Netflix’s Egyptian Theatre Reopening Adds ‘Days of Heaven,’ ‘Don’t Look Now,’ and Zack Snyder’s 70mm ‘Rebel Moon’

Netflix is finally opening the doors to the newly restored Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood this week, and in a first-look preview ahead of its November 9 reopening, the streamer and its partner, the nonprofit American Cinematheque, highlighted some of the enhancements and a screening schedule through the end of 2023.

The Egyptian will reopen on Nov. 9 with a sold-out screening of David Fincher’s “The Killer,” followed by a Q&A with the director. Throughout November it will showcase a 70mm series that includes titles like Jacques Tati’s “Playtime,” Stanley Kubrick’s “Spartacus,” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights.”

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Announced today were December screenings for “Days of Heaven,” “L’amour Fou,” “Don’t Look Now,” “Imitation of Life,” “Lone Star,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and a new Netflix film for good measure: a 70mm screening of Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire.”

The screenings of Terrence Malick’s “Days of Heaven” and Jacques Rivette’s “L’amour Fou” are LA premieres of two new restorations. Nicolas Roeg’s “Don’t Look Now” is being shown thanks to the British Film Institute on a 35mm print for its 50th anniversary. Douglas Sirk’s “Imitation of Life” is a 35mm screening followed by a Q&A with actress Susan Kohner. Director John Sayles will be present for a Q&A on behalf of the 4K restoration of “Lone Star.” And “It’s a Wonderful Life” will screen in 35mm December 22-24.

Full details about the complete schedule and the new additions can be found below.

An up-close image of the restoration work on the iconic sunburst on the ceiling of the Egyptian Theatre. Temple of Film: 100 Years of the Egyptian Theatre. Cr. Yoshihiro Makino/Netflix © 2023
An up-close image of the restoration work on the iconic sunburst on the ceiling of the Egyptian Theatre. Yoshihiro Makino/NETFLIX

Netflix hosted a press preview November 6 of the restored Egyptian, which includes Atmos sound. Architects worked to ensure sound could be implemented throughout the theater (originally intended as a silent movie hall) while preserving its iconic ceiling.

“To show in the form of a building where we’ve been, and where we are, and on the screen where we can go is quite a confluence of things,” American Cinematheque’s Rick Nicita said in a video (below). “If you look around and take it all in, new, old, what’s up there, you see what the past, present, future. I think it’s an ideal combination of cultural inspiration.”

Nicita added that “these are very trying times” for a nonprofit like the American Cinematheque, but its relationship with Netflix is a “symbiotic” one that will be enhanced with time.

Check out the inside look at the Egyptian Theatre below, followed by the full screening schedule up through the end of 2023.

November 9

Netflix and the American Cinematheque Present a Special Event Screening of The Killer and a Q&A with David Fincher *SOLD OUT*

November 10 to November 21

The American Cinematheque Presents: Ultra Cinematheque 70 Fest 2023

Friday, November 10

Playtime at 7:00pm – American Cinematheque Members Only Screening in 70mm  – Rare Screening Courtesy of Janus, Last Screened at the AC December 8, 2011

Alien at 10:15pm – First Premiered at the Egyptian Theatre Friday May 25, 1979 – DCP Screening

Saturday, November 11

Alphaville at 3:00pm – West Coast Premiere of New Restoration Courtesy of Rialto Pictures! – DCP Screening

Boogie Nights at 7:00pm – 70mm Screening

Sunday, November 12

West Side Story (1961) at 2:00pm – 70mm Screening

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World at 7:00pm – American Cinematheque Members Only Screening in Atmos – Q&A With Edgar Wright and Bryan Lee O’Malley Moderated by The Daniels (Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert)

Monday, November 13

Spartacus at 7:30pm – 70mm Screening

Tuesday, November 14

The Master 7:30pm – 70mm Screening

Wednesday, November 15

Playtime at 7:30pm – American Cinematheque Members Only Screening in 70mm Encore

Thursday, November 16

The Wild Bunch 7:30pm – 70mm Screening

Friday, November 17

2001: A Space Odyssey at 7:30pm – American Cinematheque’s Personal 70mm Print

Saturday, November 18

Nope at 3:00pm – 70mm Screening

Aliens at 7:00pm – Rare 70mm Screening Courtesy of Fox Archives – Not Screened in 70mm at the American Cinematheque Since May 29, 2009 – Originally Played at the Egyptian July 14, 1986

Sunday, November 19

Lawrence of Arabia at 5:00pm – American Cinematheque’s Personal 70mm Print – Introduction by Jeremy Arnold

Monday, November 20

Aliens at 7:30pm – American Cinematheque Members Only Screening

Tuesday, November 21

2001: A Space Odyssey at 7:30pm – American Cinematheque’s Personal 70mm Print

November 22 to December 7

Bradley Cooper’s Maestro in Dolby Atmos

December 5

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Other Short Films by Wes Anderson – A big screen spotlight on Anderson’s triumphant Henry Sugar and some of his favorite one-reelers from 1995-2021

December 8 to 14

The Los Angeles premieres of the two brand new restorations: Days Of Heaven (Paramount Pictures) and L’amour Fou (Janus Films)

The 50th Anniversary of Don’t Look Now – 35mm IB Tech print courtesy of the British Film Institute

A 35mm presentation of Douglas Sirk’s 1959 film Imitation Of Life followed by a Q&A with actress Susan Kohner with a book signing by Foster Hirsch in celebration of ‘Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties.’

The world premiere of the new 4K restoration of Lone Star + Q&A with John Sayles, courtesy of Warner Bros. and the Criterion Collection.

December 15 to December 21

Exclusive 70mm engagement of Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child Of Fire

Tickets will be available November 15, details to come.

December 22 to 24

35mm presentations of It’s A Wonderful Life

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