This post is a bit different. Today I want to talk about a place rather than a film. For anyone living in or visiting the LA area I highly suggest watching a film at the New Beverly Cinema on Beverly Blvd. It is owned by my all-time favorite director (and since I met him last month) and friend, Quentin Tarantino. Side note, I told him after just had having moved here from Detroit his theater was my new happy place and we’re super tight now.
When you see a film here, you feel like you are part of one big family. Everyone there is a film lover. The ticket prices are fair, the popcorn is good, they have vegan hot dogs (so LA) and even Faygo pop (go Detroit!)! I’ve been to events as well as film screenings and you’re not just experiencing the movie, but also an atmosphere that accompanies it. The audio of the movie plays even in the bathroom so you don’t have to worry if you have small bladder, you won’t miss a beat!
When I saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood there the fake Rick Dalton film posters hung on the walls and old 1960’s radio advertisements played before the show. I admit, I may be biased due to my love of QT, but I still highly recommend a pit-stop. Worse case, there’s a really good ice cream place across the street if all else fails, Milk.
– Katrina Rotondo
One response to “My Happy Place”
I also love these old-style theaters because of their atmosphere and people. I find a similar theater in Fairfax. What I like about them is they are small and show old films as well.
When I watch films, I usually go to AMC, one of the biggest theater franchises. They typically show the latest movies. I like theater experience, and one of the reasons is that I can share time with other people. Regarding it, I think the small theater makes me feel more united and also nostalgic. Thank you for sharing!