Over the past century, this Central L.A. venue has done stints as a candy store, a vaudeville stage, a nightclub and a porno theater before landing on its current iteration as a single-screen revival house with a love of 35mm and a penchant for grindhouse fare. What it lacks in architectural flourish it makes up for in affordability and curation. Oh yeah, and it’s owned and programmed by a certain Quentin Tarantino. Already a long-time benefactor, the filmmaker stepped in and saved it from redevelopment in 2007. He’s been screening rare prints of classics and dusted-off B-movies ever since, often pulling them from his personal collection, alongside some first-run picks. It’s the coolest vanity project in cinema.