Entertainment

Top Choice Cinema in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The landmark 1932 New Mission cinema, now restored to its original Timothy Pfleuger–designed art deco glory, has a new mission: to upgrade dinner-and-a-movie dates. Staff deliver microbrews and tasty fare to plush b…
Top Choice Cinema in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Roxie Cinema

This vintage 1909 cinema is a neighborhood nonprofit with an international reputation for distributing documentaries and showing controversial films banned elsewhere. Tickets to film-festival premieres, rare revival…
Top Choice Cinema in The Castro & Noe Valley

Castro Theatre

The Mighty Wurlitzer organ rises from the orchestra pit before evening performances and the audience cheers for the Great American Songbook, ending with: 'San Francisco open your Golden Gate/You let no stranger wait…
Top Choice Cinema in Nevada City

Magic Theatre

This beloved and adorably quirky theater screens a matchless lineup of unusual films and is about a mile south of downtown Nevada City. It serves bowls of fresh popcorn, coffee in real mugs and hot brownies. At the …
Cinema in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

Sundance Kabuki Cinema

Cinema-going at its best. Reserve a stadium seat, belly up to the bar, and order wine and surprisingly good food to enjoy during the film. A multiplex initiative by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, Kabuki featur…
Cinema in Hollywood

ArcLight Cinemas

Assigned seats, exceptional celeb-sighting potential and a varied program that covers mainstream and art-house movies make this 14-screen multiplex the best around. If your taste dovetails with its schedule, the awe…
Cinema in Los Feliz & Griffith Park

Vista Theatre

Dating back to 1923, the single-screen Vista has played some colorful roles, nominally vaudeville theater and gay-porn cinema. It's now back to screening mainstream new releases in its wonderfully kitsch 'ancient Eg…
Cinema in Santa Monica

Arclight Cinemas

New Santa Monica outpost of LA's most admired cinema chain. Sitting atop Santa Monica Pl, the cinema offers assigned seating in plush seats, ultra-clean theaters, cocktails in the snack bar, hosts who make sure the …
Cinema in Santa Monica

Aero Theater

Santa Monica's original movie theater (c 1940) is now operated by American Cinematheque, where it screens old and neo classics, and offers Q&A sessions with bigwigs from time to time. Check its online calendar f…
Cinema in Clear Lake

Lakeport Auto Movies

Lakeport is home to one of the few surviving and wonderfully nostalgic drive-in movie theaters, with showings on Friday and Saturday nights.