American Cinematheque at the Egyptian & Aero Theatre Present...
Making Movie History for Over 80 Years!

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American Cinematheque Award Recipients:
Ridley Scott 2016

Reese Witherspoon 2015

Matthew McConaughey 2014

Jerry Bruckheimer 2013

Ben Stiller 2012

Robert Downey, Jr. 2011

Matt Damon 2010

Samuel L. Jackson 2008

Julia Roberts 2007

George Clooney 2006

Al Pacino 2005

Steve Martin 2004

Nicole Kidman 2003

Denzel Washington 2002

Nicolas Cage 2001

Bruce Willis 2000

Jodie Foster 1999

Arnold Schwarzenegger 1998

John Travolta 1997

Tom Cruise 1996

Mel Gibson 1995

Rob Reiner 1994

Michael Douglas 1993

Sean Connery 1992

Martin Scorsese 1991

Ron Howard 1990

Steven Spielberg 1989

Robin Williams 1988

Bette Midler 1987

Eddie Murphy 1986

Tickets start at $550. Call 323.314.7000 to purchase.
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.

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<<< Monday, December 1, 2008 >>>

The Presentation of the 23rd Annual American Cinematheque Award

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Samuel L. Jackson 2008 Honoree

Presented December 1, 2008 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills

Award Presentation
Black Tie Preferred

Beverly Hilton Hotel
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The event will be taped for broadcast
December 9, 2008 on AMC

Download a ticket order form
For more information call Mann Productions: 323.314.7000.

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The American Cinematheque Award is presented annually to an extraordinary artist currently making a significant contribution to the art of the Moving Picture. This is our 23rd Award Presentation.

Show Participants: Vin Diesel, Andy Garcia, George Lopez, LaTanya Richardson, John Singleton, Sharon Stone, Justin Timberlake, Denzel Washington, Kerry Washington

Award Presentation by: George Lucas

Taped Message from: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, John Travolta

Benefit Co-Chairs:

Giorgio Armani
Peter Bart
Jeffrey Berg
Charlie Collier
Dick Cook
John Davis
Jordan Davis
Toby Emmerich
William Friedkin
Leonard Goldberg
Wendy Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
Steve Golin
Brad Grey
Andras Hamori
Alan Horn
Toni Howard
Cookie Johnson
Magic Johnson
Quincy Jones
Lisa Kasteler
Deborah Klein
Sherry Lansing
James Lassiter
George Lucas
Ron Meyer
Frank Miller
Rick Nicita
Joanna Poitier
Sidney Poitier

John Rigney
Jeff Robinov
James G. Robinson
Joe Roth
Eli Selden
Robert Shaye
Chris Silberman
John Singleton
Cara Tripicchio
Marco Weber
David Yarnell

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Platinum Sponsors
Morgan Creek Productions

Gold Sponsors
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
International Creative
Los Angeles Times
Paramount Pictures
Universal Studios
The Walt Disney Company
Warner Bros. Entertainment

Silver Sponsors
Anonymous Content
The Capital Group Companies
Giorgio Armani
The Hollywood Reporter
Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer
Austin Mandelbaum Morris
& Klein
Level Four Business Management Lucasfilm Ltd.
Revolution Studios
Susan M. Tolson

John Bucksbaum
James S. Rosenfield
Kleinberg Lopez Lange Cuddy
& Klein LLP

Cinematheque Board of Directors
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Proceeds from this annual tribute fund the year-round community film programs of the American Cinematheque, the non-profit viewer-supported arts organization that preserves the historic 1922 Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard and the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

The American Cinematheque’s public programming celebrates the art of the moving picture in all of its forms -- from the classics, to American independents, the latest international productions, documentaries, shorts, animation, and experimental projects.

Series are highlighted by screenings of rare works, special prints and audience discussions with filmmakers.

The Cinematheque is dedicated to preserving the movie-going experience -- presenting films on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen and heard.

Event Gift Bag Auction!


The 2008 Bag will be auctioned live on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Proceeds go to the American Cinematheque.

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The gift bags, valued at more than $4500 are filled with a luxurious assortment of amazing gifts including lavish hotel packages, high-end accessories, unique travel and beauty products, netflix and delicious gourmet food.

For more information click here!
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