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Tonight is a great night for film lovers with three sneak previews on the way—the first is especially compelling for anyone who lives in Los Angeles. It's a good night to get out and see a movie, so get rolling!

At 7:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre, see the Alternative Screen Independent Film Showcase, presented by and the Los Angeles Conservancy, featuring a sneak preview of Los Angeles Plays Itself. "A must see for Los Angeles history buffs and cinema enthusiasts who will marvel at the hundreds of archival and film clips revealing an almost secret history of the City of Angels! 'This cinematic essay focuses on the discrepancy between the lived in urban reality of Los Angeles and its various century-deep cinematic mythologies, the movie is about more than just what the movies get wrong. It’s about the way the imaginary space of cinema intrudes upon the actual space of our lives, so that the LA of the movies becomes a kind of separate urban reality unto itself.'" There will be a reception for all ticket holders at 6:00 PM in the courtyard; following the film will be a discussion with filmmaker Thom Andersen.

At the ArcLight, see two midnight sneak previews of tomorrow's releases: Criminal, also set in Los Angeles, follows a day in the life of two small time bunco artists; and THX 1138: Director's Cut, the long-awaited premiere of George Lucas's futuristic first film.