It’s that time of year again – the time when we’re reminded of all the bliss, ecstasy, contentment (and, yes, uncertainty, bizarreness and even misery) that go arm-in-arm with romance. And what better way to celebrate this roller coaster of a holiday than to go to the movies and see the power of love beautifully and cathartically magnified on the big screen?
The Cinematheque will play some of the greatest films to ever celebrate love in its many forms. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman may always have Paris, but we’ll always have CASABLANCA; the classic wartime romance celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S brings Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard together to one of Henry Mancini’s greatest scores. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO is less amorous but just as sentimental; this animated tale of children befriended by a magical creature is sure to warm your heart – or for something really different, Cinematic Void will be showing HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS and FRANKENHOOKER.
Sunday, February 12 at 7:30 PM – Egyptian Theatre
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
1961, Paramount, 115 min, Dir: Blake Edwards
When Audrey Hepburn’s girl-about-town Holly Golightly meets handsome nice guy George Peppard, she begins to gradually rethink her anything-goes, high-living lifestyle. Adapted from Truman Capote’s best-selling romance by director Blake Edwards (THE PINK PANTHER, THE PARTY) and featuring arguably Henry Mancini’s greatest score.
Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 PM – Egyptian Theatre
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (TONARI NO TOTORO)
1988, Studio Ghibli, 86 min, Japan, Dir: Hayao Miyazaki
The third Studio Ghibli feature from former Toei animator turned writer-producer-director-entrepreneur Hayao Miyazaki tells the story of young sisters Satsuki and Mei Kusakabe, who move with their father into a new house near a vast forest, in order to be closer to their ailing, hospitalized mother. Discovering wondrous forest spirits, they also encounter Totoro, a giant, lumbering, bunny-esque creature. “Here is a children’s film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where, if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap. MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO has become one of the most beloved of all family films without ever having been much promoted or advertised.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
uesday, February 14 at 7:30 PM – Egyptian Theatre
Have a horrific Valentine’s Day with Cinematic Void’s double feature of Fred Olen Ray’s HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS and Frank Henenlotter’s FRANKENHOOKER. Online tickets are sold out. There will be a standby line on the day of the event. This event is in our smaller 80 seat theatre
Monday, February 13 at 7:30 PM – Aero Theatre
Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 PM – Aero Theatre
1942, Warner Bros., 102 min, Dir: Michael Curtiz
Two nights of our all-time favorite Valentine’s Day date night movie and a true classic. CASABLANCA always sells out, so advance tickets are recommended for this enduring love story with a bushel of quotable lines.. “Here’s looking at you, kid.” Tough guy Humphrey Bogart is Rick, an expatriate club owner in Morocco, nursing a broken heart after his sweetheart (Ingrid Bergman) disappeared from his side in Paris when the Nazis invaded. When she re-enters his life with her fugitive, resistance-leader husband (Paul Henreid), sparks fly. With an incredible cast that includes Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet and Conrad Veidt. Winner of three Oscars, for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Valentine’s Weekend Behind-the-Scenes Egyptian Theatre Tour:
Saturday, February 11 at 10:30 AM – Egyptian Theatre
Many love scenes have played out at the Egyptian on and off screen over the years, including Hollywood’s most famous silent era sweethearts, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks who attended Fairbanks’ premiere of ROBIN HOOD on the opening night of the theatre in 1922. What better way to impress the Hollywood history lover in your life, than a docent-led, Valentine’s Day tour.
Tours are approximately 60 min. Wear your walking shoes! You will see the old dressing rooms, the singer’s boxes and our projection booth. Reservations are not required, we have room for everyone. Tours will be held rain or shine.
Tour Tickets: $7 Member/Student/Senior | $9 General Admission