October 7, 2013 |
Boise is crazy about its hometown son, Aaron Paul. Last month more than 700 fans showed up at Boise's historic Egyptian Theater to get a glimpse of Paul and watch a live stream of the third-to-last episode of Paul's hit show, "Breaking Bad. " Soon after that, Idaho's governor issued a proclamation declaring Oct. 1 "Aaron Paul Sturtevant Day. " It's easy to see why Boise is excited about Paul. The only other super-famous Boise resident was also a Paul . Paul Revere (of Paul Revere & the Raiders , not Paul Revere & the Midnight Riders )
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?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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."