into adulthood through meaningful rites of passage. This presentation is part of the Geffen's Stage for Any Age program, Saturday Scene. Saturday, Feb.14th at 11:00 AM.

Special Offer: To receive a free adult ticket with every child's ticket purchased ($15 value), use offer code: SCENE. In order to receive the discount, you must mention the code at time of purchase. A service charge/handling fee applies. Discount cannot be applied to previous ticket purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer expires February 14, 2009. Geffen Playhouse Box Office: (310) 208-5454 or

American Cinematheque Onscreen:
January 21 - 31, 2009

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January 22 - 31, 2009
Featuring Many Rare Films that are NOT ON DVD!
New Hollywood Strikes Back: Most Requested 60s & 70s Films
FREEBIE AND THE BEAN, Liza Minnelli in THE STERILE CUCKOO, Burt Lancaster in THE SWIMMER, Elizabeth Taylor & Mia Farrow in SECRET CEREMONY and much much more!
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Outfest Presents:
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 7:30 PM
A documentary about one of the leading gender reassignment surgery centers

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Saturday, January 31 - 2:00 PM
Author Greg Williams presentation and booksigning as part of the Art Deco Society Lecture Series


F i l m f o r u m

Select Sundays at 7:00 PM
Spielberg Theatre

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February 14 & 15
10:30 AM  - Meet at the Box Office!
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of the historic Egyptian Theatre and a screening of
Experience the Legendary 85-year old Egyptian Theatre with the lights on! Bring your out of town guests to enjoy an authentic slice of Hollywood History!
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Reminder: Ends January 21, 2009
Film Critic Kevin Thomas presents CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS

The Films of Francois Truffaut

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January 22 - 29, 2009

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Michael Crichton Tribute


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Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 6:30 PM
Mad Max Trilogy
Discussion following MAD MAX 2 with cinematographer Dean Semler
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Support the Cinematheque... Own a Celebrity Signed Movie Poster of Your Favorite Film!

The Cinematheque is auctioning off our collection of movie posters signed by celebrity guests at the Aero & Egyptian Theatres over the past MANY years. Funds raised will support the on-going programs of the American Cinematheque. Click for more information or go to e-bay and search "For Dummies Auctions.". Different genres each week through February!

The Cinematheque thanks our poster collection supervisors Bruce Chambers and Melodie Simond for their amazing work!

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The Forrest J. Ackerman Memorial Tribute is scheduled for March 8th. More information will be announced when it is confirmed. Tickets will be on sale in mid-February on

Membership Offers!

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Gift Memberships!

American Cinematheque Memberships make thoughtful gifts for the film lover in your life at the holiday or year round -- or consider a Membership for yourself! Members can see 100's of movies per year on the big screen at $7 a pop! And that includes a lot of double features. Plus, receive invitations to free films and receptions. Keep an eye on our special offers for new members! And did we mention that memberships are also tax-deductible?

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Donations Needed!
We got a new van!!  Now we are seeking sponsorship for painting our logo on it!. E-mail us with any leads!

Our projectionists are seeking some 35 mm split reels. Do you have a Mini-DV camera you aren't using, a lighting kit? Do you have a PC laptop that can run Powerpoint that you would like to donate to the American Cinematheque? We are seeking a 1 - 3 year old laptop to use in the Egyptian Theatre. As a non-profit, your donations to us are tax-deductible. We will provide you with a donation letter to use at tax time. Please call 323.461.2020, ext. 121.

We're Saving A Seat For You
Did you know that a $1000 donation can buy you at seat at the Egyptian & Aero Theatre? Personalize a name plate on the back of the seat. Another great  gift idea for the Egyptian's 85th birthday!

Rent the Aero or Egyptian Theatres
Our theatres are available for rent. To inquire please call 323.466.3456.

Tell us what you would like to see! E-mail info "at" americancinematheque "dot" com
January Egyptian Theatre Calendar | January Aero Theatre Calendar

Coming Soon:  More Seminars for Filmmakers & Film Lovers, Sneak Previews, Family Matinees, Oscar Winners, KPCC FilmWeek Oscar Preview, Seminars with this year's Oscar Nominated Film Editors & Art Directors, Masaki Kobayashi's THE HUMAN CONDITION Trilogy and more! and always much, much more!


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Be sure to click on "coming attractions" to purchase advance tickets. The fastest way to access the schedule is by theatre zip code - Egyptian 90028 and Aero 90403.
Service charges do apply.

Tickets are also available at the Egyptian and Aero Theatre Box Offices.
General Admission: $10   | Student/Senior: $8  
American Cinematheque Member: $7
* Tickets for free events are available at the box office on the day of the event only. They are distributed first come, first served.

Join the Cinematheque Today:
Keep an eye out for special promotions (free gift with membership purchase) at our various festivals.
Use Paypal to sign up online. Click here.
Service charges do apply.

A large pool of volunteers keep the Cinematheque
going strong. To learn more about how you can help click here.
We are actively seeking internet savvy volunteers who can help maintain our presence on social networking websites and online calendars. We are also looking for volunteers with their own digital video equipment who are interested in helping us document our q & a's for our archive. And can you help us distribute some of the Cinematheque's film calendars?

The best deal is at the Hollywood & Highland Complex. $2 for 4 hours!
Click here for details.

Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero
1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Movies on the Big Screen since 1940!

Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Movies on the Big Screen since 1922! Celebrating our 85th Anniversary October 18th!

Full Schedule Details: | 323.466.FILM

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