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How long were drive-in theaters around before the first one opened in L.A.?

For answers to more of your burning questions, visit the Ask Chris archive.Q: How long were drive-in theaters around before the first one opened in L.A.?A: Fifteen months after the experimental...
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A Look Back at How 101 Coffee Shop Became Part of Movie History

25 years ago, the dearly departed diner was a key location in 'Swingers,' a movie named after another iconic L.A. coffee shop
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Congrats. You Just Lived Through One of the Most Stressful Years in History

Historians from renowned universities say 2020 was historically terrible (but also not the worst)
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Netflix Reveals Remodel Plans for the Egyptian Theater

Dubbed a “rewind rehab,” the plans aim to modernize while preserving historic details
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Bob Baker Marionette Theater Raised Enough Funds to Make it Through 2021

It's a Christmas miracle for the beloved L.A. institution

A Beloved SoCal Drive-In Gets an Encore Thanks to the Pandemic

Mission Tiki Drive-In in Montclair was sold for redevelopment last year, but uncertain times have staved off the final curtain
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The Hancock Park House from ‘What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ Is for Sale

The two-story Mediterranean hits the market for the first time in 48 years for a cool $3.8 million

A Look Back at the Fascinating History of Hanukkah in Los Angeles

From quaint family gatherings in Victorian times to latke buffets and puppet shows in the postwar era, a brief history of the evolution of the Festival of Lights
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When the Century Plaza Hotel Reopens, Will Anything Original Remain?

Readers Ask Chris about background actors, Twohey's in Alhambra, and more
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The Reagans Used the Tools of Hollywood to Craft a Political Narrative–and Pave the Way for Today’s Conservative Media Circus

A new documentary series peeks behind the golden image the duo attempted to construct