Untitled Document On Thursday and Friday evenings, Cinespace – a swanky little venue in the heart of Hollywoodm – 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 Feb. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., Cinespace will screen the tear-jerking drama Proof. The film, from director John Madden (Shakespeare in Love), stars Gwyneth Paltrow (Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow), Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain) and Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs).

In Proof, which makes its way to the big screen after a successful theater run in which Paltrow also starred, the daughter (Paltrow) of a mentally ill, albeit brilliant, mathematician (Hopkins) is forced to come to terms with the fact that she might actually inherit her father’s insanity. She also must deal with the fact that one of her dad’s eager students (Gyllenhaal) wants to sort through his papers and theories.

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.