Movies take audiences where they could not go otherwise, such as the far reaches of outer space or a kitchen with George Clooney in it. See the stars with this Groupon.
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$18 for a movie and concessions for two (up to a $37 total value)
- Two tickets to any film (up to an $11 value each)
- Two large sodas (a $5 value each)
- One large popcorn (a $5 value)
$32 for a movie and concessions for four (up to a $74 total value)
- Four tickets to any film (up to an $11 value each)
- Four large sodas (a $5 value each)
- Two large popcorns (a $5 value each)
The theaters’ mix of first-run and classic films include:
1776 (Wednesday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Aero): Released in 1972, this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical uses catchy songs to bring the signing of the Declaration of Independence to life. Peter H. Hunt, the movie’s director, will be on-hand for a post-viewing discussion with the audience.
Raging Bull (Saturday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Aero): Martin Scorsese’s black and white bio-pic of famed boxer Jake La Motta features Robert De Niro in the starring role, a performance that won him an Academy Award. This film is part of the theatre’s series “The Great Movies: A Tribute to Roger Ebert.”
Beneath (Sunday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian): In a sneak preview of this upcoming indie thriller, a group of high school graduates find themselves stuck out on a lake, where a giant, man-eating fish lurks beneath the water’s surface.
Local Shorts Program (Wednesday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian): Comedies, dramas, animation, and documentaries make up this miniature festival, which features the work of Los Angeles-based directors who will attend the screening. Mimic chronicles a man’s downward spiral while hiding out in a hotel during a hurricane, and The Shopgirl shows a comic-store clerk’s choice between two potential boyfriends.
At twin cinemas in Hollywood and Santa Monica, American Cinematheque preserves the thrill of classic films and introduces the newest works by modern auteurs. A relic of the glamorous past, the Egyptian Theatre was built in 1922 and inspired by the search for the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. From its first showing of Robin Hood until today, it has operated as a movie house, and now sends 60-foot-wide images and crystalline sound flashing through the ornate mirage of its interior.
Today, the screens' ever-unpredictable and constantly changing lineup can include anything from the lightweight whimsy of Citizen Kane to the modern masterpiece Spaceballs, and frequent festivals focus on themes from world cinema to film noir.
At both cinemas, modern works are often further illuminated by their creators, with events and post-show discussions featuring the directors and actors.
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