Movie events around Hollywood this week include the Golden Globe Awards; a tribute to Judy Garland; special screenings of vintage films; filmmaker and star appearances; and, just for fun, a Belgian beer and movie festival.
Friday, Jan. 13, 2012
"The Monster Squad" (1987) and "The Gate" (1987) screen at the Egyptian as part of the "Super '80s: A Film Decade of Goonies, Monsters and Growing Up" series with a discussion between films with director Fred Dekker. The double feature at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $11.00.
"Topsy-Turvy" (1999), about theater legends Gilbert and Sullivan, will be presented by Paul F. Tompkins at the Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax, at 7:30 p.m. for $10.00. It will be followed by Doug Benson and his famous comedian friends interrupting "Cocktail" (1988) at 11:00 p.m. for $12.00.
A Spencer Tracy tribute continues this week at the Billy Wilder Theater with some rare prints and light comedy. "Face in the Sky" (1933) and "She Wanted a Millionaire" (1932) air at 10899 Wilshire at 7:30 p.m. for $10.00. More rare Tracy films will screen this week on Sunday, Jan. 14, and Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012
A Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominee Panel Discussion takes place at 1:00 p.m. at the Egyptian. All five movies nominated will screen and their directors will be present, including Angelina Jolie. Admission is free.
Kevin Pollack presents "The In-Laws" (1979), starring Alan Arkin, at the Cinefamily at 7:30 p.m., followed by "Modern Romance" (1981), presented by Andy Kindler, at 10:30 p.m. The comedians will perform before each film and participate in a Q&A. Admission is $10.00 for each show.
Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012
A restored 170-minute version of "A Star is Born" (1954) with Judy Garland is on the marquee at the Egyptian in honor of the 50th anniversary of her Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award of 1952, the first ever awarded. The movie begins at 1:00 p.m. and costs $11.00.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012
The first movie to ever win a Best Picture Oscar, "Wings" (1927), screens at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at 8949 Wilshire with accompaniment by Clive Wilson on organ. Admission is $5.00 to see this digital restoration of the film, which includes the original color tints and color process to enhance the special effects. Arrive early and catch the free exhibit of "Paramount's Movie Milestones" in the Motion Picture Academy's Grand Lobby celebrating the studio's 100th birthday this year.
"Hasta La Vista!" (2011), a road trip romp, will be introduced by the Consulate General of Belgium at the Egyptian at 7:30 p.m., followed by a Belgian beer reception in the lobby. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. and costs $11.00.
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
The red carpet premiere of the vampire flick "Underworld Awakening" (2012) takes place at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Tickets are only available through the studio, but anyone can watch the stars for free beginning at 5:00 p.m.
"Last Summer" (1969) screens at the Egyptian at 7:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with stars Barbara Hershey, Bruce Davison, and Catherine Burns. Admission is $11.00.
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