Where To Catch Bollywood Films In Los Angeles

Saadia Ahmed

Hindi cinema is more popularly known as Bollywood, a blend between Bombay (the former name for Mumbai) and Hollywood. Bollywood is one of the largest film producers in India, and its movies are popular among both South Asians and non-South Asians residing in the Los Angeles, California area. Fortunately, fans do not have to rely solely on Netflix for their Bollywood fix, as these select LA theatres play recent Hindi film releases.

Cinemark 18 & XD

1. Cinemark 18 & XD

Theatre

AMC Burbank Town Center 8
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The Cinemark 18 & XD theatre is owned by Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and is located in The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, an outdoor mall in LA. It is a two-story venue with a very modern look. Besides comfortable seating, the theatre also offers a full service restaurant called Studio Eats, making it convenient for moviegoers to avoid watching a late-night show on an empty stomach. Ticket prices vary from $5 to $15; however, tickets are discounted to $6 all day, every Tuesday. The mall includes a parking garage, which charges a maximum daily rate of $9 and $8 for valet.

2. AMC Burbank Town Center 8

Theater

Laemmles Town Center 5
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Burbank is a city in the San Fernando Valley and has three separate AMC theatres located within close proximity of each other. The AMC Burbank Town Center 8, which is located on the third level of the indoor mall called Burbank Town Center, showcases Bollywood films. This is a smaller theatre, with ticket prices ranging from $6 to $13. Customers can easily find free parking at the multiple parking garages near the Burbank Town Center.

3. Laemmle’s Town Center 5

Movie Theater

Edward Cerritos Stadium 10
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An affluent neighborhood in the Valley, Encino is home to Laemmle’s Town Center 5, a theatre located in the Encino Town Center. One of seven locations owned by Laemmle Theatres, a group of family-run cinemas, this cozy venue showcases independent, foreign and art films. Ticket prices normally range from $5 to $12; however, Hindi film tickets are priced at $10. Free outdoor and underground parking is conveniently available for customers.

4. Edwards Cerritos Stadium 10

Movie Theater

AMC Covina 30
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Located in Cerritos, Edwards Cerritos Stadium 10, which is part of the Regal Entertainment Group, supplements the entertainment options in the Cerritos Towne Center. This cinema is clean and colorful. Ticket prices range from $9 to $12, except on Tuesdays, when tickets can be purchased for only $6 all day. Plenty of free outdoor parking is available.

5. AMC Covina 30

Movie Theater

Bollywood Film Poster displayed at Laemmles Town Center 5
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AMC Covina 30 is an IMAX theatre located in a strip mall in Covina, a small city located in the San Gabriel Valley region. In addition to stadium seating, the theatre offers tickets ranging from $6 to $17. There is ample outdoor parking available for free to customers.

6. AMC Norwalk 20

Movie Theater

Located in the Norwalk Entertainment Center, AMC Norwalk 20 also plays Hindi films. This cinema offers stadium seating and sells tickets ranging from $6 to $12.

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