May 7, 2013 |
The World 3-D Film Expo III, set for Sept. 6-15 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, will pay tribute to the 60th anniversary of what is considered the "Golden Age" of 3-D by screening several films from 1953, including "House of Wax," "Hondo," "Kiss Me Kate" and "It Came From Outer Space. " Organized by producer Jeff Joseph, the first two World 3-D Expos were presented to sold-out crowds in 2003 and 2006. The expo is teaming with digital 3-D projection sponsor RealD to present several screenings in RealD 3-D, including Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" and Jack Arnold's "Creature From the Black Lagoon," both from 1954.
September 12, 2012 |
Kirk Douglas is one of the last of the giants, the 95-year-old survivor of Hollywood's last golden age and still going strong. He is scheduled to make an in-person appearance at the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to help kick off a seven-film tribute to the durable actor. The film Douglas will speak before is one of his best: 1962's elegiac "Lonely Are the Brave," written by Dalton Trumbo from an Edward Abbey novel and directed by David Miller.
December 1, 2000
The American Cinematheque is offering behind-the-scenes tours of the historic 1922 Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, this weekend. Included are visits to the dressing rooms and singers' boxes from the days when Sid Grauman produced live stage shows there. The tours are Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. and last about an hour. Tickets are $5 for ages 12 and under and seniors; $7, general admission.
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July 31, 1992 |
When Sid Grauman opened his Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in 1922, an orchestra played, a Wurlitzer thundered and singers and dancers filled the stage. A robed sentry paced the roof and Douglas Fairbanks was on the screen in the premiere of "Robin Hood." A ticket cost $1.50--big money in those days. When United Artists closed the theater earlier this month, the stage was gone, along with the looming columns that made the courtyard look like a pharaoh's temple.
March 31, 2011
For "Noir City: Hollywood, 13th Annual Festival of Film Noir," the Film Noir Foundation has scoured the studio archives to assemble a feast of the genre, which is best consumed in its original 35-millimeter format. This year's program features several new prints, including "High Wall," "Loophole," "The Hunted," "Strangers in the Night" and "The Dark Mirror. " Out of 28 films, 23 are not available on DVD, making this a rare opportunity to see your favorite shadowy tale of hidden weapons, hidden motives and stealth plans.
July 10, 2010
Kim Novak is scheduled to be on hand for the kickoff of an American Cinematheque tribute to the No. 1 box office star of 1956-58 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood this month. She'll appear for a question-and-answer session about her career on July 30 between screenings of "Bell, Book and Candle" (1958) and "Pal Joey" (1957). The tribute will continue that weekend with screenings of "Picnic" (1956) and "Middle of the Night" (1959) on July 31 and "Vertigo" (1958) on Aug. 1. Novak, 77, who now lives in Oregon, was also feted by American Cinematheque in 2004.
September 5, 2013 |
The World 3-D Film Expo III, which opens Friday and continues through Sept. 15 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, has lined up some of the well-known classics of the format's heyday 60 years ago, including 1953's "House of Wax" with Vincent Price, the 1953 musical "Kiss Me Kate" with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel and Ann Miller, and 1954's "Creature From the Black Lagoon" with Julie Adams and the Gill-man. FOR THE RECORD: World 3-D Film Expo: In the Sept. 5 Calendar section, an article about the World 3-D Film Expo misspelled the name of the Arriflex camera as Aeroflex.
August 29, 1993 |
The Egyptian Theatre, one of the oldest movie theaters in Hollywood and the place where the big film premiere was essentially invented, is one step closer to reopening its fabled doors. The Community Redevelopment Agency recommended this month that it be allowed to enter into exclusive negotiations with American Cinematheque to agree on a plan to operate the faded movie palace.
August 13, 2009
The American Cinematheque and UCLA Film & Television Archive are celebrating the cinematic dregs -- films so bad they're great. The Cinematheque's So Bad They're Brilliant fest commences tonight at the Egyptian with a juicy double feature: 1964's "Kitten With a Whip" -- meow -- starring Ann-Margret and John Forsythe, and 1983's "The Lonely Lady," with Pia Zadora. Friday brings the cult 1980 musical "Xanadu" with Olivia Newton-John as a muse and Gene Kelly in a pinball machine -- don't ask -- and " Staying Alive," the 1983 sequel to "Saturday Night Fever" directed by Sylvester Stallone and starring John Travolta.
October 1, 2009 |
Though he retreated from Hollywood in the early 1990s to home and family in Chicago, John Hughes really never left popular culture. And for good reason. During the 1980s, he was one of the titans of film comedy as both a writer and director with a particular affinity for exploring the complex world of the teenager. His death of a heart attack in August at 59 left his legion of fans feeling as if they'd lost a bit of their youth. They can get a little of that back Friday through Wednesday as the American Cinematheque pays homage to the influential auteur.