Photographs from last year’s Cinecon 44
Cinecon, the classic film festival, takes place 3-7 September over Labor Day weekend, at Grauman’s Egyptian Theater, Hollywood Blvd. Cinecon describes itself as is a five day celebration of the movies, with screenings of nearly thirty rare silent and early sound feature films and as many short subjects from leading film archives and Hollywood studio vaults. It is dedicated to showcasing unusual films that are rarely given public screenings, mostly on 35mm, with live piano accompaniment for silents. There are celebrity guests and opportunities to buy movie memorabilia in six dealers’ rooms. Titles to be screened won’t be announced until a month before the event, but these are the film screening hours:
Thursday Sep. 3 7 pm – midnight
Friday Sep. 4 9 am – midnight
Saturday Sep. 5 9 am – midnight
Sunday Sep. 6 9 am – 6:30 pm
Monday Sep. 7 9 am – 6:00 pm
To attend the Cinecon Classic Film Festival you need to become a Cinecon member. Membership is included when you buy a full festival pass or a single day pass. No admissions to individual films are sold. Passes also include free entrance to the memorabilia dealers’ rooms but for those who only want to shop they offer a separate dealers-room-only admission. Background information and registration details are available on the Cinecon site.