VENUE AND EVENT INFO
Rock on Film Presents:
Stop Making Sense – a film by Jonathan Demme
A special screening of Stop Making Sense at The Wiltern! Experience the Talking Heads as if you were in person to witness their 1983 performance at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Our dance floor will be open during the screening so you can ‘burn down the house’ with your dance moves. The party continues after the show with a DJ to spin your favorite tracks all night. Drink themed cocktails and practice your poses for all the photo opps. Dressing up and wearing your biggest blazer is highly encouraged.
Following the screening of Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads band member Jerry Harrison will be joining us for an in-person interview with LA Times writer, Randy Lewis! Randy and Jerry will also introduce a screening of New Wave: Dare to Be Different; a short documentary film about the New Wave movement featuring Talking Heads.
Rock on Film: A Salute to the singers, writers and musicians who have created the poetry of our time at The Wiltern.
In 1987, the legendary rock concert promoter Bill Graham presented an 18-day “Rock on Film” festival at The Wiltern. The American Cinematheque’s 44 film salute to the great rock musicians of our time illustrates the development and influence of this once maligned style of film music.
In 2019, The Wiltern is bringing Graham’s legacy and Rock on Film back to where it all started.
New Wave: Dare To Be Different
After Stop Making Sense, we will be screening a second film - stick around to indulge in the film, New Wave: Dare To Be Different. U2, Talking Heads, Depeche Mode, Blondie, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, The Clash, The Cure: Over half a billion records sold but you may never have heard of them if not for a small suburban radio station on Long Island, NY: WLIR. In August, 1982, a small group of radio visionaries knew they couldn't compete with the mega-stations in New York City. With one brave decision, they changed the sound of radio forever. Program Director Denis McNamara, the 'LIR crew and the biggest artists of the era tell the story of how they battled the FCC, the record labels, mega-radio and all the conventional rules to create a musical movement that brought the New Wave to America.
GA Seating – $15
VIP level 2 Reserved Seating – $20
*Early Bird (limited time from 1/25/2019 – 2/13/2019): $10 GA; $15 VIP
*Day of Show: $20 GA; $25 VIP
VIP Parking $30
Pass the Line $10
About The Wiltern
Built in 1931, The Wiltern was originally designed as a vaudeville theatre and initially opened as the Warner Brothers Western Theatre, the flagship for the theatre chain. Alongside exclusive movie and short-film screenings, the venue has become synonymous with legendary performances by a revolving cast of upcoming acts and established superstars. As one of the world’s finest examples of Art Deco architecture, the building is now permanently protected by the Los Angeles Conservancy as a historical landmark.
Movie Night at the Wiltern is a General Admission Seated Event. Purchase your tickets at the Hollywood Palladium every Saturday from 10am-2pm without service charges for this event. This is subject to availability. Box Office is not open during holiday weekends. Check ticket availability by calling 213.531.0588