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ArcLight Cinemas

ArcLight Cinemas

Central Hollywood, Los Angeles
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  • popcorn
  • movies
  • cinerama dome
  • caramel corn
  • café
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  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 13, 2014
    #The Cinerama Dome! Sit in right the middle, up top- front row! Use the rail as a foot stool! Best seat in the house! Doors open 15 min before showing! Grab some 3D Glasses, refreshmets & enjoy! 🎬
  • Rod J.
    Rod JamesAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best place around to watch a movie. Food, drinks, gift shop, assigned seating... everything you need for a stellar movie viewing experience. Becoming a member also gets you extra perks.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CocoApril 20, 2013
    There is not another place like Arclight! My favorite movie experience in the world. Best time to make the most of out it is friday morning or thursday night as it is also less crowded generally.
  • D S.
    D SJune 15, 2016
    Watching in the dome is cute. Homemade caramel corn! Don't eat at Blue C Sushi. Stella Barra is great for food before /after. Plus they have really good rice crispy treats to sneak in the theater :)
  • Memphis J.
    Memphis JasperAugust 6, 2014
    Just saw Gaurdians of the Galaxy on the big Dome screen and let me say it was one of the most awesome movie experiences! The theater is very nice and reasonably priced for the quality! Must go!
  • Tracy C.
    Tracy Crockett DaltonAugust 10, 2014
    The caramel corn is a must! So so good! Decadent and yummy! I love this theater, it's always clean, no commercials (!!!), and I get the best seats in the house, MINE!!! XD
    Upvoted Feb 25
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Though tickets are expensive, it really is an incredibly comfortable and high quality movie going experience here. Reserve your seats in advance and don't forge to validate your parking ticket.
  • Paulette O.
    Paulette OsborneJanuary 9, 2013
    I love the Arclight. Assigned seating. a bar & restaurant. Almost free parking. What's not to like. And a gift shop. Also great bathrooms and lots of them. Also interesting concession items.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsJuly 9, 2015
    Love being able to pick your seats when you book. Always enjoy going to the showings that allow you to take drinks into the theatre. Magic Mike XXL was a blast buzzed.
  • Mike O.
    Mike OlsenNovember 27, 2012
    "The Dome" is an interesting concept, extremely heavy 3D glasses and the screen is sooooo small for the size of the theater. However the audio was top notch and made up for all the pitfalls.
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CapecchiJune 29, 2015
    Love it! Almost a gold member with the points program. My goto movie theatre. Maybe more expensive but have regular Q&A's with actors, directors and writers.
  • Babette C.
    Babette CantonMay 25, 2013
    The caramel popcorn is okay,but needs more butter & baking soda. Theater isn't as awesome as the Ipic, Cinepolis or AMC Marina, but it will do for an indie flick. Bring lots of money! You'll need it.
  • Gabriel K.
    Gabriel KimJanuary 14
    ArcLight charges more but they offer amenities other theatres don't have. It's pretty clean and you can eat at the nearby restaurants before or after your movie. The mall it's in is really nice.
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KentAugust 16, 2015
    Probably one of the best place to see big blockbuster films in LA. Its on the pricier end of the spectrum but it's a clean place with comfy seats.
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklySeptember 26, 2014
    The concession stand sells a few specialty items, such as Aidells sausage, Haagen-Dazs ice cream bars and homemade caramel corn along with the expected fare. Read more
  • Erik
    ErikJanuary 3, 2015
    The dome is assigned seating so definitely buy your tickets early. Also, it isn't stadium seating so if your short be prepared to sit up straight.
  • Rkqp
    RkqpJanuary 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent pictures, celebrity sightings, amazing popcorn, restaurants walking distance around the corner and on site, assigned seating and superior service!
  • Kate
    KateMay 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Have an iPhone? Get the app to buy your tickets! It's $1 cheaper with the free membership, you get to pick your seats, AND they just scan your phone at the ticket taker! Super cool and convenient.
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 17, 2011
    Candace Nelson, of Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, snacks caramel corn when she catches a flick at the Arclight Cinemas in Los Angeles, CA. Find more tips at Food Network Local. Read more
  • Hillary N.
    Hillary NoelleApril 13, 2015
    As always, pricey tickets. But the films and film quality are great. Almost always have a good time here.
  • Miki R.
    Miki ReynoldsMay 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Protip: before/after a movie, head to the bar upstairs (instead of downstairs). Shorter line and access to the outdoor patio with open seating.
  • Juston P.
    Juston PayneJanuary 8, 2012
    Great screens with reserved seats. They validate parking for the lot next door, too. In other words, this is a totally hassle-free movie going experience.
  • Mohammed A.
    Thursday Afternoon time is the best time to watch a movie here, its like your own private cinema, you will be alone
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Adam T.
    Adam TyreeAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The fish and chips had been my go-to at the cafe, but the waiter we had informed us that the menu is about to majorly change. Looking forward to it!
  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
    When in Los Angeles, filming is never too far. ArcLight Cinemas on Sunset Boulevard are all about going to the movies as it was meant to be, to catch classics or the newest releases. Read more
  • SoCal Movie Fanatics
    SoCal Movie FanaticsJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    We are ALWAYS IN SEARCH of a few good people to help us host events! We are specifically targeting the areas of Hollywood, West LA, Pasadena, South Bay, SF Valley, Long Beach and other areas. Read more
  • Maurice S.
    Maurice SamuelsMay 21, 2013
    This is the only theater. That you can sit in the front row and have the best seat in the house!
  • Mick M.
    Mick MotorAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Watch out for the paparazzi, if you have time get a beer upstairs, & never park in the lower lot in the garage. Enjoy the show!
  • Doug Z.
    Doug ZamenskyNovember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great theater! It has assigned seats and the shows start on time so don't be late or you'll have to find your seat in the dark, and piss off everyone in the process!
  • D&E
    D&EJune 14, 2011
    Keep an eye out for D&E film premieres of the latest concert films and rock documentaries to hit the silver screen only at Arclight! Tip: Grab a cocktail at the upstairs bar before or after the show!
  • Nicholas B.
    Nicholas BarraganNovember 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you order a hot dog and don't want it drowned in a condiment...make sure to tell them you would like "light mustard" for example...same goes for butter on popcorn.
  • Allen W.
    Allen WilcoxApril 2, 2013
    Very strict about start times - will not let u in theatre once film has started. If u need to change tickets and the main box office lines are too long, the cafe barista can help you w tickets!!!
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Parking isn't a problem. At this Hollywood-goes-to-the-movies icon, with big screens, you go right in and out! Read more
  • David B.
    David BenjaminOctober 14, 2012
    If you are a member and forget to buy online to get the $1 off, use their iPhone app to buy the tickets and then just pick them up at a kiosk.
  • Ann W.
    Ann WillmottDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    On weekends, check out The Balcony, top floor, a bar overlooking the restaurant and lobby. Has electrical outlets for power junkies! And a nice outdoor space as well.
  • Meghan P.
    Meghan PinckardDecember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the ArcLight app (yes there's an app) and buy your tix through there. Pick your seats. And pick up you tix at the kiosk. Nothing easier
  • Trevor K.
    Trevor KentJune 15, 2016
    One of the best places to see movie in all of L.A. Only 3 trailers, good seating and central location.
    Upvoted Mar 30
  • John P.
    John PembleAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Seeing a movie here is makes other theaters seem like flying coach. These are first class theaters. Even a bad movie is a good experience at ArcLight. Prob best theaters in the world.
  • Andrew
    AndrewOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Perfect combo: the chicken apple sausage with the watermelon BBQ sauce and Food Network approved homemade caramel corn to share
  • Matt C.
    Matt ConradMay 23, 2010
    Best theater in town for big movies and sometimes has some nice smaller movies (Laemmle's better). Dome is fantastic but somewhat more expensive compared to other theaters. Great guests too.
  • Erika R.
    Erika RobbinsJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best picture quality and sound of any theatre I've been to. Go early and check out the displays, they frequently have costumes from current films.
  • Sara T.
    Sara TeaSeptember 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You can ask for an Arnold Palmer at concession if you please! Not listed on the menu but they're happy to "make"
  • Anne D.
    Anne DiekenDecember 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Reserved seats and movie props in the lobby are great. Only trailers (no commercials) before the movie.
  • Chad K.
    Chad KukahikoMay 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    perfect date: 1) buy your tix online before so you'll have sweet seats. 2) have dinner at the cafe before - the portobello tower is delish then 3) see the 21+ show where you can bring in bevies.
  • David C.
    David CaffreySeptember 14, 2011
    After you have tackled Amoeba, go to the Arclight Try and see something in the dome if you can. Which is an extra large auditorium shaped, well like a turtle shell. I go to this Cinema the most.
  • Elisabeth L.
    Elisabeth LongshoreAugust 25, 2015
    A bit chilly, but a fantastic place. Wonderful that you have an assigned seat, so you can come at the last minute.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The cathedral, the holy place. This is the definitive cinema-going experience, with the Dome being the pinnacle on top of a very enjoyable cake.
  • Valentine's Day Movie
    Valentine's Day MovieFebruary 2, 2010
    Put a swanky spin on the standard date by grabbing a drink at the bar before the show. When possible, get seats at the landmark Cinerama Dome to experience one of the biggest screens in LA. #vday
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    A great space for a private screening of classic kung fu movies, not a great space for practicing kung fu moves.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureAugust 1, 2012
    A screening at this cinematic paradise is not complete without the theater’s famously delicious homemade caramel popcorn.
  • Michele N.
    Comfortable though ticket prices are quite high even for matinees. The costume exhibits are worth seeing.
  • LAist
    LAistMarch 3, 2016
    You can finally drink while watching a movie in theaters. 5/6 ArcLight Cinemas now serve alcohol! Head on over to finally see Leo's Oscar worthy role while sipping on a Stella Artois. Read more
    KIIS FMJune 25, 2010
    We love the ravioli bites appetizers at the cafe here, and their carrot cake is amazing. This is a great place to catch premieres and indie flicks alike. Read more
  • Jason B.
    Jason BranSeptember 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Only one of the five terminals to pick up purchased tickets is working. Don't contest the line with purchases or the line will get unruly!
  • Melinda J.
    Melinda JacksonAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a coffee or a cocktail before the movie. Also order a kids sized popcorn and sometimes it's free!
  • Sebastian M.
    Sebastian MontoyaMay 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great film selections, a really nice theatre, always have a great experience, very comfortable and great looking people... Read more
  • People
    PeopleAugust 23, 2010
    When Charlize Theron and Shia LaBeouf want to hit thecineplex, they hit up this movie theater, which boasts a full bar. Tip: Youcan buy reserved seats online.
  • ArcLight C.
    ArcLight CinemasAugust 25, 2011
    Buy online as a member and get $1.00 off tickets, instead of at the theater. Membership is free and then there are no lines to wait in!
  • Momica K.
    Momica KellyJuly 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Perect date night: burger at Umami, movie at arclight dome followed by music shopping at Amoeba (perfect way to pass the time while the arclight parking lot is a traffic jam from movie letting out)
  • Sam W.
    Sam WingJune 26, 2015
    A little pricier than most theaters, but one of the best movie experiences around
  • Lu L.
    Lu LAugust 25, 2015
    Great staff , good bar while your waiting downstairs... amazing location for walking around.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CrossJuly 15, 2013
    Turkey BLT was great at the cafe. And I'm a huge fan of the sweet potato fries.
    FilmSchools.comJanuary 3, 2011
    A great place to check out a flick for film buffs, film students, or anyone who simply loves the movies!--filmschools staff Read more
  • John K.
    John KiddeDecember 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Is it really worth the price of admission? For some things I say yes, but overall, no. Pick and choose wisely and your dollar will stretch farther.
  • Rowan W.
    Rowan WernhamJanuary 20, 2016
    Great cinema in general but I don't like 'the dome' - the screen is curved and it distorts the image.
  • LINDA S.
    LINDA STRAWBERRYJune 4, 2011
    I've had every martini on the menu. This is where my husband and I go all the time. Best theater ever.
  • Patti
    PattiJanuary 2, 2013
    Great view of the Hollywood sign from on top of the parking garage!
  • Katy Z.
    Katy ZackAugust 11, 2014
    The best theater in America. Prebooked seats, comfy chairs and yummy snacks.
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have time, you should see a movie. Otherwise, just relax and watch all the Hollywood egos in their natural habitat.
  • Marc H.
    Marc HomerJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not thrilled with paying for parking (ArcLight at Galleria validates) but it's sizeable and well-appointed. I definitely recommend buying online instead of just showing up at the theatre.
  • Greta A.
    Greta AndersonAugust 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    My Favorite Theater. Assigned Seating, great popcorn and carmel corn, great store with cute gifts and books. Quality picture and sound.
  • Andrea S.
    Andrea SchneiderSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to be on time (early) or you won't get in. Take that time to validate your parking before leaving. Read more
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BelNovember 27, 2011
    Get the watermelon BBQ w the chik apple; the spicy mustard w the mango jalapeño. Much better.
  • Elisabeth L.
    They have THE best 3D glasses I've ever used. Ruined me for all others.
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.May 1, 2015
    Nice and quiet. Oh yes there's a cafe inside to enjoy some nice food and not the usual popcorn.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TothMay 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekend midday movies during the heat are the best time to go- everyone else is at the beach!
  • JB
    JBAugust 15, 2014
    I love to buy my ticket in advance, which reserves my seat, and then roll in just on time.
  • D O.
    D OOctober 18, 2014
    Best movie theater in Hollywood and the dome is just amazing.
  • Kathia C.
    Amazing sound and awesome big screen although price is to high
  • ANNE
    ANNENovember 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Arclight is the best; movie began a few minutes late; we were all given a free ticket for our next movie!! Who does that???
  • ArcLight C.
    ArcLight CinemasMay 31, 2013
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  • SkipTV
    SkipTVSeptember 17, 2011
    The best place in the world to see a movie. Reserved seats! Great popcorn and no little screaming kids!
  • Humberto M.
    Humberto MartinezNovember 26, 2011
    If you're going to watch a movie in LA, this is the place to do it. Select and book your seat in advance on your iPhone.
  • Paul O.
    Paul OSeptember 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Dome is overrated; there are about 20 good seats inside it. Stick to the glorious stadium-seating theaters. And stop eating all my caramel corn!
  • Jamie T.
    Jamie ThomasDecember 15, 2015
    The movie theaters are great quality, with strong audio and clear screens. The seats are a bit uncomfortable, however.
  • BJ D.
    BJ DeHutApril 17, 2012
    The Dome is the best place to see a movie, period. Front row seats aren't bad either.
  • Devon S.
    Devon StevenOctober 10, 2010
    After signing up for a free membership online, stop by guest services to get your membercard. It takes 1 minute and you can use it as concessions.
  • Jay Anthony D.
    Jay Anthony DePiceSeptember 10, 2015
    Cinerama Dome, Gypsy Rose Cocktail is TODIEFOR!!! Aesthetic, service, cinephilia!!!!!
  • Lorin W.
    Lorin WilliamsDecember 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the gift shop is way overpriced but it has a great selection. just write down the names of the books and amazon them later
  • Wayne L.
    Wayne LeonardFebruary 19, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Great experience. All seats are good. No commercials.
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany SJanuary 21, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Movies actually begin at their start times so arrive early for previews! Also, they stop seating 10 minutes after the movie starts
  • Arnaud R.
    Arnaud RéautéNovember 7, 2015
    As usual in the US cert expensive but a big cinema with good screening rooms.
  • Jen Pollack B.
    Jen Pollack BiancoMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The 21 and over screenings are the way to go if you want to check out Hunger Games w/cocktails and without annoying tweens.
  • Morgan D.
    Morgan DavisFebruary 4, 2012
    Join the ArcLight rewards program. You rack up points fast and you can use those points to get free movie tickets and snacks.
  • 987LA
    987LAJune 24, 2010
    The OG of swanktastic movie theatres...lots of premieres, but also great spot for under-the-radar films. After yr movie checkin vis 4sq @ Taco Bell on Vine after 7pm & qualify for Warped Tour tickets! Read more
  • Chuck S.
    Chuck SebestaNovember 3, 2015
    Great Experience! Top Rated Place To Enjoy Movies
  • sarahhass
    sarahhassNovember 28, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Best movie theater ever! Make sure you become a member, it's free and there are some pretty nice rewards that make up for the ticket prices.
  • Kerry S.
    Kerry SmithJanuary 6, 2013
    The Cinerama Dome makes for an amazing movie watching experience. Check it out!
  • Natalie G.
    Natalie GuerraNovember 19, 2015
    Great theater but the best part? The bar;)
    WeatherZombie.comMay 28, 2011
    See a zombie film. It's really the best way to prepare for the coming apocalypse AND get to fill your popcorn craving at the same time.
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