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Film Noir Festival Returns To The Egyptian Theatre

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, March 31, 2010 11:15am | Post a Comment
April is just about the finest month of the year to be in Los Angeles. The weather usually remains mild with sunny days & cool nights. Rainy days and scattered showers still pop up and I tend to appreciate them much more than winter storms, as I can smell the impending triple digit heatwaves that are right around the corner. Daylight savings time has brought an extra hour to get things done, the smell of jasmine is in the air and new year resolutions have been broken so there's more room at the gym. But all of this pales in comparison to the real reason why April is so special in LA...



Oh yes, the film noir festival returns to the spectacular Egyptian Theatre for the 12th year in a row. Yes, I'll tolerate all that Hollywood Blvd. has become for this series of showings -- suburban crowds seeking companionship and/or a fight down at da clubs, the $20 parking spaces, the bluetoothed security goons shoulder checking pedestrians. I'll deal because there's always a couple of gems in the mix at this festival to make all these hassles worth while. Highlights of  the first week include William Castle & George Raft doubles, live appearances by Julie Adams & Rhonda Fleming and a brand new print of the classic Cry Danger
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Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA
(between Las Palmas& McCadden)
(323) 466-3456

$11/$7 for members
all showings start at 7:30

Friday April 2nd- Cry Danger / Tight Spot
Saturday April 3rd- Red Light / Johnny Angel
Sunday April 4th- Hollywood Story / Undertow
Wednesday April 7th- Julie / Blueprint For Murder
Thurs April 8th- So Evil My Love / Experiment Perilous

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