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Arts and Entertainment

New Monthly Movie Night Will Show Unique-ly LA Flicks

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Angeleno cinephiles, and people who want to go out and have fun Monday nights, there's a new event starting this month that should tickle your fancy. Unique LA is launching a Monthly Monday Movie Night at the Echoplex, and all the flicks shown take place in Los Angeles.

The event is the result of a since-birth partnership between Unique LA founder Sonja Rasula and her film editor sister, Hilda. They are collaborating on the film series, and have been hard at work curating movies starring their beloved city.

"We've spent a lot of time curating potential movies for the schedule and are really excited to be presenting such a diverse selection of films," says Sonja in an email. "Whether they are new or old, funny or dramatic, these movies are some of our favorites and we know LA will love them too."

First up, on Monday, February 27, it's Chinatown, the contemporary noir classic based on the Mulholland power grab in a young L.A. Other movies in the series will be Clueless, Friends with Money and Kiss Me Deadly, and more will be announced soon.

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During Movie Night, attendees can enjoy booze, Two Boots pizza, and sweet treats from local vendors, plus free popcorn. What's movie without popcorn, right?

And, psst: The next Unique LA event is coming up! It's the Local Love event, perfect for Valentine's shopping for your sweetie: February 11 and 12 at the California Market Center. [info]