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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. Program notes by Beth Hanna.

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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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<<< May 26 - 28, 2010 >>>

Cue the Laugh Track: Comedy Films


This series is an Aero Theatre Exclusive!


Spring is in full-gear and summer is just around the bend, which means lightness is afoot and the desire to laugh is infectious! Join us for this batch of LOL-worthy comedies guaranteed to match your sunny mood. We’ll be screening two early Woody Allen classics SLEEPER and BANANAS, a BAD NEWS BEARS double feature and the Chevy Chase staples VACATION and FLETCH.


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Wednesday, May 26 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: SLEEPER, 1973, MGM Repertory, 89 min. Dir. Woody Allen. Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) awakens from cryostasis to a hilariously dystopic future, complete with confessional robots replacing priests and Orgasmatron booths replacing sex. With Diane Keaton. Trailer

BANANAS, 1971, MGM Repertory, 82 min. Dir. Woody Allen. Heartbroken Fielding Mellish (Woody Allen) travels to the minuscule Latin American nation of San Marcos, where he gets involved with the rebel movement and ultimately becomes the country's president.

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Thursday, May 27 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: VACATION (aka NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION), 1983, Warner Bros., 98 min. Dir. Harold Ramis. When the Griswold family, headed by father Clark (Chevy Chase), decides to take a vacation, they experience one hilarious diversion after another, including the emergence of cantankerous Aunt Edna, simpleton cousin Eddie and a foxy blond in a Ferrari. Screenplay by John Hughes. Trailer

25th Anniversary! FLETCH, 1985, Universal, 98 min. Dir. Michael Ritchie. When confronted by a rich man who wants a heavy deed done in exchange for $50,000, Los Angeles journalist Fletch (Chevy Chase) finds himself at the center of a hot story and a hilarious mystery. Trailer | Buy Tickets



Friday, May 28 – 7:30 PM

Double Feature: THE BAD NEWS BEARS, 1976, Paramount, 102 min. Dir. Michael Ritchie. Walter Matthau stars as drunken ex-minor leaguer Morris Buttermaker, coaching a team of profane, pint-sized, talentless misfits in a highly competitive Little League division. Buy Tickets

THE BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKING TRAINING, 1977, Paramount, 100 min. Dir. Michael Pressman. Miraculously the Bears have found themselves the little league champions of California, and the underdog team travels to the Houston Astrodome to play the sleek local champs.  Buy Tickets