The Van Damme Double Dip, Dammaged Goods Live is getting serious...and prestigious! Very excited to announce that I've teamed up with The American Cinematheque, the non-profit organization that runs the historic Egyptian and Aero Theatres in Hollywood and Santa Monica, for a night of cinematic clashes of the titans and Expendables 3 prep with Universal Soldier and Rocky IV on the big screen! Chemical engineer, karate champion, action movie icon, director, producer, author and all around Perfect Man Dolph Lundgren is scheduled to attend for a Q&A between films! We've also invited studio executive turned producer turned manager extraordinaire Craig Baumgarten to join us for the evening so we can hopefully hear some crazy stories about working with Van Damme, Dolph, Carolco and more during the good ol' 90's. As with the Van Damme night, I will be doing trivia and prizes before the movie, giveaways for the first people in line as well as unveiling custom Dolph shirts for the evening!
After Universal Soldier, I'll turn it over to Geoff Boucher, the former LA Times and Entertainment Weekly writer who now runs Humans From Earth, a monthly screening and podcast series, for the Q&A. Our host, The American Cinematheque is a non-profit organization out of Los Angeles dedicated to the public presentation of the Moving Image. Created in 1981, the Cinematheque launched its first screenings in 1987 hosting festivals, tributes, retrospectives, independent films and more. Since 1998, the Cinematheque has been presenting programs from Grauman's Egyptian Theatre, following a $12.8 million dollar renovation. The 600 seat theater is gorgeous and even sports a smaller screening room inside named after Steven Spielberg. Built in 1922, The Egyptian holds the distinction of holding the first ever Hollywood film premiere, Douglas Fairbanks' Robin Hood, in 1922. Four years later, Grauman built his even more famous Chinese theatre just down Hollywood Blvd. The Egyptian's courtyard has held movie premieres, dinner receptions, masquerade balls and more. Over the years I've seen awesome programming there including The Back to the Future Trilogy, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Terminator double feature and a Tribute to John Carpenter among dozens of other titles, many for the first time on the big screen. Dolph Lundgren will be the latest guest the Cinematheque has hosted following an impressive run including Steven Spielberg, Mel Gibson, Nicolas Cage, George Clooney, Al Pacino, Michael Mann and oh so many more.
See you there! Now get your tickets!