Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Oct 18, 2012
7:30pm
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The Egyptian at 90
Egyptian Theatre 90th Anniversary
ROBIN HOOD

90 years ago today, Douglas Fairbanks and his wife Mary Pickford joined by their friend Charlie Chaplin, turned out for the premiere of Fairbanks' swashbuckling adventure at their pal Sid Grauman's new Hollywood movie palace. This evening went down in history as the very first Hollywood movie premiere.

Join Fairbanks' historian Tracy Goessel for an introduction to the film, which will be presented with live piano accompaniment by Cliff Retallick. Prior to the film, Hollywood Heritage will gift a piece of furniture from the Egyptian's original ladies powder room, back to the Egyptian Theatre on the occasion of the 90th anniversary. They will also mount a display of memorabilia from the theatre.

This screening is free to American Cinematheque members and one guest.

Live musical accompaniment provided by Cliff Retallick.

When you purchase a ticket to ROBIN HOOD, save your ticket stub to be admitted free to our Harry Houdini night on Sunday, October 21! It's our 90th anniversary gift to our loyal supporters!
90th Anniversary Screening

ROBIN HOOD (1922)
1922, Douris Corporation, 127 min, USA, Dir: Allan Dwan

The story of the medieval English hero who robs from the rich and gives to the poor gets its first Hollywood treatment with this immortal silent classic. Starring Douglas Fairbanks at his swashbuckling best, ROBIN HOOD was one of the most expensive movies of the 1920s, and it shows! A huge castle and the entire village of Nottingham were constructed for the filming. With Wallace Beery as King Richard the Lion-Hearted, Sam De Grasse as his evil brother, Prince John, and Enid Bennett as Robin Hood’s beloved Marian. Its 1922 debut at the Egyptian Theatre was the first Hollywood movie premiere! “Awe-inspiring! Unique in every respect …an unsurpassed and unsurpassable achievement.” - Kevin Brownlow, 'The Parade’s Gone By.'


Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Oct 18, 2012 • 7:30pm
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