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The American Cinematheque

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The American Cinematheque presents weekly film programming at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. This includes frequent screenings of classic, cult, and indie horror, fantasy, and science fiction films, especially during the Halloween season.

Scroll down for a list of upcoming events. For past events, check out our American Cinematheque Archive, our Egyptian Theatre Archive, and our Aero Theatre Archive.

August 2018

Audacious Debuts Double Bill: THX 1138 & Duel

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
$12
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THX 1138 1971, Warner Bros., 88 min, USA, Dir: George Lucas George Lucas' first (and most adult) picture outdoes 1984 and Brave New World in painting a bleak, dehumanized future where every person is given pills to quiet emotions, eliminate sex drive, increase work production and prevent the questioning of authority. With Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasance. 4K Restoration DUEL 1971, Universal, 88 min, USA, Dir: Steven Spielberg Originally broadcast as a television film (and later expanded for theatrical release), DUEL…

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Dennis Hopper Double Feature: NIGHT TIDE & EASY RIDER

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
$12
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NIGHT TIDE 1961, AGFA, 84 min, USA, Dir: Curtis Harrington Director Curtis Harrington’s debut indie feature is a masterpiece, a haunted, poetic hymn to the dark world of the fly-by-night carnival, lonely midways at dawn and the siren call of eons-old passion spawned by the devils of the deep blue sea. In a fond nod to Val Lewton and Jacques Tourneur’s CAT PEOPLE, at-loose-ends sailor Johnny Drake (Dennis Hopper) falls in love with sideshow mermaid Mora (Linda Lawson), who may…

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MISSION GALACTICA: THE CYLON ATTACK

August 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
$12

Introduction by cast and crew members of the original “Battlestar Galactica” TV series. Discussion following with cast and crew members of both the 1978 and 2004 “Battlestar Galactica” series. Join us at 6:30 PM in the lobby, where author Mark A. Altman will sign his book, So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored Oral History of Battlestar Galactica, which will be released August 21 by Tor Books. 35 mm! MISSION GALACTICA: THE CYLON ATTACK 1979, Universal, 108 min, USA, Dir: Vince…

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DUNE (1984)

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 United States
$12
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1984, Universal, 137 min, USA, Dir: David Lynch The first big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi best-seller stars Kyle MacLachlan as a potential messiah caught between rival factions battling for control of the planet Dune, where the empire’s most valuable substance is mined. The amazing cast includes Max von Sydow, Jose Ferrer, Jürgen Prochnow, Patrick Stewart and rocker Sting. Though Lynch distanced himself from the film, the dark undercurrents and occasional bizarre twists for which the director is famous…

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SOLARIS

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States

1972, Janus Films, 167 min, Soviet Union, Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky. Based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem, this is probably director Andrei Tarkovsky’s best-known film and far more than just a science fiction epic. Like Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, Tarkovsky takes an intellectual approach to metaphysical issues. Scientists try to understand the secrets of the mysterious planet Solaris but find themselves slowly becoming victims of their own imaginations and secret desires. Remade 30 years later with George Clooney in the…

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YELLOW SUBMARINE 50th Anniversary

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
$12
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1968, Abramorama, 85 min, UK, Dir: George Dunning. Once upon a time, or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army, led by a menacing Flying Glove, to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humor, songs and their yellow submarine, The…

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