Los Angeles Times profiles L.A.-area theatres

posted by markinthedark on May 29, 2008 at 7:55 am

The Los Angeles Times has published a “best of” article profiling several L.A. area theatres.

We’re lucky. As blockbuster moviegoing season gets into full swing this Memorial Day weekend, we live in a place where it’s just as easy to see that new, hot indie as it is to see that old, familiar Indy (think crystal skulls). We get to do so in any one of dozens of unique theaters. And the price? Not so bad, considering the alternatives.

In Chicago, for example, the Village Roadshow Gold Class Cinema chain is slated to open a theater later this year that will charge an estimated $35 per ticket. That gets you reserved recliners in a 40-seat theater, food service brought to your seat, special parking and the latest in projection and sound innovations.

But a little intrepid researching around Southern California has revealed all those amenities and then some. Try signature cocktails. Leather couches. Refreshments from around the globe. Granted, they may not all be found at the same theater, but on the other hand, our admission prices top out at $15 — at the El Capitan, of all places.

View the rest of the article here.

Comments (7)

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on May 29, 2008 at 8:15 am

Make sure to read the comments about this article on page three of the LA Times website. Readers are incensed that the Vista and Mann Village aren’t included in this list. (Others were skipped over as well.)

BradE41
BradE41 on May 29, 2008 at 8:50 am

I wrote them a letter about not including the Mann Village; they printed it and it is in today’s (May 29) The Guide.

markinthedark
markinthedark on May 29, 2008 at 8:58 am

Hey Brad, is there any way you can link to the letter for those of us not in LA? (or give us the text)?

markinthedark
markinthedark on May 29, 2008 at 9:04 am

Brad’s letter can be found here:
View link

BradE41
BradE41 on May 29, 2008 at 9:12 am

Thanks. I could not find it myself. It was also listed in comments under the original article.

Manwithnoname
Manwithnoname on May 29, 2008 at 1:22 pm

I commented on the site that the inclusion of Arclight without spotlighting the Cinerama Dome (an outrageous oversight) clearly showed the a lack of knowledge on the topic being written about. This is not uncommon with the Times.

KramSacul
KramSacul on May 30, 2008 at 3:18 am

No wonder printed newspapers are dying.

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