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The Chinese Food & Movie Theatre Guide to Christmas in L.A.

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A quiet, but cinematic, if you will, night in Chinatown (Photo by R.E.˜ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)


A quiet, but cinematic, if you will, night in Chinatown (Photo by R.E.˜ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
Since there's nothing better than a cliché at Christmastime, we turned to Twitter on our @LAist and @LAistFood accounts to see where our readers suggest going for Chinese food on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. But it's not really a cliché unless you follow up (or precede) your meal with a movie, so in order to help you plan your non-traditional traditional Chinese Food & Movie Christmas outing, we've paired your suggestions for Chinese restaurants with info about the nearest movie theatres.

San Gabriel Valley-area
"Newport Seafood in San Gabriel hands down!" raves @BitebyBiteLA . Luscious Dumpling in San Gabriel is @estarLA's pick, while @shopeatsleep suggests going for Dim sum at Captial Seafood in Monterey Park. Then again, @PinkFoodieLA endorses Elite when it comes to getting some dim sum.

If you're eating in the San Gabriel/Monterey Park area, you'll find flicks at: Edwards Atlantic Palace 10, AMC Atlantic Times Square, or the Edwards Alhambra Renaissance 14 & IMAX.

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Chinatown
Yang Chow in Chinatown was recommended by several people. "Hands down best Chinese food ever," says @snacktive, but don't forget to order their "Slippery Shrimp!" says @IrishHoodlum. Full House was suggested by @hsaranglao. "Sam Woo on Broadway is my spot" @wenzworld tells us. @TrippyFood says if he's not picking from spots in San Gabriel, his choice is Hop Woo in L.A.

If you're in Chinatown, the nearest movie theatres are: The Downtown Independent (to get your indie on), or The Regal Cinemas at LA Live (to get your big screen blockbuster on).

The Valley
A&W Seafood in Northridge "they're open 365 days!" says @Cemaraphoto.

If this is your lunch or dinner choice, the nearest movie theatres are: Winnetka 21 Theatre, Mann 9 Granada Hills Theatre

Mid-City
Mandrette was the choice for @Sidgrauman (who knows a thing or two about movie theatres!).

Want to see a movie nearby? Head to: Laemmle's Music Hall 3, Pacific's Grove Stadium 14, or the Laemmle's Sunset 5 Theatre.

Plus:
The Foundry on Melrose is doing a special Chinese Food & a movie night on Christmas Eve ($39/person; movie at 8:15PM). On Saturday, you can head to The Comedy Store for "A Very Merry Jewish Christmas" where they'll have Chinese food, and, of course, comics and booze! (8PM/$20).

We may have missed your favorite spot...that's what happens when you don't talk to us on Twitter! Happy Chinese Food and Movie Day to one and all, and thanks to our Twitter followers for your help.