Fodor's Expert Review ArcLight
This big multiplex includes the historic Cinerama Dome, that impossible-to-miss golf ball–looking structure on Sunset Boulevard, which was built in 1963. Like many L.A. theaters, the ArcLight has assigned seating (you will be asked to select seats when purchasing tickets). The complex is a one-stop shop with a parking garage, shopping area, restaurant, and in-house bar. The events calendar is worth paying attention to, as directors and actors often drop by to chat with audiences. Amy Adams and Samuel L. Jackson, for example, have both made time for postscreening Q&As. Movies here can be pricey, but the theater shows just about every new release. Evening shows on the weekend feature “21+” shows, during which moviegoers can bring alcoholic beverages into the screening rooms.