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35mm, 70mm, nitrate, state-of-the-art digital. Q&As, retrospectives, double-features, triple-features, marathons. We’re a year-round film festival. There’s something for everyone in our programming lineup.
The American Cinematheque is a member-donor-volunteer supported 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization whose mission is to celebrate the experience of cinema.
37 years of American Cinematheque film programming….and counting. Dive into the AC Vault to discover past Q&As and clips from our vast and newly digitized archives, old calendars and programs, new podcasts, conversations and much more.
Since it began screening films to the public in 1985, the American Cinematheque has provided diverse film programming and immersive in-person discussions and events with thousands of filmmakers and luminaries, presenting new and repertory cinema to Los Angeles.
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All screenings are open to the public unless they are advertised as members-only screenings. Interested in becoming a Member? Click here!
Private rentals are closed to the public.
Aero Theatre – 35mm, 70mm, DCP
Los Feliz 3 – 35mm, DCP
Egyptian Theatre – 35mm, 70mm, Nitrate, DCP
Some of our virtual programs are live, some are pre-recorded. For live programs, often the audience is able to ask questions. Programs that are Live will be advertised as such. Programs that are Pre-Recorded will have a “Premiering” time listed.
Yes. The AC runs standby lines for all sold-out shows. We do not oversell shows.
No, unless advertised as book signing or special autograph session.
No, we don’t have parking lots nor do we validate parking at either theatre. Check out our theatre pages to learn more.
No, but we have delicious food and beverages available for purchase at concessions!
Please always plan to arrive early! We have custom pre-shows to enjoy in our theaters while you’re getting settled into your seat with concessions.
For PRE-RESERVED TICKETS: Please have your order confirmation email open on your mobile device. Our staff will check your mobile ticket at the door. You can also print your confirmation at home and bring with you.
If you purchased multiple tickets and your party is arriving separately, we suggest that the person holding the receipt obtains printed tickets from the Box Office and leaves these tickets along with other guest’s names so they can pick them up.
No. Ticket vouchers only can be exchanged for our regularly priced programs, and cannot be used for shows that have already sold out. You can only exchange your ticket voucher at the Box Office on the day of the show.
When you hold a ticket to a program featuring more than one film, you can attend any or all of the films during a multi-film program. However, if a show has already begun, late seating is solely at the discretion of management.
Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Note: Start times of features are approximate as to include introductions as well as intermissions and Q&As at certain programs.
RSVP is required for all free events.
Your registration for all free events or special member screenings does not guarantee seating. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please visit the American Cinematheque’s calendar to find tickets to any event listing and purchase tickets online. Please note that we charge a digital transaction fee.
There are no refunds or exchanges from the American Cinematheque’s box office for tickets to events or screenings.
Please refer to the Admission Information and Theatre Policies.
Yes. Please call the box office and leave a message for management. Aero: (310) 260-1528 Egyptian: (323) 466-3456
Box Office opens 60 minutes before showtime. Subject to change. The box office is only open on days when there is an American Cinematheque program taking place there.
Doors are 60 minutes prior to showtime. Subject to change. Please note that we cannot allow early entry for restroom use – we are only ready to open when we open our doors, thank you for your understanding!