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  • Lena K
    Fullerton, CA205 contributions
    The California Science Center had an exhibit on Cambodia's Angor Wat. It was a well designed, easy to follow route through the exhibit, which had amazing statues and informative signs.
    There are a few places to get something to eat and drink with plenty of outdoor seating.
    After lunch, we went to the IMAX theater, just outside of the Science Center's main entrance. We attended a 3-D showing, "Under the Sea," narrated by Jim Carrey. Because we were all wearing 3-D glasses, my granddaughter and the rest of the audience gasped at the sea animals seeming to be coming off the screen heading straight for us! Amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed our day at the California Science Center.
    Written 15 April 2022
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  • MooshLA
    Calabasas, CA460 contributions
    We had a truly fun and enjoyable experience here watching "Nightmare Before Xmas" in 4D which was well worth the visit and $15 price. Concessions on each floor were a bit limited in options for a Disney-owned & operated theater - very few candy options, limited variety of bottled drinks with no fountain options - I was hoping for a bit more including hot foods like pizza, etc. Note that some seats including the AA row have very limited legroom which may annoy some for a longer film presentation. I would advise sitting on the main floor if at all possible as we felt just a bit too removed in the balcony section. The 4D experience made the film even more interesting however it did cause slight glares with your 3D provided glasses. Audio is excellent as is the mesmerizing live organ player at the top of every screening. Fun for families, friends and for sure tourists. In typical Disney form, they exit you through the gift shop which is now run by Ghirardelli. Obviously, the line gets very long as all exit at the same time so note for future visits. The theater offers validation for parking at the Hollywood & Highland structure which is just across the street and crosswalk - really easy to access. The validation is from an usher standing at the theater exit against the wall - I didn't find it well publicized.
    Written 11 October 2021
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  • alexisrachelletx
    Nashville, TN1,719 contributions
    My husband, my brother, and I were visiting LA for a couple of days this past week, and we wanted to see a movie. We decided to see "Portrait of a Lady on Fire," which was showing in the dome. The Cinerama Dome opened in 1963 but was renovated by ArcLight in 2002 - and it has a curved 32x86-foot screen! What a unique movie watching experience. I currently live in Nashville, which is an indie movie theater desert (we have one independent theater that shows indie movies, and it has two theaters and a tiny closet upstairs it calls a theater), so I blown away (but not surprised) by LA's movie theater options. And I'm glad we saw a movie at ArcLight. It's pricey (it was $18.50/ticket to see a movie in the dome - not sure if movies in the theater are the same price), but I had a great experience. You can validate parking in the garage for $3. The theater is FANCY. Real coffee!!! A little shop? It's nice, updated, modern, clean, just nice in general. The only thing is I wish there was more of an elevation to the seats in the dome - because we saw a subtitled film, and I definitely missed a few words because I could barely read them over the head in front of me (if you're short and seeing a subtitled film, you might want to sit in the higher seats on the balcony). But overall? A great movie experience.
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • Levi6800
    8 contributions
    We just walked around the plaza outside the theater and it was very neat. Really cool seeing handprints and footprints of famous stars. My favorite was the marvel characters. Kinda sketchy area though, if you are going to bring your family come from the west side and don’t continue down the Hollywood walk of fame
    Written 16 March 2022
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  • dakcp2001
    Massachusetts17 contributions
    Love going to this theater. Its clean and still looks brand new. The only thing i do not like is the parking structure which is a nightmare to get in and out of. The spaces are tiny, and twice the validation from the theater didnt work. The theater itself is great though, so try for street parking if you can find it and avoid the garage.
    Written 30 December 2019
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  • TeamWard
    Nottingham, UK4,895 contributions
    Grauman's Egyptian Theatre is the other main Theatre on Hollywood Blvd, site of the first main premiere film showing cinema before the Chinese, but to me not as impressive, worth locating and soon to be owned by Netflix, really!
    Written 26 December 2019
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  • Reed
    Orlando, FL1,349 contributions
    Wow. I am insanely jealous of anyone who gets to have this as their home theater. Beautifully appointed and perfect picture and sound makes this the ultimate AMC movie going experience. It really looks quite different inside and the costumes and props scattered throughout help you realize that you are seeing a film in the moviemaking capital of the world. Prices are very high but that is to be expected. They also had a pretty understaffed concession area and the signage inside to find restrooms was severely lacking. Those are nitpicking items however because you are going here to see movies, and the moviegoing experience is perfect.
    Written 28 January 2022
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  • rwheeler
    Santa Clarita, CA702 contributions
    Tried something new last night and enjoyed it! If you are looking for something a bit different and Covid friendly check out Rooftop Cinema. We got down to the area early about 6:30pm and ate at Good, Food Fun in the same building. Excellent food, highly recommend. Then headed upstairs about 8pm for easy check in and to find our seats. There is plenty of seating and games to play if you want to chill ahead of time. Don’t rush yourself, enjoy the experience.
    Written 30 July 2021
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  • satlakhapu
    Colombo, Sri Lanka106 contributions
    I should start my review by thanking the wonderful staff who were so kind to reschedule at zero cost my booking which was for the previous day solely by my mistake. Thanks again.

    I specifically went to experience a 4D movie which was Ant Man & Wasp. Though it was nice to have all the movement and water effects that gave you a sense of enjoying the movie beyond simple 3D, the excessive jerking at some scenes were sort of a let down as you could not keep your focus on the movie.

    Anyways it was good to have the experience for once but never more....
    Written 14 July 2018
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  • Traveler2504
    Los Angeles195 contributions
    This is an experience for those of us old enough to remember cinemas showing 35mm film, where every feature film was supported by a short movie. Its an unashamedly nostalgic ambiance where film geeks and those of us that fondly remember the Saturday double feature come together.

    Expect the majority of the audience to sit through the credits because they actually appreciate the work of the grips, gaffers and 2nd AD (or because they are them). There is often an announcer in the theater telling you in person about the movie and this is clearly for enthusiasts. Dont expect reclining seats, meals served to you or Dolby Digital 5.1 sound quality. Do expect respectful silence, fans of movies as a medium not just of the lead actor and people who appreciate the community of fellow film buffs.

    Excellent value for money but they dont do refunds if you change your mind. Currently require vaccine cards and picture ID for each patron.
    Written 5 March 2022
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  • Zuzu24
    London, UK51 contributions
    Previous reviewers have already commented on the the great fun it is to be part of a huge crowd, in a cemetery, with a picnic and booze and in our case, watching 'The Exorcist.' It was really a wonderful trip and despite the huge numbers attending all went very smoothly with lots of attendants to help it along. Do take something warm to put on as it gets quite cool as the evening wears on. Highly recommended.
    Written 2 August 2019
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  • Sonja S
    Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN107 contributions
    Impressive theater. Great sound and visuals. Decor is really impressive. Price for a matinee was cheap. We sat in the front row of the balcony and had great views. Seats are old style.
    Written 30 December 2021
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  • tamedlovers
    Wichita, KS47 contributions
    We watched the new Lion King movie here and this theatre has much more to offer than our boring theatres at home in Kansas. All the seats are big comfy chairs that recline. Excellent movie experience and you get movie discount tickets if you show them your parking pass.
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • Sage C
    Cool, CA245 contributions
    Located in the Sherman Oaks Galleria with ample parking in the attached garage. This theater has assigned seating. which is always appreciated. We got coffee in the lobby area at a reasonable price (less than Starbucks) then went to the actual concession stand. Our server was extremely courteous and patient. The theater seats are old style but comfortable with high backs and drink holders. There are minimal movie trailers lasting only a few minutes. Overall, a fun night out.
    **Be sure to use the parking ticket validation machine in the theater for 4 hrs free parking.
    Written 19 January 2019
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  • pescas
    Klamath Falls, OR54 contributions
    We come from a small town that doesn't have a nice theater. We came here with the kids while visiting family to watch Despicable Me 3. Bought the reserved seats. We have never sat in such comfy leather recliners in a theater before. In fact, they were so comfortable that both the hubs and I had a nap during the movie, they are that good. Price was reasonable for tickets at $8. Would come back to watch a movie or nap, worth it either way.
    Written 25 July 2017
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