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American Cinematheque Onscreen:
March 1 - 15, 2009

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REMINDER: Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 2 PM
The Movie Theatre Architecture of Timothy Pflueger Illustrated Lecture & Booksigning with author Therese Poletti

Presented in collaboration with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

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March 1, 2009
Oscar Winning Favorites
Actor John Savage and original story co-writer Quinn Redeker to introduce the screening.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Sneak Preview and Tribute to
Artist Zdzislaw Beksinski:
Discussion on art and the filmmaker's vision with directors William Malone, Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Mick Garris and Stuart Gordon

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March 6 - 7, 2009
Tickets are available through Outfest. This is not a Cinematheque program.

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Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tribute from Friends and Colleagues, Reception, Preview of Estate Auction, Double Feature & More Celebrating the Life of

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Sneak Preview! Starring Kristen Stewart (TWILIGHT)
Director Mary Stuart Masterson and actor Bruce Dern In Person!

Seminar for Filmmakers Prepping For Film Festivals
Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 7:00 PM
Get the inside scoop on film festivals and learn to make calculated decisions on where and when to play! It is easy to choose the wrong festivals and "give your premiere away" when you don't know how to Navigate the Film Festival Circuit. Note the earlier start time! The same seminar will be offered on both dates.

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March 12 - 22, 2009
Special Guests!

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Fetish Film Night!
Radical Faeries Program

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Celebrate Sid's 130th Birthday with a lecture about the colorful life of impresario Sid Grauman
Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 10:30 AM
Egyptian Theatre Founder Sid Grauman Illustrated Lecture with Mark Simon

F i l m f o r u m

Select Sundays at 7:00 PM
Spielberg Theatre

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March 14 & 15
10:30 AM  - Meet at the Box Office! Our March. 14 Tour is a special lecture on Egyptian Theatre founder Sid Grauman.
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: February 27 - March 1, 2009 - 7:30 PM
The Godfather Trilogy in Restored, New 35 MM Prints! One Film Per Night

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Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 4 PM
Sneak Preview! Starring Ashton Kutcher & Michelle Pfeiffer

Director David Hollander In Person! Additional Guests will be announced on our website.

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March 6 - 11, 2009
A Tribute to a Comic Mastermind
Featuring Steve Martin in THE JERK and THE MAN WITH TWO BRAINS, plus WHERE'S POPPA, ENTER LAUGHING and More!

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Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 4 PM
Family Matinee of French Classics in Newly Restored Prints!
Introduce the Youngsters in Your Life to Classic Cinema!

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Double Feature Memorial Tribute to Writer Donald E. Westlake Featuring Two Films Based on his work

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Friday, March 13, 2009 - 7:30 PM
Memorial Tribute Screening to Director Robert Mulligan who directed a young Reese Witherspoon in
Reese Witherspoon will not be able to appear in person as previously announced.

March 14 - 15, 2009
Click here for tickets and information. This is not a Cinematheque program.


Support the Cinematheque... Own a Celebrity Signed Movie Poster of Your Favorite Film!

Last Chance! Auction Ending! The Cinematheque continues auctioning off its 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! Visit us at the Hollywood Collectors Show this weekend for more posters!

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

Very soon, only American Cinematheque Members will receive the Cinematheque calendar in the mail. Alert your friends to join our e-mail list to continue receiving notifications or JOIN the Cinematheque now!

Membership Offers!

Join the Cinematheque during the OSCAR-WINNING FAVORITES Series

New Members will receive a glamorous SCHWAG BAG It's Award Season in Hollywood and the stars are being treated to all kinds of special gifts from luxury goods companies. Want a little of that glamour in your life? Join the AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE at the DUAL level or above during the Oscar Winning Favorites series at either the Aero or Egyptian Theatres and receive a bag with glam schwag...including one of several assorted DVD's, 2 CD's, an American Cinematheque luggage tag, a bottle of vodka, a t-shirt, hair care products & more. Inquire about joining at the Egyptian and Aero Theatre box offices between February 13 and March 1 (or as long as the supply lasts). And, when you join at an upper level (or upgrade) prior to March 7th, you will be invited to a sneak preview screening of TOKYO!, a new triptych film by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho

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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 or view this pdf..

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

Coming Soon:  More Seminars for Filmmakers (Navigating Film Festivals) Sneak Previews, Family Matinees, Harold Pinter Tribute, The Films of Akira Kurosawa, Film Noir, Kevin Thomas' Favorite Films: BOUND FOR GLORY, DIRTY DANCING Celebration, THE MATRIX TRILOGY, 25th Anniversary of THE LAST STARFIGHTER, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET with Live Commentary by Wes Craven 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:
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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?

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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!

Full Schedule Details: | 323.466.FILM

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