Prince goes to the Egyptian
DreamWorks' "Prince of Egypt" is going to be the inaugural film to screen at the American Cinematheque's newly restored Egyptian Theater. The Egyptian Theater was Hollywood Boulevard's first movie palace erected in 1922 and a gala grand re-opening was held on December 4 after a four year restoration project dedicated to bringing the theater back to its original splendor. Although a number of special screenings will be held at the Egyptian prior to the film's wide release date, "Prince of Egypt" will start a two-month run at the theater starting on December 18. The American Cinematheque organization has many screenings planned through 1999 at the Egyptian Theater including a retrospective screening of the works of Russian filmmaker Aleksandr Ptushko, whose stop-motion animated film "The New Gulliver" (1933) will be among the movies screened. The American Cinematheque can be reached at (323) 466-3456.