Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Mar 19, 2011

Hollywood History
Sid Grauman's 132nd Birthday Celebration
A Celebration of Sid Grauman's Life & Historic Egyptian Theatre Tour

Join us to celebrate the life and legend of movie theatre impresario and founder of the Egyptian Theatre, Sid Grauman! We’ll honor his 132nd birthday (which is actually on March 17) with a rollicking lecture on his life and career (Sid participated in the actual Gold Rush and went on to present the premiere of Chaplin’s THE GOLD RUSH at the Egyptian), birthday cake and a “tweet-off” in honor of Sid’s new-found career as an avid Tweeter of Cinematheque news! Sid never allowed anyone to rouse him from his bedroom before noon (which proved his undoing in October of 1929 when his stockbroker was trying to reach him urgently), and in his honor, this special installment of our tour of Sid’s first Hollywood Boulevard movie palace is in the late afternoon! FOREVER HOLLYWOOD will screen at 3 PM.

First an illustrated lecture by Egyptian Theatre docent Mark Simon, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at Sid Grauman's 1922 Egyptian Theatre, the home of the first Hollywood movie premiere.
1999, American Cinematheque, 55 min, USA, Dir: Todd McCarthy & Arnold Glassman

FOREVER HOLLYWOOD celebrating a century of movie-making with celebrity interviews (from Quentin Tarantino to Clint Eastwood) shot specifically for this project and over 400 movie and archival Hollywood history clips.
Narrated by Sharon Stone. Featuring exclusive interviews with: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Jeff Bridges, Andre de Toth, Michael Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Mel Gibson, Salma Hayek, Charlton Heston, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Lansbury, Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Edward Norton, Robert Redford, Rob Reiner, Vincent Sherman, Kevin Spacey, Steven Spielberg,
Gloria Stuart, Quentin Tarantino, John Travolta, John Waters. From the director of VISIONS OF LIGHT.

This 35mm movie features film clips from over 75 American films, footage dating back to the earliest days of the industry, behind-the-scenes glimpses of studios and films in production, rare home movies of the stars, tantalizing peeks at Hollywood nightlife and its famous clubs and remarkable historical material that reveals the ever-changing face of Los Angeles over the years.

The theatre tour requires a fair amount of walking and some stair climbing. The balcony is accessible by elevator.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Mar 19, 2011 • 2:00pm