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American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre


Built by the Donald Douglas Company in 1939, the Aero Theatre was originally opened as a continuous 24-hour movie theater for aircraft workers who worked in shifts around the clock. It later became a beloved neighborhood theater and has anchored the now posh Montana Avenue section of Santa Monica. The Aero Theatre is now owned and operated by the American Cinematheque.


1328 Montana Avenue at 14th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Official website

General Showtimes:

Vary depending on the event. See descriptions or contact the theatre for more information.



General Admission: $11.00 (unless otherwise noted)
Cinematheque Members: $7.00
Seniors 65+ and Students with valid ID: $9.00

Online Ticketing on
Tickets are available on line at If there is no program on the day you are looking at fandango, look below "no shows today" to "coming attractions" and you can buy advance tickets, or feel free to come to the box office in person during box office hours. All advertised shows are open to the public. The Aero's zip code is 90403 if you choose to find the theatre by zip code on The only way to buy tickets online is by using Fandango. Fandango service fees will apply.

You can also choose the Egyptian and Aero as your favorite theatre when you create a personal "log-in" on Fandango. It will appear on your home page and you log in and you can use the links to go directly to either theatre.

Each show you buy is a separate transaction for security reasons. You will have a separate confirmation code and "print at home bar-coded ticket" for each individual movie you buy using fandango.

Members' Only Orders By Phone:
This convenience is only available to Cinematheque Members. To order tickets by phone, please call 323-634-4878 and the voice mail will prompt you. Tickets must be purchased a full 2 business days in advance of the screening. Please have your VISA or M/C ready. All orders must be paid by credit card at the time of placement. No reservations will be held without payment. No service fee.

Please do not send faxes to the Egyptian Theatre Box Office.

The box office will open 2 hours prior to showtime. Tickets will be available the day of an event (unless the event is sold out) or you can purchase advance tickets. Members will have the first priority to purchase tickets when the box office opens.

Egyptian Theatre passes, coupons, vouchers, etc. will be honored at the Aero.


Located on Montana Avenue at 14th Street



Metered & free Street parking is available on Montana Avenue and the cross streets surrounding the Aero. Please check posted signs. North of Montana parking is generally limited to two hours.

Current Screenings: