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American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents...
Movies on the Big Screen Since 1940!
1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica

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Series programmed by: Gwen Deglise.

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Special Thanks to: Barry Dale Johnson; Caitlin Robertson /20TH CENTURY FOX.


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SOLD OUT SCREENINGS: There will be a waiting line for Sold Out screenings. Tickets often become available at the door the night of an event.

Sold out programs will be indicated here if sold out 24 hours in advance of screening date.

All guests are subject to availability. The Cinematheque will offer a refund due to guest cancellations only IF the refund transaction is complete PRIOR to the start of the show.



Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
(Aero by series)
(Aero Film Calendar)
(Egyptian by series)
(Egyptian by date)
24-Hour Information: 323.466.FILM
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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the newly re-opened and renovated Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Barry Gerber. Aero Theatre (c) 2004.

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<<< November 28 - 30, 2008 >>>

Big Screen Classics


WEST SIDE STORY in 70MM at the Egyptian this Weekend!


Let the holiday shopping wait under December! Pack a drumstick or two if you can get it and spend Thanksgiving Weekend at the Aero with some of the greatest movie classics of all time! Bring the out of town guests to experience these films on the giant screen as they were meant to be seen!


Friday, November 28 – 7:30 PM

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 1952, Warner Bros., 102 min. Dirs. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen. On a short list of the greatest screen musicals ever made, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN began with legendary MGM producer Arthur Freed giving screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green a stack of songs he'd written early in his career (with partner Nacio Herb Brown) -- including "Broadway Melody," "You Are My Lucky Star" and the title song - and saying simply, weave a story around these. What emerged was a sublime marriage of song and dance, innocence and nostalgia, heart-tugging romance and surreal comedy (especially in co-star Donald O'Connor's show-stopping "Make 'Em Laugh" routine). Co-director Kelly shines as silent movie idol Don Lockwood, whose career (and leading lady, hilariously played by Jean Hagen) are imperiled by the coming of sound -- until he hooks up with lovely ingenue Debbie Reynolds. The brilliant supporting cast includes Millard Mitchell, Douglas Fowley and the great Cyd Charisse, whose long-legged "Broadway Melody" ballet with Kelly nearly steals the show! For the 50th anniversary of the film in 2002, Warner Bros. digitally restored the sound and picture of the film -- resulting in arguably the most astonishingly beautiful SINGIN' ever seen!! Trailer | Ebert Review




Saturday, November 29 – 7:30 PM

70mm print!

VERTIGO, Universal, 128 min. With its stunning visuals and gripping characters, Alfred Hitchcock’s psychological suspense masterpiece continues to entrance audiences. Showcasing Kim Novak in a startling dual role, VERTIGO finds suspended San Francisco detective "Scottie" Ferguson (James Stewart) becoming obsessed with Madeleine Elster (Novak), a troubled woman he is privately hired to follow. Tragedy ensues, and when Ferguson later stumbles upon Judy Barton (also played by Novak), a young woman who bears a striking resemblance to Madeleine, his obsession spirals out of control. Trailer | Ebert Review




Sunday, November 30 – 4:00 PM

70mm Print!

soundofmusic1.jpg (49520 bytes)THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 1965, 20th Century Fox, 172 min. Dir. Robert Wise. Julie Andrews is a novice nun who finds convent life difficult. Mother Superior gets her a job as nanny to the seven motherless Von Trapp family children. She brings the gift of song and laughter into their sullen lives and ultimately wins the affection of Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). Meanwhile, Nazi forces are taking control and it is becoming dangerous for the Captain who opposes them. The family must find a way to leave their homeland forever. For many, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is the 70mm experience, from the silent, sweeping shots of the Austrian Alps to Julie Andrews suddenly bursting into song like a force of nature. An Oscar winner for Best Picture and Wise’s flawless direction, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is a reason, a virtual commandment to go see movies on the Big Screen. With classic songs "My Favorite Things," Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss" and of course, "The Sound of Music." Co-starring Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Anna Lee, Marni Nixon and Angela Cartwright, with a wonderful script by Ernest Lehman. Trailer | More on this film