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

Wed, Dec 11, 2019 - Mon, Dec 23, 2019

This year's Holiday Spirit series features such seasonal classics as WHITE CHRISTMAS and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cinematheque favorites AUNTIE MAME, ELF and DIE HARD; and other films with a Christmas connection including EYES WIDE SHUT and THE EXORCIST III.


Thu, Dec 5, 2019 - Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Exclusive Limited Engagement! Agnès Varda's final film, VARDA BY AGNÈS is a characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career. At once impish and wise, she acts as our spirit guide on a free-associative tour through her six-decade artistic journey.


Tue, Dec 3, 2019 - Sat, Dec 21, 2019

The yuletide puts many in a festive mood but can inspire others to commit crimes – or to solve them. Join us as we explore the intersection of Christmas movies and film noir with hoilday-set favorites including THE THIN MAN and such rarely screened gems as THE RECKLESS MOMENT, BLAST OF SILENCE and BACKFIRE.


Thu, Nov 21, 2019 - Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Join us at the Aero Theatre for our annual celebration of Italian cinema! The 15th edition of Cinema Italian Style ranges from historical epic ROMULUS & REMUS: THE FIRST KING to indie romance RICORDI? to drama MARTIN EDEN, comedy ORDINARY HAPPINESS and more.


Sat, Nov 16, 2019 - Sun, Nov 17, 2019

Laura Dern has become one of the most versatile actresses in film and TV today, with an Emmy, several Golden Globes and a pair of Oscar nominations to her name. Our weekend salute to the performer includes her early breakthrough SMOOTH TALK, David Lynch's BLUE VELVET and the new MARRIAGE STORY.


Director Philip Kaufman In Person!

Fri, Nov 8, 2019 - Mon, Nov 11, 2019

With a reputation as "the thinking person’s filmmaker," Philip Kaufman has created masterful work in a wide range of genres, including acclaimed big-screen versions of seemingly impossible-to-adapt literary works. The writer-director joins us in person with some of his best-known films including THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and a special screening of THE RIGHT STUFF at the newly refurbished American Legion Post 43 theater.