Film captures the human condition through moving pictures, a technique that's proven a little more successful than Jell-O molds and frozen carbonite. Experience the medium with today's Groupon for membership to American Cinematheque or admission to films presented by American Cinematheque. Choose from four options:
- For $17, you get admission for two, two large sodas, and one large popcorn at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica (a $35 value).
- For $17, you get admission for two, two large sodas, and one large popcorn at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood (a $34 value).
- For $62, you get one dual membership to American Cinematheque (a $125 value).
- For $32, you get one individual membership to American Cinematheque (a $65 value).
The two American Cinematheque theaters, the Aero and the Egyptian, seat their audiences in comfort while enthralling them with an immersive cinematic experience. The 1922 Egyptian boasts one large 616-seat theater and an intimate 78-seat theater for smaller-scale showings or larger-scale blind dating, while the Aero sharpens its focus in a single 425-seat theater.
American Cinematheque enriches Southern California's film literacy by presenting a vast range of films stretching across the globe and back in time with classic movies. In addition to single showings, each theater hosts double features and Q&As with select stars, occasionally combining both in a colossal evening of cinematic brain-stuffing bliss. Members gain discounted $7 admission to showings at either theater; individuals get one discount admission while dual membership gets two discount tickets per showing. Members also enjoy free access to select events, two free admissions during their birthday month, and discounts on American Cinematheque merchandise.
Yahoo! Movies featured the Aero Theater. Citysearchers and 61 Yelpers give the Egyptian Theater a 4.5-star average. Fifty-four Yelpers also give the Aero Theater a 4.5-star average. More than 7,300 Facebookers like the Egyptian Theater, and more than 4,400 Facebookers like the Aero Theater.
- …the Aero Theater has offered me one great time after another with the movies I love to watch. – Ben Kenber, Yahoo! Movies
- A blend of new and old movies, premiers, art house flicks, old classics, monster movies, you name it, this theater presents it so well. A slice of true classic Hollywood. A must go if you are visiting from out of town. – Jim B., Yelp, Egyptian Theatre 7/18/10
American Cinematheque (Aero Theatre, Egyptian Theatre)
You never know who you might run into at American Cinematheque. The duo of cinemas—Aero Theatre and Egyptian Theatre—are hotspots for visiting filmmakers premiering their movies or participating in retrospectives. 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.
At both theaters, guests can take in an ever-rotating schedule of flicks that includes classics and new foreign films fresh off the festival circuit, as well as opportunities to hear filmmakers talk firsthand about how they turned previously unknown actors into beautiful CGI sunsets.