Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The American Cinematheque Finally Has a Blog!

Many things are abundant in the world of the American Cinematheque. We have over 1000 seats in the Aero and Egyptian Theatres combined, we start the month with 1000's of printed film schedules, we have a fair share of sprocket holes and ticket stubs, there is no shortage of popcorn around our theatres, we always have a ton of paper clips lying around the office, and of course, there is a steady stream of critically acclaimed, often rare and unusual movies flickering across our screens.

The two things we are always short on are time and staff. Fortunately, through the wonders of the digital age, we are able to use computers as additional staff members and great volunteers to type on them. And voila, between staff and the good graces of some of our fine unpaid staffers, the Cinematheque at long last, has a blog!

This week Mexican Wrestling comes to the Egyptian Theatre with Champions of Mexican Wrestling on February 5th.

And at the Aero, check out the films the country was watching during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Movie tickets may not be 15 cents anymore, but the spirit of what Roosevelt said, remains the same.

"During the Depression, when the spirit of the people is lower than at any other time, it is a splendid thing that for just 15 cents an American can go to a movie and look at the smiling face of a baby and forget his troubles."

-President Franklin Roosevelt