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Ukeleles on the Boulevard

The Egyptian hosts a luau.

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    Hollywood has excelled at many things over the years. For example, it has us convinced that if we wish hard enough, dreams do come true. Has it got you convinced, too?

    But second to that ability is its flair for the style/theme mash-up. Romance in space. An office thriller. Putting things adjacent to other things that aren't typically adjacent. So an island-style luau in a pharaoh-filled setting in the middle of Tinseltown feels exactly right.

    And that's exactly what's happening at The Egyptian on Saturday, Aug. 7. American Cinematheque is throwing its annual luau, complete with live music and pineapple-y delights.

    "The Mighty Uke," a documentary devoted to the pleasures of a particular stringed instrument, will also have its LA premiere.

    There are various combo ticket prices, like if you want the luau dinner, or you just want to see the movie, so check it out at the Cinematheque site. (If you want to eat, best get on it before noon on Friday, is the advice the site gives.) Whatever you go with, best wear your island best, and plan on doing a bit of dancing in The Egyptian courtyard.