Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Kodak and Mann's Chinese, etc are in Hollywood, which isn't downtown, but it's a close visit. If you driving, you can just head up the 101 N to H'wood or if you don't have a car, you can take the Metro up to Hollywood. I wouldn't advise it if you are alone after about 9-10 pm at night (as a woman anyway), but it's safe enough in a group. The main problem is the huge homeless population (largest in the world so I've heard) panhandling and sleeping it off on the Metro trains. Sounds fun, huh? Seriously, it is a fun place. The Kodak is in Hollywood and Highland, an outdoor shopping center. Mann's Chinese Theater is within walking distance. You should also try out Universal City (also off the 101 freeway) and the Santa Monica Pier area (W on the 10 freeway to the beach).