Friday, January 20, 2012

Vista Theatre

Yesterday, we went to see The Artist at the Vista Theatre. What a wonderful theater. Only one screen, beautifully restored, the Egyptian motif a time capsule back into pure Hollywood whimsy. I can't think of a more perfect theater to see The Artist, a modern silent film about Hollywood in the 20s and 30s. (Great, fun film, BTW.)

The Vista first opened in 1923 and it's had a rough history, according to an old LA Times article. At one point, it was a porn house! Now it's a lovely, romantic theater, a great place to have a first date. One caveat: we found their sound system a bit harsh, made worse because the sound was being played on the loud side.

Vista Theatre

4473 Sunset Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-6639

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pasadena Cheeseburger Week

Pasadena is celebrating the cheeseburger next week. Why? Well, apparently the cheeseburger was born in Pasadena, way back in 1920 something...

Sadly, it's nothing more than a very noncreative way to promote Pasadena businesses. I mean, there aren't even any contests and just a handful of discounts. But I suppose it's not a bad excuse to eat more cheeseburger...