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Motion Picture Throwbacks with American Cinematheque

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One of the most effective ways to escape the stress of work is to unwind at the movies. While you may be inclined to check your emails or let your mind wander if you throw on a movie at home, a trip to the multiplex is a fully-immersive experience. A good film can either allow you to explore exotic places and introduce you to fascinating (and beautiful) people, or give you a little perspective on what’s important in day-to-day existence.

The healing power of movies doesn’t work, however, if there isn’t a good movie out. How many times have you wanted to go to the movies only to realize that there isn’t anything good playing? Luckily, here in Los Angeles, you don’t have to settle for the latest Ashton Kutcher rom-com next time you want to eat some popcorn while basking in the glow of the silver screen. Several local theatres specialize in showing classic and off-beat films, often times taking advantage of our proximity to many filmmakers and movie stars to present opportunities such as guest appearances and Q&As.

There is no better time to discover the rare opportunities we have in LA to see amazing older films on the big screen. Over the course of the next two weeks, the nonprofit organization American Cinematheque will be showing the first six Star Trek films and six classic James Bond films at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Most of the evenings are double features, and you may even spot William Shatner or Leonard Nimoy at the Star Trek screenings. After enjoying the classic films, walk over to the brand new speakeasy-style bar B Side hidden inside the Rolling Stone restaurant for craft cocktails. After a James Bond double feature, go ahead and order the Verspertine, R Bar’s version of the drink invented by Bond (take note of the current password).

The American Cinematheque also puts on unique screenings at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Two particularly interesting screenings in March are Martin Scorsese’s Casino followed by a discussion with Sharon Stone, and Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: A Space Odyssey, which begs to be seen on the big screen. The Aero Theatre is conveniently located right down the street from burger and beer institution Father’s Office, so a complete night out on the town practically plans itself.

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN / OCTOPUSSY
Thu, March 17 – 7:30pm

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE / DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
Fri, March 18 – 7:30pm

GOLDFINGER / YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Sun, March 20 – 7:30pm

STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE
Thu, March 24 – 7:30pm
Discussion with Cast and Crew

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN / STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
Fri, March 25 – 7:30pm

STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME / STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER
Sat, March 26 – 7:30pm
Discussion with Cast and Crew

STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY
Sun, March 27 – 7:30pm
Discussion with Cast and Crew

Aero Theatre

1328 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90403-1710

CASINO
Fri, March 18 – 7:30pm
Discussion with Sharon Stone

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Thurs, March 31 – 7:30pm

B-Side (Inside Rolling Stone Restaurant)

6801 Hollywood Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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