Weekend Plans? Catch a New Release at a Local Theater.

Movie Theaters La JollaWhile La Jolla is a resort beach community, it doesn’t have to be all about shopping, sunning and sipping on craft cocktails. When you just need a break from the tourist attractions try catching a flick at one of the many La Jolla movie theaters. The hardest part is picking the right theater based on your interests and desired experience.

Standard Theater
AMC La Jolla Village | 8657 Villa La Jolla Dr.,Ste 129
Who should go:Someone who wants a large theater with a lot of options.

This AMC Theater has several rooms so that customers have plenty of options for show times. Stop by to watch the newest releases or to see an indie film as part of AMC Independent, their promise to show more independently produced films on the big screen. Grab your standard soda and popcorn before the show or splurge on pre-film cocktail at the theater’s MacGuffin’s Bar & lounge.

Luxury Theater
CinepolisLuxury Theater | El Camino Real, San Diego
Who should go: Someone who wants to impress a date or get pampered during their movie of choice.

The extra money spent on a movie ticket at this theater goes towards their luxury services. Relax in reclining leather seats with your own end table and lamp. And no need to rush to pick the best seat, you select your location before entering the theater. You also get a full-dining experience from the comfort of your seat, where you can order snacks, drinks, meals and dessert from your server. Did someone say Artisan Cheese plate and red wine??

Indie Theater
LandmarkTheater | 8879 Villa La Jolla Drive
Who should go: Someone who is looking for a lesser known indie film or documentary.

This small dated theater, built in 1979, is perfect for the type of audience it is attracting. The four screens inside play plenty of diverse, independent and made-for-adult films- you likely won’t see the next Ice Age or Disney movie on their schedule. Right now Landmark is showcasing The Great Beauty and The Lunchbox to name two. This theater also prides itself in selling fair trade chocolate, gourmet coffee drinks and 100% real buttered popcorn. But they also won’t stop you from running into CVS or Whole Food’s right next door to pick up some of your favorite sweets, just don’t tell your La Jolla Dentist about all the sugary snacks.

Educational
The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater | Balboa Park
Who should go: Those interested in an interesting and educational movie experience.

The ImaxTheater inside the Rueben H. Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park is truly a sight to behold. The Heikoff Giant Dome Theater serves as an Imax theater, planetarium and world-wide tour guide. The large 760-foot screen wraps around the theater, encircling guests giving them a 360-degree experience. The Science Center plays both educational and entertaining films that residents usually can’t see anywhere else.  Right now come by to see Journey to the South Pacific, Mummies, Grand Canyon Adventure, Alaska, Rolling Stones at the Max, and Mysteries of the Unseen World.

Now that you know what La Jolla, CA theater you should go to, be sure to get everything else in line for your vacation. If you need to find the perfect hotel, a delicious restaurant or this weekend’s top events turn to lajollabluebook.com!

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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