Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
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Events at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

Sat, Aug 25, 2018 • 7:30pm

Based on the novel by Stanislaw Lem, this is probably director Andrei Tarkovsky’s best-known film and far more than just a science fiction epic. Scientists try to understand the secrets of the mysterious planet Solaris but find themselves slowly becoming victims of their own imaginations and secret desires.

Sun, Aug 26, 2018 • 7:30pm

A sci-fi tale that unwinds in the environs of the soul takes the form of a nightmarish quest for nothing less than truth itself. A writer and a scientist follow a shaven-headed "stalker" into forbidden territory, a dangerous wilderness known as the Zone.

Thu, Aug 30, 2018 • 7:30pm

One of the great lost masterpieces of Japanese animation, this swirling, psychedelic light-show is equal parts J.R.R. Tolkien and Gustav Klimt-influenced eroticism. An innocent young woman is assaulted by the local lord on her wedding night, and to take revenge makes a pact with the Devil, who transforms her into a black-robed vision of madness and desire.

Fri, Aug 31, 2018 • 7:30pm

When Pepperland is threatened by the terrible Blue Meanies and their menacing Flying Glove, the Beatles arrive to save the day, armed with little more than their humor, their songs and their yellow submarine. An icon of psychedelic pop culture and a landmark in animation, this colorful musical spectacle is an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages.

Sat, Sep 1, 2018 • 7:30pm

Director Alan Parker's vivid film interpretation of the British rock combo's classic concept album THE WALL fuses curious fantasy with dark, tragic drama on an epic scale. With Bob Geldof, Bob Hoskins.

Director Thom Andersen In Person!
Sun, Sep 2, 2018 • 7:30pm

Both Los Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts will marvel at the hundreds of archival and film clips in Thom Andersen's sardonic video essay about the tangled relationship between the movies and our metropolis, revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels. Discussion following with director Thom Andersen.