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Aero American Cinematheque

The Aero was founded in 1940 by Donald Douglas to screen films at all hours for wartime workers ending their shifts at his nearby aviation factory. After a dark period, in 2005 American Cinematheque reopened the theatre, which draws in such film-savvy Santa Monicans as Frances McDormand and Jon Favreau. The programming is strong and eclectic; expect to see everything from Hollywood classics like Frank Capra’s Arsenic and Old Lace to contemporary foreign fare like Leviathan, Russia’s 2015 Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Feature. Just make sure you check the schedule in advance because most films stick around for one night only.

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