last updated 4/30/01



The Cinematheque is in dire need of a slide projector (consumer or more advanced model). If you have one to donate (tax-deductible!), please contact us at 323.461.2020, ext. 121. We also need VCR's and television monitors.


See us at ShowBiz Expo at the LA Convention Center, May 31-June 2, 2001!


Bring your ticket stub between May 1st and June 17th to the new Pig 'N Whistle Restaurant (located next door to the Egyptian) for 10% off dinner for two. Good for same day as ticket purchased only.


The Egyptian Theatre had an artist in residence working on his part of the Community of Angels project at the Egyptian. Watch for these finished angel statues in public places around LA soon!


The Egyptian Theatre is now hiring ushers and concession workers for evening and weekend shifts. Call Monika at 323 461 2020 ext. 120 or come by the Egyptian for an application.


Now you can take home some of your favorite Cinematheque movies on the "American Cinematheque Presents..." label. On sale at the Egyptian Theatre and Tower Video stores near you are BLACK TIGHT KILLERS and FEMALE CONVICT SCORPIAN, two Japanese genre films. Look for other titles coming soon on DVD and video. The hit of our Mods & Rockers Festival 1999, WONDERWALL, featuring a George Harrison score may be coming to a theatre near you (if you live in New York, Seattle, Massachusetts, Chicago -- and more cities to be added). For information e-mail


Donations needed! All are tax deductible! The Cinematheque needs an upright Piano, VHS VCR; a color TV monitor; a Beta SP deck; the services of a fencing company, a retail merchandise display case and items for a silent auction.


Treat your out-of-town guests to a CityPass. Its a new way to take a Hollywood-themed cultural tour of Los Angeles. For one low price, you get a ticket to the Egyptian Theatre, Universal Studios, The Peterson Automotive Museum, The Museum of Tolerence, The Hollywood Entertainment Museum, The Nixon Library, The Museum of Television & Radio and the Gene Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Available at the Egyptian Theatre box office.


The Cinematheque is looking for screeners for a film award program. Interested persons should send a letter of interest to Margot Gerber at the Cinematheque office.


Cinematheque Member Cari Beauchamp produced "Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood" a fabulous documentary film based on her book, about an early writer/director, Mary Pickford collaborator. It is airing this month on Turner Classic Movies along with films by early women filmmakers.


The Lost City of DeMille project needs your help to save the 1923 sets from THE TEN COMMANDMENTS which originally premiered at the Egyptian. These sets were buried in the desert near Santa Barbara after the production and now the people behind this preservation project want Paramount to help financially. To support this cause, hit their website and send an e-mail to Paramount Pictures CEO Sherry Lansing asking her to support the "lost city" project.


Coming Soon! The new American Cinematheque T-Shirt 2000.


The Cinematheque will be exhibiting at Retro Fest the weekend of August 11-13 at the Santa Monica Civic Center. If you love retro culture, music, movies, tv shows, clothes and more, you won't want to miss this great festival. Live bands on stage, food, shopping and autograph opportunities! Fun stuff for kids too. Our booth is outside on the side closest to Pico (southernmost) near the stage.


Pictures from the MODS & ROCKERS festival 2000 are now on the site! See Olivia Newton John at her surprise appearance.


Miceli's Restaurant (1746 N. Las Palmas) next door to the Egyptian is offering a special deal when you eat there on the same day you are attending an American Cinematheque program. Show your receipt or membership card to get 5% taken off your bill and an additional 5% donated to the Cinematheque! Miceli's is Los Angeles' oldest Italian restaurant, opened in 1949! Live entertainment on Thursday and Sunday nights! Full bar.


The Cinematheque has partnered with to build, manage and maintain an online shopping mall that will benefit our organization. Even though you pay the regular low prices at online stores like Dell Computer, Office Max, Sharper Image, The Disney Store and many others, will pay us up to 20% of the purchases you make through their site. To get started, visit our mall.

The UCLA Book Fair was very successful. Thanks to everyone who donated books. We are still taking donations to mount a sale at the Egyptian in the future. Now accepting film related books, periodicals and posters and stills to sell  to raise money for Cinematheque programs. Call Paul at 323.461.2020, ext. 111 if you have something to donate.

The Cinematheque is exhibiting at Showbiz Exp booth 419, June 23-25 at the LA Convention Center.

Congratulations to filmmaker Frank Novak who screened his film GOOD HOUSEKEEPING at the Cinematheque's Alternative Screen series in February 2000. It is now an Official Selection of Critics' Week at the 53rd Cannes International Film Festival!! Check it out in Cannes!

The Cinematheque will have a booth (#189) at the UCLA Book Fair (April 29 & 30, 2000). We are accepting donations of film related books, periodicals and posters to sell at the booth to raise money for Cinematheque programs. Call 323.461.2020, ext. 111 if you have something to donate.

The Cinematheque's new attraction film FOREVER HOLLYWOOD opened to the public on Dec. 8, 1999!

Historic Tours of the Egyptian Theatre will be held on Dec. 4th & 5th.

American Cinematheque Trustee Dale Stieber produced IN SEARCH OF KUNDUN WITH MARTIN SCORSESE. The documentary film opens 10/15/99 at the Laemmle Monica 4-Plex in Santa Monica and in San Francisco and Mill Valley the following week. Check your local paper for show times. The film chronicles the making of KUNDUN and features exclusive footage shot on the set. The film documents the unique encounter of Martin Scorsese with the tibetan people and the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.


July 31st & August 1st see a webcast of our Universal Hitchcock International Director Series!

The Cinematheque's office phone number has been changed. The new number is 323.461.2020. All individual extensions remain the same. To listen to recorded program information you can will still call 323.466-FILM. This change was made to increase the volume of calls our voicemail can handle at one time. We hope you will be able to get through to us more easily from now on!!

Our limited edition full-color, grand opening, commemorative Egyptian Theatre t-shirts have arrived! 100% cotton, white, crew neck, beefy tees with a vibrant watercolor of the Egyptian Theatre emblazoned across the front and a dedication on the back. Sizes Medium, Large & XL. Call Nancy Winters at 323.461.2020, ext. 121 to mail order or buy one at the theatre. Shirts are $16 plus shipping and handling.

Group Tours of the historic Egyptian Theatre can be arranged by calling 323.461.2020, ext. 115. Groups must be 10 or larger. Adults $7.00. Students/Children $5.00. Includes complete history and tour of the renovation.

American Cinematheque re-opens February 3, 1999 with a James Cameron Retrospective Coverage of discussion with Cameron following THE ABYSS Special Edition!

See the invitation only Grand Opening gala at the Egyptian with Gloria Stuart, Charlton Heston, Quentin Tarantino and more... Webcast on ITV Net!!

ATOM FILMS SEEKS SHORT FILMS FOR DISTRIBUTION. AtomFilms is a new, innovative short-film distribution company seeking high-quality short films in all genres (30 minutes or less) to distribute to Broadcast and Cable TV, Home Video, DVD, Internet, hospitality and other major markets. Films must have all clearances and rights for commercial distribution.
>> Submissions on VHS (NTSC, PAL, SECAM):
Atom Films Acquisitions, Joel S. Bachar, Acquisitions, 206-264-2735, ext.10980 S. Washington, Suite 303
Seattle, WA 98104

Those rascals at the phone company changed our area code. When phoning or faxing our office, please use the new 323 area code!

Check out the November issue of BOX OFFICE magazine for a feature story on the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian.

Check out the final issue (June 1998) of BUZZ Magazine for an article on the American Cinematheque by David Chute. Its the last issue ever and sure to become a collector's item! Read it online at

New Sonic Youth album, "A Thousand Leaves" out May 12, 1998. Win a copy at the April 30th screening of FLUSHED or see for more info.


Interested in investing in independent films? Call the Film Fund for a prospectus. (888) 258.7082. Harnessed risk, unbridled passion... diversified investment.


New Website Section: Egyptian Theater Photo Gallery!

The Alternative Screen is looking for part-time, volunteer programming staff. For more information please call 213.466.3456, ext. 117.


BLUE SKIES ARE A LIE which made its LA Premiere at the Alternative Screen in March 1997 is playing Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 AM at the Laemmle Sunset 5. Running indefinately in May.

When spending an evening at the Cinematheque, how about dinner at Fabiolus Cafe? Conviently located near the Egyptian at Sunset just east of Vine on the south side of the street. Or try the new restaurant in the family -- FIX on Sunset next door to Fabiolus.


We only have a few limited edition Egyptian Theatre T-Shirts are on sale!! Proceeds benefit the theatre restoration. Call 323.466.3456, x-121 to mail order.


Independent Spirit Award Congratulations to Alternative Screen Alumni

Find out where you can see films that premiered at the Alternative Screen.