Downtown Independent

Movie Theater, Other Nightlife, and General Entertainment · Gallery Row
251 S Main St (btwn 2nd & 3rd St), Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
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  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
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    Victoria D.
    "Love the free comedy shows every other Tuesday!"(2 Tips)
    "Love the rooftop bar."(2 Tips)
    Jojo R.
    "Cool venue."(2 Tips)
    Maura M.
    "Large single-screen theater with comfy seats"(3 Tips)
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  • films
  • comfortable seats
  • rooftop bar
  • comedy
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  • beer
  • popcorn
  • movies
  • music
  • double features
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  • modern decor
  • amenities
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  • Aaron D.

    Beer, popcorn, movies

    Aaron Davis · December 27, 2014
  • Cinemills C.

    Great venue! We're enjoying watching music videos at LAMVF.

    Cinemills Cmc · November 9, 2014
  • Melanie

    Comfy seats, great independent films + plays from Broadway and the West End! Plus beer with my movie!

    Melanie · August 8, 2014
  • Matt

    Sit in the extra plush seats toward the front. They go way back...

    Matt · January 4, 2014
  • Los Angeles

    Support indie filmmakers by catching a flick here.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
  • Joseph K.

    Truly, Truly SuperCool Staff who are very accomodating & sweet! They make the whole experience nice & memorable! Good beers on tap & canned!

    Joseph K · July 16, 2013
  • Joseph K.

    Truly Awesome local Indie Theater in the heart of DTLA! Cool restrooms, cool screening rooms, always cool things going on here!

    Joseph K · July 16, 2013
  • Audra S.

    Get something from the bar, they have a great selection and its super high tech. The staff is friendly too:)

    Audra Smith · May 7, 2013
  • DesignBiz

    LA: One of the best venues for National Theatre Live screenings. The parking lot next door is more expensive than a couple others farther south on Main. But only by $1 or so.

    DesignBiz · June 13, 2012
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    On April 19th, 2012, Bierut will finally share with us again in his talk titled “Learning on the Job: 10 Lessons from 35 Years in Design”. Join us for an event that you simply can’t miss! #BierutInLA

    AIGA Los Angeles · April 6, 2012
  • Courtney S.

    Here for Holy Fuck! It is so funny and FREE!

    Courtney Santry · March 7, 2012
  • Aaron K.

    It starts at 8 not 7. $11 for 4 tacos. Not bad

    Aaron Kronis · March 1, 2012
  • SoCal Movie Fanatics

    We're catching a screening of "The Innkeepers" on February 3. Read more

    SoCal Movie Fanatics · January 26, 2012
  • JNET

    Nice place for events. Love the rooftop bar.

    JNET · September 30, 2011
  • Abbey R.

    Holy Fuck Comedy Show every Tuesday at 9 is always great! Read more

    Abbey Robertson · July 11, 2011
  • The Standard

    CA (See) Awesome live theater + comedy and great one-off film events (Charlie Sheen weekend, anyone?). The perfect intersection of highbrow and lowbrow.

    The Standard · March 24, 2011
  • Victoria D.

    Love the free comedy shows every other Tuesday! Quality comics, cool venue. Grab one of the two-seater chairs if you can!

    Victoria Dekovich · November 24, 2010
  • Stephanie

    I totally recommend checking out any event at the Downtown Independent. This is a uniquely modern building with a sleek feel.

    Stephanie · September 27, 2010
  • Giancarlo S.

    Free wifi here. Just sayin'.

    Giancarlo S. · September 1, 2010
  • Maura M.

    Large single-screen theater with comfy seats, modern decor and amenities, and free wireless internet.

    Maura McCoy · August 7, 2010
  • Jojo R.

    Cool venue. They run lots of indie and obscure films as well as numerous forum events like DIY Days. Rooftop bar. The neighborhood is a bit out of the way and doesn't look real cool but really it is. Read more

    Jojo Raymnnand · April 17, 2010
  • Leigh

    music on the rooftop!

    Leigh · March 29, 2010
  • Elayne L.

    check the schedule before you go down!

    Elayne L · February 26, 2010

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