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Looking for Private Dining Room with Screen and A/V Capabilities in Los Angeles area

1MrsB Apr 30, 2011 04:37 PM

We're looking for a restaurant in the Los Angeles area that would have a private room for 10-15 people, where we could show a couple of short films. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    globalgourmet May 20, 2011 11:27 PM

    The HT Grill in Redondo Beach has a very nice, private room with AV hook-ups. We used it last year. Fits in your price range, too.


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      altstarr Apr 30, 2011 07:09 PM

      Los of restaurants with private room now have AV hook ups. A few suggestions:
      1. Izakaya & Bar Fu-Ga in Little Tokyo has a great back room with a ceiling mounted projector/projection screen I just used last night..
      2. Maria's Italian Kitchen Downtown.
      3. Several Karaoke places around town have screens and food capabilties. There is usually a charge per hour at these places.
      4. Various Daily Grill locations have private rooms of varying sizes. Many have palsma screens in the room. the Daily Grills have Prix fixe menus also available making it easier to serve groups.
      5. Many Chinese restaurants have Karaoke set ups in their private rooms. Universal HIlton in Studio City has one of my favorite set ups with a circular table to seat 30.
      6. Zucca Restaurant is supposed to have a plasma screen in one of their private rooms. As part of the Patina Group, they charge NO corkage. I've had some great dinners there where we bring our own wine.
      7. Shilla Korean BBQ Restaurant in Gardena has a private room with plasma screens. It seat maybe 30, but I had it to myself once with a group of 10.

      Another way to go is to get a private room and bring your own screen and projector. Craig's List have several guys who will rent the whole setup for a day rather inexpensively.

      For movies, I like a Big Screen. I would go with #1 Izakawa Fu-Ga above or grab a Chinese Banquet room without windows and bring my own projector/screen/speakers. I'm choosing Chinese because I like the food and because they will be more flexible in you keeping the room after eating.

      16944 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90247

      Maria's Italian Kitchen Downtown
      615 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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      1. re: altstarr
        maudies5 Apr 30, 2011 09:36 PM

        I suggest a hotel. Hotels near LAX are particularly suited for this type of event.

        1. re: maudies5
          westsidegal Apr 30, 2011 11:59 PM

          not too many hotels would make such a room available for a budget of $750 ALL IN (i.e. including tax, tip, dinner including dessert, room charge, and beverages for 15 ppl.)

        2. re: altstarr
          1MrsB May 1, 2011 10:13 PM

          Thank you for the great suggestions! There are several that may work for us, so I appreciate all the options!

          1. re: 1MrsB
            Sir William May 20, 2011 11:13 AM

            You could dine at Ocean Ave. in SM and there is a screening room just off the lobby in the building the restaurant is located.

        3. goodhealthgourmet Apr 30, 2011 05:10 PM

          The Palm downtown has a private room with A/V setup, and they should be able to work up a menu within your budget.

          Palm Restaurant
          1100 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

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          1. re: goodhealthgourmet
            wienermobile Apr 30, 2011 05:16 PM

            Cinespace has closed.

            1. re: wienermobile
              goodhealthgourmet Apr 30, 2011 05:23 PM

              thanks for the heads-up, obviously i had no idea! shows how much time i spend in H-Wood these days :) just edited the "places" listing to reflect it as well.

          2. Servorg Apr 30, 2011 04:41 PM

            Are you going to having dinner with your film? Does it matter what type of food it is?

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            1. re: Servorg
              1MrsB Apr 30, 2011 04:55 PM

              Yes, our idea is to have dinner, and then show the films during dessert. Our budget is about $50 per person, all in, so we're not opposed to a more casual place!

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