Date night is almost here and it's time to make it memorable. Instead of going to the same old movie theater, why not check out some of the best theaters in Southern California? From iconic theaters to state-of-the-art cinemas, here are 11 of the most amazing places to watch a movie in SoCal. Enjoy a cinematic experience with Dolby sponsored modern theaters and interactive experiences. The David Geffen Theater is a great place for major film events, public programs, live performances, movie premieres and other special events.
It has a capacity for 966 people and is fully equipped with the latest technology to project films in many formats, including nitrate, 35 mm, 70 mm and laser projection compatible with Dolby Vision. The theater also has Dolby Atmos, an immersive audio experience. The stage of the Geffen Theater can accommodate a 60-member orchestra; its seats can be arranged to accommodate a sound booth; and the walkways can be equipped with theatrical lighting. For a unique experience, check out Alamo Movie Parties. These interactive experiences are in the style of Rocky Horror and include fun accessories, themed drinks and more.
At a recent Shaun of the Dead movie party, guests received inflatable cricket bats so they could hit their neighbors every time Shaun (Simon Pegg) hits a zombie on the screen, and a Shaun-style keepsake name tag. Not many movie theaters offer tours with tickets. The TCL Chinese Theater IMAX is possibly the most famous movie theater in the world. It opened its doors as Grauman's Chinese Theatre in 1927 with the premiere of Cecil B. Since then, countless film premieres have been held at this monument, in addition to three Academy Awards ceremonies and numerous special events.
Visitors can enjoy the latest blockbuster movie on the huge 97 x 47-foot screen, located in the largest IMAX auditorium in the world. The TCL Chinese IMAX and the TCL Chinese 6 also host the Turner Classic Film Festival, held annually in spring. In addition to its Chinese pagoda design, the theater's most distinctive feature is the famous Esplanade of the Stars, with nearly 200 handprints, toes and autographs of celebrities immortalized on the concrete. Visitors can literally touch Hollywood history, from Marilyn Monroe to Tom Hanks, Betty Grable's legs, Jimmy Durante's nose and the magic wands of the heroic Harry Potter trio. Opened as a theater in 1926, El Capitan Theater has been Disney's Hollywood Boulevard movie home since 1991 when The Rocketeer premiered there. With Marvel, Lucasfilm and Pixar under the Disney umbrella, El Capitan has seen premieres from a wide range of genres and cinematic universes.
In addition to first screenings of new releases and special events for fans, El Capitan also presents inclusive sensory screenings with open captions. Some Christmas-themed movies and series are usually accompanied by pre-film theatrical shows and keepsakes. In 1922, Charles E. Toberman and Sid Grauman opened Egypt Theatre in Los Angeles. It was a prophetic design choice: shortly after its opening, King Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered and several other Egyptian-themed theaters were soon opening across the country.
In partnership with Netflix, Egypt Theatre is undergoing renovation and modernization that will return it to its original 1922 splendor. Located in Westwood's Hammer Museum is Billy Wilder Theater which houses public programs of UCLA Film Archive &. The Wilder is one of few places that can display moving images from an entire century in their original formats - from silent films that require variable speed projection to cutting-edge digital cinema. IPIC Westwood has six screens and exclusive dining in the dark experience. Premium Plus seats include full order service in a leather-upholstered recliner that seats two people with a shared table. In addition to food and drink delivery at the theater, IPIC ninja-type servers are available at the push of a button to ensure your comfort with blankets and more.
Before or after the movie, stop by The Tuck Room for delicious pub food and craft cocktails. The Landmark Nuart Theater is located in West Los Angeles and is a former showcase for independent cinema, foreign language cinema, documentaries, restored classics and midnight movies as well as frequent appearances by stars and filmmakers. Single screen specifications include DLP 4K digital projection and 35mm projection with 7.1 Dolby Surround sound. The longest running cult film of all time - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (197) - stars Tim Curry as Dr. Furter; Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as their unfortunate guests Brad and Janet; Meat Loaf as a rugged motorcycling business; and author Richard O'Brien as Riff Raff. Inaugurated on Montana Avenue in 1940 is Aero Theater which was built by Douglas Aircraft Company based in Santa Monica to serve its employees.
During World War II Aero screened films 24 hours a day to adapt to Douglas's three-shift manufacturing schedule. Finally there's Egypt Theatre which was opened by Charles E. Toberman and Sid Grauman just weeks before King Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered. This magnificent fully restored movie palace has been hosting premieres since 1922 when it first opened its doors. So if you're looking for an unforgettable date night experience or just want to watch your favorite movie on a big screen - these 11 amazing theaters are sure to make your night cinematic!.