7182_The Hubbub at Cinema Village Movie Theater Last Week
This theater emerged from its recent renovation with a new lease on life. It was seriously grungy and run-down, and the programming was hit or miss. Now it's quite comfortable, and there's an extra screen in the basement (which is tiny). The programming has improved--featuring lots of low-profile indie and foreign fare--films turn over more frequently, and what was once a pretty deserted venue now often has long lines outside of it.
Last week was the premier of "Going Down in La-La Land." The star of the movie was interviewed outside the theater and just next to him was a model in his underwear. The paparazzi were out in force, as you can see. The model seemed a bit miffed that more attention was being paid to the star than to him -- but you be the judge. The pictures are far from my best, but they do give you some semblance as to what occurred outside the theater last Friday night.