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Schedule and theater information

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The Festival schedule is UP:

 

http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/festival-schedule/

 

Let the teeth gnashing and the decision making begin!

 

For those wondering:

 

Grauman's Chinese (yeah, I know it's supposed to be TLC but I can't do that) seats 932.

 

Chinese multiplex #1 seats 459.

 

Chinese multiplex #4 seats 177

 

Chinese multiplex #6 seats 232.

 

The Egyptian seats 618 (504 on the floor and 104 in the balcony).

 

The El Capitan seats 1,000.

 

Grauman's underwent a renovation last year after the film festival and an IMAX screen and stadium seating were installed. If you heard rumors or read that the the interior was altered, destroyed or changed from the way it has looked for years, those were just RUMORS.

Grauman's Chinese interior looks the same as it has for years.

 

The Egyptian theater is run by the American Cinematheque. The building was badly damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake and was red-tagged.

 

The Cinematheque took it over (keeping it from being destroyed) and began restoring the exterior of the theater. The original theater has been altered and is now smaller than it once was, the sight lines changed and other alterations were made. There isn't much leg room so keep that in mind for long movies,

 

The Cinematheque continues to raise money for restoration but you will notice water damage around the building.

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Thanks so much for posting the information about the schedule and the theaters!

 

If you are standing in line for the show at the Grauman's Chinese or the Egyptian, you will be standing outside. Pack sunscreen--unless it rains like it did a couple of years ago, in which case you will need an umbrella!

 

For the mallplex theaters--Chinese 1, Chinese 4, and Chinese 6--you will be standing in line inside, with a very few exceptions for the most popular movies. The Chinese 1 is fairly large and comfortable. The smaller theaters are below average in quality for a mallplex--but oh, the movies you get to see there!

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This might be a silly question, but where can I find the 'printable' version of the schedule. If I am not mistaken, in years past, there was an option on the site or a PDF in the press release. I love to print it out and devise my plan of attack ;-) THANKS

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SueSue, there is now a handy Print Schedule icon and it works!

 

Click on TCM Festival, then click on Schedule and you will see the Print Schedule to the right of the days.

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SueSue, there is now a handy Print Schedule icon and it works!

 

Click on TCM Festival, then click on Schedule and you will see the Print Schedule to the right of the days.

 

Thanks but I don't see it and I just see 13 films listed here on ANNOUNCED FILMS FOR 2016... surely that's not all right?

 

http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/

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You are correct -  that's not all.  You replied to a 2014 question and the main TCM Film Festival web site is wiped clean as the planning starts for the next year's festival.  The schedule (and print button, supposedly) will be available a bit closer to the festival start.

 

The website will be updated with the latest programming info when it's available.  In the past, 5 theaters have been used simultaneously (TCL Multiplex - 3 screens, TCL Grauman's, and the Egyptian).  These venues are used every day of the festival and usually show around 14 or 15 films at each theater over the course of the festival.   That's 60 or so films.

 

In the past, they've also used El Capitan, and at least once used the Cinerama Dome to round out the schedule.  These theaters, if used, are typically only used for a day or two.   Then they also show a few films around the pool area of the Roosevelt. 

 

There are also Club TCM presentations at the Roosevelt, and special programs that are held in other venues (such as interview tapings, etc).

 

Films will be added to the website as they get closer to the dates.  They will publish a complete schedule a few weeks ahead of the festival start, and finalize it the week before (but it's always subject to change).  It's always a challenge (for me, anyway) to try to see what I want, since they have upwards of 6 or 7 things going on in parallel at any given time.  

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Thanks txfilmfan.  I know this thread is old but didn't see a current thread for the festival.  The link I posted is for the 2016 festival.  I do appreciate your response about the number of movies.  http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/

 

I would like to go someday and the movies that will be shown will definitely influence my decisions.

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You have to buy your pass to the festival long before the final schedule comes out, which is usually about three weeks before the festival. As films and guest stars are committed to the event, TCM will announce them. At least 20-30 movies will not be announced before the schedule comes out.

 

The good news is that because of the multiple venues, there's almost always a movie you'd like to see, and usually more than one. The TCM programmers do a fine job of including a variety of old favorites and rarities. They make a point of selecting different kinds of films for a wide variety of tastes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are always surprises with every TCM Film Festival schedule, and fabulous screenings to attend once the festivities begin.

 

Just like kingrat said in his post, you need to purchase a festival pass much earlier than when the schedule appears. This year the Spotlight, The Essential, and the Classic passes have sold out much earlier than ever before. Currently, there is only one pass available, the Palace Pass.

 

 

We hope to see you at the TCM Film Festival in the future, tallhair!

 

Updates are usually reported on my "Sue Sue II" thread, and by other faithful and knowledgeable festival fans like kingrat.

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