Hollywood Walk of Fame viewed from above

The Guide to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony

12/02/2015

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The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor the accomplishments of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.

Samuel Oschin Planetarium at the Griffith Observatory

Go On Location: The Best Film & TV Locations for a Rainy Day in L.A.

11/10/2015

Lindsay Blake

Los Angeles is world-famous for its year-round sunny weather. For those days when L.A. gets some much-needed rain, Angelenos and visitors alike will surely be looking for ways to keep dry. Catching a movie is one good approach to beating the rain. The following ten filming locations can also provide respite on a rainy day.

Doc Brown's van from "Back to the Future"

Go Back to the Future in L.A. With These Film Locations

10/19/2015

Oshin Aivazian

When you're in Los Angeles, you don't have to go far to go Back to the Future. You can time travel back to "Hill Valley" in 1985 and 1955, just by exploring some of L.A.'s neighborhoods. Read on and discover film locations from the iconic 1980s movie that can be found in or around Los Angeles.

Back to the Future Day

Celebrate Back to the Future Day at Los Angeles Theaters

10/19/2015

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For Back to the Future fans, the future has finally arrived. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, is the day that Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) time travels to the future in Back to the Future Part II, directed by Robert Zemeckis and released by Universal Pictures in November 1989. To celebrate Back to the Future Day, theaters across the country are showing the entire movie trilogy. Many of the screenings will start at 4:29 p.m., which every BTTF fan knows is the exact time that Marty arrives in the future on Oct. 21, 2015.

Besides the screenings, other tributes include a Universal trailer for Jaws 19 (seen on a movie theater marquee in the future), a Hoverboard commercial and Pepsi Perfect, which Marty orders at an 80s-themed diner in the future and is being sold online in limited quantities starting Oct. 21.

Bronson Gate at Paramount Pictures

Go On Location: Film Noir Locations in Los Angeles

09/25/2015

Lindsay Blake

Now listen here, dames and gents! The landscape of Los Angeles has been captured in countless film noirs over the years. Though many of the shadowy alleyways, smoke-filled buildings and dark corners featured in them no longer stand, there are a few locales that remain intact. You’d better read on for a list of ten L.A. film noir locations - if you know what’s good for you.

Ambulante California: Sept. 19 - Oct. 4, 2015

09/16/2015

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Ambulante is a community-driven, pop up film festival that partners with local organizations to create free documentary screening events, with the aim of reflecting multicultural perspectives, sparking dialogue and sharing communal experiences. Ambulante originated in 2005 from the Mexican non-profit founded by actors and filmmakers Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes.

The non-profit Ambulante California focuses on supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural change. The mobile film series travels to areas with limited access to film to diversify and democratize documentary culture. For this year's edition, Ambulante California is traveling up and down the state, making 25 stops and presenting 28 films in a variety of public, alternative venues. Read on for highlights of Ambulante California films showing in Los Angeles. All screenings are free and open to the public.

Lobby of the Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown L.A.

Discover the Historic Theatres on Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles

09/15/2015

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Stretching for six blocks from 3rd to 9th Streets along South Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles, the historic Broadway Theatre District includes 12 movie theatres built between 1910 and 1931. The Broadway Theatre District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in May 1979, the first and largest historic theatre district listed on the Register. It is the only large concentration of movie palaces left in the United States.

At its height, the neon-drenched district had the highest concentration of cinemas in the world, with seating capacity for more than 15,000 patrons. In a February 2006 article for the Los Angeles Times, Cara Mia DiMassa wrote: “Dozens of theaters screened Hollywood's latest fare, played host to star-studded premieres and were filled nightly with thousands of moviegoers. In those days, before World War II, Downtown L.A. was the movie capital of the world."

Efforts by the Los Angeles Conservancy, the Bringing Back Broadway initiative, the Broadway Theatre Group and the Los Angeles Historic Theatre Foundation have restored many of these theatres to their original splendor. New generations of Angelenos can now experience live performances and cultural events at these spectacular venues. Read on and discover the great movie palaces of the Broadway Theatre District.

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