The Century Club restaurant in Century City (across from the Shubert Theatre). offers fine dining as well as live concerts with name bands. Celebrities are now booked regularly at the Club, featuring such acts such as Bruce Willis, Dionne Warwick, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Harry Dean Stanton.
Owned by Mark Fleischman (former owner of New York's famous Studio 54), the posh, two-level Century Club is one of the largest nightclubs in the city (at 30,000 square feet), with four restaurants, a Jungle Room. and an outdoor dance floor for partying under the stars. The music is fast-paced, the crowd L.A. diverse, the dress upscale.
As with many clubs, there's a rotating menu of musical genres depending upon the day of the week (e.g. salsa & disco on Fridays, just about everything on Saturdays...) Sundays, it's R&B and hip-hop, with fans who include supermodel Tyra Banks, Magic Johnson, Prince/, and Shaquille O'Neal.
On weekends, they're open to the public with live music, dining and dancing, but there are also big crowds, so arrive early. On weekdays, the club is often rented out to the Biz for celebrity and studio events. The fact that it is located next to the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza theatres make the Century Club a convenient spot for post-premiere parties.
In July of 2004, singer Brandy got engaged to pro basketball player Quentin Richardson at a reception here, accepting a $1 diamond ring.
In March of 2002, the post-premiere party for "The Panic Room" drew Brad Pitt, Matthew Perry and Lauren Graham to the Century Club.
In July of 2001, the post-premiere part for "Scary Movie 2" was held at the Club and brought out Damon Wayans, James Woods, Carmen Electra, Bill Paxton, Charisma Carpenter, Wes Craven, Shannon Elizabeth, Veronica Cartwright, Richard Moll, Andy Richter and others.
Earlier in 2001, they had the post-premiere party for "The Wedding Planner," and stars Jennifer Lopez & Matthew McConaughey showed up, along with other guests such as Mark Wahlberg, Marlee Matlin and Jon Voight
In 1998, the post-premiere party for the movie "Dark City" was held at the Century Club; celeb guests included Kiefer Sutherland, Minnie Driver, Mimi Rogers, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, and others.
A post-premiere party for 1997's "Most Wanted" saw Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jon Voight, Paul Sorvino, Eric Roberts, and Robert Culp in attendance.
In March of '98, there was an after-premiere party here for the premiere of the movie "The Player's Club," which brought out stars such as Ice Cube, Jada Pinkett, Boyz II Men, Martin Lawrence, Babyface, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Jamie Foxx, John Amos and director John Singleton.
Dustin Hoffman's threw his daughter's bat mitzvah here.
Tickets prices for their concerts vary, and are sold though TicketMaster: (213) 480-3232. Cover varies from $10 to $20 on most days. Phone the restaurant for up-to-date booking information and admission prices. They have a strict dress code here: no jeans and no sneakers. Jackets are standard for men. The club opens at 8.p.m. for dinner (which is served until 11 p.m.; entrees range from $12-$25); dancing starts around 10 p.m. It closes at 2 a.m.
Getting there: See the directions for Century City. The club is located east of Avenue of the Stars, near the northeast corner of Constellation.
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