Couched in the stadium seats of luxury, patrons at Muvico Theaters enjoy the latest blockbusters in crystal-clear Sony 4K digital projection. Moving D-Box seats in certain movie houses take the motion-picture experience to the next level, and huge armrests in the Premier section leave room for midmovie dining and premovie thumb wars. Muvico also shows golden oldies in addition to new releases and live events, such as live comedy, sporting events, and beer and wine tastings
The independently owned Roxy Stadium 11 regales patrons with the flickering pictures and digital sounds of the latest blockbusters and the sizable snack bar. A colorful lobby greets guests as they meander past towering pillars that stretch toward an arched ceiling swathed in neon lights and bold swaths of royal blue. Aisles of cushioned auditorium seats allow moviegoers to choose the spot closest to the screen or furthest from the person sobbing emphatically during coming attractions. High-tech projectors digitally unspool films in each theater, with RealD 3-D technology transmitting some flicks in three vibrant dimensions. To silence distracting mid-movie hunger pangs, staffers in the concessions area whip up fresh batches of Orville Redenbacher popcorn and Nathan's hot dogs alongside other traditional theater fare.
At twin cinemas in Hollywood and Santa Monica, American Cinematheque preserves the thrill of classic films and introduces the newest works by modern auteurs. A relic of the glamorous past, the Egyptian Theatre was built in 1922 and inspired by the search for the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. From its first showing of Robin Hood until today, it has operated as a movie house, and now sends 60-foot-wide images and crystalline sound flashing through the ornate mirage of its interior.
Today, the screens' ever-unpredictable and constantly changing lineup can include anything from the lightweight whimsy of Citizen Kane to the modern masterpiece Spaceballs, and frequent festivals focus on themes from world cinema to film noir.
At both cinemas, modern works are often further illuminated by their creators, with events and post-show discussions featuring the directors and actors.
The historic Bigfoot Crest Theater celebrates the artistry of Hollywood’s heyday, gifting modern-day audiences with the magical experience of 1940’s movie-going. Shunning cold service, shoddy projection, and chairs stuffed with stale Mike and Ikes, the Bigfoot Crest champions all-encompassing experiences with advanced projection upon one towering 18'x38' screen. The flashing marquee sparkles like a Las Vegas carnival midway to draw widening eyes to their artfully maintained décor, where decorative clouds under the foyer's art-deco ceiling prime viewers for their motion-picture escape. With two tickets, old friends, first dates, and conjoined critics will thrill as they sashay down the shimmering purple carpet to plush red seats, awaiting the ceremonious opening of the curtains before the daily matinee. Two medium drinks and a large popcorn provide a snackful counterpart to cinematic viewings.