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Vista Theater

Movie Theater and Indie Movie Theater
Los Feliz, Los Angeles
90 Tips and reviews
  • theaters in la
  • leg room
  • comfortable seats
  • architecture
  • great matinee
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    ThePurplePassport.comJanuary 23, 2013
    It’s got a unique vintage atmosphere: the 1920s Egyptian-themed décor harks back to movie palaces of the day like TLC Egyptian Theatre. But the best part is the expansive leg room between rows. Read more
  • m. allan i.
    m. allan ikeaMay 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Beat theatre in LA. Come for the first showing of the day, and get a ticket, soda and popcorn for $14. Plus, despite being an older theater, it has modern style seats.
    Upvoted Aug 17
  • C K.
    C KingMay 27, 2014
    Love this theater for it's ambiance, awesome manager who dresses up in costume for each movie, and the great leg room since they've removed every other seat. Sometimes it's cool so bring a sweater.
  • Luis M.
    Luis MendozaJune 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best theaters in Los Angeles and one of the last remaining historical buildings from the 1920s. Best legroom with really comfortable seats. Oh and matinee showings are only $6.50!
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica P.June 16, 2013
    This is a great venue love the Egyptian Decor. Plenty of leg room, comfy seats, mug holders. I'm cozy. Even if you see a movie that sucks here. You won't be disappointed in the venue.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 4, 2014
    Best place to see movies in Los Angeles. Great sound, tons of legroom & genuine 1990's prices. Fuck Regent Theaters and AMC, go here and support a great local spot. Even the concessions are cheaper.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsOctober 6, 2015
    If you're seeing a popular movie, go there a little early to line up and get the better seats. Go through the left door when you enter as everyone always seems to go right.
  • SPIN
    SPINJuly 22, 2011
    This is Mikel Jollett of the Airborne Toxic Event's favorite place to see a movie in LA. He says, “It’s this huge, beautiful theater, but it always feels more intimate, like you’re in a living room.”
  • Derek H.
    Derek HerbertMay 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    A beautiful art deco theatre from the 1920's in beautiful condition! You don't want to miss the chance to see a movie here! Great prices and very helpful staff!
  • Idea Monkey, Inc.
    Idea Monkey, Inc.July 31, 2011
    Click this link to experience "Date Night at the Vista," one of three site-specific poems by Emmet Penney. The two other nearby are locations are the Sunset Pacific Hotel and the KCET Studio. Read more
  • Silent Hollywood
    Silent HollywoodMarch 15, 2012
    Built in 1923 atop the ruins of Griffith’s Babylon, this 800-seat Egyptian theater, originally a legit stage called “The Bard” is now a movie theater hosting hipsters in the Los Feliz area.
  • Paula H.
    Hot dogs! Popcorn is good, and I don't usually like popcorn. Always such cozy seats and plenty of room! Great theatre!
  • SPIN
    SPINJune 10, 2011
    A historic single-screen theater, the Vista, while huge and beautiful, has the feel of an intimate setting, as through you're watching the movie in someone's living room.
    FRANKIEMarch 1
    My favorite movie theater. Reminds me of Grand Lake back in Oakland. So vintage looking and they only play one movie at a time so it feels really intimate. Read more
  • Dennis D.
    Dennis DepewOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    No work, classes, or auditions today. Time to catch #GoneGirl 👨👸 at my local #MovieHouse #VistaTheater #SunsetJunction #LosFeliz #Silverlake #BenAffleck #NickDunne #RosamundPike #AmyDunne #DavidFi
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HAugust 6, 2014
    One of the best places to catch a film. One screen. Old school vibe. Great matinee [6.50]
  • Parham E.
    Parham ElieApril 2, 2015
    Although it has one screen it always has the best movie available with tickets as low as $6.50 before 6:00PM
  • Maroon 5
    Maroon 5June 7, 2012
    This old movie theater has been beautifully preserved. The manager sometimes dresses up like characters from the movies they are screening!
  • Alex S.
    Alex StockhamOctober 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great theater in Los Feliz. Great matinee prices, nice seating environment and good snack options.
  • Eliza W.
    Eliza WallaceJune 18, 2015
    Beautiful, old, perfectly maintained with it's original integrity, tons of legroom
  • Wesley M.
    Wesley MilesFebruary 18, 2015
    Great old Hollywood vibe, shows just one movie but it's usually an early release!
  • E. B. S.
    E. B. ShaverDecember 20, 2013
    Really cool old Hollywood-style theatre. They've only got one theatre, but it's worth the experience.
  • Jeff P.
    Jeff PetrielloJuly 6, 2015
    Don't be thrown off by its modest exterior. This theater is big and beautiful.
  • John P.
    John ParkFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful architecture, bargain matinee prices before 6pm. Wide, open aisles
  • Nil L.
    Nil LakavivatAugust 11, 2012
    Alabama spills all her popcorn over Clarence while watching a Sonny Chiba triple feature. "The Streetfighter", "Return of the Streetfighter", and "Sister Streetfighter".
  • The Standard
    The StandardFebruary 17, 2011
    CA (See) This classic single screen theater provides a great movie-going experience right in the heart of Los Feliz.
  • Linda
    LindaMay 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Vista is the best place to watch a movie in Los Angeles, hands down.
  • Jason R.
    Jason RedmondSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    $6.50 matinees one of the best deals in town. And you gotta love the old school concessions trailers.
  • Idea Monkey, Inc.
    Idea Monkey, Inc.July 24, 2011
    Here, in 1916, D. W. Griffith built a massive Babylon set for his film Intolerance. A tourist attraction visible from miles away until removed in 1921, it inspired the mall at Hollywood and Highland. Read more
  • P.E. T.
    P.E. ThomasFebruary 20, 2011
    Ripping out every other row of seats means you can lay down if you want to - and the floor is clean enough for it, too.
  • naveen
    naveenFebruary 10, 2015
    beautiful old-school single-screen theatre is a must for one of your trips to LA
  • David T.
    David ThompsonMarch 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Every last friday of the month at midnight ATTK presents Repo! The Genetic Opera. With a full shadowcast. Come once and be hooked
  • LAist
    LAistOctober 8, 2014
    Be sure to catch a movie on opening night, as "Epic Manager" Victor Martinez dresses up in costume so "the show starts on the sidewalk." Read more
  • Guapologa
    GuapologaOctober 4, 2013
    Nice vintage place! Although, they don't have even lemon for the popcorns...
  • Mike A.
    Mike AbramsMay 25, 2013
    Spock Greets you to this amazing movie palace.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HillJuly 24, 2015
    Love the - huge seats and isles.
  • BJ D.
    BJ DeHutApril 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ideal place to see a movie. Classic theater interior with lots of legroom.
  • Tiffany Y.
    Tiffany YizarAugust 16, 2013
    An LA classic theater. And you've gotta love Vincent the manager.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny M.January 19, 2015
    Last row has great views and most legroom.
  • Mike A.
    Mike AbramsMay 25, 2013
    This is what movie watching used be be like. Grand movie palaces not megaplexes.
  • Sean C.
    Sean CollanderJuly 14, 2011
    Best theater in LA, hands down. If you haven't seen a movie here, you haven't seen a movie. Read more
  • Deissy F.
    Deissy FloresApril 8, 2011
    Great Art Deco and cheap Prices! Feels like Hollywood being in there.
  • Toni T.
    Toni TeaAugust 15, 2011
    Get here before 6pm and your ticket is only$6.50. Hoe yessssss.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MaasDecember 1, 2014
    Only plays one movie at a time. But that's a good thing.
  • Rich S.
    Rich ShibaDecember 20, 2010
    I challenge anyone to name a theater with more legroom and busts of pharaohs all at the same place.
  • David W.
    David WoytowichMay 19, 2014
    Godzilla is coming!!! You must flee!!
  • Veggie A.
    Veggie AlchemyDecember 10, 2013
    This place is stunning. Egyptian revival decor gives this egyptophile a serious boner.
  • Karlyn F.
    Karlyn FMarch 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Lovely theatre. My favorite in LA
  • Steven Alan Shop
    Steven Alan ShopSeptember 12, 2012
    Really fun place to catch a movie.
  • Matt
    MattJuly 29, 2013
    Wow, new comfy seats...
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