I was speaking with some friends of mine from the Bay Area last night, and we were reminiscing about the Parkway theater in Oakland - a place where you can watch second-run movies on beaten-up couches while eating mediocre-to-bad pizza and drinking pitchers of beer. Brilliant, really. Apparently the equivalent is known in other parts of the country as a "drafthouse". I was saddened to discover that we couldn't think of anything similar here except for maybe cinespace - which has it all wrong, really (cinespia, on the other hand - is right up our alley, but being byo puts it in a different category).
So, in hopes that the Chowhound Team deems this a relevant query... is there anywhere in LA county where people can go see a movie, eat an unfancy meal, and drink pitchers of beer?