THE ART AND FILM LOVERS' GUIDE TO LA
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THE ART AND FILM LOVERS' GUIDE TO LA
The best independent art galleries and movie theaters in Los Angeles, plus recommendations from some of our favorite locals and the latest artworks from our LA artist & gallery partners—presented in partnership with MUBI, the independent film streaming service.
(Above artwork: Adam de Boer, Sunset View, 2021. Courtesy of the artist & Hunter Shaw Fine Art.)
1328 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA
The Aero Theatre, its name a tribute to the aerospace industry, was built by the Douglas Aircraft Company. The Streamline Moderne-styled structure was designed by architect R.M. Woolpert and originally opened its doors to moviegoers in 1940.
EMMA GRAY HQ
Navy Street, Santa Monica, CA
Since 2013, Emma Gray, an energy worker and meditation teacher, has shown site-specific solo shows at the space Five Car Garage, ranging from video to paintings to sculpture. Working from the ‘inside out’ as an approach is integral to her relationship with the artists and how the gallery builds shows and visions together.
NeueHouse Venice Beach
73 Market Street, Venice, CA
The just-opened (as of January '23) coastal Italian restaurant from our friends at NeueHouse, just a short drive from Frieze LA's new home at the Santa Monica Airport.
LANDMARK NUART THEATRE
11272 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Construction began on The Nuart Theatre in 1930 and the picture house first opened its doors on August 16 of the same year. Its inaugural screening was the world premiere of Marshall Neilan's Sweethearts on Parade starring Alice White.
HUNTER SHAW FINE ART
5513 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Since 2016, HSFA has garnered a reputation for ambitious exhibitions showcasing a diverse range of artworks united by an ethos of material and conceptual harmony.
ARCANA: BOOKS ON THE ARTS
8675 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA
This iconic bookstore is devoted to the arts and a must-see for bibliophiles of any stripe. You’ll be able to find everything from an edition of Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip to an obscure monograph you never knew you needed.
LUMIERE CINEMA AT THE MUSIC HALL
9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Designed in 1936, the Music Hall is one of only a few theaters still standing that hints to Beverly Hill's past as an entertainment center that rivaled that of Hollywood.
Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills, CA
By appointment only
Fit for a king. This shoppable showroom is situated within the former home of Elvis Presley, where you'll find furniture, ceramics and more by today's standout design talent. And Lily Stockman says founder David Alhadeff throws some of the best parties in LA.
LOWELL RYAN PROJECTS
4619 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Located in a split-level, art deco building with an outdoor sculpture garden, the gallery is devoted to artists who create new narratives that often cross disciplinary boundaries.
THE ELDER STATESMAN
607 Huntley Dr, West Hollywood, CA
Stop by this cashmere mecca located in a West Hollywood bungalow for a hang on its outdoor terrace and a vibe so good it might convince you to drop $2,000 on one of its cult knit “smoking jackets.”
7954 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA
This strip mall taco spot next to a 7-11 is perfect for a late bite after a night out in WeHo.
5118 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Specializes in both historically significant 20th century postwar works—with an emphasis on those made in California—and new works by contemporary artists.
NEW BEVERLY CINEMA
7165 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
A historic theater and one of the oldest revival movie houses in the region, originally built in the 1920s. Since 2007, it has been owned by filmmaker and Old Hollywood devotee, Quentin Tarantino.
BRAIN DEAD STUDIOS
611 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA
A creative studio and global collective composed of artists, designers, musicians and filmmakers. In October 2020, they took over the historic Silent Movie Theater space and reopened it under its current moniker.
616 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Based in Venice when it first opened in 2012, the gallery now presents exhibitions out of two adjacent spaces in Hollywood—with an upstairs freshly redesigned by LA studio Shamshiri.
THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE HOLLYWOOD
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
A beloved movie palace originally built in 1922 during the silent film era and a fixture during Hollywood’s Golden Age.
February 15–19, 2023
The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Co-founded by Dean Valentine, Al Morán and Mills Morán, this only-in-LA fair's exhibiting galleries—like 56 Henry, Altman Siegel, DOCUMENT, Reyes | Finn and many more—set up their "booths" in poolside cabanas at the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt.
MAKE ROOM LA
5119 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Supports artists actively engaging with cultural identity, conceptual practices and global perspectives in their works.
ARENA CINELOUNGE OUTDOORS
1625 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The go-to art house cinema in the heart of Hollywood.
5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA
Established in 1938, Laemmle Theatres is still family-run, with eight locations across the city including Claremont, Glendale, Santa Monica, West LA, Pasadena, Encino, North Hollywood and Santa Clarita.
918 Ruberta Ave, Glendale, CA
Founded in 2014 by artists Adam D. Miller and Devon Oder. The Pit's LA gallery is housed in a former mechanic's shop in Glendale, with another location in Palm Springs.
3054 S Victoria Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Known as Rep. Club for short, this concept bookshop celebrates the Black experience with an expertly curated list of titles.
5400 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Excellent Israeli food with a build-your-own pickle bar—great for grab-and-go or to enjoy in their outdoor patio.
KNEELAND AND CO. RARITIES
4767 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
A by-appointment shop for those in the know, this spot is primarily a purveyor of fine vintage textiles but also has rare homewares, jewelry and stationery.
PARK VIEW / PAUL SOTO
2271 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
With a specialty in LA-based contemporary artists, the gallery staged the first-ever solo exhibitions for all of the artists they represent.
LOS FELIZ THEATRE
1822 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Designed by architect Clifford A. Balch, the Los Feliz opened in 1935 as a single-screen theater and was converted to a triplex in the early 1990s.
2441 Glendower Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Champions under-recognized artists, presenting a multigenerational program of solo and historically-minded group exhibitions with a focus on Northern California.
LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES
1110 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA
With a focus on intersectional diversity, LDJ spotlights artists who address the social constructs of gender, racial and subjective identity and the power of aesthetic frameworks to shape political and economic reality.
REDCAT CALARTS THEATER
631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA
REDCAT CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts is located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, hosting performances, exhibitions, screenings and literary events.
2276 E 16th St, Los Angeles, CA
What started in 2010 as a strip-mall storefront that held openings between 10PM and 2AM has since grown into one of Downtown LA's most important galleries. The New York Times called it “the epicenter of the underground art world in Los Angeles.”
2245 E Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Founded in 2009, the gallery has built an impressive roster of both Los Angeles and international talent as well as additional locations in Hollywood and downtown New York.
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LA
700 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA
A small cinema chain based in Austin, TX, famous for serving dinner and drinks during every screening, as well as its strict policy of requiring audiences to maintain proper cinema-going etiquette.
TIERRA DEL SOL
945 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA
The Tierra del Sol Foundation is a not-for-profit founded in 1971 that champions inclusion for all individuals with disabilities through creative pathways to employment, education, and the arts.
951 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA
Located in a former Chinatown jewelry shop, gallerist Ryan Noon showcases artists with a focus on queerness, the divine, the natural world, craft and social practices.
3133 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
The latest venture from revered sushi chef Morihiro Onodera, this high-end Japanese eatery has a stellar menu of seasonal bento boxes and multi-course omakase feasts.
3311 E Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Represents a diverse roster of artists with an emphasis on a rigorously technical and conceptual studio practice.