The Best Things to Do in L.A. On a Rainy Day: Entertainment

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Escape the rain at L.A.'s top entertainment venues and enjoy movies, theatre, musicals and more.

78. Enjoy the Best Movie Theaters in L.A.

Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE at night
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Here in Los Angeles, we are blessed with some of the most outstanding movie theaters in the country. Some are historic, some feature state-of-the-art technology - or even a mix of both. Others offer such cutting edge fare, you’d be hard pressed to find these films anywhere else. Read on for the best movie theaters in Los Angeles. Read More

79. Learn about the Iconic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX

TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX
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80. Watch a Live TV Show Taping

Jimmy Kimmel Live! at El Capitan Entertainment Centre
Jimmy Kimmel Live! | Photo courtesy of Kent Kanouse, Flickr

As the entertainment capital of the world, L.A. has TV shows taping nearly every day of the week. Best of all, most of them are free to attend. There are various websites that easily organize show tickets. Some top sites to visit include TV TIX, and 1iota, where you can score tickets to a bevy of TV tapings like Bill Maher, 2 Broke GirlsJimmy Kimmel Live! and The Big Bang Theory. Tip: Plan in advance to get tickets, since this increases your odds and gives you more show options.

81. Experience the LA OPERA

“Moby-Dick” at LA Opera
“Moby-Dick” | Photo courtesy of LA Opera, Facebook

Under the leadership of Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Plácido Domingo, the acclaimed LA Opera has become the fourth largest opera company in the country. Celebrating its 30th anniversary with the 2015-16 season, LA Opera is presenting spectacular productions of The Magic Flute, Madame Butterfly and Moby-Dick, which comes to Los Angeles after a series of sold out triumphs around the world.

82. Feel the Power of the World's Best Dancers

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
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The 2015-16 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center brings the most sought-after and exciting choreographers and companies of the moment to Los Angeles. From reimagined classics to ground-breaking collaborations, the season is brimming with the best in the dance world right now. The engagements include the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (Jan. 29-31, 2016), Complexions Contemporary Ballet (April 15-17, 2016), Compagnie Käfig (June 17-19, 2016) and the American Ballet Theatre (July 8-10, 2016).

83. Discover the L.A. Theatre Scene

Emma Hunton in "Wicked" at The Pantages Theatre
Emma Hunton in “Wicked” | Photo courtesy of Pantages Theatre, Facebook

Located near the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine, the landmark Pantages Theatre opened in 1930 and is renowned for presenting Broadway productions. This season includes hits such as Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Nov. 13-22), Riverdance (Dec. 1-6), If/Then (Dec. 8 - Jan. 3), Bullets Over Broadway (Jan. 5-24, 2016), Mamma Mia! (Jan. 26-31, 2016), Dirty Dancing (Feb. 2-21, 2016), The Illusionists (Feb. 23 - March 13, 2016), Once the Musical (March 15-20, 2016).

84. Explore the NoHo Arts District

ABBA Mania at El Portal Theatre
ABBA Mania | Photo courtesy of El Portal Theatre, Facebook

85. No Joke, Here Are the Top 10 Greatest Groundlings

Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy in "Anchorman"
Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy in "Anchorman" | Photo courtesy of Anchorman, Facebook

86. Go On Location: L.A.'s Best Film & TV Locations for a Rainy Day

Samuel Oschin Planetarium at the Griffith Observatory
Samuel Oschin Planetarium | Photo by Justin Donais, © Friends Of The Observatory

87. Go On Location: L.A. Hotels Featured in Film & TV

Glass elevators in motion at The Westin Bonaventure
Glass elevators in motion at The Westin Bonaventure | Photo courtesy of croman653, Discover Los Angeles Flickr pool

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