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Is Downtown's Georgia Street the Next Hollywood Boulevard?
No, downtown does not have a bunch of crunchy cheezeball souvenir shops, superheroes or stars embedded in the sidewalk. It does, however, have a convenient spot for movie premieres along the relatively unknown Georgia Street. Such an unremarkable name, but one that means less impacts to neighbors, traffic and, well, a movie studio's wallet.
You see, on Monday, the new Regal Cinemas held its first movie premiere--for 2012--and it hopes to host more. "The debut screening took place inside the new venue's 806-seat Premiere House, designed to lure such events away from Westwood and Hollywood" explained Eric Richardson at blogdowntown. "One of the Regal's selling points for premieres is that the events can be held without having to go to the city for street closure permits."
Officials like Mayor Villaraigosa love to refer to L.A. Live as our very own Times Square. That's a lot of hyperbole, but the development has become quite a star--love it or hate--in its own right. And it's not even finished--the J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels will open next year.
Previously on LAist: Tinsel Downtown: LA's Core Starts to Show Some Star Power
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.