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It's Tuesday -- Time for $3 movies!

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My friend Dawn recently moved to Highland Park and we quickly discovered that there is a theater on Figueroa near Avenue 56 that has movies for $3 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays -- and not second-run movies either, real, live, first-run movies. In the last month we have gone four or five times and saw "Shrek the Third," "Evan Almighty," "Ratatouille" and "Transformers."

(Some pros and cons of the Highland Park theater after the jump)

They also have a frequent visitor card which awards you with a free popcorn on your third visit and a free movie on your seventh. Can't beat it!

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On the downside, you can see where they're cutting costs. I'm pretty sure three people run the whole thing, one at the door selling tickets, one at the concession and one starting the movie. Which is fine, but also means that sometimes you have to wait for one of them to get back from a bathroom break, or from doing the other jobs if only one guy is on that night.

Also, the bathroom is pretty small, and has powdered soap to wash your hands. Weird. But for three bucks, who cares?

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All photos by Jessica Roberts for LAist