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1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
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The Aero Theatre is the second home of the American Cinematheque (the other being the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood). Every week the theatre screens classic movies and art house favorite, along with newer films not in wide release. The Cinematheque screens half of its annual fantasy film festival here in August. The Aero is also home of the Cinematheque's all-night Halloween Horrorthon.

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January 2018

American Cinematheque: Mary and the Witch's Flower

January 19 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until January 21, 2018

Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
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$12
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The American Cinematheque presents a special three-day engagement of the anime film based on "The Little Broomstick." The film screens at 7:30pm & 9:30pm on January 19; at 4pm, 7:30pm & 9:30pm on January 20; and at 4pm & 7:30pm on January 21. MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER MEARI TO MAJO NO HANA 2017, GKIDS, 102 min, Japan, Dir: Hiromasa Yonebayashi Based on Mary Stewart’s 1971 children’s classic The Little Broomstick, director Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated WHEN MARNIE WAS…

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August 2018

3-D Double Vision Double Feature: THE MAZE & CEASE FIRE

August 9 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
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$13 – $15
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Co-presented by LACMA. 3-D! Los Angeles Premiere of New Digital Restoration! THE MAZE 1953, Kino Lorber, 80 min, USA, Dir: William Cameron Menzies Gerald MacTeam (Richard Carlson) abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty Murray (Veronica Hurst) after receiving word that his uncle has died and left him a mysterious castle in the Scottish highlands. When Kitty travels with her aunt to the castle, she’s shocked to discover that Gerald has aged and changed his manners; the events that…

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3-D Double Vision Double Feature: HOUSE OF WAX & THE MAD MAGICIAN

August 10 @ 7:30 pm
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
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Co-presented by Friday Night Frights and LACMA. 3-D! HOUSE OF WAX 1953, Warner Bros., 88 min, USA, Dir: André De Toth Vincent Price stars as a mad wax sculptor who diabolically dips his models/victims into hot wax, with help from Charles Bronson (here billed under his real name, Charles Buchinsky) in his first major role as the crazed artisan’s assistant. With Phyllis Kirk and Carolyn Jones. 3-D! THE MAD MAGICIAN 1954, Sony Repertory, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Brahm If…

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3-D: BLACK PANTHER - Freee!

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
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Co-presented by GRoW @ Annenberg. No tickets will be sold to this event. This screening is free with RSVP to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-panther-tickets-48284689807 Please arrive early - RSVP does not guarantee a seat. BLACK PANTHER 2018, Walt Disney Studios, 134 min, USA, Dir: Ryan Coogler In this exciting sci-fi action-adventure, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king…

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3-D Double Vision: CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
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$13 – $15
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Co-presented by LACMA. Program begins with The Three Stooges short “Spooks!” (1953, 16 min. Dir. Jules White). 3-D! 4K DCP! CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 1954, Universal, 79 min, USA, Dir: Jack Arnold Ichthyologist Dr. David Reed (Richard Carlson) leads a team of scientists on an expedition up the Amazon River to hunt for fossils linking prehistoric land and sea mammals. But the murky waters of the region’s Black Lagoon hide more than old bones; an amphibious gill-man rises from the…

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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

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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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
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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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October 2018

PARENTHOOD / COCOON at the Aero

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403 United States
$8 – $12
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Discussion between films with director Ron Howard. 35mm! Original Answer Print! PARENTHOOD 1989, Universal, 124 min, USA, Dir: Ron Howard Raising children has never seemed so hilarious, frustrating and true to life as in this delightful dramedy from director Ron Howard. Featuring an Oscar-winning original song from Randy Newman, the film follows overwhelmed parents-of-three Gil (Steve Martin) and Karen Buckman (Mary Steenburgen) as they learn to juggle work, friends and their extended family of four generations. The stellar ensemble includes…

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