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“Fitting Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L.A. Live

L.A. Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-763-5483
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Ranked #79 of 329 Activities in Los Angeles
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Performances
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Owner description: L.A. LIVE is the leading entertainment destination for all of Los Angeles and the event capitol of the world hosting the GRAMMYs, EMMYs, American Music Awards, ESPYs, American Idol Finals and hundreds of other events. L.A. LIVE was created to give its guests an unforgettable experience. There is a place for dining, for music, for sports, for living: a place for an experience unlike any other. There is a place ... L.A. LIVE.
Los Angeles, California
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“Fitting Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A high class arena with a high class venue. There are lots of high class restaurants. If you are looking for something cheap, this is not the place.

Visited December 2012
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“Great place for a movie, dinner and a drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

LA live is Los Angeles's answer to Times Square, just without the tourist trinket shops. There are some great restaurants and the movie theater is pretty decent and a good place to catch a film after a good dinner and afterwords you can hit the bars for a post movie drink.

Visited November 2012
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Pasadena, California
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“Beautiful Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

As said below, it is a great place to spend a couple of hours at night. With the restaurants and the movie theatre you can do quite alot in a very comfortable and nice atmosphere. Check out my Staples Center review, and after you enjoy a Kings or Lakers (maybe next year) game head on over here to take on the whole experience and a nice little walk.

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful to Spend an Evening, Don't Plan on Spending the Day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The area features several restaurants, the Grammy museum, the Nokia theatre, a large Regal cinema movie theatre, and the Staples Center. The restaurants are all nice, don't expect to find a bargain on food here. However, not all of them cost an arm and a leg either, and most have their menu on display outside or in the entry way before deciding to eat there. ESPNZone in particular was affordable, I recommend their pizza.
The Regal theatre is beautiful, and very large. It is more than a standard movie theatre, and because of this generally runs about $2-3 more than other theatres. The Nokia theatre hosts special events, and is generally not open to just go visit. Due to the Grammy Museum presence lining the sidewalks around and through the whole pavilion are Grammy seals stating the Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Artist of the Year dating back through decades of music history. It is really cool to walk along and stumble upon old favourites or forgotten gems.
The courtyard itself is very open and spacious with LCD screens at all angles, displaying advertisements and video clips of upcoming films, sometimes with actor interviews and behind the scenes. It is beautiful at night, as the trees and buildings are lit, along with the light of the screens. It almost has a Times Square feel.
If going to the museum, or to an event at one of the three surrounding venues, definitely take the time to stop for dinner, maybe drinks too, and to walk through the whole area once. However, there are no shops or stores in the area, and not much else to do besides get food. Don't plan on spending the day here, just come for a few hours in the evening.

Visited June 2013
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“What's the hype?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited LA Live on our trip to Los Angeles because it was listed as one of the top ten things to see. The area is decent but we weren't impressed. The parking is expensive and there isn't much to see. If you're in the area then go see LA Live, if not then don't bother!

Visited May 2013
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