Home of the American Cinematheque
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
TICKETS: $11 general admission, $9 seniors (65+) and students, $7 members. Purchase tickets for this theatre.
DISCOUNTS: membership not only gives you a break on admission prices; you also get a discount at participating bookstores and restaurants, and you get the option of pre-ordering tickets by fax.
FEATURES: great series programs, usually with guests in attendance for Q&A sessions after the screenings, everything from highbrow to horror; located next door to the Pig and Whistle bar and restaurant and across the street from Micelli’s (the excellent Italian restaurant with the singing waiters).
HIGHLIGHT: the Egyptian Theatre itself, one of the great movie houses from Hollywood’s Golden era, now refurbished andupdated with new projection technology, but with its old glamour intact.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Egyptian Theatre’s concession stand serves, without doubt, the best popcorn available in any theatre in Los Angeles.
SPECIAL SCREENINGS: They’re all special, sometimes classic films timed to precede their release on DVD; more often part of a tribute or retrospective. There’s also an Annual Festival of Fantasy, Horror & Science-Fiction every August.