Netflix to Reopen Hollywood’s Iconic Egyptian Theatre Next Month

Netflix to Reopen Hollywood’s Iconic Egyptian Theatre Next Month

Netflix and the American Cinematheque will reopen Hollywood’s iconic The Egyptian Theatre next month after more than three years of renovations and just in time to showcase the streamer’s awards lineup.

The historic landmark, built during the silent era, has been dark since movie theaters across the country closed in March 2020. Netflix closed a deal to buy the Egyptian in May 2020 and committed to a major restorations (the pact was first revealed in 2019).

The American Cinematheque will curate and program its own screenings, while Netflix will use the venue for screenings, premieres and special events.

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The grand opening kicks off Nov. 9 with the release of the Netflix documentary short, Temple of Film: 100 Years of the Egyptian Theatre. Directed by Angus Wall, the film includes interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Rian Johnson, Lynette Howell Taylor, Autumn Durald Arkapaw and Peyton Hall, the architect who guided the restoration.

As part of the festivities, there will also be a screening of David Fincher‘s The Killer (Netflix) and a Q&A with the filmmaker.

From Nov. 10-21, the venue will host American Cinematheque Presents: Ultra Cinematheque 70 Fest 2023, a longtime annual festival showcasing 70mm films from the past and present.

That’s followed by Bradley Cooper‘s Maestro from Nov. 22-27. On Dec. 5, Wes Anderson‘s short The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar will screen alongside other one-reelers selected by the filmmaker. (Both films are from Netflix.)

More to come.