the oldest drinking establishment in culver city may look like your grandfather's bar, with dark wood walls, sullied stools, the world's oldest piano and a decorating scheme based solely on christmas lights--but don't be fooled. Cinema is packed with artsy bohemian types of all ages who are in search of great music and an unpretentious watering hole to call home. The bar staff knows many people by name, the jukebox plays country and old-school rock standards and the cocktails are stiff and cheap.
"the tip jar" showcase held every wednesday night draws the biggest crowd, who flood this tiny venue to hear talented and lively country-rock bands. There is no cover to get in, but come early if you want to snag one of the much-coveted seats. Otherwise, join the enthusiastic crowd on the teeny-tiny dance floor.