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Events: Chinatown Screening
December 12, 2013

It could be the greatest LA movie of all time—a neo-noir tribute to the ambition, ingenuity, greed, and glamor that turned this once-dusty village into a great American city. We’re talking, of course, about Chinatown, Roman Polanski’s masterpiece starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

You probably remember that water plays a key role in Chinatown’s plot. What you may not know is that Robert Towne’s Oscar-winning screenplay was inspired in part by the real-life water engineer William Mulholland, whose signature achievement was the Los Angeles Aqueduct, which opened 100 years ago this November.

And here’s the kicker—Mulholland reigned over his LA water empire from a suite of offices atop the Metropolitan Water District building, a 1917 architectural landmark next door to Grand Central Market that was designed by A.C. Martin and also houses the Million Dollar Theatre, the first of impresario Sid Grauman’s movie “palaces.”

To celebrate the centenary of the aqueduct and the upcoming 40th anniversary ofChinatown, Grand Central Market has arranged a special screening in the Million Dollar Theatre on December 12 at 7:30 pm.

We’ll be showing a prime 35mm print provided by Paramount, and for this one night only, the Market will be open from 6-8 pm for dinner. 

CHINATOWN SCREENING
MILLION DOLLAR THEATRE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
7:30 PM 

DINNER AT GRAND CENTRAL MARKET
6-8 PM

BUY TICKETS HERE

http://milliondollarchinatown.brownpapertickets.com

 

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