80th Anniversary Celebration! Egyptian Pin Up Art Show & Party In The Courtyard!
Movie at 7 PM. Art Show pre-show opening from 5 – 7 PM.
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Oct 5, 2014 • 7:00pm
Presented by the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Association with Girls Drawin’ Girls. Sponsored by Golden Road Brewery, Six Point Harness, and Acme Archives, with the support of Hollywood Heritage.
Join us in celebrating the exact 80th anniversary of the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille’s CLEOPATRA starring Claudette Colbert. This version of the life of beautiful and powerful queen of Egypt, Cleopatra is known for its outlandish spectacle, including luxurious, risque gowns that are more slinky 1930s high fashion than ancient Egypt, but that is part of the film’s enduring charm! As a companion to the film screening is an art show.
5:00PM: Guests will be admitted to see a solo exhibition by Ashley Brooke Cooper of ancient Egyptian inspired “pin up” art.
7:00PM: Film screening of CLEOPATRA (see description below).
9:00PM: Following the film is a party in the courtyard with photo ops, Egyptian themed activities, make-up stations, a “Make Your Own Mummy” contest and drinks sponsored by Golden Road Brewery.
Although outrageously appropriate to have originally premiered at the Egyptian, CLEOPATRA did not in fact make its debut in 1934 at our theatre. But, is there a more perfect place to celebrate its 80th anniversary?
Dress like an Egyptian and you might win a prize!
1934, Paramount (Universal), 100 min, USA, Dir: Cecil B. DeMille
Mogul and architect of epics Cecil B. DeMille weaves a historical tapestry poised somewhere between high camp and outlandish spectacle, directing the scintillating Claudette Colbert in her youthful prime as the wily Egyptian queen. A naughty pre-Code product, the film boasts an array of scandalous costumes. With Warren William as Julius Caesar and Henry Wilcoxon as Marc Antony.
Special Ticket Prices: $13 General, $11 Students/Seniors, $9 Members. No vouchers accepted for this or any other specially-priced program. | You must have a ticket to the event for admission into all areas – art show, film screening, and after party.