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Cinecon 53 General Information About This Year's Show
(posted August 30, 2017)
The memorabilia rooms and registration desk will be on the third floor of the Loews Hollywood Hotel and they will open at 12 noon on Thursday, August 31st
If you pre-registered, you must pick up your registration packet and name badge from the registration desk at the hotel. If you are pre-registered, do not go the the Egyptian Theater to pick up your packet and badge
The opening night gala that's being held in the forecourt of the Egyptian Theater will begin at 5pm. The entry to the forecourt will be closed until 5pm, so don't be early. Only full festival pass holders and Thursday day pass holders will be admitted to the gala. You must pick up your badges from the hotel registration desk to gain admittance to the gala.
There will be no admittance to the Egyptian Theater until after the opening night gala. There will be access to the bathrooms at the theater, but the auditorium will be closed to the public until after the gala is finished
The registration desk at the Egyptian Theater will open Friday morning, September 1st at 8:30am. Full festival passes and day passes can be purchased there starting on Friday
The larger parking lot that was directly behind the Egyptian Theater is now closed, as they are building a new building on the property. The smaller parking lot is still open, as well as the large lot across the street on Las Palmas Blvd. Parking enforcement has really stepped up in the area, so be very cautious using metered parking. They're quick to write parking tickets on expired meters!
Once again your Cinecon badge will get you discounts at some local restaurants. Check for the restaurant list in your registration packet or ask for information at the registration desk

The Pre-registration Discount Ends August 15!
(posted August 10, 2017)

Hurry, only 5 days left on the pre-registration discount which expires on August 15. The full festival pass will increase from $175 to $200.

Special Opening Night Program!
(posted May 15, 2017)

The first film shown on opening will be Buster Keaton's Steamboat Bill, Jr. and the film will be dedicated to our friend, silent film preservationist David Shepard who passed away in January. As an added treat the film will be accompanied by a live performance of the Famous Players Orchestra.


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