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If you're a legit Angeleno, then you know that the Highland Theatre has always had a hyper-indie feel, allowing you to come as you are and, on occasion, sneak in a flask of the good stuff. Although Starlight Cinemas button things up a few years ago, the Highland Park haunt will always be a unique experience—one that has been celebrated by stylish moviegoers nearly a century.
In honor of the theater's 90th anniversary (90 years... just thinking about that for a second), tonight the Highland Park Independent Film Festival is hosting a Roaring Twenties-inspired rager, complete with a screening of Lady of the Night (1925). Neighborhood blog The Eastsider adds that the event will also feature the premiere of "a documentary exploring the movie theatre's history - from its brief closure in the 1970s, to its revival and a short stint as an adult film house."