Sunday, April 04, 2010

Hurray for Hollywood

Steve and I headed up to Hollywood for the weekend.  Steve's a big film noir fan. The annual Noir City Film Festival was playing at the historic Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard.  Going to a glamorous theater like the Egyptian makes you lament that all the new cinemas are just generic 20 theater cell blocks.  The Egyptian is such a special place to watch a movie.

Since we put this trip together at the last minute we didn't have a lot of hotel options.  We ended up staying at the Roosevelt Hotel.  The Roosevelt is the basis for the Hollywood Tower of  Terror ride at Disney World and Disneyland.  I love that ride; I've probably ridden it over a hundred times.  The interior of the hotel is eerily like the ride - even things like the fountain in the courtyard match the ride.  Every time I got into the elevator I got the creeps, 

We spent the weekend checking out the stars on the Walk of Fame, going to the films, shopping at Amoeba Music, and swimming in the hotel pool.  (The photo is one I snapped from the pool on my camera phone.) We also got to see some friends from the LA area which was awesome.

And of course, we made the obligatory stop at Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles.  It may be our new Easter tradition...Roscoe's.  I don't even want to think about how many workouts I'm going to need to do to sweat off that fried chicken.  It's so delicious that it's worth it.

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a great weekend, sometimes the indulgences are worth it because it's not something we would normally have. i'm sure you willl have it worked off in no time!