Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Jul 5, 2018 - Sun, Jul 8, 2018
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A-MAZE-ING STORIES!

Escape rooms are all the rage in Los Angeles nowadays. These experiential attractions provide trapped players with clues and challenge them to solve puzzles that will extricate them before a time limit expires. With settings ranging from prisons to haunted houses to space stations, escape rooms often have storylines … which brings us to our movie mazes series.

We guarantee you’ll have no trouble finding your way out of our theater after viewing these “a-maze-ing” stories, but whether you can free your mind from the conundrums these films present is another matter. Based on Stephen King’s novel, THE SHINING strands Jack Nicholson and family in a haunted hotel; in the hands of director Stanley Kubrick, what might otherwise have been a simple horror story becomes an enigmatic masterpiece. Unlike the pruned hedges of the Overlook Hotel, the mazes of Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION are mental ones, as Leonardo DiCaprio and his operatives make their way through dreams within dreams.

Sci-fi cult favorites DARK CITY and CUBE add a Rubik’s-like twist to their characters’ dilemmas - in the former, aliens rearrange an urban landscape every night as they experiment on its human inhabitants; in the latter, a group of strangers is imprisoned in a giant cube filled with shifting, booby-trapped rooms. Our a-maze-ing fantasy double feature is a little less dark but no less memorable. In Jim Henson’s puppet-powered LABYRINTH, Jennifer Connelly must find her way to the castle of Goblin King David Bowie to rescue her little brother. In Guillermo del Toro's acclaimed PAN’S LABYRINTH, a young girl is drawn to an abandoned forest maze in 1940s Spain.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Egyptian TheatreThu, Jul 5, 2018 - Sun, Jul 8, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, Jul 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Fri, Jul 6, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Jul 7, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Jul 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
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