August’s Best Showings of Classic Movies in L.A.

When it’s too hot outside, hide out in a chilly movie theater

Movies are built into L.A.’s DNA and we’re blessed with plenty of opportunities to see films that go way beyond the typical multiplex fare. If you’re a fan of Hollywood’s Golden Age, quirky cult favorites, or art house and documentary flicks from around the globe, we’ve got you covered with upcoming screenings, talk-backs, and other cinephile experiences you won’t want to miss this guide to the best chances to catch classic movies in L.A.

This list has been curated for us by the movie lovers at Revival Hub L.A., where you can find a day-by-day listing of all the throwback and special screenings in town.  

Cabin in the Sky – 1943
August 1 at 8:30 p.m., Sideshow Books

Amityville 3-D – 1983
August 2 at 7:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre

Airplane! – 1980
August 3 at 7:30 p.m., Aero Theatre (Discussion following the film with directors Jim Abrahams and David Zucker)

Chinatown – 1974
August 4 at 7 p.m., Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Trouble in Paradise – 1932 / Angel – 1937
August 4 at 7:30 p.m., Billy Wilder Theater

The Conformist – 1970
August 5 at 2:30 p.m., Zebulon (Introduction by Jim Hosney, former “Distinguished Scholar in Residence” at AFI)

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – 1966
August 5 at 7:30 p.m., Aero Theatre (Discussion following the film with George Segal and Foster Hirsch)

Star Wars: A New Hope – 1977
August 7 at 8 p.m., Hollywood Bowl (Live score performance by LA Phil)

Save the Green Planet! – 1988
August 9 at 7:30 p.m., LACMA

The Toll Gate – 1920
August 11 at 6 p.m., Hart Park (Annual “Silents Under the Stars” event, with food, silent auction, and live music)

Grave of the Fireflies – 1988 
August 13 at 7 p.m., participating theaters

Touki Bouki – 1973
August 14 at 7:30 p.m., Billy Wilder Theater (Q&A following the film with Tisa Bryant and Ernest Hardy)

Grease: 40th Anniversary Cast & Crew Reunion
August 15 at 7:30 p.m., Samuel Goldwyn Theatre (Q&A with Randal Kleiser, John Travolta, Didi Conn, Olivia Newton-John, and Barry Pearl. Hosted by Mario Lopez)

Apocalypse Now Redux – 1979
August 17 at 7:30 p.m., Egyptian Theater

Lady and the Tramp – 1955
August 19 at 3 p.m., The Wiltern

The Night is Short, Walk on Girl – 2017
August 21 at 7 p.m., participating theaters

Nostalghia – 1983
August 23 at 7:30 p.m., Aero Theatre

Kiss Me Kate – 1953 / My Sister Eileen – 1955
August 25 at 7:30 p.m., Billy Wilder Theater (Introduction by dance historian Debra Levine)

Stalker – 1979
August 26 at 7:30 p.m., Aero Theatre

Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive
August 26 at 2:30 p.m., Old Town Music Hall (A screening of intimate home movies from Golden Age stars and peeks at mid-century L.A., presented by Lynne Kirste and Randy Haberkamp)

Westworld – 1973
August 29 at 7 p.m., Cinépolis Pico Rivera

Afro-Punk – 2004
August 29 at 7:30 p.m., Billy Wilder Theater

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