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Special Programs at Cinecon 54

Revised April 28, 2018

Cinecon always screens some of the best and rarest feature films available from studios and archives around the country. This year, in addition to these great films, we will be putting together another wonderful and varied assortment of special programs. Some will be in the main theater at the Egyptian (at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard) with a few screening in the Spielberg theater, which is accessed through the lobby of the main theater, and some will be at the Loews Hollywood Hotel. Shows at the hotel and in the Spielberg will be running concurrently with films in the main theater.

For a full list of films and programs with screening times please check out our Cinecon 54 schedule page.

We are just beginning to put together our program for Cinecon 54. Here is a brief overview of our special programs. More details will be added as available.

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KINECON AT CINECON Saturday Sep. 1
Another classic collection of LIVE television kinescope programs returns to Cinecon 54! This program of rare TV shows was a big hit last year and Stan Taffel is planning even more surprises this year. More information coming soon.

SATURDAY NITRATE FEVER Saturday Sep 1
Last year we had our first nitrate program and it was very well received. This year we will be putting together another evening of these unique films. Titles to be announced as available.

It's been said that because nitrate-based films have a higher silver content than modern film stocks the image has richer blacks and a sparkling sheen, with many shadows and highlights all along the grey-scale. Colors, particularly IB-Technicolor, seem richer and sharper, too. This is the chance for you to be the judge. Only a handful of theaters across the country can screen the rare and volatile nitrate film and, since the recent remodel of their projection booth, the Egyptian theater is one of them. This screening will give us another chance to step into the past and view these films as they looked when they were shown for the first time.

Nitrate screenings at the Egyptian are made possible through support of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Turner Classic Movies, and The Film Foundation in partnership with the American Cinematheque and the Academy Film Archive.

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ANIMATION PROGRAM Saturday Sep 1
Jerry Beck, renowned author and animation authority, will be putting together a special animation program for Cinecon this year. Many of you may know Jerry from his many books on the subject and his informative websites Cartoon Research and Animation Scoop.

THE HAL ROACH FESTIVAL
Our Hall Roach festival is back with new surprises and rarities. Titles will be announced as soon as they're cleared. As most of you know Hal Roach was one of largest producers of two-reel comedy shorts and he helped make stars out of many of the performers that worked for him.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS AT THE LOEWS HOLLYWOOD HOTEL
We will be putting together several distinctive programs for the Loews Hotel in the months leading up to Cinecon 54. Check back here from time to time for more information.

Programs listed here are subject to change without notice.

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