Clarion Inn at Universal Studios Hollywood
3241 Cahuenga Blvd W
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Phone: (323) 845-1600
Fax: (323) 845-0771
This internationally acclaimed theatre presents the best in Broadway shows and feature films with some of Hollywood's biggest names. Many stars have made this theatre their home, including Richard Dreyfuss and Beau Bridges.
The John Anson Ford Theater complex houses two theaters: a 1,230-seat outdoor amphitheater and an 87-seat indoor space. One of the best outdoor venues in L.A., this intimate amphitheater is set into a hillside directly across from the Hollywood Bowl. Surrounded by lush greenery and cypress trees, audiences can enjoy a variety of family entertainment during the summer months (May to September). The theater is host to the "Summer Nights at the Ford" series, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Perhaps the best way to spend a summer evening in Los Angeles is at this huge amphitheater, Hollywood Bowl, that offers jazz, pop and classical concerts for the denizens of Los Angeles. The sound quality is excellent from any point, although binoculars are suggested for the seats in the far back. The summer home of the L.A. Philharmonic since 1922 and the home of its very own Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since 1991, numerous guest stars from Itzhak Perlman to Tony Bennett perform their selections in this much loved, relaxed concert alternative.
Hollywood Post 43, is a historic building, a total of 33,000 square feet space. Well-equipped with changing rooms, kitchen, modern equipment and a bar, the venue serves multiple purposes. The main hall boasts of a historic military motif and art deco architecture. For concerts and live performances, this could be an ideal venue, as it allows a very close view of the performers. The bar located in the basement of the venue was a favorite hang-out of Humphrey Bogart! Visits are by appointment only and the bar is open only to members of the American Legion with their membership cards.
This theater was built by writer/director/producer Garry Marshall and his daughter, Kathleen Marshall, and opened in 1997. The 130-seat theater is perfect for intimate productions of classics and new works. Established plays and artists work alongside emerging talent to create a delightful theatrical experience. Special programs include the "Falcon Family Summer Theatre" series every summer, as well as a successful Children's Theatre program. For current programs see their website.
Sidewalk Studio Theatre is a small theater that shows local productions. The shows are often innovative and occasionally there is a world premiere. The acting and directing is often fantastic, and it's no wonder with Hollywood so close by. There are also several classes that you can attend if you'd like to learn how to act.
Making its debut one year after the turn of the 21st Century, this venue is an impressive representation of the culture and especially the technology for the new era. The Dolby Theatre has hosted The Academy Awards ceremonies, concerts given by Celine Dion, Prince, Barry Manilow and Elvis Costello, as well as a staging of GREASE with Frankie Avalon, the Dixie Chicks, and the American Idol finals. This major center, with a year-round calendar of entertainment and cultural activities, is a magnet for tourists and locals.
This theatre provides the best in fine arts, live theatre, concerts, award-winning shows, and many special events, with artists such as Celine Dion, Harry Connick, Jr., and Barry Manilow having played here.
Originally built in 1926, this theater was completely renovated in 1991 by Pacific Theatres and The Walt Disney Company. It's now a premier movie palace that Disney uses to showcase its animated and children's features. Special features begin with a live stage show with a singing and dancing chorus of familiar Disney characters. Often short cartoons will precede the main show. Be sure to call or check the website for the movie and show times.
Supper club with outrageous shows, Beacher's Madhouse is an iconic Los Angeles comedy venue staple. Raucous and rowdy, while paying tribute to Hollywood's past with celebrity parody themed shows, live music and the occasional dancing goat tend to delight as well as raise eyebrows. Located at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, this vaudeville-inspired theater is reached through a secret door behind a bookcase of Mr. Beacher's own private collection of rare books and Hollywood memorabilia. Once inside, patrons will marvel at the rich red velvet curtains, plush intimate and private booths, and sumptuous decor as they take in a one-of-a-kind show.
This Multiplex screens all the newest Hollywood blockbusters. The theater also has Real D for your viewing pleasure, which is the latest and most technologically advanced form of 3D ever to hit the movie world. For an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.
While this is probably the only bowling alley to instate a dress code that excludes sweats, jerseys, and headgear, there is a good reason for it. Private lounges serve parties coconut shrimp, goat cheese tarts and martinis. A large pool hall offers guests tables upon tables of competitive fun. Visual artwork by established and up and coming artists hang from the walls, ceiling and is even projected behind bowling alley lanes. With close attention paid to the stylish décor, hip lighting and many amenities, those dressed to impress fit in perfectly. To hold onto its history as "Star Lights" in the 60s, a vintage Hollywood sign hangs outside keeping this recreational pleasure alive and adding a new twist to suit the needs of today's society.