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Friday, April 21, 2023

Local Hype: LAPD Photos & New Tables, Grand Central Market Changes, Vidiots Finally Opens In June


The LAPD is really trying to get away with a lot harassing one reporter. Read more about what there doing below. Essentially they gave a reporter files on LAPD cops and are now suing him for releasing that information. The LAPD says it was a mistake to give him files on "undercover" cops. Undercover is a broad statement to the LAPD, so it doesn't mean just someone trying to infiltrate let's say a gang. It could mean, they were undercover at some point or were staking out someone's house on a case years ago. What many are saying is the LAPD released the info knowingly to cause a stink and then sue the reporter. In any case it either makes the LAPD/city of LA look stupid or trying to above the law or both.

LA's Release Of Officers' Photos Touches Off A Legal Mess

Journalist Ben Camacho On Facing Petty LAPD-Driven Lawsuit: “It’s The Biggest Gaslight Of My Life”

I really haven't liked the place in years, I'm happy there will be some changes.

Closures and New Arrivals Mark Big Shifts at Downtown LA’s Grand Central Market

Horse Thief BBQ, DTLA Cheese, and other vendors are leaving as big new names like Ghost Sando Shop step into the 106-year-old market

Vidiots just announced it's opening for June 1st! It sounds pretty great for cinephiles and we assume it'll be in our Weekly What To Do when the start releasing their schedule.

Here's the info from the press release:

Bringing the much-loved community movie house back to its original purpose, and restoring public access to its treasured 50,000-title physical media library, Vidiots’ new home, located at 4884 Eagle Rock Boulevard, will include a 271-seat, state-of-the-art movie theater (35mm, 16mm, and digital projection), a beer and wine bar with concessions and a light menu, a flexible micro-cinema and community space, and of course, the legendary video store. The almost-11,000 square-foot venue will provide flexibility for various screenings, special events, workshops, and community gatherings.

Vidiots will operate seven-days-a week, producing a full calendar of affordable repertory titles, new independents, hard-to-find gems, beloved classics, special events with partners, all-ages programming, and year-round education and preservation initiatives reflective of its mission. Community and programming partnerships are being planned with A Bunch of Savages, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, IFC Films and Shudder, KCRW, Lionsgate, Monkeypaw Productions, MUBI, Outfest, rePROFilm, UCLA Film & Television Archive, and Women in Film, among many others. Vidiots’ line-up of opening months’ screenings and events will be shared in the coming weeks.