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“awesome theater with an awesome manager”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Vista Theater

Vista Theater
Ranked #163 of 539 things to do in Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
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“awesome theater with an awesome manager”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is my go to theater. Leg room is huge! manager is cool! suits a costume mostly at any events! Parking is kinda hard though.

Visited October 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Fabulous rococo theater from a grand time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

I love this theater. The seats are comfortable, prices a bargain and it redefines leg room. They show first run movies and all I can say is WOW! There are few of these gems left. You need to put thisb on your list of things to do in Los Feliz.

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Los Angeles
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“Best Theater in LA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

The Vista Theater is a refurbished old movie palace located on the hipster junction between Los Feliz and Silver Lake. With low ticket prices ($6.50 for matinees and $9.50 at night), comfy seats with lots of leg room (they removed every other row a few years ago), classic decor, old fashioned pre-film ads (and sometimes cartoons), a manager who often dresses up in costumes... need I say more?

This place is simply the best. Plus it's right around the corner from my apartment, which doesn't hurt at all.

Visited September 2012
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“My favorite theatre in all of Los Angeles!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2011

When I first came to Los Angeles, a friend took me here. It didn't strike as a great place to see a movie. I was into stadium system, the Dolby Digital sound that blows the roof off! I got there and there is this long line wrapper around on a busy street. I couldn't get it. Then as we are about to get our tickets taken, the manager who is taking our tickets is dressed like Superman, which we are going to see. This was freakin' hilarious and awesome at the same time! The entire theatre is decorated like you just walked into Cairo, Egypt and you will NEVER find this much leg room in a theatre EVER! Every week the manager dresses like a character from the movie (i.e. Batman, Harry Potter, etc.) and is known for this and kindness. He is a cool dude! One negative, there isn't a lot of street parking so get there early to find close parking.The popcorn is terrific. No fake artery-clogging, yellow goo. Just good old-fashion, all-American melted butter! This is a true jewel theatre and if you haven't seen a movie here, you are truly missing one of Los Angeles's best treasures! Try it out and I'll probably be in line with you!

Visited November 2011
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“First Class Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2008

Simply one of the best movie experiences available in L.A. Great decor, superb sound system, popcorn with real butter, comfortable seats with plenty of legroom (they removed every other row), and generally respectful audiences (probably due to the high percentage film industry folk). An added bonus is the wonderful little eatery next door (Cafe at the Vista). They have an excellent selection of pastries (including the best macaroons I've ever had), along with a small selection of non-sweet items. The owner, Shelli, is delightful and anything purchased there may be taken into the theater.

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