From the street, Cinespace is just a staircase hidden by an excessively tall awning and guarded by what looks like a former iron maiden door, but if you make it past the front stoop, you’ll be whisked through a luxurious club and into the plush back theater, where Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay anxiously awaits.
That’s right. Order the crab cake appetizer and pan-seared chicken breast (or maybe a green salad) and watch as collegiate pot-smoking’s eponymous duo are caught in another zany adventure. On a flight back from – where else – Amsterdam, Kumar’s brown skin (and smokeless bong) make him a terrorist suspect and the pair end up detained at the infamous Camp X-Ray by the Department of Homeland Security.
Thanks to another Neil Patrick Harris cameo, multiple hookers and, of course, marijuana, Harold and Kumar spend an hour and a half hilariously surviving the ordeal (and living to tell about the time they smoked weed with George Dubya).
So although today’s political climate is almost scary, take a night off from CNN nightmares and make a reservation for Cinespace’s D&M. Feel free to show up a little buzzed and enjoy a romantic evening full of candlelit munchies and a light-hearted look at racial profiling.
Cinespace is located at 6356 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. For more information, visit www.cinespace.info.