Vista Theater

Movie theaters , Independent Los Feliz
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Epic Manager Victor Martinez at Vista Theatre

The historic gem, single-screen Vista Theater plays movies on actual film reels (no digital here) and boasts giant Art Deco light fixtures, kitschy Egyptian-themed wall details and a lovely manager, Victor Martinez, who dresses up for every opening (think: Willy Wonka for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Joker for The Dark Knight, etc.). The theater is by no means luxury (although the leg room is pretty spectacular), but it's got character and is within walking distance of Silver Lake, Los Feliz and east Hollywood, making it an extra appealing option for Eastsiders.

Venue name: Vista Theater
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Address: 4473 Sunset Blvd
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Mike A

There is nothing like seeing a movie on real film.  The digital crap is actually worse that what you see on your television because the screen so much bigger.  I am vowing to never go to a theater again that is showing digital.  It is just awful. 

Michael J
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I love the Egyptian deco architecture here. Even better: the legroom. It feels like every other row of seats have been removed, so even though it's not stadium, legroom and sight lines are never an issue. Ticket and snack prices are reasonable, and even though it's a single screen theater, the film selection covers enough blockbuster and award-caliber films that you'll rarely need to take a trip to a multiplex.