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Sep 22, 2006 05:59 PM

A place I can have dinner while watching a movie in or near LA

Would any of you guys know where to have dinner while watching a movie. I know there's Cinespace but is there anywhere else. A cousin of mine told me about a place in San Francisco where you could have a pizza with a pitcher of beer & watch a movie. Thanks

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  1. They show movies at The Yard in Santa Monica, in an outdoor bar setting. They have a limited menu of sandwiches and the like, and a full bar. You should probably call ahead to cheack, because a couple of times I've been there the volume has been turned off and the movie just played in the background.

    It's on Lincoln at Santa Monica, behind Warszawa.

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    1. re: hrhboo

      Are you sure it's called the Yard? Instead of just the patio area that's part of Warszawa?

      1. re: JBC

        Yes, it is the patio behind Warszawa and it is called the Yard. There is also a bar upstairs towards the back, with sofas and cushions etc.

    2. Don't know about San Francisco, but there is a old revival movie theatre in Oakland that's amazing. We went there about a year ago. Every night they show a double feature and you can lounge on old couches while drinking beer and eating really good pizza. Don't remember the name, but they had a great website and it should be easy to find on-line.
      In LA, the obvious choice are the Saturday night screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Check out The bad news is that they only have one or two nights left before the season ends.

      1. Rooftop at the Standard in downtown LA.

        1. Yes, it's called The Yard. Menu includes all that is offered at Warszawa, yum.

          Very rarely is the volume up on the movie, though.

          1. In old town Pasadena, in the square where Gordon Biersch and Il Fornaio are, they screen movies on the wall and there's some very nice tables and chairs for public seating. Plus many restaurants around to get food. Not sure what the schedule is.

            Also, more family and casual, Ikea in Burbank screens movies outside too, I think just in the summer.

            btw, in San Francisco, there's also Foreign Cinema, a good restaurant with indoor and courtyard seating; they project onto a wall in the courtyard. They show, you guessed it, foreign movies.