Los Angeles Classic Films Early Report for December 9, 2009

The Los Angeles Classic Films Early Report is a listing of classic films playing in Los Angeles for the next month. We list films made from 2001 back (with a few notable exceptions), playing in theaters, museums, and other locations. This week we more December screenings at the Aero, new listings for LACMA, the New Beverly and a few others.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

On the Beach, 1959

Notes: Actor and Activist Ed Begley Jr. will introduce the screening. Discussion following with Stanley Kramer’s widow, Karen Kramer and actress Donna Anderson.

Director: Stanley Kramer

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

 

Double Feature

Suddenly, Last Summer, 1959

Notes: Screening.

Director: Joseph Mankiewicz

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1958

Notes: Screening.

Director: Richard Brooks

The Prisoner of Zenda, 1937

Notes: Screening.

Director: John Cromwell

Theater: Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Showtime: 8pm

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Double Feature

Ocean’s Eleven, 1960

Notes: IB Technicolor print.

Director: Lewis Milestone

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

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Pal Joey, 1957

Notes: Screening.

Director: George Sidney

Friday, December 11, 2009

Double Feature

The Cat and the Canary, 1939

Notes: Screening.

Director: Elliott Mugent

Theater: Billy Wilder Theater

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Son of Frankenstein, 1939

Notes: Screening.

Director: Rowland V. Lee

The Host (Gwoemul), 2006 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Theater: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Showtime: 7:30pm

Double Feature

Sullivan’s Travels, 1941

Notes: Screening.

Director: Preston Sturges

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

The Palm Beach Story, 1942

Notes: Screening.

Director: Preston Sturges

Miracle on 34th Street, 1947

Notes: Screening.

Director: George Seaton

Theater: Old Town Music Hall

Showtime: 8:15pm

Barking Dogs Never Bite (Peullandaseu-ui Gae, 2000 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Theater: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Showtime: 9:40pm

The Dark Crystal, 1982 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Jim Henson, Frank Oz

Theaters: Fairfax Cinemas

Showtime: Midnight

Back to the Future, 1985

Notes: CineInsomnia screening.

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Theater: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre

Showtime: Midnight

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Woodstock, 1970 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Michael Wadleigh

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 12pm

Miracle on 34th Street, 1947

Notes: Screening.

Director: George Seaton

Theater: Old Town Music Hall

Showtime: 2:30pm, 8:15pm

Double Feature

Sullivan’s Travels, 1941

Notes: Screening.

Director: Preston Sturges

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Sullivan: 3:50pm, 7:30pm; Palm: 5:40pm, 9:20pm

&

The Palm Beach Story, 1942

Notes: Screening.

Director: Preston Sturges

Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok), 2003 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Free admission.

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Theater: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Showtime: 4:30pm

Double Feature

Bright Star, 2009

Notes: Discussion between films with director Jane Campion.

Director: Jane Campion

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Sweetie, 1989

Notes: Screening.

Director: Jane Campion

Beefcake, 1999

Notes: Screening.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald

Theater: Billy Wilder Theater

Showtime: 7:30pm

Double Feature

Brazil, 1985

Notes: Screening.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

The Fisher King, 1991

Notes: Screening.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Mother (Madeo), 2009 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: A Q&A with Bong moderated by Scott Foundas will follow the screening.

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Theater: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Showtime: 7:30pm

Dr. Giggles, 1992

Notes: Screening.

Director: Manny Coto

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Midnight (11:59pm)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975

Notes: Weekly screening of the cult classic, with live enhancement by Sins O’ the Flesh

Director: Jim Sharman

Theater: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre

Showtime: Midnight

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Double Feature

The Red Balloon, 1956

Notes: Free admission.

Director: Albert Lamorisse

Theater: Billy Wilder Theater

Showtime: 11am

&

White Mane, 1953

Notes: Screening.

Director: Albert Lamorisse

Miracle on 34th Street, 1947

Notes: Screening.

Director: George Seaton

Theater: Old Town Music Hall

Showtime: 2:30pm

The Life of an Agent: Secret Police Training Films from the Communist Era, 2004

Notes: Preceded by short “Borderline Case” by Peter Szalay.

Director: Gabor Zsigmond Papp

Theater: Billy Wilder Theater

Showtime: 7pm

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, 2004

Notes: Live commentary by writer-director Larry Blamire and members of the cast.

Director: Larry Blamire

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

Double Feature

Time Bandits, 1981

Notes: Screening.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, 1988

Notes: Screening.

Director: Terry Gilliam

Monday, December 14, 2009

It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Directors: Frank Capra

Theater: The Bridge

Showtime: 1pm

Triple Feature (NEW LISTING)

Raising Arizona, 1987

Notes: Screening.

Director: Joel Coen

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 5:30pm

&

A Serious Man, 2009

Notes: Screening.

Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen

&

Blood Simple, 1984

Notes: Screening.

Director: Joel and Ethan Coen

Double Feature

The Scarlet Claw, 1944

Notes: Screening.

Director: Roy William Neill

Theater: Billy Wilder Theater

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

The Spider Woman, 1944

Notes: Screening.

Director: Roy William Neill

Gremlins, 1984

Notes: Screening.

Director: Joe Dante

Theater: ArcLight Hollywood

Showtime: 8pm

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

To Have and Have Not, 1945 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Howard Hawks

Theater: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Showtime: 1pm

Triple Feature (NEW LISTING)

Fargo, 1996

Notes: Screening.

Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 5:30pm

&

A Serious Man, 2009

Notes: Screening.

Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen

&

Barton Fink, 1991

Notes: Screening.

Director: Joel and Ethan Coen

White Christmas, 1954

Notes: Screening.

Director: Michael Curtiz

Theater: ArcLight Sherman Oaks

Showtime: 7:30pm

Double Feature

Christmas Evil, 1980

Notes: Screening.

Director: Lewis Jackson

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Black Christmas, 1974

Notes: Screening.

Director: Bob Clark

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Auntie Mame, 1958

Notes: Screening.

Director: Morton DaCosta

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

Double Feature

Fat City, 1972

Notes: Screening.

Director: John Huston

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Requiem for a Heavyweight, 1962

Notes: Screening.

Director: Ralph Nelson

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Double Feature

We’re No Angels, 1955

Notes: Screening.

Director: Michael Curtiz

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

The Three Godfathers, 1948

Notes: Screening.

Director: John Ford

Double Feature

Fat City, 1972

Notes: Screening.

Director: John Huston

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Requiem for a Heavyweight, 1962

Notes: Screening.

Director: Ralph Nelson

Friday, December 18, 2009

Double Feature (NEW LISTING)

A Christmas Story, 1983

Notes: Screening.

Director: Bob Clark

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Remember the Night, 1940

Notes: Screening.

Director: Mitchell Leisen

Double Feature

White Christmas, 1954

Notes: Screening.

Director: Michael Curtiz

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Meet Me In St. Louis, 1944

Notes: Screening.

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Double Feature

Five Graves to Cairo, 1943

Notes: New print.

Director: Billy Wilder

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

The Emperor Waltz, 1948

Notes: New print.

Director: Billy Wilder

March of the Wooden Soldiers (Babes in Toyland), 1934 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Directors: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers

Theater: Old Town Music Hall

Showtime: 8:15pm

Black Christmas, 1974

Notes: Screening.

Director: Bob Clark

Theater: Art Theatre

Showtime: Midnight

Return to Oz, 1985 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Walter Murch

Theaters: Fairfax Cinemas

Showtime: Midnight

Donnie Darko, 2001

Notes: CineInsomnia screening. Original theatrical release.

Director: Richard Kelly

Theater: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre

Showtime: Midnight

Reservoir Dogs, 1992

Notes: Screening.

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Midnight (11:59pm)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

March of the Wooden Soldiers (Babes in Toyland), 1934 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Directors: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers

Theater: Old Town Music Hall

Showtime: 2:30pm, 8:15pm

Double Feature

Five Graves to Cairo, 1943

Notes: New print.

Director: Billy Wilder

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Cairo: 3:30pm, 7:30pm; Waltz: 5:25pm, 9:25pm

&

The Emperor Waltz, 1948

Notes: New print.

Director: Billy Wilder

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, 1962 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Following the screening, a panel including animator Darrell Van Citters, author of the new book “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, the Making of the First Animated Christmas Special” from Oxberry Press and Key Layout Artist Bob Singer, actors Marie Mathews (Young Scrooge) and Jane Kern (Belle) will examine the making of the program and its place in television history.

Director: N/A

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 4pm

Lawrence of Arabia, 1962 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: 70mm print.

Director: David Lean

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946

Notes: Screening.

Director: Frank Capra

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

Slap Shot, 1977

Notes: Screening.

Director: George Roy Hill

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Midnight (11:59pm)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975

Notes: Weekly screening of the cult classic, with live enhancement by Sins O’ the Flesh

Director: Jim Sharman

Theater: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre

Showtime: Midnight

Sunday, December 20, 2009

March of the Wooden Soldiers (Babes in Toyland), 1934 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Directors: Gus Meins, Charley Rogers

Theater: Old Town Music Hall

Showtime: 2:30pm, 8:15pm

Double Feature

Rolling Thunder, 1977

Notes: Screening.

Director: John Flynn

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Thunder: 3:40pm, 7:30pm; Death: 5:35pm, 9:25pm

&

Death Wish 3, 1985

Notes: Screening.

Director: Michael Winner

It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Frank Capra

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 4pm, 7:30pm

Double Feature

Die Hard, 1988

Notes: Screening.

Director: John McTiernan

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Die Hard 2, 1990

Notes: Screening.

Director: Renny Harlin

Monday, December 21, 2009

Double Feature

Rolling Thunder, 1977

Notes: Screening.

Director: John Flynn

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Death Wish 3, 1985

Notes: Screening.

Director: Michael Winner

Bad Santa, 2003

Notes: Screening.

Director: Terry Zwigoff

Theater: ArcLight Hollywood

Showtime: 8pm

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Giant, 1956 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Free admission.

Director: George Stevens

Theater: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Showtime: 1pm

Double Feature

Rolling Thunder, 1977

Notes: Screening.

Director: John Flynn

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Death Wish 3, 1985

Notes: Screening.

Director: Michael Winner

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Double Feature (NEW LISTING)

The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992

Notes: Screening.

Director: Brian Henson

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

The Muppets Take Manhattan, 1984

Notes: Screening.

Director: Frank Oz

The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Henry Selick

Theaters: Fairfax Cinemas

Showtime: Midnight

Beetlejuice, 1988

Notes: CineInsomnia screening.

Director: Tim Burton

Theater: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre

Showtime: Midnight

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Double Feature (NEW LISTING)

The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992

Notes: Screening.

Director: Brian Henson

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Christmas: 3:50pm, 7:30pm; Manhattan: 5:35pm, 9:15pm

&

The Muppets Take Manhattan, 1984

Notes: Screening.

Director: Frank Oz

Double Feature (NEW LISTING)

The More the Merrier, 1943

Notes: Screening.

Director: George Stevens

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

If Only You Could Cook, 1935

Notes: Screening.

Director: William A. Seitzer

Double Feature

Singin’ in the Rain, 1952

Notes: Screening.

Directors: Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

An American in Paris, 1951

Notes: Screening.

Director: Vincente Minnelli

The Dorm That Dripped Blood, 1982

Notes: Screening.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Midnight (11:59pm)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975

Notes: Weekly screening of the cult classic, with live enhancement by Sins O’ the Flesh

Director: Jim Sharman

Theater: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre

Showtime: Midnight

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Children of Paradise, 1945

Notes: Screening.

Director: Marcel Carne

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 4pm

Double Feature (NEW LISTING)

The Women, 1939

Notes: Screening.

Director: George Cukor

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

The Good Fairy, 1935

Notes: Screening.

Director: William Wyler

Vertigo, 1958

Notes: 70mm print.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

Monday, December 28, 2009

Children of Paradise, 1945

Notes: Screening.

Director: Marcel Carne

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 8pm

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Children of Paradise, 1945

Notes: Screening.

Director: Marcel Carne

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: 8pm

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Friday, January 1, 2010

Double Feature (NEW LISTING)

Horse Feathers, 1932

Notes: Screening.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Duck Soup, 1933

Notes: Screening.

Director: Leo McCarey

Double Feature

Dr. No, 1962

Notes: Screening.

Director: Terence Young

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

You Only Live Twice, 1967

Notes: Screening.

Director: Lewis Gilbert

A Hard Day’s Night, 1964 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Richard Lester

Theaters: Fairfax Cinemas

Showtime: Midnight

Serenity, 2005

Notes: CineInsomnia screening.

Director: Joss Whedon

Theater: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre

Showtime: Midnight

Inglourious Basterds, 2009 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Screening.

Director: Quentin Tarantino

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Midnight (11:59pm)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Double Feature (NEW LISTING)

It Happened One Night, 1934

Notes: Screening.

Director: Frank Capra

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Platinum Blonde, 1931

Notes: Screening.

Director: Frank Capra

Double Feature

Goldfinger, 1964

Notes: Screening.

Director: Guy Hamilton

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Thunderball, 1965

Notes: Screening.

Director: Terence Young

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 1975

Notes: Weekly screening of the cult classic, with live enhancement by Sins O’ the Flesh

Director: Jim Sharman

Theater: Landmark’s Nuart Theatre

Showtime: Midnight

TerrorVision, 1986 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Not on DVD.

Director: Ted Nicolaou

Theater: New Beverly Cinema

Showtime: Midnight (11:59pm)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Double Feature (NEW LISTING)

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, 1941

Notes: Screening.

Director: Edward F. Cline

Theater: Aero Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

Man on the Flying Trapeze, 1935

Notes: New print.

Director: Clyde Bruckman

Double Feature

Moonraker, 1979

Notes: Screening.

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Theater: Egyptian Theatre

Showtime: 7:30pm

&

For Your Eyes Only, 1981

Notes: Screening.

Director: John Glen

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Paris Blues, 1961 (NEW LISTING)

Notes: Free admission.

Director: Martin Ritt

Theater: Skirball Cultural Center

Showtime: 1:30pm

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