As you probably already know, the 12 screen Landmark Theaters opened at the Westside Pavilion a few weeks ago. This is very exciting for us Westside movie-goers, though being almost a bigger Arclight fan than some people, it still doesn’t match the (mostly) fabulousness of the Arclight. However, it does beat that other theater hands down for me in one important respect — I can walk to the Landmark.
Even more exciting, after a year of construction, is that the Barnes & Noble store finally reopened on June 27th. And how are they celebrating?!?!?! By being open and selling books. Apparently I’m the only one who is really excited about it. Yes, I know there are arguments to be made about chain bookstores beating out independent bookstores and that is bad. Personally, I support just about any kind of store that sells books. Books are good. Mmmmmbooooooks.
If you are coming to the Westside Pavilion see a movie or buy a book (or buy a book of the movie you just saw or see the movie of the book you just read, or even just going to the shopping mall to shop) I have a hot parking tip.
There is free parking at the Westside Pavilion and lots of it. But here is my insider’s tip. Go to the underground parking on the theater (west) side of the mall. Ground level (G1) is not very big and always full. You’ll wind down to the second level (G2) and it will look like this:
Ah, but just do one more downward spiral to G3 and you will be rewarded with this:
And I mean just about every single time.
(Oh, and yes, I can walk to the mall, but sometimes going to the mall for movies or books is not the only thing on my list that day, so I do need to park.)