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movietheatredowntown Movies are made to be seen on the big screen. In local movie theaters with plush lounge chairs and cocktail service. In an art deco palace with state-of-the-art sound and picture. In a faux-Egyptian temple, in a cinematic bazaar showcasing new release movies from around the world. Whether your tastes run to film noir, Japanese gangster flicks, 1970's Italian zombie films or Hollywood budget-busting 3-d movies, our Metro-convenient Los Angeles movie theatres will indulge you. Round out your cinematic voyage to L.A. with a trip to Universal Studios Hollywood to see how movies are (and were) made. A metro rail pass is an easy way to visit LA and her best movie theaters. If you need a cinematic appetizer, download one of our LA movies, and watch as you ride.


Find Metro Rail Accessible Movie Theaters:


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Egyptian Theater

A restored movie palace from Hollywood's golden age, now home to the American Cinematheque.


Grauman's Chinese Theater
Do we really need to introduce it? Step lightly over the stars' cement-embedded foot, hand and whatever-prints, as you make your way into the Oriental-kitsch decor.


Vista Theater

First run movies in a 1920s Egyptian-Moorish setting. A neighborhood treasure with miles of leg room.


Hollywood Arclight

Reserved seating, "Guest Services" (who knows what they really do, but we love the concept), plus the giant, curved-screen 1960's Cinerama dome.


Regal Stadium Live 14

Downtown LA's newest mega-multi-digital cinema-plex. Their Premiere House theater is the most mega of them all, a 800 seat auditorium with a 70 foot screen and a private staircase.


Downtown Independent Theater

Experimental films, shorts, out there video presentations, foreign film festivals.


Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios is many attractions rolled into one frenzied, family-friendly world of thrill rides, special effects shows and behind-the-scenes moviemaking.


Laemmle's NoHo 7

The new Laemmle cinema complex in the No Ho arts district is for moviegoers who appreciate foreign films and adventurous independent fare..



Gold Line


iPic Theaters
Cinematic decadence -- lounge recliners, cocktail and dinner service, pillows and blankets, reserved seating.


Laemmle's Pasadena

A moviegoer's bazaar showcasing independent American films, documentaries and the best of world cinema.


Academy Regency

$3 nearly-first run movies. We'll say it again -- $3. That's the prime time price, the bargain matinee is 33 1/3 % cheaper.


Highland Park 3 Theater

A semi-preserved neighborhood local movie theater from the golden age of movie going, the Highland Theater shows first run movies at bargain prices.


Expo Line


IMAX at California Science Center

It's the largest movie screen in Los Angeles, seven stories of super high resolution and 44 speakers pulsating with digital surround sound. Because this IMAX is affiliated with the kid-friendly California Science Center, you won't see the latest Judd Apatow comedy gross-out in seventy foot, hi-def here. What you will see is polar bear moms escorting their cubs across drifting ice floes, the sand dunes of Arabia whipped up into giant sandstorms by Sirocco winds



Arclight Culver City

It's about time that Culver City, once the home of MGM, United Artists, David O. Selznik Productions and Columbia Pictures, had a new movie theater complex.


Purple Line



The first U.S branch of a South Korean chain, the CGV cinema plays American blockbusters (they love Sci-fi) and Korean films on four screens.







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