In the Fairfax district, the Regency Theatre is probably one of the oldest boutique Art Film houses in Los Angeles.
Tickets are at discount rates daily and films range from older classics (specially-screened) to recent releases featuring current popular actors racking in the big salaries.
The theatre-going experience is generally quite pleasureable and a little more personable than elsewhere in town.
For instance - arrive early - and the staff usher you into one of three theaters where a wave of musical hits are sure to put you and your best buds in a magical mood before the silver screen sparks to life.
In fact, the riffs are far from those innocuous elevator-style offerings you'll encounter at the competition around the Los Angeles area.
The pre-show entertainment has been carefully formatted, too.
Before the previews start up, a number of artistically designed placards fill the screen as a round of movie trivia tests your knowledge of the biz, in-between quotes from a handful of celebrities who glitter in the bright firmament.
A previous post featuring some real zingers earlier this year was so popular at the old blog site - that I was thrilled to encounter a raft of new musings recently at the Theatre to share with you once again.
First up, a memorable quote from "Hairspray" teen idol Zac Efron.
"Never been waxed," the up-and-coming star allegedly sniped to a Celebrity News Magazine Show.
Weaned - well - maybe.
Of course, the remark was in reference to his trademark thin eyebrows highlightin' his pretty brow.
Personally, I prefer a pair of eyebrows that wander a little on their own - and on the fluffy side - with an occasional wispy strand fluttering here and there nonchalantly.
In response to his meterioric rise in the business, Shia LaBoef made an intriguing comment.
"Right now, I'm living in the WOW," he exclaimed excitedly.
I guess that's his Hollywood "take" on a Buddhist's spiritual teachings about being in the "NOW".
In essence, the message is crystal clear. Savor the moments from which all events flow.
You never know when they'll come back to bite you in the a**.
Congrats to Shia for exhibiting such wisdom at such a tender age.
Shakespeare put it succinctly when he once penned,
"I've never seen such a young body with such an old head."
One trivia question dared the audience to name the only "Oscar" to win the prized Academy Award.
No, not Oscar Meyer.
Although, the Regency does sell a scrumptious hot dog at the bargain basement price of one buck.
When no takers excitedly yelled at the screen, the answer crawled up for everyone to read on their own.
Oscar Hammerstein II.
He laughingly notes on screen: I'm "into the slasher genre" now.
I learned an interesting bit of trivia about William Shatner this past week that was never revealed before, by the way.
The Canadian Actor has never watched one episode of Star Trek!
"Too self-conscious," he lamented to a probing interviewer.
He's afraid to catch a glimpse of his Greek form in that spandex uniform, I guess.
To what was he referring? Diaper duty.
And he managed that nugget of wisdom without one flush in his face.
Right man for the job, for sure.
After all, he cleaned up at the box office with the last hit sequel, "Bourne Ultimatum".
Posh Spice (the soccer stud's wife) labeled herself a "girly girl".
Since Schwarzenegger has dibs on "girly man", I expect Beckham will have to settle for girly girl's man?
From celebrity polls, Beckam is actually a "man's man", I gather.
By the way, one trivia clip touted the fact that Liza Minnelli was the only child to have two parents (Judy Garland and Vincent Minnelli) win Oscars.
I suppose, it's all in the jeans - er - genes, eh? Just ask Calvin!
And, of course, I'd be remiss if I failed to note the staff at the Regency are pretty on-the-ball, too.
The attentive young ushers not only appear to actually be "interested" in the film industry, but bend over backwards to make sure your night of entertainment, is a memorable one.
One of the wildest spirited nights on the town?
Why, it happens to be "Insomniac Cinema" at Fridays @ 12 midnight.
See 'ya there!