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Dinner and a Movie: L.A. Film Fest Food and Drink Deals

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Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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The 19th Annual L.A. Film Fest is launching this Thursday, June 13, and running until Sunday, June 23, at L.A. Live. For attendees, there are discounts for meals more substantial than a bag of popcorn and drinks stronger than theatre soda. And nearly all are within close walking distance, particularly useful when a) your film ends shortly before, during, or after peak traffic hours; b) you paid a grip for parking and you may as well make it worthwhile to hang for longer than 90 minutes; or c) you're dealing with the awkward sliver of time between films.

Festival badge holders will have the most discounts at their fingertips, but ticket holders can count on a few options too. Turn the page for the details.

For badge holders:

Bottlerock L.A.: Receive 10% off all food and drink and 50% off one beer or wine flight each visit. Note that discounts are not accepted during happy hours, which are weekdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. You must present your badge. 1050 Flower St. # 167, Los Angeles; (213) 747-1100

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Receive 10% off your bill when you present your badge. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 745-9911.

L.A. Market: Receive 15% when you present your badge. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 765-8600.

For badge and ticket holders:

Rock'n Fish: Present your ticket stub or badge for 10% off food and drink. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 748-4020.

Soleto Trattoria & Pizza Bar: Show your ticket stub or badge for 15% off your bill. 801 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles; (213) 622-3255.

Trader Vic's: A ticket stub or badge will get you 15% off your food, excluding happy hour items, promotions, and coupons. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles; (213) 785-3330.

Bonus: Border Grill

Anyone can get a free meal at Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's downtown restaurant; just sign up for a (free) membership with their VIP Club. Border Grill is not within vicinity of L.A. Live, so do plan ahead. 445 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles; (213) 486-5171.

Now that you've planned where you'd like to eat during the festival, don't forget to check out our L.A.F.F. preview in the upcoming issue, out this Thursday.


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