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.
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Purchase some new spices and seasonings from here and treat yourself to a fun and creative night cooking in the kitchen.
For breads, cookies, cakes, and pies that will blow your mind, are couple extra sweet ingredients are kitchen must-haves.
Balance out the taste of a midday dessert with one of the excellent coffees or teas at A Gen.
Feeling hungry and creative? Fix up a tasty meal or salad with some oil and vinegar from here.
Add some produce to your next dinner plate for a delicious meal jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients.
The tasty and healthy canned good items from here are a great option for busy families who need a quick and easy meal.
While you're stopping in today, you'll love browsing their selection of terrific meats.
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Every chef needs a break from the heat, so enjoy a frozen dinner without lifting a finger.
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Need a sandwich for lunch or toast to compliment your hearty breakfast? Grab a loaf of bread today.
Pick up super fresh fish (and a heck of a lot of nutrients) for your next meal.
Parking-wise, the area has many options for drivers.
Get your fill of first-class tacos, tamales, enchiladas, and more at Verdugo Bar, an excellent Mexican spot revered by fans as one of the best.
Food allergies can be a bite, but Verdugo Bar is showing that all food has the possibility of becoming great dishes.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Round up your coworkers and head to Verdugo Bar for happy hour.
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Score quick and easy seating for groups of any size at Verdugo Bar.
For those who enjoy entertainment while dining, Verdugo Bar hosts live DJs.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
Keep it casual at Verdugo Bar — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Verdugo Bar is centrally located near many parking lot options.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
The average check at Verdugo Bar will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Verdugo Bar accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Verdugo Bar is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come experience an amazing array of Mexican dishes when you try the highly-rated Verdugo Bar.
So amp up your lunch hour and head over to Verdugo Bar for a casual Mexican meal.
For delicious Mexico-inspired cuisine, make your way over to the highly-rated Verdugo Bar.
Rainbow Bar and Grill has a large section of craft cocktails and craft beers, making it a local favorite.
Rainbow Bar and Grill is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Watch the game with fellow fans to get the full sports experience.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Rainbow Bar and Grill can seat both large and small groups.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Rainbow Bar and Grill's outdoor patio seating.
Pump up your night with performances from Rainbow Bar and Grill's live DJs.
Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the bar can get noisy.
It can be a bit of a mob scene on the weekends, so don't take a chance on getting seated — best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Rainbow Bar and Grill.
If time is of the essence, this bar's take-out option may be a better fit.
Throwing a big party? Count on Rainbow Bar and Grill to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
At Rainbow Bar and Grill, drivers can score parking on the street or in a garage, as well as through a valet service.
Rainbow Bar and Grill is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Meals at Rainbow Bar and Grill are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Rainbow Bar and Grill serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
When L.A. Weekly's Michael Nordine reviewed Arena Cinema just a year after its 2012 opening, he appeared smitten. He praised its "DIY, low-fi and charmingly austere" environment, and declared, "You get the sense just from sitting in the theater that this really is a unique, necessary environment for film in Los Angeles." The glowing review is testament to the fact that Arena's founders have fulfilled the legacy that the location's previous inhabitant began. The venue was once a part of the Egyptian Theatre, one of Sid Grauman's legendary creations and the cinema's current next-door neighbor. Since opening, however, Arena Cinema has blazed a new trail, attracting its own audiences with a curated selection of first-run indie films.
Arena's founders are dedicated to featuring films located off the beaten path, seeking out smart, unique pieces from independent distributors and championing films that might not (yet!) be darlings of the festival circuit. They put the art—and artist—front and center by programming dynamic, free-wheeling Q&As nearly every week with directors, performers, and other industry pros, including Kevin Smith and Elijah Wood. The intimate theater makes this film indulgence even more gratifying with a concession stand stocked with healthy snacks and a warm and inviting staff.
The lives of six strangers — a lawyer too busy to spend time with his family, a young journalist looking for a career-starting story, a widowed former cop and his mischievous son, a couple with secrets to hide — collide in this dramatic thriller from Academy Award nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin. For the official synopsis of the film, click here.
The cast features Golden-Globe winner Jason Bateman (Identity Thief, Up in the Air), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Melancholia), and Paula Patton (Precious, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol). Peter Travers of Rolling Stone praised the cast's performances, highlighting Bateman's role as "just tremendous" and Skarsgard's work as simply "outstanding." Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film four out of four stars and raved: "Disconnect struck a chord with me in a way few films have in recent years." Newsweek hailed the thriller as "The Best Film of The Year."