The Best Things to Do in L.A. On a Rainy Day: Entertainment

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Escape the rain at L.A.'s top entertainment venues and enjoy movies, theatre, musicals and more.

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78. Enjoy the Best Movie Theaters in L.A.

Here in Los Angeles, we are blessed with some of the most outstanding movie theaters in the country. Some are historic, some feature state-of-the-art technology - or even a mix of both. Others offer such cutting edge fare, you’d be hard pressed to find these films anywhere else. Read on for the best movie theaters in Los Angeles. Read More

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Photo courtesy of TCL Chinese Theatre, Facebook

79. Learn about the Iconic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

The TCL Chinese Theatre opened as Grauman's Chinese Theatre on May 18, 1927, with the premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's The King of Kings. The Hollywood landmark has hosted many movie premieres since then, as well as three Academy Award ceremonies and numerous events. The TCL Chinese Theatre boasts the single largest IMAX auditorium in the world, and the third largest commercial movie screen in North America. Read on for the story of this L.A. icon. Read More

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80. Watch a Live TV Show Taping

As the entertainment capital of the world, L.A. has TV shows taping nearly every day of the week. Best of all, most of them are free to attend. There are various websites that easily organize show tickets. Some top sites to visit include TV TIX, and 1iota, where you can score tickets to a bevy of TV tapings like Bill Maher, America's Got TalentJimmy Kimmel Live!Dr. Phil and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Tip: Plan in advance to get tickets, since this increases your odds and gives you more show options.

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81. Experience the LA OPERA

The acclaimed LA Opera has become the fourth largest opera company in the country. LA Opera has also become a leader in artistic innovation, while honoring the great historical legacy of opera.

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82. Feel the Power of the World's Best Dancers

This season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center brings the most sought-after and exciting choreographers and companies of the moment to Los Angeles. From reimagined classics to ground-breaking collaborations, the season is brimming with the best in the dance world right now. 

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83. Discover the L.A. Theatre Scene

A night out at the theatre is a great way to get out of your neighborhood and discover this incredible city. A number of incredible theatre companies have emerged throughout the years and have put L.A. on the map as a major player in new American theatre. From Broadway blockbusters to unique performances such as For the Record Live, there’s something for everyone in L.A.’s exciting theatre sceneRead More

Located near the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the landmark Pantages Theatre opened in 1930 and is renowned for presenting Broadway productions. 

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84. Explore the NoHo Arts District

The North Hollywood Arts District is one of the top creative hubs in the San Fernando Valley, home to numerous galleries and theatres, such as the historic El Portal Theatre. Originally built as a vaudeville house in 1926, today the El Portal showcases an eclectic calendar of musicals, plays, dance and other performing arts. Read on for our guide to the NoHo Arts District. Read More

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85. No Joke, Here Are the Top 10 Greatest Groundlings

At every Groundlings show, you could be watching a future comedy superstar. Read on for more about some of The Groundlings’ greatest alumniRead More

Samuel Oschin Planetarium | Photo by Justin Donais, © Friends Of The Observatory
Samuel Oschin Planetarium | Photo by Justin Donais, © Friends Of The Observatory

86. Go On Location: L.A.'s Best Film & TV Locations for a Rainy Day

Angelenos and visitors alike can look for ways to keep dry by catching a movie to beat the rain. The following ten filming locations can also provide respite from the impending showers. Read More

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87. Go On Location: L.A. Hotels Featured in Film & TV

Everyone who comes to Hollywood wants to see a star. What many visitors don’t realize is that the hotels they check into are stars in and of themselves. In fact, many L.A. hotels boast a resume that would be the envy of most actors. Read on for a guide to Los Angeles hotels that have been immortalized on screen, along with the productions that made them famous. Read More