Established in 1981 to celebrate the art of the moving picture, the American Cinematheque presents a range of films from American classics to those outside the borders of mainstream cinema. The organization provides a forum for ongoing dialogue between filmmakers and the audience through special events and lectures. Its two theatres also showcase the work of burgeoning filmmakers to encourage the growth of the cinematic art form. The Egyptian Theater, the permanent home of the American Cinematheque, opened in 1922 and was operated by Sid Graumann. Here, Graumann staged the first Hollywood premier for the film “Robin Hood.” In 1998 the Egyptian Theater was restored and once again hosted a movie audience. The theater also screens “Forever Hollywood,” a 55-minute, permanent attraction film celebrating one hundred years of film. “Forever Hollywood” is comprised of more than 400 images and 75 clips from archives, films and behind-the-scenes. Aero Theatre has been showing movies since 1940. Currently, Aero Theatre shows films from all eras several nights a week.
Box Office Hours: (Egyptian Theatre) Opens one hour and 30 min. before first show. Closes 30 min. after last show; (Aero Theatre) Opens one hour and 30 min. before first show.
Parking: (Egyptian Theatre) Hollywood & Highland parking garage, $2 w/ validation; Metered street parking; (Aero Theatre) Metered and free street parking