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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$17 for a movie and concessions for two (up to $37 value)
- Two tickets to any film (up to an $11 value each)
- Two large sodas (a $5 value each)
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$30 for a movie and concessions for four (up to $74 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)<p>
The theaters’ mix of first-run and classic films include:
The Godfather Part II (Saturday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Aero): The second part in Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia epic finds Al Pacino in Vegas and, fifty years before, Robert De Niro climbing the ladder of crime in Sicily and New York.<p>
The Wizard of Oz (Sunday, August 5, at 4 p.m. at the Aero): The Judy Garland classic was released in 1939, when color was a luxury unavailable to most real-world inhabitants.<p>
Collaborator (through Thursday, July 26, at the Egyptian): In an exclusive debut engagement, Martin Donovan (Weeds, The Firm) directs and stars as a playwright taken hostage by his gun-wielding, mentally disturbed neighbor, Gus (David Morse), as a media circus gathers outside.<p>
Local Shorts Program (Wednesday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Egyptian): Comedies, dramas, animation, and documentaries make up a miniature festival featuring Los Angeles-based directors, who will attend the screening. Kill Me, Deadly spoofs film-noir classics in black and white, and festival favorite Touch champions the uplifting potential of simple human contact.<p>
Both cinemas have themed screenings lined up throughout the fall, with the Egyptian celebrating its 90th anniversary and both premiering new films from Spain, Italy, France, Argentina, and Japan at the Fall World Cinema Showcase. Films rotate on a daily basis; view the Egyptian Theatre calendar and Aero Theatre calendar for a list of upcoming films and events.<p>
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.
The Aero Theatre opened two decades later and remains a prime example of classic art-deco architecture. 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.
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.