The Big Picture, one of the Bowl’s most popular annual orchestra-and-film programs, pays tribute to the 75-year legacy of 20th Century Fox. "The Big Picture: The Films of 20th Century Fox," celebrates some of the greatest films in the studio’s history, including Star Wars, All About Eve, Cleopatra, Alien, Planet of the Apes, and Avatar.
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, led by David Newman, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Paramount Studios with performances and films clips from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather trilogy, Titanic, and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, among many other favorites.
In The Academy Celebrates The Black Movie Soundtrack, Grammy-winning musician and composer Marcus Miller and producer and director Reginald Hudlin offer a soulful celebration of music and movies, with clips shown on the Bowl’s big screen. Performances range from Stormy Weather and Super Fly to Purple Rain and The Bodyguard. Special guests include Bilal, Anthony Hamilton, Princess (Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum), Public Enemy, En Vogue, Lalah Hathaway, and host Craig Robinson.
"The Simpsons Take the Bowl" celebrates The Simpsons’ 25th anniversary with favorite scenes played on the big screen and accompanied by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Hank Azaria, Nancy Cartwright, and Yeardley Smith host the event, with special guest performances by Beverly D’Angelo, Jon Lovitz, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, Conan O’Brien, Vaud and the Villains, Kipp Lennon, and Matt Groening.