Downtown L.A. Film Festival to Screen ‘Crimson Kimono’

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The Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles will screen the noir classic “The Crimson Kimono” (1959) on Wednesday, July 16, at 8 p.m. at Cicada Restaurant, 617 S. Olive St., Los Angeles.

crimson kimono posterDirected by Samuel Fuller, the film was shot in Little Tokyo. James Shigeta and Glenn Corbett star as LAPD detectives investigating the murder of a stripper. Complications develop when both men fall in love with the same woman (Victoria Shaw). The cast also includes George Yoshinaga, Aya Oyama, George Okamura, Ryosho S. Sogabe and Bob Okazaki.

“Join us for a classic movie in one of L.A.’s most beautiful venues, Cicada Restaurant in Downtown L.A.,” festival organizers said. “Be a part of movie-making history and hang out with us at the place you’ve seen on the big screen many times.

“Cicada has been featured in many feature films, including ‘The Artist,’ ‘Indecent Proposal,’ ‘Wall Street,’ ‘Pretty Woman,’ and ‘Bruce Almighty.’ You might have also seen the location on many television shows such as ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ ‘90210,’ and ‘Heroes.’ If you’re a music fan, maybe you have seen the place in music videos for many popular artists such as Eve & Gwen Stefani, Maroon Five, The Jonas Brothers and more.”

Guest can chose between two options.

Option 1: Movie and happy hour cocktails on the second-level VIP lounge.

Option 2: Dinner with a movie and happy hour combination. Guests enjoy a formal dinning experience as part of Dine LA Week in one of L.A.’s historic treasures. Dinner option is an additional $45 per person.

Cicada is a masterful combination of Art Deco style and contemporary cuisine. The food is the star and the restaurant is the cinema. From the 30-foot gold leaf ceiling to the plush custom-designed bar and lounge, Cicada has combined 1920s Art Deco with contemporary design elements to create an extraordinary atmosphere. The European style is further complemented by a sophisticated Northern Italian and California fusion menu.

For reservations, click here. For more information on the film festival, which runs through July 19, click here.

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