Seeing Stars: Hollywood Movie Palaces..
- The Regency Village
theatre (the historic old Fox theatre,
built in 1930, one of the finest theatres in Los Angeles, and site of many
Hollywood world premieres),
at 961 Broxton, in Westwood Village:
(310) 208-5576 (formerly known as Grauman's Village)
- The Regency Bruin
theatre, 948 Broxton, in Westwood Village: (310) 289-MANN. (Across the
street from the Village theatre, often shares movie premieres with it.)
- The Grove at
Farmers Market - the theatre multiplex in this delightful shopping
center (next to the venerable Farmers Market
at Third & Fairfax) is becoming extremely popular, and is attracting
quite a few celebrities as well. 189 The Grove Drive. (323) 900-8000.
- The Regal LA LIVE Stadium, at the L.A. Live center in downtown Los Angeles (next to the Nokia & the Staples Center), has hosted a fair share of premieres recently. 1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
- The Cineplex Odeon Universal
City Cinemas (multiplex), 18 theatres, atop the hill, near Universal
Studios Hollywood at the other end of the Universal
(818) 508-0588. Quite a few premieres have been held there over the
years (as well as at the adjacent, but now departed Universal
Amphitheatre). Busy (buy your tickets in advance).
- The New Beverly Cinema,
at 1765 Beverly Blvd: (323) 938-4038. This is one of the few remaining
revival houses in L.A., featuring classic movies culled from different
eras, often featuring a double feature from a single director, such as
Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" and "Dr. Strangelove." The theatre is now owned by Quentin Tarantino.
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