Amid the bustle of Hollywood Boulevard stand two monuments to the silver screen. One, the TCL Chinese Theatre, oozes with history— imported Chinese stone lions, a 90-foot-tall copper roof, and concrete blocks that bear the handprints of Hollywood luminaries from years gone by each memorialize the celebrated role the building has played in Hollywood for more than eight decades.
Next door, Chinese 6 Theatres is a tribute to the cutting-edge. Six theaters, some with 3D capability, immerse viewers in ultra-realistic picture and sound better than sitting inside Steven Spielberg's android brain. Beyond the plush theater seating, a bar slings cocktails for in-movie sipping and a restaurant serves a full menu for cravings after the show. The service schedule varies for the bar and the restaurant but both will be open during Summer 2013. Whether they opt for the historic cinema or the ultramodern theater, visitors can catch a full slate of acclaimed new releases on their chosen big screen.
The storied history of TCL Chinese Theatre rivals those of the more than 200 celebrities whose handprints, footprints, and autographs are cemented into the theater's forecourt. Erected in 1927 and declared a historical and cultural landmark in 1968, the iconic theater stages movie screenings, premieres, events, and red-carpet ceremonies. Today, moviegoers walking through the theater's main courtyard can revel in the same opulence of those 1920s screen idols, craning their necks upward to take in the looming pagoda that frames the entrance. Inside, the theater's original 1927 screen towers high above the plush red-velvet seats, surrounded by wooden panels that rise to a ceiling with flowing Chinese-style drawings. This classic Hollywood setting is one of the reasons why the theater, in an echo of its origins, hosts celebrity-studded premieres, such as the 2012 opening for Life of Pi and the
2013 opening for Beautiful Creatures.
Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard’s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution—Cardio Barre.
The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach’s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities.
Visit Teddy's for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Los Angeles' Hollywood.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Teddy's will leave you happy and full.
Top off your entree with drinks from the bar — Teddy's serves beer, wine and liquor.
Teddy's caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
For great tunes and lively moves, Teddy's hosts a DJ and opens up the floor for dancing.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
The restaurant fills up on the weekends, so keep that in mind before heading out.
Teddy's' business casual policy makes it the perfect place for a number of occasions.
Fed up with difficult parking? At Teddy's, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Teddy's is the place for you.
So head on over to the highly-rated Teddy's for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
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Swing by District Pub NoHo in Los Angeles for your next meal.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Just around the workday bend are District Pub NoHo's happy hour food and drink bargains.
District Pub NoHo is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — District Pub NoHo has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with District Pub NoHo's complimentary wifi.
Weekends are busy at the restaurant, so be prepared for longer wait times.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, District Pub NoHo's low-key style is the perfect match.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
District Pub NoHo is located in a prime location where street parking is always readily available.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at District Pub NoHo.
An average meal at District Pub NoHo will set you back about $30.
For bar nibbles and pub food par excellence, Michael's Pub is a top pick.
Score low-fat and gluten-free eats at Michael's Pub.
This restaurant visitors can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here.
At Michael's Pub, diners can score happy hour deals.
Michael's Pub diners enjoy a taste of live music with their food as well.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the restaurant's Oxnard St location offers nearby street parking.
Taste the greatness Michael's Pub is serving up with meals around $30.
Are you ready for a bite of pure heaven with Michael's Pub's delicious pub food?
Alleviate stress with a relaxing and rejuvenating spa experience from North Hollywood Spa in Los Angeles.
Rejuvenate your skin with a facial from this spa and leave feeling silky smooth.
Looking to reduce pain in your muscles and joints? Treat yourself to a massage.
There's no need to make an appointment. This spa offers walk-ins for all services offered.
North Hollywood Spa may feature high prices, but it also takes luxury spa services to a whole other level.
North Hollywood Spa happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
Soothe sore muscles, clear your head, and spoil your skin at North Hollywood Spa, the perfect all-in-one spot for beauty treatments and spa services.