January 4, 2013
Get your gangster fix with a double feature of Martin Scorsese's lauded life-of-crime classic "Goodfellas" and the Coen Brothers' equally classic mob tale, "Miller's Crossing. " Bloody and bold, these two films will have you cocking your fedora and dusting off your spats in no time. The Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. Sat. 7:30 p.m. $11. (323) 466-3456; http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com.
December 19, 1998
I was saddened and aggravated by Paul Brownfield's story about the comedy shows at Hollywood's Killer Burger ("No Celebs, No Scouts, No Problem," Dec. 17). The writer describes the beloved neighborhood that surrounds this establishment as "seedy" and a place where you won't be able to "leave your Range Rover with the valet. . . ." Why is there an assumption that all readers of The Times drive SUVs, require valet service and are afraid of areas as benign as central Hollywood? After all, the beautifully renovated Egyptian Theater is less than a block from this spot.
November 29, 1998 |
On Friday night, the Egyptian Theater returns. Hollywood VIPs will flow through the forecourt and portico for her grand reopening, not as eager, perhaps, to see Cecil B. De Mille's silent version of "The Ten Commandments"--which premiered 75 years ago on the same date--as to view a movie palace with some historical character.
July 11, 1999 |
A pair of serpents coil around a gold disc, ready to strike from above the stage. Mounted eagles stare from jet-black eyes. Massive busts of goddesses watch regally over patrons. If archeologists in the third millennium were to stumble on the ruins of this magnificent site at the unlikely intersection of Hollywood and Sunset boulevards and mistake it for a long-lost tomb of Ramses, who could blame them?
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March 12, 1987 |
The Capri. Decades ago, it was one of the city's premier film palaces, a glitzy showcase where San Diegans queued up for a chance to see exclusive runs of Hollywood classics: "Around the World in 80 Days," "My Fair Lady," "Funny Girl." Then came a spate of checkered years, beginning in the mid-1970s, and the reputation of the formerly elegant Hillcrest theater began to tarnish as its fare shifted from boffo hits to porno splits such as "The Devil in Miss Jones" and "Deep Throat."
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March 28, 1992 |
At one time the Egyptian theater was Los Angeles' leading movie palace, hosting world premieres for films ranging from Charlie Chaplin's "The Gold Rush" to "Ben Hur," and pioneering an architectural style that gave early Hollywood cachet. Today, the theater, built in 1922 and featuring a large gold scarab on the ceiling and sphinxes and hieroglyphics on the walls, is for sale and in disrepair, charging $1.50 for third-run movies at its three screens.