Let’s Go to the Movies: Six Unique Theatres in Beverly Hills
With the world’s premier movie studios nearby, it’s no wonder that Beverly Hills offers unique and exciting movie-watching experiences. Visitors will have the opportunity to view films in historic theatres, on decked out rooftops, poolside and at the famous Paley Center for Media. Going to the movies at these six venues in Beverly Hills offers more than you could ever experience at a traditional multiplex.
1. Ahrya Fine Arts
Ahrya Fine Arts opened as the Wilshire Regina Theater in 1937, during an era when cartoons and a daily newsreel accompanied each feature film. While this charming one-screen theater has undergone a series of renovations over the decades including an expanded lobby, new concessions areas and updated digital 2K technology, the original façade and marquee remain virtually untouched. A ticket may no longer cost twenty-five cents, but you can find the latest information about independent, foreign and art house cinema screenings through the Laemmle website.
2. Beverly Hills Music Hall
A haven for lovers of independent, documentary and foreign language films, Music Hall is an ode to old Hollywood. Three auditoriums—one with only 98 seats!—offer an intimate setting for feature films not always found at the big multiplexes. This is the perfect place to discover a taste of classic Tinseltown and also support up-and-coming filmmakers and actors.
3. Cinema Under the Stars at Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel
Enjoy a movie on iconic Rodeo Drive when you stay at Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel. Cinema Under the Stars is an exclusive amenity, available only to hotel guests, and takes place every Thursday through Saturday at 7:30pm on the property’s spacious rooftop. Order drinks from the hotel bar downstairs and ride the elevator to the top floor where you can pick out a few light snacks for the show. Past screenings include Grease, Matilda, Adam’s Family and ET.
4. Weekend Screenings from the Paley Archive at The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media provides entertaining weekend screenings at its Los Angeles area venue, located right in the heart of Beverly Hills. Every Saturday, Paley Center members enjoy “Toons at Noon” with two showings of cartoons programmed for various ages. Sunday afternoon showings are open to the public and feature movies screened from the museum’s vast archives. Members select the films, so swing by to enjoy what they have in store at the screening room!
5. Samuel Goldwyn Theater
What better location to screen your cinematic masterpiece than at the very place that determines who will receive a coveted Oscar each year? Occasional screening events are open to the public, and anyone can rent the world-class Samuel Goldwyn Theater to screen their own films, for a fee. But what would you expect from a world-class theater custom designed to present films at maximum technical accuracy with state-of-the-art projection equipment and sound system? The theater’s seats also have been specifically designed and placed to create a movie-viewing environment that is ideal in terms of acoustical quality, sightlines and comfort. Indeed, you’ll feel like a winner when you usher guests into the Academy of Arts and Sciences headquarters to view your work of art.
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Published: March 22, 2017