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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Jul 14, 2018

Tiki Night 2018 - Bosko and Rolly

Our 14th annual Tiki Night includes live music, dancers, vendors and cocktails, followed by a screening of two new short documentaries profiling pioneering Tiki sculptor Bosko Hrnjak and Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump, one of the creators of Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room.

The Tiki Marketplace will be open from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM with no admission charge in the Egyptian Theatre Courtyard, selling new and vintage Tiki-related art, memorabilia, clothing, accessories and more.

Vendors will include Black Cat Atomic Treasures, Eric October, Mr. Charles, Rarabird, The Art of Kentiki, Ms. Formaldehyde, Clever Vintage Clothing,Tiki Swag, Sex and Monsters, Painted Peacock, Audrey Moorehead's Tee-Ki Togs, CreativeD2R and The Cocktail Hour.

Doors open at 4:00 PM for the ticketed portion of the event.

This year we will have a limited edition Tiki Night t-shirt for sale with "Egypto-Polynesian" art designed by Stephen DelTour. Shirts come in Men's and Women's cuts and are $25 each.

Our cocktails are created especially for Tiki Night 2018 by 320 Main.

Starting at 5:00 PM, King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers will perform alongside a no-host bar.


1:30 - 3:30 PM
Vendor shopping is free to all in the Egyptian Theatre Courtyard.

2:30 PM
Box Office opens for ticket sales and ticket pick up, plus drink ticket sales.

4:00 PM Doors Open
Only ticket holders will be permitted in the courtyard.

5:00 PM
Live Tiki Music, Vendors, Tiki Cocktails, Hula Dancers & Aloha Fridays and Chili Chili Mango Food Trucks in back parking lot.

6:15 PM
Bosko will sell his limited edition (80) "Oscar" mug for $150 each in the theatre lobby. This commemorative ceramic mug is our 111th design. It’s Bosko's third version of a Bug Eye in as many decades. This piece is particularly special because it’s an event mug; we’re offering it at the premiere of the documentary "Bosko and the Rebirth of Tiki" on July 14th, 2018 at the famed Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. Edition of 80 in Gold.

6:30 PM
Theatre opens for screening of "Bosko" & "The Whimsical Imagineer."

$15 general admission / $12 Cinematheque member, No vouchers or coupons accepted.

Followed at 7:30 PM by:

“Bosko and the Rebirth of Tiki” (2018, 32 min. Dir. Kurt Mattila) This documentary portrait of Bosko Hrnjak. follows the artist through his childhood in Los Angeles, education at Art Center College of Design and his unsung, pioneering work as the first individual to revive the lost art of carving Tikis, sculpting Tiki ceramics and building the first proper home Tiki bar. Much of what Polynesian Pop devotees take for granted today began with Hrnjak 30 years ago in Escondido. Based on extensive interviews with Hrnjak and his wife and collaborator Truus de Groot, the film contains further commentary from fellow Polynesian Pop luminaries such as Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and Sven Kirsten.

“The Whimsical Imagineer” (2018, 29 min. Dir. Ken Kebow) When Rolly Crump interviewed for an animation job at Disney back in the 1950s, he was told he had “the worst portfolio of anyone ever hired at Disney Animation Studio,” but it turned out he was one of the best hires the company ever made. Working with Walt Disney himself, as well as the original group of Disney Imagineers, Rolly went on to create some of Disneyland's most beloved attractions, including the Haunted Mansion, the Enchanted Tiki Room and It's a Small World. The recipient of numerous awards and accolades, this documentary takes viewers on an informative and entertaining journey with Rolly himself, as well as Disney legend Bob Gurr, Rolly's son and Imagineer Chris Crump and a number of others who worked with Rolly over the years to help create “the happiest place on earth!”

Discussion between films with documentary subjects Bosko Hrnjak and Rolly Crump (via Skype), moderated by King Kukulele.
Tickets: $15 General, $12 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Jul 14, 2018 • 4:00pm