Los Angeles Movie Events for Week of Oct. 21-27, 2011

View of large crowd in the courtyard of Grauman's Egyptian Theatre during a premiere, 1922. Source: Los Angeles Public Library. A panel of art and set designers and Egyptologists will discuss the classic “Land of the Pharaohs” here on Oct. 23, 2011.

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Local Movie Events

Los Angeles Movie Events for Week of Oct. 21-27, 2011″

Los Angeles is the best place to be for movie-lovers interested in special events. Here are several film happenings in L.A. from Oct. 21-27, 2011. Some are festivals that run throughout the week while others are special presentations at famous Hollywood theaters.

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011

Start off your weekend with a one-time screening of “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) in 70 mm at USC’s Bing Theater. A panel discussion precedes the film with composer Danny Elfman, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and art director Rich Heinrichs, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at 823 Exposition Blvd. General admission is $10.

Across town, the El Capitan Theatre presents “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) in 4D. The movie has been remade in Disney digital 3D, adding wind, fake snow, and a fog machine to enhance the experience. Price of admission is – read more –


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Los Angeles’ Best Local Winery: the San Antonio Winery

A hidden gem, the The San Antonio Winery is the last surviving winery located near the heart of downtown Los Angeles.

Winery by the L.A. River. San Antonio Winery, Los Angeles, California.

Most wineries in California are now located in the central region of the state. This one is just off Alameda Street near Temple and Main in downtown L.A. for your dining and wine-tasting pleasure.

Family oriented, it is owned and operated by the Riboli Family, a major presence in Los Angeles and the wine industry community for over 90 years. Although most of their wines come from their vineyards in select coastal regions of California, they also hand craft their wine from nearby estate vineyards. As a long-time Angeleno, I remember hearing stories of wagons full of grapes traveling from the foothills of Glendale to the San Antonio Winery. Community members just recently re-planted those grape vines after the devastation of the 2009 Station Fire.

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For more information on the “Bringing Back Broadway” Project and downtown L.A., click  HERE:

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The Los Angeles “Bringing Back Broadway” Project!

The Los Angeles City Council continued to review the financial impact of the downtown revitalization project “Bringing Back Broadway” this month.   This project deserves our support because it is a great investment in L.A.’s future.

Here is what advocates of the “Bringing Back Broadway”project hope to accomplish and what they still have left to do.

Los Angeles Theater, Broadway Theater District, Los Angeles, California

Historic Theatres on Broadway

The largest concentration of historic theaters in the nation once thrived along Broadway in Los Angeles from Second Street to Olympic (once known as Tenth Street). When the revitalization is complete, the hope is that all twelve magnificent theatres will once again become hosts to Los Angeles’ most popular destination.

Four of these amazing theatres were saved from demolition and deterioration by recently deceased philanthropist Ezat Delijani: The Los Angeles Theatre and the Palace between Sixth and Seventh, the old Loew’s State Theatre on the corner of Seventh and Broadway, and the Tower Theatre at Eighth Street. The Million Dollar Theater and the Orpheum are also completely restored. Taking a walk through the past on a photo tour of these theatres reveals the astounding beauty of these almost-lost treasures.

Streetcars are coming back

When the streetcar system is complete, it will connect Historic Broadway at its spine with other entertainment and

Pacific Electric Railway cars piled atop one another at junkyard on Terminal Island, Calif., 1956.

cultural destinations, such as L.A. Live and Staples Center at one end, and Bunker Hill/Grand Avenue’s Music Center complex at the other end. More important, it will remind one how much fun it is to ride the trolleys downtown!

Wider sidewalks, original street lamps

Lovers of old L.A. architecture will be thrilled to know that the original engineering drawings of the very first Broadway

street lamps have been uncovered.  They will be   – more –

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For more information on the “Bringing Back Broadway” Project and downtown L.A., click  HERE:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8354687/the_los_angeles_bringing_back_broadway.html?cat=8

Independent Movie Theaters and Cinema in Los Angeles

Seeing a movie in Los Angeles in an independent theater is about creating a movie-going memory-making experience.

"For 1 week only, Quentin Tarantino screened the combined Kill Bill 1 & 2 films together, complete with the French subtitles, just as it was shown at Cannes. This sold out show was an amazing experience with a packed house of fans who truly appreciate the moviegoing experience. And I can think of no better theater to experience it in than the New Beverly Cinema in L.A."

Here are some of the best independent movie palaces in Los Angeles that feature indie movies and classic films for your enjoyment.

1)  The Downtown Independent:  Upcoming features include independently distributed “Film Finds,” interactive showings with film makers, comedy shows and plays, and a “Lost Boys/Goonies” Double Feature Drink-Along.

2)  Cinefamily at the Silent Movie TheatreUpcoming events include Steven Soderburgh’s “King of the Hill,” a visit from Kel Mitchell at a “Good Burger Party & BBQ,”  a rare Oliver Hardy silent film, and “Animation Tuesdays.”

3)  New Beverly Cinema:  Upcoming features include a “Re-animator” double feature, Jean Harlow in “Hell’s Angels,” and two films by Francois Truffaut. 

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For more information on these great Independent Movie Theaters, including information on parking, prices and more, click HERE:

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Remembering the Thrill When the Olympics came to Los Angeles in 1984

I have a new article published by Yahoo! Sports 0n the Olympics

“Remembering the thrill when

the Olympics came to Los Angeles

in 1984:  First Person”

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Summer Olympic Memories of Magic and Flying Saucers in Los Angeles

I have a new article published by Yahoo! Sports and Associated Content

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the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles

“Summer Olympic Memories

of Magic and Flying Saucers in Los Angeles”

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Prince William and Kate to Stay in Hancock Park on Trip to California

Prince William and Kate to Stay in Hancock Park

on Trip to California

      Prince William and his bride Catherine will head to Hancock Park on their first day in Los Angles this week.  No one knows for sure the exact house they are staying in, but the royal couple announced as part of the official itinerary that they will be visiting the U.K. Consul-General’s house in Hancock Park for a reception.  As a long-time resident of Los Angeles, I can tell you this is one of the most beautiful, and expensive, areas of town.

      We know that William and Kate will stay in the Hancock Park area because … continue reading this article here or here

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More from Mary A.Reed on Prince William and Kate:

“Prince William and Kate are Coming to Los Angeles”

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8200969/prince_william_and_kate_are_coming.html?cat=9

“Kate May Have No Last Name When She Marries Prince William”

http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110413/en_ac/8281989_kate_may_have_no_last_name_when_she_marries_prince_william

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Prince William and Kate are Coming to Los Angeles! I object!

Prince William and Kate Are Coming to Los Angeles!

I object!

Prince William and his bride Catherine (formerly known as Kate) are coming to my town from the 8th to the 10th of July. Well, not exactly. When they said they were coming to California, we Angelinos naturally assumed they were on their way to our beloved L.A.  

Unfortunately, it turns out the Royal itinerary has little to do with Los Angeles.

Which raises the question, how can anyone come to our amazing town in the dead of summer, as the young royal couple will do, and miss every single thing we love about our city?

As a long-time Angelino, I object! Let me explain.

The initial announcement

We first learned the formal reason for the royal couple’s visit on … continue reading this article here

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More from Mary A.Reed on Prince William and Kate:

“Prince William and Kate to Stay in Hancock Park on trip to California”

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/8211213/prince_william_and_kate_to_stay_in.html?cat=49

“Kate May Have No Last Name When She Marries Prince William”

http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110413/en_ac/8281989_kate_may_have_no_last_name_when_she_marries_prince_william

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Fourth of July Beach Events near Los Angeles

Fireworks

Image by Amani Hasan via Flickr

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4th of July Beach Events near Los Angeles!

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“4th of July Beach Events near Los Angeles”

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