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Vista Theater

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Address: 4473 Sunset Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6043
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Beautiful Single Screen Movie Palace

One of the few remaining old school, single screen movie theaters in L.A. Good sound and projection, reasonably comfortable seats, but just as important, it's not a boring black... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SharkStormsRUs
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Santa Monica, California
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Santa Monica, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few remaining old school, single screen movie theaters in L.A. Good sound and projection, reasonably comfortable seats, but just as important, it's not a boring black box. This theater actually has style. They seem to alternate between mainstream new movies, eclectic indie films, and cult classics. Only downsides are horrific parking, and it's hard to get to... More 

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East Tawas, Michigan
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Recently saw LaLaLand at this theatre and it was great. The seats offer more leg room then you will ever need. The sound and picture were excellent!

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Oneonta, New York
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Wow, I love this theater. The inside is decorated like an Egyptian temple. When we arrived I was unsure about the area that the theater is located. The surrounding buildings are decaying and the area is dirty. BUT, when you enter this theater, you are sent back 5,000 years. I love it!!!!

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Thank Sealife1960
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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

My second visit and still a great experience. If you want to save some money you can catch a matinee for $6.50 which is $3 less than the evening session but you won't see Victor dressed in the movies theme. Parking is difficult but if you are shopping at Vons across the road you might be able to squeeze in... More 

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Thank Phil S
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Just one movie theater but what a beautiful one! Plenty of leg room is the great thing about this place! Beautiful Egyptian Style inside. Watch the permit parking because we did get a ticket on the side street. Besides that it was an enjoyable experience!

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Bloomington, IN
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

The movie we saw was pretty dull (San Andreas, yawn) but the theater was delightful. Wish I had been able to return for another movie while in the area. Such fun to be in a lovely old setting. Makes our modern shoe boxes look pretty awful and characterless.

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Thank Lynn J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Do you want leg room for your movie? No one has more. Do you want a classic theatre redone to remind you what the cookie cutter movie theaters should look like? This is a great place to see s movie

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2014 via mobile

This place takes you back to a time when movies were the new form of entertainment. There was a sizable audience for a Tuesday night so word is spreading. It's not about the technology but the ambience of the place that attracts. Huge leg room, real butter on the popcorn and the famous in character ticket collector - all great.

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Thank Phil S
California
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Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

This is an attraction??? An old theater in a not great part of town??? It's old for sure, but that hardly makes it fabulous. For locals only.

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Burbank, California
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

If you want to see a movie on a budget, have lots of leg room and be surrounded by snake head sculptures, then this is the place to go. Prices are so affordable that my jaw dropped when I ended up only paying $9.50 at the door. Some people have told me the sound quality isn't as good as the... More 

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