Cinépolis Handpicked is a carefully-curated weekly alternative programming series that features a wide variety of specialty content, including your favorite classic films, special concert events, documentaries, seasonal favorites, and more.
Select Locations. Behind the shot you know is the American story you'll never forget. Experience the inspiring all-American true story of Kenny Sailors, the developer of the modern-day jump shot in the global sport of basketball. From collegiate all American and NCAA national champion, to pro basketball star, Kenny faded into the Alaska wilderness to be forgotten by the sport he helped pioneer.
Francis Ford Coppola's epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1972.
The remarkable story of iconic band Oasis - in their own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive, SUPERSONIC charts the meteoric rise of Oasis from the council estates of Manchester to some of the biggest concerts of all time in just 3 short years.
Rocky would have remained in a rut had not heavyweight champion Apollo Creed come up with the Bicentennial gimmick of fighting a sure-ringer, by touting the fight as a chance for a 'nobody' to become a 'somebody' and easily winning the bout himself - but someone forgot to tell Rocky. To everyone's surprise, Rocky trains earnestly and in the climactic fight sequence, the 'Italian Stallion' gets his wish.
Select Locations. Join Cinépolis Handpicked as we celebrate Selena Day! Vibrant and tuneful, Selena is the story of the Grammy Award-winning South Texas singer whose life tragically ended just as she was taking Tejano where it had never gone-into mainstream America. The film excitingly recreates the early life of a little girl who dreamed big, hit the road in the band buss named Big Bertha and whose concerts became electrifying events.
Futuristic thriller stars Michael York as a policeman seeking to escape the confines of a hedonistic and domed society where people who reach 30 are exterminated. With Farrah Fawcett and Oscar-winner Peter Ustinov and nominated for three Academy Awards, it received a special Oscar for its dazzling visual effects.
Cinépolis Pacific Palisades Only. Harry, Ron and Hermione return as teenagers for a third term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. However this time Harry's fate, and that of the entire community of wizards, looks bleak when the infamous Sirius Black -- convicted of abetting evil Lord Voldemort by killing 13 people with a single curse -- escapes from prison.
After moving to Pasadena, country boy Bud Davis (John Travolta) starts hanging around a bar called Gilley's, where he falls in love with Sissy, a cowgirl who believes the sexes are equal. They eventually marry, but their relationship is turbulent due to Bud's traditional view of gender roles. Jealousy over his rival, Wes, leads to their separation, but Bud attempts to win Sissy back by triumphing at Gilley's mechanical bull-riding competition.
A night of exclusive cinema in celebration of this iconic TV show. Celebrating the Sopranos is an unforgettable event for fans of the series. Split into three unique sessions, this special event provides an insight from the Creator, the Critics, and the Cast about this epic, multi-award winning series.
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. From 1909 to 1949, Celie, a Southern Black woman gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love -- despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex.
Cinépolis Pacific Palisades Only. Based on Anthony Burgess's disturbing novel about England in the totalitarian future, Malcolm McDowell portrays Alex, a Beethoven-loving, head-bashing punk who leads his gang of droogs on ultra-violent assaults - until he is captured by authorities and subjected to nasty behavior-modification therapy.
Join Cinépolis Handpicked and GKIDS as we celebrate 35 years of Studio Ghibli! From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away and Ponyo, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes the beloved coming-of-age story of a resourceful young witch who uses her broom to create a delivery service, only to lose her gift of flight in a moment of self-doubt.
Select Locations. It's a story of unlikely beginnings and beautiful accidents that no one saw coming. Despite the long trek to it, The Gorge has become "a pilgrimage for the artist and the audience," according to Jason Mraz, who first played at the amphitheaters in its parking lot during one of Dave Matthews' epic three-day shows, and if you've ever been to The Gorge, you know exactly what he means.
In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called "Perri-Air." In desperation, Spaceball's leader President Skroob orders the evil Dark Helmet to kidnap Princess Vespa of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. Help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegate space pilot Lone Starr and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf.
Cinépolis Pacific Palisades Only. Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming. Idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around.
Now, for the first time, Sergio Leone's original uncut version of this monumental epic can be seen. The film itself is as big as its Monument Valley locations, as grand as its fine, distinguished cast, as tough and bawdy as every kid imagines the Old West to be. Henry Fonda plays the darkest character of his long career, and he's utterly convincing as Frank, the ruthless murderous psychopath who suffers no conscience pangs after annihilating an entire family.
In the year 2019, the police department forces Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) out of retirement to hunt four genetically engineered humans who have come to Earth. Designed to do difficult hazardous work, the manufactured humans are stronger, faster and smarter than non-engineered humans. They feel no pain or remorse; they are almost indistinguishable from other humans, and they are killing people. Now Deckard must stop them before they kill again.
Cinépolis Pacific Palisades Only. For $1,000 a day, vacationers can indulge whims at the theme park called Westworld. They can bust up a bar or bust out of jail, drop in on a brothel or get the drop on a gunslinger. It's all safe: the park's lifelike androids are programmed to never harm the customers - but not all droids are getting with the program. Michael Crichton wrote and made his directing debut with this futuristic thriller that heralded moviemaking's future as the first feature to use digitized images.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet light up the screen as Jack and Rose, the young lovers who find one another on the maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" R.M.S. Titanic. When the doomed luxury liner collides with an iceberg in the frigid North Atlantic, their passionate love affair becomes a thrilling race for survival. From acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron comes a tale of forbidden love and courage in the face of disaster that triumphs as a true cinematic masterpiece.
Set in Old Detroit, a crime-ridden ghetto of the not too distant future, a cop killed in the line of duty is robotized then dispatched to fight crime. Robocop is haunted by snatches of memory and dreams of who and what he used to be. As Robocop discovers his past, he uncovers a murder conspiracy at the highest level of police management.
Join Cinépolis Handpicked and GKIDS as we celebrate 35 years of Studio Ghibli! From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki, comes an epic masterpiece that has dazzled audiences worldwide with its breathtaking imagination, exhilarating battles, and deep humanity. Inflicted with a deadly curse, the young warrior Ashitaka heads west in search of a cure. There, he stumbles into a bitter conflict between Lady Eboshi and the enigmatic Princess Mononoke, a young girl raised by wolves.
From BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia, AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world's attention.
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are two brothers with a rockin blues band and a vision from God to save the orphanage where they grew up in one of the greatest comedies of all time.
Cinépolis Pacific Palisades Only. Director TIM BURTON unleashes MARS ATTACKS!, a vicious, affectionate, brightly-colored homage to 1950s alien invasion movies. When a shiny silver flying saucer lands in the Nevada desert, a group of skull-faced martians exit the gleaming craft. Although they claim to be peaceful, they promptly "vaporize" a gathering of unfortunate Earthlings, kicking off a bizarre high-tech war with wild special effects.
Cinépolis Pacific Palisades Only. Teenage brothers Michael and Sam move with their mother to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward and Alan, the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star -- who turns out to be in thrall with David, leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.
This brilliant companion piece to the original The Godfather continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. Coppola tells two stories in Part 2: the roots and rise of young Don Vito played with uncanny ability by Robert De Niro and the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don.
In 2029, the war between man and machine has desolated the Earth - from this wasteland, two soldiers are sent back in time to Los Angeles, 1984 in order to influence the outcome of conflict that hasn't taken place yet. One is an unstoppable cyborg assassin, the other a human guerrilla fighter. Serving on opposite sides of the battle, they share the same target: Sarah Connor, an unsuspecting young woman whose unborn child will become the key to saving mankind.
Cinépolis Pacific Palisades Only. It's Harry Potter's fourth term at Hogwarts! Harry, Ron and Hermione look forward to the international Quidditch finals. Harry dreams of spending time with the alluring Cho Chang. He wants to be a normal 14-year-old wizard...but Harry is not normal. Even by wizarding standards.