Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vince Vaughn, Dario Argento, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Edgar Wright, Tommy Wiseau and Paul Williams headline a star studded roster of guests and a slate featuring 23 West Coast Premieres including BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, and BEST F(R)IENDS.


Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, September 7, 2017 Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2017 programming featuring 32 events and 23 West Coast premieres of cinematic excess. Co-presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre for 12 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Friday, September 29th – Tuesday, October 10th to generate funds for the nonprofit 501c3 American Cinematheque.   

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to open with BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 with director S.Craig Zahler returning with Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier in person, while closing night honors are bestowed upon Yorgos Lanthimos’ ferociously-twisted follow-up to THE LOBSTER, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER. Other hotly-anticipated titles making their debuts include the World Premiere of Justin MacGregor’s BEST F(R)IENDS with Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero reunited and in person, Joe Lynch’s blissfully violent MAYHEM, and, courtesy of Amazon Prime Video, a very special theatrical premiere of JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON with the Muscles from Brussels himself, Jean-Claude Van Damme, in person with the show’s cast and creators.

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HEADSHOT Returns to the Egyptian!

As promised, we’re doing a replacement screening of HEADSHOT on Monday October 17th at 7:30 PM in the big room (Lloyd E. Rigler screen) at the Egyptian Theatre.

This is a free screening, open to all. Those who attended the original screening on October 4th will be seated first; please bring your ticket stubs/vouchers to be in this line.

Join us for the best action film of 2016! Read film description & view trailer.

Keir Dullea & Gary Lockwood Join Beyond Fest for Debut Screening of New 70-mm Print of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

“As part of the ongoing Beyond Fest, on Sunday night “2001: A Space Odyssey” will show at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood with actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood in attendance.

And while that is cause enough for excitement among movie fans, it is possible the real star of the evening could be the physical print of the movie itself. The event will be the debut screening for a new 70-mm print that the American Cinematheque will have exclusive exhibition rights to in a five-year deal with Warner Brothers.

The Cinematheque will schedule two extended runs for the print per year, one at the Egyptian and one at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.” Continue Reading at

Beyond Fest Announces Two Additional, Incredible Films to Close Out 2016

Beyond Fest is proud to announce two incredible films which will be closing out its 2016 slate.

First, we’re literally over the moon about unveiling sci-fi masterpiece ARRIVAL as this year’s closing night film! Denis Villeneuve’s latest and greatest brought down the house in Austin last week and we’re thrilled to be bringing the West Coast premiere of this film to you, LA.

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Do Not Miss The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Due to overwhelming demand, TIFF Midnight Madness breakout smash THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE moves from the Shudder Theatre to the big room for a special free screening this Friday, October 7th at 10:30pm, at the Egyptian Theatre during Beyond Fest.

Visionary André Øvredal’s long awaited follow-up to cult classic TROLL HUNTER cuts to the bone as father-and-son coroners (Brian Cox & Emile Hirsch) unravel a horrific mystery wrapped in a terrifying riddle when the body of a murdered young woman arrives for a late-night examination.

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