15 movie theaters near Metro Rail

Film reels at Hollywood / Vine Station. Photo by Flickr user throgers.

Film reels at Hollywood / Vine Station. Photo by Flickr user throgers.

There’s a lot going on in the film world this week and nearly all of it all has to do with the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” one of the most highly-anticipated films in recent memory and which opened here Thursday night.

In addition to Star Wars, there are a bunch of other movies opening this week and over the holidays, not to mention some worthy flicks that have been showing (such as “Creed” and “Spotlight”). With the Oscars season to follow, we thought it would be a good time to list the movie theaters nearest to Metro Rail stations for your next filmgoing outing. We’ve also included some basic information about the theatre’s amenities and ticket prices.

Here we go:

AMC Universal CityWalk 19 (Universal City/Studio City – Red Line)

DESCRIPTION: 19 screens, reserved seating, 3D, IMAX 3D.

TICKETS: $12 – $21 adult, $12.60 – $19.60 senior, $11 – $18 child; $7 movies before noon.

*prices vary depending on matinee/primetime and format: standard, 3D and IMAX 3D.

Note: a free shuttle is available across the street from the Red Line station to take visitors up the hill to Universal CityWalk.

Arclight Beach Cities (Douglas – Green Line)

DESCRIPTION: 16 screens, reserved seating, cafe.

TICKETS:$16.50 adult, $14 senior, $12 child; $14 adult, $12 senior, $11 child off-peak

*no child discount for R-rated films. Off-peak does not apply to all films, but is usually applied to Monday and Tuesday showings as well as most Saturday morning showings

Arclight Culver City (Culver City – Expo Line)

DESCRIPTION: 12 screens, reserved seating, cafe.

TICKETS:$15 adult, $12 senior, $10.75 child; $12.50 adult, $9.75 senior, $9.75 child off-peak.

*No child discount for R-rated films. Off-peak does not apply to all films, but is usually applied to Monday and Tuesday showings as well as most Saturday morning showings.

Arclight Hollywood (Hollywood/Vine – Red Line)

DESCRIPTION: 14 screens, reserved seating, cafe, movies begin within 5-7 minutes of showtime.

TICKETS:$17 adult, $16 senior, $12 child; $15 adult, $14 senior, $11 child off-peak.

*No child discount for R-rated films. Off-peak does not apply to all films, but is usually applied to Monday and Tuesday showings as well as most Saturday morning showings.

Arclight Pasadena (Memorial Park – Gold Line)

DESCRIPTION: 14 screens, reserved seating, cafe.

TICKETS:$16.50 adult, $14 senior, $12 child; $14 adult, $12 senior, $11 child off-peak

*No child discount for R-rated films. Off-peak does not apply to all films, but is usually applied to Monday and Tuesday showings as well as most Saturday morning showings.

Cinemark @ The Pike (Downtown Long Beach – Blue Line)

DESCRIPTION: 17 screens, reserved seating, 3D, XD.

TICKETS:$11 – $16 adult, $8 – $13 child, $8.75 – $13.75 senior,$10.25 military, $9 student, ; $6 all day Tuesdays, $6.50 senior Mondays,  $7 showings before noon every day, $9.75 weekday matinees.

*Exceptions apply depending on the film format, please check with the theater.

CGV Theaters (Koreatown) (Wilshire/Western – Purple Line)

INFO: 3 screens, reserved seating, premium seating, 3D, Korean subtitles.

TICKETS: $12 – $18 adult, depending on format and seating.

Highland Theatres (Highland Park – Gold Line)

INFO: 3 screens.
TICKETS: $8 adult, $6 child, $6 senior, $6 matinees before 6 p.m., $5 all day Tuesday and Wednesday (making it the second-most affordable theater on our list).

iPic Pasadena (Memorial Park – Gold Line)

INFO: 6 screens, premium reclining seats, lounge and bar, in theater food and drink menu.

TICKETS: $32 adult (making it the most expensive theater on our list).

Laemmle NoHo 7 (North Hollywood – Red Line)

INFO: 7 screens.

TICKETS: $11 – $12 adult, $8 – 9 child, $8 – $9 senior; $8 – $9 matinees (films before 6 p.m. M – F, before 2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.); $5 senior Wednesday matinees, $8 student Sunday after 6 p.m.

Laemmle Pasadena Playhouse (Memorial Park – Gold Line or Lake Station — Gold Line)

INFO: 7 screens.

TICKETS: $11 – $12 adult, $8 – 9 child, $8 – $9 senior; $8 – $9 matinees (films before 6 p.m. M – F, before 2 pm Sat. & Sun.); $5 senior Wednesday matinees, $8 student Sunday after 6 p.m.

Regency Academy Cinemas (Lake Station — Gold Line)

INFO: 6 screens, second-run movies only but killer prices.

TICKETS: $3 general admission, $2 matinees before 6 p.m. and $10 “Date Night” special on Wednesday nights includes two tickets, two popcorns and two sodas.

Regal LA Live Stadium 14 (Pico Station – Expo/Blue Lines)

INFO: 14 screens, reserved seating, 4DX, 3D.

TICKETS: $15.50 adult (+ $8 for 4DX, + $4 for 3D, + $1 for premiere cinema), $11.75 child; $11.75 senior, $13 military, $13 students (M – Th.), $12.75 matinee (films before 5 p.m. M-F, before 2 p.m. Sat & Sun), $8 all day Tuesdays in 2015.

TCL Chinese Theatres (Hollywood / Highland Red Line)

INFO: 7 screens, reserved seating, 3D, IMAX.

TICKETS: $16 adult, $15 senior, $14 child, additional $3 for 3D tickets, $1 off matinees, $12 tickets first showtimes of the day.

Vista Theater (Vermont/Sunset – Red Line)

INFO: historic one-screen theater.

TICKETS: $9.50 evening, $6.50 matinee.

4 replies

  1. There’s also the Los Feliz theatre (three screens) on North Vermont, five minutes walk up from Vermont/Sunset. It’s part of the same group as the Vista.

  2. I know the Orange Line isn’t rail, but the AMC Promenade 16 is across the street from the Warner Center station.

  3. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Another two that are worth mentioning are the Rave Cinemas 15 at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and Arclight Cinemas – Santa Monica. The Rave is more than a 20 minute walk from the existing Crenshaw/Expo Station but will be located right next to the Crenshaw/LAX line’s Crenshaw/MLK when the line is finished. (http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=83825&amp😉

    The Arclight Cinemas – Santa Monica can be added to this list when the Expo Line opens in downtown Santa Monica in 2016 (https://www.arclightcinemas.com/en/locations/los-angeles/santa-monica/showtimes?origin=Santa-Monica).