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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 compiled by:Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise.

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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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<<< October 16 - 23, 2009 >>>

Monkey Business and Funny Business: The Comedy Teams of The Marx Brothers, Cook & Moore and Matthau & Lemmon


An Aero Theatre Exclusive! For More Classic Films See What's Playing at the Egyptian this Month!


The Cinematheque continues to show some of the funniest movies ever made, with double features devoted to Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau (THE FORTUNE COOKIE, THE ODD COUPLE) as well as the Marx Brothers (GO WEST, MONKEY BUSINESS), and, from the other side of the Pond, the British classics TOM JONES and BEDAZZLED. Sure to tickle your funny bone!


Friday, October 16 – 7:30 PM FUNNY BUSINESS

Matthau/Lemmon Double Feature: THE ODD COUPLE, 1968, Paramount, 105 min. Dir. Gene Saks. Oscar (Walter Matthau) is a slob and Felix (Jack Lemmon) is a neat freak; together the two divorced roommates generate big laughs in this adaptation of Neil Simon’s play. Trailer

THE FORTUNE COOKIE, 1966, MGM Repertory, 125 min. Dir. Billy Wilder. In a career filled with savage, unforgiving comedies, this may be Billy Wilder's darkest (and funniest). Hapless cameraman Jack Lemmon is injured during a football match, then latched onto by shyster lawyer Walter Matthau, who wants to milk the situation for all its worth. Trailer





Wednesday, October 21 – 7:30 PM FUNNY BUSINESS

Marx Brothers Double Feature: MONKEY BUSINESS, 1931, Universal, 77 min. Dir. Norman Z. McLeod. The Marx Brothers are stowaways on an ocean liner, wreaking havoc and getting mixed up with gangsters as well as Thelma Todd. Clip

GO WEST, 1940, Warner Bros., 80 min. Dir. Edward Buzzell. The Marx Brothers head for the Wild West in one of their late classics, a film featuring typically hilarious antics from Groucho, Chico and Harpo as they travel via railroad. Groucho’s grandson Andy Marx will introduce the screening. Trailer





Friday, October 23 – 7:30 PM FUNNY BUSINESS

Double Feature: TOM JONES, 1963, MGM Repertory, 129 min. Dir. Tony Richardson. Albert Finney plays the title role in this exuberant adaptation of Henry Fielding’s novel about a lusty young man’s rowdy adventures in 18th-century England. Trailer

BEDAZZLED, 1967, 20th Century Fox (Criterion), 107 min. Dir. Stanley Donen. The definitive Mod comedy, filled with leaping lesbian nuns, bottles of Froony Green Eyewash and Raquel Welch as Lillian Lust (the Babe with the Bust). Peter Cook wrote the screenplay and stars as the deliciously hip Devil, merrily ripping the last page out of Agatha Christie novels. Dudley Moore co-stars as the hapless hamburger chef who trades his soul for seven chances to bed the luscious Eleanor Bron. Trailer