By Maggie McKay, KFWB afternoon news anchor
OK, it’s a looooong holiday weekend for most of you and hopefully you have extra time to do things you usually wouldn’t. So I was thinking about escaping the heat at the Cinecon Classic Film Festival.
It’s a 5-day celebration of movies, specializing in rare, unusual and unjustly forgotten movies from the silent and early sound era. It’s got it all for movie buffs who think they’ve seen it all, featuring screenings of more than 30 classic films, celebrity guests and film book and movie memorabilia shows.
Most films are screened in 35mm and silent films include live piano accompaniment. Sounds fun — plus the venue is cool, the iconic Egyptian Theatre.
When: Labor Day Weekend, Thursday – Monday
Where: The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, LA 90028; Banquet and film book and Memorabilia Shows are at the Loews Hollywood (formerly Hollywood Renaissance) Hotel.
Cost: ($20 membership required to buy tickets) Day Passes are $25-$30, $110 Festival Pass, $85 Celebrity Banquet, $160 Festival+Banquet in advance