So Brian got tickets to see John Carpenter's Escape from New York (1981) at the Egyptian. With Kurt Russell in attendance. I've heard of him. I heard he was dead.




Exiting the 101 at Hollywood Blvd. we see this guy...




Juggling while balancing on a skateboard on a freeway offramp median!




That deserves at least a buck.




We ran into fellow BNATers Cathie Horlick and Dave Wilson who kindly saved us a place in line so we could venture off for some food.




We encountered Darth Vader, helmet off, accepting a dollar from a wheelchair-bound dude for a photo op in front of a combo tattoo/smoke shop. Hollywood.




We hit Juicy Burger. The best chipotle burger in Hollywood.




We then found our seats in the Egyptian and settled in with our friends and free popcorn and drinks.




We watched a couple episodes of Falling Skies and listened to a Q&A with the cast and crew, including an entertaining Noah Wyle




COVER!




The Egyptian Theater ceiling. Trivia: Many of the other theatres that copied Grauman's Egyptian Theatre were part of the wave of Egyptian revival architecture that occurred after the November 1922 discovery of King Tut's tomb by Howard Carter.

Unlike the many theatres that followed in its wake, Grauman's Egyptian Theatre was designed, built, named and opened before the 1922 discovery of King Tut's tomb. The news of the tomb's discovery reached the US a few weeks after the theatre opened.




Then we watched Escape from New York and Kurt Russell soon followed.




Snake Plissken: The Deadliest Man Alive. More trivia: The name "Snake Plissken" was changed to "Hyena" for the Italian release, and "Cobra" in Korea.




You are the Snake! You're A-Number One!