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American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre Presents...
Movies on the Big Screen Since 1940!
1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street in Santa Monica

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Series programmed by: Chris D., Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger.

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Special Thanks to: Emily Horn & Barry Allen/PARAMOUNT; Caitlin Robertson/20TH CENTURY FOX; Marilee Womack/WARNER BROS.; Jared Sapolin & Helena Brissenden/SONY REPERTORY; MAGNOLIA PICTURES.

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Tickets are $9 general admission unless noted otherwise.
(Aero by series)
(Aero Film Calendar)
(Egyptian by series)
(Egyptian by date)
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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the newly re-opened and renovated Aero Theatre at 1328 Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Barry Gerber. Aero Theatre (c) 2004.

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<<< February 12 - 19, 2009 >>>

Valentines Week Films For Lovers


Some films in this series will be presented at the Egyptian Theatre!

Join us for films that incorporate the euphoria and exhilaration (as well as the occasionally painful consequences) of being in love, including two versions of a Shakespeare classic – Franco Zeffirelli’s ROMEO AND JULIET and Baz Luhrmann’s ROMEO + JULIET. We’ll also be screening Luhrmann’s MOULIN ROUGE and a Bette Davis double feature (NOW, VOYAGER and JEZEBEL).And at the Aero, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, CASABLANCA, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, ROMAN HOLIDAY, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, a Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn double feature, a Sneak Preview of TWO LOVERS (with Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow) and more!



Thursday, February 12 – 7:30 PM

Sneak Preview!

TWO LOVERS, 2008, Magnolia Pictures, 108 min. Director James Gray reunites with Joaquin Phoenix (star of the director's THE YARDS and WE OWN THE NIGHT) for a romantic drama about the impetuousness of desire vs. the comfort of love. Phoenix plays Leonard, an emotionally wounded man torn between two women: Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow), a mysterious and beautiful neighbor, and Sandra, the lovely and caring daughter of a businessman who is buying out his family's dry-cleaning business.  Leonard becomes deeply infatuated by Michelle at the same time that mounting pressure from his family pushes him toward committing to Sandra, forcing him into an impossible decision. With Vinessa Shaw, Isabella Rossellini, John Ortiz, and Moni Moshonov.   More | Trailer





Friday, February 13 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S, 1961, Paramount, 115 min. "I've got to do something about the way I look. I mean a girl just can't go to Sing Sing with a green face." – So sighs Audrey Hepburn’s girl-about-town Holly Golightly, breezing ever so gently through the real world with hardly a ripple. But when she meets sober, handsome, nice guy George Peppard, she begins to gradually rethink her anything-goes, high-living lifestyle. Adapted from Truman Capote’s bestselling romance by director Blake Edwards (THE PINK PANTHER, THE PARTY) and writer George Axelrod, and featuring what is arguably Henry Mancini’s greatest score, highlighted by the lovely, bittersweet "Moon River." With Mickey Rooney. More | Trailer

ROMAN HOLIDAY, 1953, Paramount, 118 min. Dir. William Wyler. A real-life princess (Audrey Hepburn), weary of her sheltered existence, takes off on her own to see the sights of Rome, only to encounter romance in the form of suave Gregory Peck. But unbeknownst to Hepburn, Peck is really a reporter out for a story, a fact that inevitably complicates things as the two grow more intimate. This sweet-natured romantic comedy won three Oscars, including Best Actress for Hepburn. More | Trailer




Saturday, February 14 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, 1953, Sony Repertory, 118 min. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. This 1953 Oscar winner (for Best Picture, Director, Cinematography and others) remains a timeless combination of war movie and love story that's as smart and adult as it is entertaining.  James Jones' novel about military life at a Hawaiian army barracks as America waits to enter World War II is the source for a riveting drama starring Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift and many others. The film that put Sinatra on the map as a serious dramatic actor, not just a "singer-entertainer," and cemented Clift’s reputation as a smoldering screen outsider to rival Brando. More | Trailer

CASABLANCA, 1942, Warner Bros., 102 min. Directed by Michael Curtiz. "Here’s looking at you, kid." Tough guy Humphrey Bogart is Rick, an expatriate club owner in Morocco, nursing a broken heart after his cherished sweetheart (Ingrid Bergman) disappeared from his side in Paris when the Nazis invaded. When she re-enters his life with her fugitive, resistance leader husband (Paul Henreid), sparks fly. With an incredible cast that includes Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Conrad Veidt. Winner of three Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. One of the most deliriously romantic noirs this side of Hitchcock’s NOTORIOUS. Valentine’s Day treats while supplies last! More | Trailer




Sunday, February 15 – 7:30 PM

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy Double Feature:

ADAM'S RIB, 1949, Warner Bros., 101 min. Dir. George Cukor. The sixth pairing of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy is arguably their funniest ever, with the two playing happily married attorneys. More | Trailer

PAT & MIKE, 1952, Warner Bros., 95 min. Dir. George Cukor. Katharine Hepburn is a gym teacher training to be a top athlete and Spencer Tracy is the street-smart trainer who falls in love with her in this classic comedy scripted by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin. Jim Backus and a young Charles Bronson co-star, along with some of the most celebrated sportswomen of the era. More | Trailer





 Wednesday, February 18 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature:

WUTHERING HEIGHTS, 1939, MGM Repertory, 103 min. Dir. William Wyler. One of the first, and still the best, of several screen versions of Emily Bronte's novel of doomed romance.  Laurence Olivier plays Heathcliff, Merle Oberon plays his soulmate Cathy, and CITIZEN KANE cinematographer Gregg Toland shoots their ill-fated relationship with some of the most luminous black-and-white photography ever committed to celluloid. More | Trailer

THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE, 1945, Warner Bros. 91 min. Director John Cromwell's touching and romantic adaptation of Arthur Pinero's play stars Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire as a pair of misfits who find love and beauty in a cottage cut off from the rest of the world.  Cromwell's combination of emotional reality and unabashed fantasy leads to a poignant, magical climax. More




Thursday, February 19 – 7:30 PM

50th Anniversary! Kevin Thomas’ Favorites:
SOME LIKE IT HOT, 1959, MGM Repertory, 119 min. Dir. Billy Wilder. Musicians Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon take it on the lam from the Chicago mob, cross-dressing to escape with an all-girl band and creating a situation where luscious Marilyn Monroe doesn’t know if she’s falling for a playboy (Curtis) or a playgirl. Wilder’s insane blend of sexual confusion and flawless slapstick gave Curtis the best comic role of his career. Biggest on-set problem: keeping Curtis and Lemmon from looking too good in women’s clothes. Discussion following with film critic Kevin Thomas and the girls from the orchestra including Marian Collier (Olga , the clarinet player). More | Trailer