People often ask me, ‘well, it’s not really as exciting as Indiana Jones, now is it?’
I reply, ‘to an archaeologist, yes, it certainly is!’

— Zahi Hawass

Chasing Mummies event in Los Angeles!

American Cinematheque Presents

CHASING MUMMIES ONTHE BIG SCREEN 

 

Saturday, September 25 at 3:00 PM

Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa

Monica, CA 90403-1710 TEL: (310) 260-1528

 

In History Channel's hit reality series

"Chasing Mummies," cameras follow

closely as legendary Egyptologist Dr. Zahi

Hawass and his cadre of fellows unearth

astonishing finds and tackle some of the

world's greatest archaeological challenges. David Cheetham, archaeologist and star of

Chasing Mummies, will be on hand for a

brief lecture and Q&A with the audience.

 

"Chasing Mummies," Episode 5:

SUNKEN. Zahi has finally permitted

archaeologists from the Hellenic Institute to

dive into the Mediterranean Sea and bring

up a relic confirmed to be part of

Cleopatra’s historic shrine. But with the

persistent problems of permits and an

impending storm approaching, Zahi's fury

is felt by all the incompetent people

working to get this 2000-year-old pylon out

of Alexandria's Eastern Harbor.

 

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY:

THE MUMMY, 1932, Universal, Dir. Karl Freund. Boris Karloff gives one of his finest performances as

the 3000-year-old Egyptian who returns from the dead to reclaim reincarnated love Zita Johann, in

cinematographer-turned-director Karl Freund’s marvelously atmospheric chiller - easily the best of

many mummy films to come. Lecture and discussion between films with archaeologist David

Cheetham.

 

TICKETS AVAILABLE at Fandango.com and the Aero Theater Box Office.

$12 general / $8 students and Cinematheque members.

Location

Javascript is required to view this map.