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UCLA and Million Dollar Theater Bringing 11 Weeks of Film to Broadway

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 08:04AM
Million Dollar Theater Wendell Benedetti/LAHTF

Inside the Million Dollar Theater, built in 1918 by Sid Grauman.

The movies are coming back to Broadway.

Twenty wide-ranging classic and popular films are on the bill at the Million Dollar this fall as the theater partners with the UCLA Film and Television Archive to bring 11 weeks of Wednesday night screenings to the house that Sid Grauman built in 1918.

Kicking off in three weeks with a Belushi / Akroyd double feature—1980's The Blues Brothers and 1981's Neighbors—and wrapping up in December with a pair of rock operas—1975's Tommy and 1973's Jesus Christ Superstar—the lineup should offer a little bit of something for everyone.

All screenings are $10, or $9 for students and seniors. Tickets are available only at the theater's box office, which will open one hour before each 7:30pm showing.

It's likely not a coincidence that the new partnership takes cues from the Los Angeles Conservancy's "Last Remaining Seats" series, which just celebrated its 25th year. Archive director Jan-Christopher Horak recently wrote fondly of his experience at the Conservancy's screening of Captain Blood at the Million Dollar this summer.

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