Video Village With Ask Chris: Saying Goodbye To The Last Bar On Skid Row


Polish filmmaker Alina Skrzeszewska was born into a country that has been through wrenching transformations and has just completed two documentary films about a Los Angeles neighborhood going through it’s own complicated metamorphosis. Her first film, Songs From The Nickel, won multiple prizes at international screenings in 2010. Her new short Last One Left profiles the King Eddy Saloon, a colorful dive at 5th and Main known as the “Last skid row bar” in Los Angeles. Join the filmmaker, the Los Angeles Visionaries Association and downtown residents saying goodbye to the institution before it closes this summer at a free screening on Thursday. The King Edward Hotel opened in 1906 and the bar reportedly operated throughout the prohibition era. The group behind downtown’s Library Bar and 4100 in Silver Lake acquired the lease and plan to rehabilitate the space later this year. Click here for reservations.