Tiki lovers from across southern California will descend on The American Cinemateque’s famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood from July 25-26 for an Enchanted Tiki Luau Blow-Out, featuring old-school island adventure pics FAIR WIND TO JAVA (1953), ALOMA OF THE SOUTH SEAS (1941) and HER JUNGLE LOVE (1938), all in gorgeously saturated color. The two-day event will also feature artist Kevin Kidney’s collection of rare, island-themed TV surprises, a bountiful luau dinner, exotic musical entertainment from King Kukelele and his Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers, and a number of Tiki vendors hawking exotic wares.
Founded in 1981, The American Cinematheque is a non-profit, viewer-supported cultural organization dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the Moving Picture in all its forms. Tickets for the Enchanted Tiki Luau Blow-Out are available for the movie program only, or the movie program and luau dinner. Advanced purchase is recommended, and discounts are available for seniors and students. Learn more about the classic movies featured in the Tiki triple-bill and see photos from last year’s event on the Tiki Weekend webpage.