Hammer Museum in Westwood to Honor Kirk Douglas’ 100th Birthday

The UCLA Film & Television Archive has compiled a slew of films starring Kirk Douglas to honor his turning 100 on December 9 this year.

The “Kirk Douglas Centennial Celebration” will run from July through September at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum in Westwood. The celebration kicked off this past weekend (July 8 and 9) with screenings of the 1956 film “Lust for Life,” and the 1951 films “Ace in the Hole” and “Detective Story.”

Douglas acted in 92 films between 1946 and 2008 including “Spartacus” (1960), which will screen on July 30 at 7:30 p.m., and “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1954), which will screen on August 28 at 7 p.m.

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For more information about which films are screening on which nights, and to purchase tickets, visit www.cinema.ucla.edu

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