Arpa International Film Festival Venue

16th_arpa_int_film_festival_day2_077November 3-5, 2017 at Egyptian Theatre

What is more iconic than a film festival at the historic Egyptian Theater which is credited of being the location of the first ever Hollywood film premiere? Built in 1922 by legendary Hollywood developers Charles E. Toberman and Sid Grauman, they chose an Egyptian theme since King Tutakhamen’s tomb was discovered in Egypt that same year. Several major Hollywood films such as The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Oklahoma!, and Funny Girl had extended engagements at the theater. United Artists was the last owner of the Egyptian before it closed in 1992, but later purchased by The American Cinematheque from the city for $1 with the provision that this historical landmark would be restored to its original grandeur and re-opened as a movie theater showcasing the organizations celebrated, public programming.

Venue Accessibility

The Egyptian Theater is located in the heart of Hollywood, one block east of Highland Ave, just between McCadden Place and Las Palmas. Parking pay lots are located behind Egyptian Theatre, with an entrance on McCadden or Las Palmas ($10-$15), and one block south of Hollywood Blvd on Selma ($5). Metered street parking is also available.

Egyptian Theatre: 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Google Maps)

Arpa Film Festival Seating Chart

We hope you’ll find our seating chart convenient. Most importantly if you Sponsor our film festival you can choose & pick your seats in advance.