Untitled Document On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, Cinespace – a swanky little venue in the heart of Hollywood – hosts its "Dinner and a Movie" series. Basically, this means you can make a reservation to munch on contemporary California cuisine and sip trendy cocktails while watching a movie – free of charge – projected onto a giant screen in the venue’s combination restaurant/screening room.

Coming up, running Dec. 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., Cinespace will screen depression-era boxing drama Cinderella Man. The film, perhaps one of the best from director Ron Howard, stars Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Renee Zellweger (Chicago) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways).

In Cinderella Man, family oriented fighter Jim Braddock (Crowe) nearly misses winning the heavyweight title of the world and, as a result, loses his comfy lifestyle following the onset of the Great Depression. The New York-based boxer and his family – which includes three young kids and his wife, Mae, played with plenty of sequestered emotion by Zellweger – must now fight a day to day struggle to find work, pay the bills and put at least a little bit of food on the table. Jim is trying to get back into the boxing game, too, and does so with the help of his longtime trainer and friend Joe, portrayed with witty gusto by Giamatti.

Menu items at Cinespace range from appetizers like Spinach Artichoke Dip and Chinese Chicken Salads to entrees including Pecan-encrusted Tilapia, Roasted Rosemary Chicken and Grilled Pizza with Shrimp and Gouda.

Cinespace is located at 6356 Hollywood Blvd. (on the second level) in Hollywood. For a full menu, event calendar, directions and reservation information, call (323) 817-FILM (3456) or visit the Cinespace Web site at www.cine-space.com.