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

70mm Print! Actor George Chakiris In Person!
Sun, May 25, 2014 • 7:30pm

Don't miss a 70mm print of the ultra-classic musical with Natalie Wood as the lovely Maria and Richard Beymer as her star-crossed lover Tony, surrounded by switchblade-carrying gangs led by Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris. Leonard Bernstein's soaring, instantly memorable score, with lyrics by a young Stephen Sondheim, stands as one of the finest ever written for the American musical theater.

Memorial Day Salute
Mon, May 26, 2014 • 7:30pm

Written to cheer up a neighbor whose son was killed in WWII, Mary Chase’s hit play translates wonderfully to the big screen in this 1950 adaptation. Jimmy Stewart gives his own favorite performance as a perfectly nice guy whose best pal (a 6-foot-3-inch rabbit) nobody can see, leading his sister to try to get him committed.

Double Feature! 70th Anniversaries!
Thu, May 29, 2014 • 7:30pm

Vincente Minnelli's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, a gem of cinematic, picture-postcard Americana and youthful romance starring Judy Garland, marked the beginning of the golden age of MGM musicals. Comedy-drama GOING MY WAY features Bing Crosby in his most famous movie role, as young Father Chuck O’Malley, sent to take over a troubled New York City parish from an aging priest who doesn’t know he’s being replaced.

Double Feature! Director John G. Avildsen In Person!
Fri, May 30, 2014 • 7:30pm

Larry Karaszewski presents an evening with director John G. Avildsen, who will discuss his work between screenings of 1970's JOE, a low-budget indie tracing the adversarial relationship between a white-collar father (Dennis Patrick) and his hippie daughter (a debuting Susan Sarandon), and 1973's SAVE THE TIGER, with Jack Lemmon as a middle-aged L.A. garment businessman considering desperate and illegal measures to salvage his tanking fashion enterprise.

Double Feature! Actor Nikša Butijer In Person!
Sat, May 31, 2014 • 7:30pm

Dalibor Matanić’s comedy HANDYMEN follows a beleaguered housewife who becomes the object of three men’s affections and is paired with crime drama FLOWER SQUARE, in which a man disguises himself as a priest in order to hear the confession of a hospitalized crime boss.

Double Feature! Director Nevio Marasović In Person!
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 • 7:30pm

Our annual Croatian film series closes with VIS-À-VIS, which examines a subject close to home for director Nevio Marasović - a filmmaker struggling with the autobiographical script for his next project. It's paired with Bobo Jelčić’s tense look at the war legacy, A STRANGER, which dominated the Pula Film Festival awards this year.