Aero Theatre
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Series at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica

Thu, Dec 27, 2018 - Tue, Jan 1, 2019

The Cinematheque caps off the year with some of the funniest and most sophisticated films ever made, beginning with Ernst Lubitsch's THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (with Nicola Lubitsch in person), and double-feature salutes to W.C. Fields (IT’S A GIFT), Claudette Colbert (IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT), Preston Sturges (THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK) and the Marx Brothers (DUCK SOUP) on New Year's Day.


Thu, Dec 13, 2018 - Sun, Dec 16, 2018

Hayao Miyazaki co-founded Japan's Studio Ghibli in 1985, and since then has directed such classics as MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO and SPIRITED AWAY. Our weekend tribute to the master animator includes the new documentary NEVER-ENDING MAN: HAYAO MIYAZAKI as well as several of his most beloved films.


Sun, Dec 9, 2018 - Sun, Dec 23, 2018

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on our screens, with a seasonal slate of programs including family favorites (THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL), action blockbusters (BATMAN RETURNS), yuletide evergreens (MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS) and holiday horror (DIAL CODE: SANTA CLAUS) along with our annual presentations of AUNTIE MAME, ELF and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE.


Fri, Nov 30, 2018 - Sun, Dec 2, 2018

A deadpan Everyman impervious to disaster, Buster Keaton was one of the 20th century’s greatest comedians, and the subject of Peter Bogdanovich's THE GREAT BUSTER. Along with this documentary, we proudly present new restorations of some of Keaton's best, including THE GENERAL, SEVEN CHANCES and STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.


Tue, Nov 13, 2018 - Sun, Nov 18, 2018

Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema. The 14th edition of Cinema Italian Style includes Italy’s official Oscar submission, DOGMAN), dramas including Paolo Sorrentino's LORO, comedies including LIKE A CAT ON A HIGHWAY and more - all making their Los Angeles premieres!


Sun, Nov 4, 2018 - Thu, Nov 15, 2018

In preparation for the upcoming awards season, the American Cinematheque will present several countries' submissions for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar, including the U.K.’s entry I AM NOT A WITCH, Croatia’s THE EIGHTH COMMISSIONER, Switzerland’s ELDORADO and Poland’s COLD WAR.