Staff Size: 2?10 people
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Free street parking after 6 p.m. and all day Sunday
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Films and Concerts
Recommended Age Group: All Ages with parental guidance
Q&A with Joleen D'rage, Deputy Director
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The Warner Brothers believed a glamorous picture palace should be a place of escape, a place where dreams come true. They built three lavish art deco picture palaces in Beverly Hills, Huntington Park, and San Pedro. The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, the first sound-equipped theatre in the South Bay, opened to the public on January 20, 1931, with a star-studded gala premier. Jack Warner christened it "The Castle of Your Dreams," created by its chief architect B. Marcus Priteca and designer A.T. Heinsbergen.
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Engaging and inspiring our community through the arts.
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In the mid-1990s, we saved the Warner Grand Theatre, a spectacular 1931 art deco movie palace and cornerstone of the town's revitalization. (Plans were to turn it into a swap meet.) Today, we promote and preserve this beautiful theater while also presenting events and educational experiences at the Theatre and at the Grand Annex, our cabaret-style venue down the street.
The Lighthouse Cafe, recognized by the CityVoter Los Angeles HotList as Best Jazz Club in 2009, has captivated customers with sultry scores since the 1940s. Chefs complement crooning with impromptu harpsichord jam sessions and an eclectic menu of pub grub and breakfast offerings. The Heart Attack omelette, named after a classic B-movie featuring an onslaught of rampaging monster hearts, is a morning-time medley of ham, bacon, and smoked sausage ($8.95). Evening imbibers can mash molars on the buttermilk-battered chicken tenders with ranch dressing ($9.95) or the R.A.T. salad, a fresh federation of red onion, avocado, chopped tomatoes, garlic, lettuce, and white balsamic dressing ($8.95). Deploy the fire-fighting foam of a Purple Haze beer ($7.50/12 oz. bottle) to extinguish bicuspid blazes fostered by the spicy-cheese topped Bull Dog, a frankfurter bestrewn with mashed tater tots ($5.25).
Enjoy delicious Italian food and romantic mood lighting at Phil Trani's Restaurant.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Phil Trani's Restaurant, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
Be sure to complete your meal at Phil Trani's Restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Just around the workday bend are Phil Trani's Restaurant's happy hour food and drink bargains.
Bigger groups gravitate toward Phil Trani's Restaurant, which offers a private section for your next get-together or celebration.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Phil Trani's Restaurant's free wifi hotspot.
Dance the night away to Phil Trani's Restaurant's live music.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
Through their catering service, Phil Trani's Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
Dining at Phil Trani's Restaurant will set you back about $30 per person on average.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Muldoon's Saloon, a local pub.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Be sure to complete your meal at Muldoon's Saloon with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Muldoon's Saloon is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour.
The restaurant picks up the most people during the week, so avoid the rush if crowds aren't your thing.
Muldoon's Saloon's dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Muldoon's Saloon cater for you.
Muldoon's Saloon's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street.
Chow down at Muldoon's Saloon without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
Celebrating its 80th birthday in 2014, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra has entertained generations of audiences with seasons that thrive on contrast. Each year includes six classical concerts and five Pops! musical dinner picnic events in the newly-renovated Long Beach Arena. The Symphony also serves the community with free music education that has reached over 24,000 youth at schools, libraries, hospitals, and community centers. In addition, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra was the first major regional orchestra to appoint a woman as its Music Director, in 1989, and further gained international stature with its most recent Maestro who brought original compositions, world premieres, and celebrated international soloists to the Symphony?s repertoire.
The Long Beach Playhouse is an upbeat and cheerful community theater in the city that is its namesake. Some of their more recent theatrical renditions include Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps, Fiddler on the Roof, and a Midsummer Night’s Dream. The atmosphere of the Long Beach Playhouse is rather laid-back when compared to a conventional theater, with patrons being allowed to snack and drink both during the intermissions, and while the shows are on. The Saturday night performances here are often the most attended and acclaimed, with the theater being packed to full on these days. A fun, comfortable venue with decent quality food and drink at accommodating prices is what the Long Beach Playhouse has to offer visitors.