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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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We love film. Each of us is passionate about film and we know that our expertise can benefit the community, help to introduce new artistic voices into the fold, and challenge peoples’ ways of thinking about the art form.
The American Cinematheque is a member-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. Continuous support from the community through Membership, Donations and Volunteering help keep the mission of the American Cinematheque alive, and the projector lights on and flickering.
The AC offers many different types of Memberships, so that film fans can support the arts and be welcomed into the film community.
Please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to the American Cinematheque to help to support our public programming.
Volunteers play an important role in the hundreds of film screenings, festivals, and special events that take place throughout the year.
We continue to reinvent movie-going and embrace new technology, improving the theatrical experience and offering new ways for people to engage and be entertained.