08/09/2012Louis Vuitton Los Angeles Century City
The AMC Century was remodeled a few years ago (along with the rest of the Century City Shopping Center). It is one of the better multiplexes in Los Angeles for me (due to prices, proximity, and movie times), though it does seem to be slipping of late (in terms of projection quality).The good:--Usually a good sampling of mainstream and independent films (plus in the fall, this theater often gets the movies playing only in NY and LA).--Large variety of times (including early times), so you can see a movie early and get on with your day.--Stadium seating throughout; no tiny screens like the old AMC Century.--Like other AMCs, $6 a ticket for shows before noon.--Free parking for the first 3 hours.--Popcorn (when fresh) is good.The bad:--The automatic kiosks don't record your movie watcher points, which forces you to go to the counter (ugh).--Can be quite difficult getting a ticket/seat during peak times (this place is often super busy).--There have been some projection problems recently; usually, it gets fixed before the previews end; but one movie I went to recently was pretty much out of focus the whole time.--The IMAX screen isn't a real IMAX screen (it isn't a big screen like the one at The Bridge).Best moviegoing experience at this theater (pre-renovation): Black Hawk Down (2001). Pre-renovation celebrity sightings: Nick Stahl, Halle Berry.Best moviegoing experience at this theater (post-renovation): Children Of Men (2006). Post-renovation celebrity sighting: Judd Apatow.
World Aids Day was a Smash Hit!Back on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, I participated in a March from Hollywood Boulevard and Schrader up to the Dolby Theatre for the World Aids Day which was also known as "Keep The Promise" which was being sponsored by the AHF (Aids Healthcare Foundation).Once we got to the beautiful Dolby Theatre in which I have Never set foot in before, we then headed inside for a Fantastic Lecture and Concert featuring Patti Labelle, Rosie Perez, JoJo, Espinoza Paz, Jencarlos Canela, B-Flow and Harry Belafonte.I had such a good time overall and so did everybody else in which I will Never Forget!Here is a copy of a video that I just made during the Patti Labelle Concert at the Dolby Theatre for my Youtube Channel for your reference and further review. Thank You.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y2qfDkEq38I personally want to thank everybody involved including the AHF and the Dolby Theatre for putting on such a Fantastic March and Evening Performance.Sincerely yours,Howard Paul ShoreParticipant, Executive Social Media Writer and Reviewer/HPS
you get what you pay for, I mean you don't expect an AMC kind of place for payin $6 fee..it's a steal really. were there to watch a movie for an hour or two not sleep on the floor and a have a picnic. the dirtyness of the seats kinda bothered me tho, expect to get bed bugs out of them. it's the perfect place to watch movies if ur in a big budget. I wouldn't come here all the time tho, the neighborhood seems sketchy and ghetto at night. so keep a look out if ur plannin of watchin movies at night. me and friends made a little joke cause there's this one dude inside that seems to incharge of everything, sells popcorn,tickets, open the front door, turn on the projector..hes either the owner or the only guy workin there lol. overall I give it a 3 out of 5.
This is the story of one good-sized screen and a couple of, well, smaller screens. (It is conceiveable that some persons may indeed have a larger viewing screen at home I suppose.) As other reviewers have noted, it's quite acceptable to see smaller films here in the mini-cinemas, but a poor choice for more grand scale films (unless shown in the Main auditorium.) I much prefer their sister theater, the fabulous Vista, but I will continue to patronize the Los Feliz Theater as well if there's something I wish to see. The matinee's a good deal, you can eat right in the area,(Palermos!! (: and even visit Skylight Books after the movie. It all adds up to a nice experience, and I'm glad this theater is there.
08/22/2016Independent Shakespeare Co Inc
Their free Shakespeare performances at the old Griffith Park zoo are synonymous with summer. The stage is set up in the middle of a gently sloping lawn, which means that pretty much any seat is a good seat. Go about an hour early, pack a picnic, spread out a blanket, pop some wine and relax with friends. The founder (this British guy who is always one of the main characters) is a phenomenal talent and always keeps the audience roaring with laughter. They have tons of performance dates throughout the summer and put on at least two different plays per season. (The rest of the year, they stage productions in Atwater.)
I have been here a few times. It's a good place for concerts as the seats are positioned nicely for optimal viewing & it's not as big as the Hollywood Bowl. Availability of food & drink is ok, but the workers are quite slow making the lines long. Last night, however, was exceptionally bad & then to find out they don't have any of the cold wines! Don't know what happened, but that sucked. Overall, I would recommend it!