We all know times are tough and money is tight these days, and who really has $18.50 to burn on going to a movie? (I seriously paid this much to see Hugo in 3-D. Not worth it.) Luckily for us Southern Californians, we live in a land rich with filmic entertainment that won't leave your wallet crawling with moths.
While most people will be clamoring to see the latest blockbuster to hit mainstream theaters (Sherlock Holmes 2, anyone?), we've got a few choice alternatives that will leave you with less buyer's remorse after the credits roll.
Friday, Dec. 16
Die Hard & Christmas Vacation Drink-Along & Beer Pong
The Downtown Independent
Doors at 7pm
Die Hard at 8pm
Christmas Vacation at 10pm
Drinks & pong 'til 2am
$10 in advance
$15 at the door (if available)
OK, so this show is definitely not for everyone, but for those who find the idea of watching back-to-back holiday movies (yes, Die Hard is a holiday movie) and capping off the night with a drinking game, you don't get much better than this for 10 bucks. Plus, no one says you HAVE to participate in the beer pong portion of the night.
Sure, It's A Wonderful Life and The Miracle on 34th Street are holiday classics, but the funny holiday films with just a touch of bah humbug can be more fun. This weekend, get a double dose of holiday jeer at the Egyptian Theater with back to back scrooge-licious films.
Seeing the classic Audry Hepburn number Breakfast At Tiffany's on the big screen should be attractive enough to fill up theater seats. But throw in a double feature with Rhubarb (about an orange tabby cat that inherits a fortune and a pro baseball team), and you've got yourself a pretty good date night.
Who doesn't love a good ol' fashioned, family-friendly matinee? This weekend grab the kiddies (or a special someone) and see Pixar's beloved film Up on the big screen. Plus, as an added bonus you get to meet the grumpy old man from the movie in person! We're sure the REAL Ed Asner is quite a bit more charming than his Carl Fredricksen character.