Recommended movie theaters in Los Angeles and how to enjoy a waiting time for a movie

I think there are many people who want to see movies in the United States.

Nowadays, you may think it is difficult to go to a movie theater to see a movie because of the covid-19, but it’s getting a bit better to see more people go to movie theaters than before.

So, I would like to introduce a movie theater that I recommend when watching a movie in the U.S.


My favorite movie theater is AMC.

Established in 1920, AMC has 593 movie theaters in the U.S. There are also 353 movie theaters in Europe. There are also 353 movie theaters in Europe (Wikipedia, 2016).

It is one of the largest movie theaters in the world.

Therefore, the service is also excellent.

This photo is located in AMC Santa Anita 16.

It is located in The city of Arcadia, about a 30 minutes drive from the LA metropolitan area.

AMC is also located in Santa Monica, Hollywood, Torrance, and many other cities, so you can find them anywhere.

There is also “AMC Dine-In” where you can have dinner and drinks while watching a movie, which I have done several times. At that cinema, the price is a little higher than the regular “AMC” service, but you can watch a movie with a server coming to take your order and receive restaurant-like service.

The seats are completely different, with tables attached to the chairs, so you can enjoy the movie with a glass of wine and a small snack, even a big one.

The AMC DINE-IN is located in Marina Del Rey, Redondo Beach, and Fullerton, OC Orange County.


You can purchase tickets online at the following online sites.

AMC Official Online Site:

AMC Stubs (membership) offers a variety of benefits from AMC official site.

  • AMC Stubs “A-List” for $19.95/month

You can watch up to three movies in a row in one day, or split it up by day. By the way, you can watch your favorites as many times as you want. The benefit itself resets every Friday for a new cycle, so it’s a great service for frequent moviegoers.

  • $15.00 per year, AMC Stubs “Premiere” offers

You can change the size of your drink and popcorn. Scan your virtual card every time you go, earn points toward a $5 reward on purchases, get a free refill of popcorn (large), and much more. No online reservation service fee. On Tuesdays, you get a $5 discount.

  • AMC Stubs “Insider” offers a free membership.

Free refills with every large popcorn purchase. Plus, you get $5 for every 5,000 points you spend. For every $1 you spend, you earn 20 points, which you can use to spend $5 in rewards on food and drinks.
On Tuesdays, enjoy a combination of Cameo popcorn and your choice of 21 oz ICEE® or Cameo snacks for $5 plus tax.

*Membership deals may change from time to time, so it is better to check the official website once by yourself.

By the way, I am satisfied with the Insider without annual or monthly membership. I am not so much a member, because I cannot pay too much attention to points (but if you go to the movies a lot, A-list is definitely the way to go).


When you purchase your tickets at the ticket booth, you can choose your preferred seat.

If there is no line, you can buy tickets right away.

*This time it was free because I had a free online ticket. Lucky!

From the picture of the ticket, you can see the room number to the right (7) and the seat number to the left (N5).


AMC is currently offering a 30% discount on some movies during the early showing hours, so you may be able to see some movies that are shown at 11:00 or 3:00 for a little less. You can see the discount when you check out the movie you want to see online.

Here you can order drinks, popcorn, and food.

Drinks are self-service, as is the case everywhere these days. You get a drink cup and fill it yourself.

Probably you need to go to the bathroom before the movie starts. If you need to go while watching the movie, it will be a seriously disappointing movie time. Because it is hell to hold it in while watching a movie I did it many times.

It is very clean and I love the atmosphere of the movie theater.

It makes you feel like you’ve seen the movie when you leave afterwards.

The reason why I always go to AMC Santa Anita 16 in the city of Arcadia is because there is a sports bar with an arcade called “Dave & Buster’s” on the same floor.

Yes, It has awesome vibes and good services and pretty bartenders.

Before watching your favorite movie, you can eat and drink to fill you up, so you won’t starve. it’s a happy time with a beer before the movie.

There is a variety of beers on tap so if you love beer with no regret.

There are also quite a variety of arcade games.

That is why I come here often, it is a good time even if I am waiting for a movie at any time.


In conclusion:

My recommendation of the movie theater is “AMC” and It is in the city of Arcadia.

  • The city of Arcadia “AMC Santa Anita 16” is in the shopping mall and you cannot get bored enjoying shopping and the variety of foods and bars that are amazing things you can enjoy at the front and back of the movies.
  • If you become a member, there are a variety of benefits and you will feel rich with “AMC DINE-IN” with special locations that I recommend. Because those movie theaters give us the feeling of a restaurant and movie theater at the same time. We can have dinner during your movie time.  

That is all.

I think a lot of family and friends will enjoy a movie at home because of covid-19, but if you visit the U.S, I recommend you to enjoy going to a movie theater with a big screen.

it is very interesting experience to watch a movie with another American audiences, and definitely fun laugh with them, feels at their atmosphere, it only can enjoy in the American movie theater.


I hope this article has been of some help to you on your trip.

In the next issue, I will deliver another local information about the U.S.


See you soon!



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