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Arclight Hollywood Cinema is touted as the industry favorite. On opening nights and weekends the audience fills with industry professionals. The sound system is the best in the country and screenings divide time between the latest mainstream movies and Hollywood classics. There’s a restaurant and bar onsite plus a shop that sells books and Hollywood memorabilia. Ticket prices aren’t cheap but you are paying for the outstanding sound system and comfortable, wider than standard chairs. All seating is reserved. Ticket prices are $13 for adults, $11.50 for seniors, $10 for children. Weekends and holiday prices are slightly higher. Buy in person or online (service charge may apply).

6360 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles. CA 90028
(323) 464-4226
Other locations: Pasadena, Sherman Oaks (Tickets are slightly cheaper)
http://www.arclightcinemas.com

Grauman’s Chinese

LA’s most famous cinema, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre still entertains with red carpet premiers attracting the biggest names in Hollywood. The theatre opened in 1927 with Hollywood’s golden couple, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, performing the very first footprint ceremony outside its doors. Many stars have followed and it’s always fun to measure a shoe or hand print with a Hollywood idle. The grounds also attract numerous performers dressed up in Spiderman or Batman costumes. Ticket prices are $11.75 for adults, $9 for seniors, $9 for children. Buy in person or online (service charge may apply).

6801 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 461-3331
http://www.chinesetheatres.com

Vintage Cinema Vista Theater

Located in the Los Feliz/Silverlake adjacent, this one of a kind theater has lots of charm, history from the early 20’s and lots of leg and elbow room between the seats. $9.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and children under 12. Children under 4 are not admitted.

4473 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027-6043
(323) 660-6639

Silent Movie Theatre

The Silent Movie Theatre was built in 1942 and for a time was the only working silent movie theatre in the country. The original 1940’s art deco has been fully restored and the eclectic program is not limited to silent features.

611 N Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 655-2510
http://www.silentmovietheatre.com

AMC Theaters

AMC has more than a dozen theatres around Los Angeles that show the latest big movies. Ticket prices are $11.50. Buy in person or online.

AMC Avco Center 4
10840 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 (888) 262-4386
http://www.amctheatres.com

DVD Rentals

Netfllix is the premier DVD distribution service. Their headquarters are in northern California and delivery is countrywide. With a small monthly fee, you can watch numerous movies and TV programs from all genres (no pornographic movies). Monthly membership plan beginning September 2011 will be updated as follows:

$15.99 Plan – Unlimited instant play viewing + unlimited single mailings.
$7.99 Plan – Choose one of the following

  1. Unlimited instant play viewing only
  2. Unlimited single mailing viewing only

http://www.netflix.com

Blockbuster Video

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