Club TCM

Exclusively for passholders*, Club TCM is a private locale in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel where movie fans can gather to relax, meet new friends, and attend special presentations and events with many of our celebrity guests. Recreating the flavor of bygone Hollywood hotspots, Club TCM embodies true Hollywood glamour and is located in the Blossom Room—site of the very first Academy Awards banquet.  Club TCM is open 12p to Midnight.

*Line-up Subject to Change.

*Select events limited by pass level.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 28

    1:00pm - 2:00pm - MEET TCM

    Get to know the people who work behind the scenes at the network!  Join TCM staffers as they share stories on how TCM is produced, discuss network programming and what’s coming up on the horizon.

    3:00pm - 4:00pm - SO YOU THINK YOU KNOW MOVIES

    Film Forum’s Bruce Goldstein returns as host of this popular trivia challenge designed for the true aficionado. Pre-registration is not required and you can join a team on the spot. The winning team will go home with some cool TCM-related prizes.  Teams must be a minimum of 2 people with a maximum of 8.

    5:00pm - 7:00pm - WELCOME RECEPTION

    Join your fellow passholders as we kick off the 7th annual TCM Classic Film Festival.

    *Please refer to the back of your pass for entrance eligibility.

    FRIDAY, APRIL 29

    12:15pm - 1:30pm - FROM HEADLINES TO TICKET LINES: JOURNALISM ON THE BIG SCREEN

    A panel discussion with director James Vanderbilt (Truth), Oscar winning writer Josh Singer (Spotlight), broadcast news producer and author Mary Mapes and print journalist/editor Ben Bradlee, Jr. about the challenges of dramatizing the work of journalists for the screen.

    2:30pm - 4:00pm - MAN’S BEST FRIEND: DOGS IN FILM

    Movie icons are stars that evoke an immediate emotional response, and Rin Tin Tin, Lassie, Old Yeller, Benji and Beethoven are right up there with the best of the two-legged variety. Even cute children can find themselves upstaged by the improvisational skills of a Hollywood hound. Join Randy Haberkamp of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as he shares stills and clips from the Academy’s collections of dogs in movie history, and then interviews three of Canine Cinema’s biggest stars and their “handlers” during a rare public appearance.  Meet Clyde of Marley & Me (2008) with Mathilde de Cagny, Brigitte, the original Stella from Modern Family and Sarah Clifford, and the latest Lassie and Chelsea Riggins. You’ll be left panting for more!  Michael Mortilla will also be in attendance.

    5:00pm - 6:00pm - VAUDEVILLE 101

    Live vaudeville was once the leading form of American entertainment—until talkies killed it. But it was a training ground for movie icons like Buster Keaton, Fred Astaire, the Marx Brothers, Mae West, Judy Garland and even Cary Grant. Film Forum’s Bruce Goldstein, who at past festivals presented “Pre-Code 101” and “Character Actors 101,” will re-create vaudeville’s golden age with some of its greatest acts.

    SATURDAY, APRIL 30

    12:30pm - 1:30pm - MY FIRST TIME IN HOLLYWOOD

    Legends of the film business—actors, directors, and screenwriters—recount their first trip to Southern California. Hear special guests Laraine Newman and Nancy Olson Livingston give dramatic readings of these humble and humorous first person accounts, culled from award-winning author Cari Beauchamp’s book, My First Time in Hollywood: Stories from the Pioneers, Dreamers and Misfits Who Made the Movies.  Special guests also include: Bruce Goldstein, Sue Lloyd and David Ladd.

    2:15pm - 3:15pm - A PRESENTATION BY SERGE BROMBERG

    Hosted by French archivist Serge Bromberg, this Club TCM presentation will include footage from the second part of the lost Battle Of The Century pie-fight scene, a few examples of restoration, a discussion about lost films—why these films were lost and where to find them—and a special world premiere surprise!

    4:00pm - 5:00pm - A CONVERSATION WITH ELLIOTT GOULD

    Legendary actor Elliott Gould will discuss his fifty-year career in film, television and theater in this hour-long conversation with actor Alec Baldwin. An Academy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Gould is best known for his work in such films as Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), M*A*S*H (1970) and his role as Philip Marlowe in The Long Goodbye (1973) in addition to more recent hits including the Ocean’s Eleven franchise.

    6:00pm - 7:00pm - HOLLYWOOD HOME MOVIES

    The Academy Film Archive shares gems from its collection with specially-selected home movies from Hollywood’s Golden Age including Lupe Velez making The Squaw Man (1931); stars at the Beverly Hills Tennis Club, filmed by Gilbert Roland; Ginger Rogers at home; behind the scenes of On the Waterfront (1954) in color; Natalie Wood on location; Disneyland in the 1950s; and dance legends the Nicholas Brothers. Enjoy unique, rarely-screened footage with special guests including Tony Nicholas and Michael Mortilla. Presented by Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs for AMPAS, and Lynne Kirste, Special Collections Curator at the Archive.

    SUNDAY, MAY 1

    12:30pm - 1:30pm - THE ART OF THE FILM SCORE: CREATING MEMORIES IN THE MOVIES

    Many of the most emotionally moving images from motion picture history are memorably interwoven with the musical scores or songs that accompany them. Join Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up [2009], Star Trek Into Darkness [2013], Jurassic World [2015], Inside Out [2015], and Zootopia [2016]) as he explores the secrets, subtlety, strength, and craft required to balance the complex relationship of music, images and sound. Co-presented with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    2:30pm - 3:30pm - A CONVERSATION WITH GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA

    The beautiful and multi-talented actress Gina Lollobrigida will discuss her extraordinary career in film and the visual arts during this hour-long conversation. A star for over 50 years, Lollobrigida gave unforgettable performances in such films as Beat the Devil (1953), Come September (1961) and Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968, for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress). Today, she continues to be actively involved in a number of charities and, since her retirement from acting, has continued her internationally acclaimed work as a photographer and sculptor.

    9:00pm - 12:00am - OFFICIAL CLOSING NIGHT PARTY

    Join Ben Mankiewicz and your fellow passholders as we celebrate new friends, new memories and our shared love of classic movies.  *Please refer to the back of your pass for entrance eligibility.