2005

No.

Film Title

Theater Name

Theater Chain

Theater Location

Date

1.

The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

January 2

2.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Mann Theaters

Hollywood, CA

January 2

3.

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

January 8

4.

The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Festival Westwood

Mann Theaters

Westwood, CA

January 9

5.

White Noise

Northbrook Court 14

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

January 15

6.

Assault on Precinct 13

Santa Monica 7

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

January 23

7.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

January 29

8.

Hide and Seek

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

January 29

9.

Are We There Yet?

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

January 30

10.

Back to the Future (1985)

Arclight Cinemas

private

Hollywood, CA

February 1

*****

Q&A with Bob Gale, Christopher Lloyd, .......

Thomas F. Wilson, Claudia

Wells & Harry Kera

-midas***************

************

11.

Uncle Nino

Universal Studios & IMAX

Loews Cineplex

Universal City, CA

February 11

12.

Let it Be (1970)

The Silent Movie Theater

private

Hollywood, CA

February 15

13.

Raise Your Voice (2004)

n/a

American Airlines

LAX to ORD

February 19

14.

Shall We Dance (2004)

n/a

American Airlines

ORD to LAX

February 21

15.

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

February 26

16.

The Pacifier

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

March 5

17.

Be Cool

Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Mann Theaters

Hollywood, CA

March 6

18.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

March 12

19.

Robots w/ Star Wars Episode III trailer

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

March 13

20.

The Candy Snatchers (1973)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

March 19

****

Q&A with star Tiffany Bolling and some crew

members*********************

**********************

 

 

21.

Melinda and Melinda

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

March 27

22.

Guess Who

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

April 1

23.

Sin City

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

April 3

24.

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

April 9

25.

Sahara

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

April 10

26.

Fever Pitch

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

April 10

27.

Kung Fu Hustle

Glen 10

Crown Theaters

Glenview, IL

April 23

28.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

Town Center Theatre

Laemmle

Encino, CA

April 29

29.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

April 30

30.

XXX: State of the Union

Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Mann Theaters

Hollywood, CA

May 1

31.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Mann Village

Mann Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

May 19

32.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Cineramadome

Arclight Cinemas

Hollywood, CA

May 22

33.

Because of Winn-Dixie

n/a

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

May 28

34.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Glen 10

Crown Theaters

Glenview, IL

May 28

35.

The Longest Yard

Lincolnshire 20 & IMAX

Regal Cinemas

Lincolnshire, IL

May 30

36.

Sideways (2004)

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

May 30

37.

Cinderella Man

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 5

38.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 11

39.

Batman Begins

Grauman’s Chinese Theater

Mann Theaters

Hollywood, CA

June 15

40.

Batman Begins

Universal Studios & IMAX

Loews Cineplex

Universal City, CA

June 18

41.

Bewitched

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 24

42.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Santa Monica 7

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

June 26

43.

War of the Worlds

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 30

44.

Fantastic Four

The Bridge: cinema de lux

National Amusements

Los Angeles, CA

July 10

45.

Wedding Crashers

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver, City, CA

July 21

46.

The Island

Universal Studios & IMAX

Loews Cineplex

Universal City, CA

July 23

47.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

July 29

48.

The Aristocrats

Broadway Cinemas

Loews Cineplex

Santa Monica, CA

July 30

49.

Bad News Bears

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

July 31

50.

Summer School (1987)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

August 6

51.

Broken Flowers

Sunset 5 Theatre

Laemmle

West Hollywood, CA

August 6

52.

Pretty Persuasion

Nu-Wilshire

Landmark Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

August 14

53.

Red Eye

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

August 21

54.

Back to the Future (1985)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

August 27

55.

The 40 Year Old Virgin

Avco Cinema

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

August 27

56.

The Room (2003) -w/Q&A w/Tommy Wiseau-

Sunset 5 Theatre

Laemmle

West Hollywood, CA

August 28

57.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

n/a

United Airlines

SNA to ORD

September 3

58.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to SNA

September 5

59.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

September 11

60.

Just Like Heaven

The Grove 14

Pacific Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

September 16

61.

Everything is Illuminated

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

September 19

62.

Thumbsucker

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

September 23

63.

Oliver Twist

Arclight Cinemas

private

Hollywood, CA

September 24

64.

Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

September 24

65.

Serenity

private

private

Los Angeles, CA

September 29

66.

My Big Fat Independent Movie

Sunset 5 Theatre

Laemmle

West Hollywood, CA

September 30

67.

A History of Violence

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

October 2

68.

Domino

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

October 15

69.

Good Night, And Good Luck.

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

October 22

70.

Elizabethtown

Mann Bruin

Mann Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

October 23

71.

Ushpizin

Royal

Laemmle

Los Angeles, CA

October 24

72.

Ushpizin

Royal

Laemmle

Los Angeles, CA

November 1

73.

Jarhead

Century 14

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 6

74.

Love Hollywood Style

Panavision

private

Woodland Hills, CA

November 7

75.

Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

November 12

76.

The Weather Man

Mann Bruin

Mann Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

November 12

77.

Walk The Line

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

November 18

78.

The Perfect Man

n/a

United Airlines

SNA to ORD

November 24

79.

Just Friends

Northbrook Court 14

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

November 25

80.

The Ice Harvest

Northbrook Court 14

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL

November 25

81.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Glen 10

Crown Theaters

Glenview, IL

November 25

82.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to SNA

November 27

83.

What a Wonderful Place

The Academy of Motion Pi-

ctures Arts & Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA

November 30

84.

The Muppet Movie (1979)

Nuart Theater

Landmark Theaters.

Los Angeles, CA

December 3

85.

Syriana

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

December 4

86.

Derailed

Sherman Oaks 5

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

December 11

87.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

December 12

88.

King Kong

Avco Cinema

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

December 16

89.

The Producers

The Grove 14

Pacific Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

December 18

90.

Elf (2003)

n/a

American Airlines

LAX to FLL

December 24

91.

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

n/a

American Airlines

LAX to FLL

December 24

92.

Fun with Dick and Jane

Aventura 24

AMC Theaters

Aventura, FL

December 25

93.

The Ringer

Aventura 24

AMC Theaters

Aventura, FL

December 28

94.

Rumor Has It

Aventura 24

AMC Theaters

Aventura, FL

December 29

95.

Munich

Aventura 24

AMC Theaters

Aventura, FL

December 31

LAST UPDATED: 05 JANUARY 2006

TOP TEN FILMS
10. Everything is Illuminated
09. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
08. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
07. Sin City
06. Elizabethtown
05. Cinderella Man
04. Walk the Line
03. Good Night, and Good Luck
02. King Kong
01. Munich

BOTTOM TEN FILMS
86. Red Eye
87. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
88. Bewitched
89. Wedding Crashers
90. Fun with Dick and Jane
91. Guess Who
92. The Pacifier
93. Are We There Yet?
94. White Noise
95. The Island

Note on the Lists: These are films that I saw over the calendar year of 2005 that were originally released in 2005. I do not include any other films. Movies I might see in 2006 which had a 2005 release date are ineligible for my purposes. Also, as an aside, this year was particularly difficult in choosing the films for these lists.

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