As you continue your tour of independent movie theatres in LA, be sure to stop in the Vista Theatre. Like the other two venues we have seen today, this location has also been open since the twenties, and it also had its roots in vaudeville.

This massive, single screen, colosseum of a theatre used to be able to seat an incredible eight hundred people. However, during a renovation in the 50s, half of the seats were removed to maximize leg room.

Interestingly enough the Vista theatre has ties to the world of LGBTQ. These ties started in the unsavory territory of pornography, but eventually, the theatre transitioned into focusing on non-pornographic LBGTQ stories, like The Times of Harvey Milk.

Their screenings are more eclectic now, but you should still go to take in the unique Egyptian architecture, and, of course, enjoy that extra leg room.