If you love movies, you will want to visit the Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood. Offering stunning views of the city, it screens previously released films on its rooftop. The venue offers food and drinks for sale. It became a safe haven during covid, and is continuing the series indefinitely. In March 2022, “Snatch,” and “Kill the Irishman” will be screened at 7pm…but be sure to check the Montalbán’s website below for a list of upcoming movies. See more info below on this iconic theatre.

The Montalban, Photo by Lionel Garcia

Here is some info on the Montalbán’s History: The Montalbán, Hollywood’s classic theater reborn for a new era of screened entertainment and performing arts, is one of the few remaining mid-sized and fully equipped proscenium venues in Los Angeles. It features orchestra, mezzanine, loge, and balcony seating, and is known for its excellent sight-lines and acoustics.

For the next 70 years, it was bought and sold several times by notables such as Howard Hughes, CBS Radio, Huntington Hartford, and James Doolittle (who outbid Cary Grant). In the 1980s, UCLA took over until the Ricardo Montalbán Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, bought the building in 1999. View this slideshow to see how famous proprietors transformed the venue over the years.

Designed by Myron Hunt (whose work includes the Rose Bowl, Caltech, Mount Wilson Observatory, and Ambassador Hotel), it opened in 1927 as the Wilkes Brothers Vine Street Theatre. The gorgeous Beaux-Arts building was the first legitimate live Broadway-style theater in Hollywood. Humanitarian and Emmy Award-winning actor Ricardo Montalbán’s vision was to create a presence in Hollywood that provided inspiration and employment for young Latinos as well as other underrepresented people throughout the community.

Doors & bar open at 6:00pm. The screening starts after sunset (7:00pm). Tickets cost $25 for regular admission and $50.00 for a loveseat (in limited supply), 2-people max., which includes two boxes of popcorn.

At the time of posting this info – Vaccinations AND masks were REQUIRED; For tickets and more information about Covid protocols, please call the box office at 323-461-6999 or visit https://www.themontalban.com

What: Outdoor Movies
Where: The Montalbán, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028
When: March 15, 16, 2022, 8:00pm / Doors open at 6:00pm 
Website: https://www.themontalban.com