The Aero Theatre, its name a tribute to the aerospace industry, was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. The Streamline Moderne-styled theatre was designed by architect R.M. Woolpert and originally opened its doors to moviegoers in 1940. In 2005, the American Cinematheque spearheaded a renovation of the theatre and re-opened as the Max Palevsky Theatre at the Aero in Santa Monica.
Popular programs at the classic neighborhood theatre include Sneak Previews, Retrospectives, Revivals, Restorations, in-person discussions with filmmakers, classic films, Tuesday Matinees (free to AC Members), Midnight Movies, Screwball Comedy Festival, New Year’s Day with the Marx Brothers, HFPA Golden Globe Foreign Language Nominee screenings, and the annual All-Night Horrorthon.
Aero Theatre Screenings Formats: 35mm, 70mm, DCP