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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Aug 2, 2019

Double Feature!

During our re-opening weekend, enter to win an American Cinematheque membership when you come to see a movie!

35 mm!

1950, Paramount, 110 min, USA, Dir: Billy Wilder

"I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille!" Director Billy Wilder created one of his most enduring masterpieces in this dark, glittering, poison-pen letter to all things Hollywood, told in flashback by screenwriter Joe Gillis (William Holden), whose final job is playing paid companion to egocentric, aging silent-film goddess Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson). With Erich von Stroheim. Academy Award Winner for Best Screenplay (Wilder, Charles Brackett and D.M. Marshman Jr.) and Score (Franz Waxman). The original Schwab’s drugstore figures prominently in the film, as do Paramount Studios and the still-standing Alto Nido apartments.

35 mm!

1941, Universal, 98 min, Dir: Preston Sturges

Director Preston Sturges’ most acclaimed comedy is something like a social-realism movie with a wicked sense of humor. Successful Hollywood director Joel McCrea grows weary of making "entertainment pictures" and decides to hit the road disguised as a hobo to research his first "serious" film. A roller coaster of mishaps and coincidences lands him on a chain gang, as well as in the arms of lovely Veronica Lake, before he learns what audiences crave the most.

Aero Theatre • Fri, Aug 2, 2019 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Thu, Jul 11, 2019 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Thu, Jul 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre

Films in this Series at the Aero

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Sat, Aug 3, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Sat, Aug 17, 2019 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre