It’s worth a trip to the La Paloma Theater if you have a home in Encinitas and are looking for something to do! When I attended a screening the other evening, I was immediately taken with the quaint charm and authenticity of this theatrical dowager. La Paloma is a Grand Ole Lady-she is a little thread-worn around the seams but still a beautiful sight. Perhaps somewhat long-in-the-tooth, but still there is so much history here! I was honored to be sitting in perhaps the same seat that Eddie Vedder might have graced when he came here to catch surf flicks many years ago. There is a small apartment on the top of the theater-like a small studio with a Murphy bed that folds up after use. Unfortunately the balcony has been closed off, so I assumed the best spot was the back row that runs along below the balcony. That was a good choice but it was a little breezy there and noisy from the nearby snack bar-until the curtain was drawn closed after the movie started. My experience was grand and La Paloma Theater now is the recipient of my endless goodwill! Any Encinitas real estate owner needs to go at least once to view this historical landmark! I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!