Hollywood Legion Theater

Hollywood Legion Theater The only historic theater in Hollywood owned & operated by veterans has undergone a major renovation to become a state-of-the-art cinema and event venue.

Operating as usual

03/04/2021

Starting Friday night we’re doing an exclusive two-night run of Spike Lee’s new movie, DA 5 BLOODS, which is the first time this film has been shown publicly anywhere. The movie follows four African-American Vets who return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. It has a killer soundtrack, unique visuals (4 film formats), and takes a fresh look at the Vietnam War in a way that only a Spike Lee Joint can do. This is too much for your TV screen to handle--come see it at the drive-in before it's sucked back into the streaming box genie!

Fellowship of the Ring came out 20 years ago? It did. And now we are running a beautiful 4K restoration at the Hollywood...
03/04/2021
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - Monday, March 8 @ 7:00pm - DRIVE-IN — Hollywood Legion Theater

Fellowship of the Ring came out 20 years ago? It did. And now we are running a beautiful 4K restoration at the Hollywood Legion Theater starting next week. Get tickets now, each night we are giving away a special surprise to one of our guests.

Each ticket includes unlimited popcorn, one soda and one candy for each passenger. For questions, please contact [email protected] 2035 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068 IMPORTANT: Please select the vehicle size you will be driving on the night. (See below for vehicle

Proud to host the first LA big-screen shows of Christopher Nolan’s @tenetfilm to the public!
12/02/2020

Proud to host the first LA big-screen shows of Christopher Nolan’s @tenetfilm to the public!

Christopher Nolan's TENET (2020) - Saturday, Dec. 5th @ 7:00pm - SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT- DRIVE-IN — Hollywood Legion Theater
12/02/2020
Christopher Nolan's TENET (2020) - Saturday, Dec. 5th @ 7:00pm - SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT- DRIVE-IN — Hollywood Legion Theater

Christopher Nolan's TENET (2020) - Saturday, Dec. 5th @ 7:00pm - SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT- DRIVE-IN — Hollywood Legion Theater

Each ticket includes unlimited popcorn, one soda and one candy for each passenger. For questions, please contact [email protected] This film is a special engagement, and is not eligible for discounts, or free passes. 2035 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068 Please selec

Hollywood Legion Theater To Host ‘Tenet’ Drive-In Screenings
12/02/2020
Hollywood Legion Theater To Host ‘Tenet’ Drive-In Screenings

Hollywood Legion Theater To Host ‘Tenet’ Drive-In Screenings

Hollywood Legion Theater is set to screen Christopher Nolan’s action-thriller Tenet at the Drive-In at Post 43 starting December 5. The Legion Drive-In screenings give L.A. audiences another opport…

We've already sold out our Halloween screenings of the new 4K restoration of PSYCHO, so we've added this encore screenin...
10/31/2020
Psycho: New 4K Restoration: Encore Screening (1960) - Sunday, November 1 @ 9:00pm - DRIVE-IN — Hollywood Legion Theater

We've already sold out our Halloween screenings of the new 4K restoration of PSYCHO, so we've added this encore screening. We scored the LA Premiere of this classic, which now includes 30 seconds that was censored from the original wide release.

Each ticket includes unlimited popcorn, one soda and one candy for each passenger. For questions, please contact [email protected] 2035 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068 Please select the vehicle size you will be driving on the night. If your vehicle size does not matc

Hollywood Legion Theater's cover photo
10/25/2020

Hollywood Legion Theater's cover photo

New showtimes just added! What more perfect way to spend election eve than watching Reese Witherspoon in 90s favorite EL...
10/25/2020
Election (1999) - Monday, November 2 @ 8:15pm - DRIVE-IN — Hollywood Legion Theater

New showtimes just added! What more perfect way to spend election eve than watching Reese Witherspoon in 90s favorite ELECTION.

Each ticket includes unlimited popcorn, one soda and one candy for each passenger. For questions, please contact [email protected] 2035 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068 Please select the vehicle size you will be driving on the night. If your vehicle size does not matc

Tickets are going FAST for screenings at the first-ever drive-in cinema in the heart of Hollywood! https://www.hollywood...
09/29/2020
Hollywood Legion Theater

Tickets are going FAST for screenings at the first-ever drive-in cinema in the heart of Hollywood!

https://www.hollywoodlegiontheater.com/

Hollywood Post 43 is part of the American Legion, the nation's largest wartime veterans organization devoted to serving vets, youth, and the community. Hollywood Post 43 is a 501(c)(19) Veterans Service Organization.

‘E.T.,’ ‘ Jaws’ and ‘Chinatown’ to Launch Drive-In Series at American Legion’s Post 43 in Hollywood starting Oct. 3!  De...
09/29/2020

‘E.T.,’ ‘ Jaws’ and ‘Chinatown’ to Launch Drive-In Series at American Legion’s Post 43 in Hollywood starting Oct. 3! Details at hollywoodlegiontheater.com.

#drivein #post43 #legiontheater #hollywood #veterans #fun #america #americanlegion

‘E.T.,’ ‘ Jaws’ and ‘Chinatown’ to Launch Drive-In Series at American Legion’s Post 43 in Hollywood (EXCLUSIVE)https://v...
09/29/2020
‘E.T.,’ ‘ Jaws’ and ‘Chinatown’ to Launch Drive-In Series at American Legion’s Post 43 in Hollywood (EXCLUSIVE)

‘E.T.,’ ‘ Jaws’ and ‘Chinatown’ to Launch Drive-In Series at American Legion’s Post 43 in Hollywood (EXCLUSIVE)

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/e-t-jaws-and-chinatown-launch-drive-in-series-at-american-legions-post-43-in-hollywood-exclusive-1234785955/#article-comments

Drive-ins are coming to Hollywood. Post 43, the historic American Legion memorial clubhouse on Highland Avenue, is launching a drive-in screening series starting on Oct. 3. “E.T. the Extra-Te…

American Cinematheque
10/23/2019

American Cinematheque

Happy 83rd birthday to director Philip Kaufman! Don't miss your chance to see him in person at one of our upcoming screenings -- we think THE RIGHT STUFF at Post 43 will be a particularly special evening.

at the Aero Theatre:
11/8: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK / THE WANDERERS
11/9: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS / THE GREAT NORTHFIELD MINNESOTA RAID plus Q&A
11/10: THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING plus Q&A

at the American Legion Post 43 - Hollywood, CA:
11/11: THE RIGHT STUFF Veteran's Day screening plus Q&A

Full details: http://americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/all-the-right-stuff-the-artistry-of-philip-kaufman

'This is a dream come true'
04/13/2019
'This is a dream come true'

'This is a dream come true'

Hollywood Post 43's newly renovated theater, which 'represents hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions made by veterans,' helps open Turner Classic Movie Film Festival.

ICYMI: We are proud to share that our friends at Turner Classic Movies: TCM have announced that the Hollywood Legion The...
03/08/2019
American Legion Post 43 - Hollywood, CA

ICYMI: We are proud to share that our friends at Turner Classic Movies: TCM have announced that the Hollywood Legion Theater will be a new venue for the TCM Film Festival April 11-14 alongside hollywood landmarks like the Chinese and Egyptian theaters! #newkidontheblock #notthatnew #tcmff #film #35mm #70mm #letsmovie #hollywood #veterans #post43

http://filmfestival.tcm.com/venu…/legion-theater-at-post-43/

ICYMI: Our friends at Turner Classic Movies: TCM announced yesterday that the Hollywood Legion Theater has been added as a new venue for the TCM Film Festival April 11-14 alongside hollywood landmarks like the Chinese and Egyptian theaters! #newkidontheblock #notthatnew #tcmff #film #35mm #70mm #letsmovie #hollywood #veterans #post43

http://filmfestival.tcm.com/venu…/legion-theater-at-post-43/

Alcons Audio
01/15/2019

Alcons Audio

Alcons Gains A New Legion Of Fans At Hollywood’s Post 43

Founded in 1919 by First World War veterans working in the motion picture industry, the American Legion’s Post 43 became a Hollywood icon, with members including Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, Ronald Reagan and more. A major project to update the post’s auditorium has put it back at the center of the Los Angeles community, with Alcons Audio playing the starring role.

Movies have always played a key role in the life of Post 43. As veteran Bill Steele - Post 43 member and the upgrade’s project manager - says, it has always been “that much more showbiz” than any other American Legion post. Several years ago, Post Commander Fernando Rivero saw the opportunity to re-establish Post 43’s role as an important part of the local community by transforming it into a state-of-the-art, 500-seat movie theater and live venue.

“It had great potential to be a rental facility, a cultural venue and to let the public see this amazing space we have,” says Bill. “The plan was to modernize it as a technically-advanced cinema, but to retain the ability to host various events, meetings and live music, with everything done in the context of its history and honoring its architecture.” Ambitiously, on the cinema side the desire was also to make it suitable for digital, 70mm, 35mm and even 16mm film showings.

“Hollywood is a very demanding audience, because they've heard it all,” says Bill. “We really wanted the best possible sound, a high end system that would go above and beyond all others.

A major challenge was how to deliver high quality sound for every perceived use in a large, reverberant space, where the Egyptial Revival style architecture was going to be highlighted by taking it back to its original concrete. Fortunately Bill is an audiophile and a fan of the open, transparent sound of ribbon drivers. His introduction to Alcons Audio was at the annual International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) seminar in LA.

“I was really intrigued by how Alcons had overcome the limitations of past pro-ribbon designs,” says Bill. “David brought over some Alcons nearfield monitors and, without any acoustic treatment, they sounded amazing straight out of the box. David’s demo showed that the Alcons pro-ribbon system would help to minimize unwanted reflections, because the speakers are so directional. Along with the dynamics, transparency and power handling, frankly it blew everyone away.”

The chosen system needed to deliver high end PA functionality as well as exceptional movie sound… and David proved that Alcons checked that box as well. “I set the bar pretty high for what we wanted and Alcons fulfilled all our criteria, with a fair bit in reserve,” says Bill. “We listened to a lot of systems, but Alcons was the only one that stood out.”

In the meantime, Peter Grueneisen of LA-based nonzero architecture - a company renowned for its high-end acoustic spaces - was brought in to help the architectural restoration and with taming the acoustics.

“We worked with Arup at the start to model the space, which helped us to choose the acoustic treatment. An entire year was spent building the infrastructure, to make sure we had the best playing field for the speaker system,” says Peter. “The fact that Alcons pro-ribbon systems are so focused was a huge help. It meant that it all fell into place very well. For a space that is so acoustically challenging, there were no major problems.”

The chosen Alcons system comprises five CR4 tri-amped large-format screen systems, 16 CRS12 large-format reference surround, 12 LR7 micro line-array modules and four CB362 high-output full-size subwoofers, powered and controlled by six Sentinel10 amplified loudspeaker controllers. Installed by LA-based Stay On Screen, it delivers the best solution for both movie screenings and live events.

“The Alcons pro-ribbon solution overcomes so many limitations of other cinema systems. There is something very special about being in a movie theater and being hit with high levels of undistorted sound. Very few systems can do that and I’m really excited about it,” says Bill. “It means no ear fatigue for the listener, gives us exceptional headroom and, with the CR4s, the sound is just tremendous when all five channels are activated..

“Alcons pro-ribbon systems are also extremely well made, with tremendous attention to detail and their customer service is top notch. It was much more than just a sale to them, they went way above and beyond what was expected, doing a lot of work to make sure everything was exactly right. With all of these positive qualities, Alcons offers exceptional value for money.”

“I’m really happy that we have one of the best-sounding rooms in town. It’s clean, intelligible and it has a lot of headroom,” adds Stay on Screen proprietor Levi Joos, “I’m proud of the fact that for the next 20 years people will come to Post 43 to enjoy movies with the very best sound.”

“We wanted to reinvent the space as a really high end movie theater and performance space. Without question Alcons delivered that, " concludes Bill.

For more information, please visit www.hollywoodpost43.org and www.alconsaudio.com .

American Legion Post 43 - Hollywood, CA
11/07/2018

American Legion Post 43 - Hollywood, CA

Super excited about this feature on #post43’s amazing transformation in today’s The Hollywood Reporter #THRNextGen issue! On newsstands now. Check it out!

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Starting Friday night we’re doing an exclusive two-night run of Spike Lee’s new movie, DA 5 BLOODS, which is the first time this film has been shown publicly anywhere. The movie follows four African-American Vets who return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. It has a killer soundtrack, unique visuals (4 film formats), and takes a fresh look at the Vietnam War in a way that only a Spike Lee Joint can do. This is too much for your TV screen to handle--come see it at the drive-in before it's sucked back into the streaming box genie!
Starting Friday night we’re doing an exclusive two-night run of Spike Lee’s new movie, DA 5 BLOODS, which is the first time this film has been shown publicly anywhere. The movie is about four African-American Vets who return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen Squad Leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. It has a killer soundtrack, unique visuals (4 film formats), and takes a fresh look at the Vietnam War in a way that only a Spike Lee Joint can do. This is too much for your TV screen to handle, this really MUST be seen at the drive-in! Come check it out before it's sucked back into the streaming box genie!
Thank you for the great screening of Tenet. The ushers were excellent, moving taller cars to the back to improve the view. The only suggestion is you should live stream the audio over WiFi. My car radio distorted on occasion. It would be cool to use headphones plugged into my phone.
Another great evening at the Legion Theater drive-in... Vertigo and Rear Window = nice brief post-election respite... thanks for the pic Taylor Umphenour.
Last night's sold-out screening of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. We're headed for the stars... thanks for the photo David Birdsall!
Help us during these trying times. We are not only a cinema, but a multi use venue. Please #saveourstages
"I've been in LA for a long time, how the hell do you hide a gem like this?" Edward Norton - "Motherless Brooklyn"
As these episodes roll out, I look forward to seeing the feature cut at Hollywood Legion Theater soon ...
Please attend Operation Confidence upcoming event to raise awareness about the urgent need to provide housing for our veterans who are disabled and homeless. We need your help to spread the word. Detail information on our website www.operationconfidence.org
I can't wait to see this when it's done!!!