Wave Staff Report
BEVERLY HILLS — Academy Award-winning film director William Friedkin will make a special appearance April 23 at the Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills.
Friedkin will appear for a question and answer session following a special screening of the director’s cut of “The Exorcist” at 10:30 a.m. at the theater, 8556 Wilshire Blvd. The Q&A will start at approximately 12:45 p.m. “The Exorcist” is marking its 50th anniversary this year.
Friedkin won his Academy Award for “The French Connection” in 1971. He followed that film with “The Exorcist,” which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including best picture and best director.
The Fine Arts Theatre Beverly Hills is celebrating its 86th anniversary this month with 1937 ticket prices — 25 cents — for 10 classic films.
“To celebrate the 86th anniversary of our landmark theatre we want to give back to our theatergoers who have been supporting us for so many years by offering them a month of retro movie ticket prices at 25 cents per movie to see and enjoy 10 classic films that are part of our 86th anniversary lineup celebration, theater owner Shawn Far said.
As part of the celebration, double bills will be held April 21 with “That Girl From Paris,” at 7:15 p.m. and “Black Legion” at 10 p.m.; two Don Knotts’ movies, “The Reluctant Astronaut” and “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” April 22; and two classic horror movies, “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” April 23.
Tickets are available on the Fine Arts Beverly Hills website, http://www.fineartstheatrebh.com, and on the Fine Arts App available on Google Play Store and the Apple App store, as well as at https://www.fandango.com/ andhttps://www.atomtickets.com/.