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"An Presentation By Doris Kearns Goodwin!"

Had the chance, last night, to hear Doris Goodwin (Presidential Historian) explain her latest... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
2MARY9
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Los Angeles, California
Aratani Theatre Has Great Acoustics, Comfortable and Good Seating Layout

We were able to see "Allegiance" with George Takei in this beautiful theatre which was also... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
flsouri
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Had the chance, last night, to hear Doris Goodwin (Presidential Historian) explain her latest literary work, Leadership. She gave an exhilarating, 45 minute interview to a very captive audience. Immediately afterwards, she was gracious enough to engage in a Q & A session with the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We were able to see "Allegiance" with George Takei in this beautiful theatre which was also celebrating its 35th Anniversary as the largest Asian Pacific American performing arts venue. Our seats were in the mezzanine area so it was great to see the emotion clearly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The Theater: Mid-size theater. I was sitting on the mezzanine, still good view. They do sell drinks (including alcohol but can't bring into the theater) The Show: "Allegiance" is AWESOME!! George Takei is fantastic. He is really in the show from the beginning to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

The orchestra and stage sets were so artistic and beautiful for George Takei's show Allegiance. The Director gave a perfect intro for such a moving story of our Japanese American's incarceration during WWII. I was able to see the musical on Broadway but this was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

We attended to see Tim Ferris interview Terry Crews. The theater is very clean and new with modern restroom facilities. The lower level seats are appropriately sloped and angled toward the stage such that visibility is very good. We didn't sit in the upper level,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

We went to see the documentary "Tyrus" at the Aratani Theatre. It has over 800 seats and I think all were filled. We were happy with everything, but the air conditioning--it got very warm in there. This is a great place to hold a film...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

This was the perfect venue to see Keiko Matsui perform acoustically. Would attend again to see any performer that I desire to see in a more intimate and up close setting. Also found good eats right across the street in the plaza before the show.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

If you want to immerse yourself in the Japanese culture, the events, plays and films shown at the Aratani Theatre in LA's Little Tokyo center is the place to do it. Off a small interior plaza, next to many shops and small restaurants, is this...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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