Welcome to Monkey Town

June 1 – October 15, 2016 111 W 21st St (at S Main St)

The New York City cinema and dining project was open in Downtown Los Angeles for its Final Edition from June 1 through October 15, 2016. After 10 years in New York, Monkey Town traveled to Denver (2014), Barcelona (2015), and finished a 3-month run in Austin in February.

The audience sat inside a giant 27-foot cube, watching a two-hour multi-screen video art program, dining on 5-course menus by Chef Nick Montgomery. read more


Monkey Town is now CLOSED.
Thank you, LA, for our most successful run!


“That was unbelievable.”
Huffington Post

“Putting strangers into a cube where they watch experimental film in 360º while eating Michelin-quality food was something of a magic bullet.”
FLAUNT Magazine

You have to climb inside…

LA Weekly

Top 10 Cultural Moments of 2014
The Denver Post

Best New Pop-up — Thrillist

Rewards all your senses.”
The Austin Chronicle

“Part-immersive video and film installation, part culinary experience, part communal gathering but in total, what Monkey Town is, is a personal narrative developed by the visitor.
— Vice Magazine


The Nightly Video Program features:
Takeshi Murata, Sarah Rara, AES+F, Shana Moulton, Yoshi Sodeoka, Danny Perez, Johanna Billing, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Institute for New Feeling, Agnes Bolt, Nic Koller, Ricky Jonsson Jr + Kristel Brinshot, Adam Ferriss, Erica Magrey, Theo Angell, Javier Galán, Montgomery Knott
trailer + artist links

Each seating includes an 18-minute live performance by local and national artists:

June 1 – 5 — Opera on Tap
June 7 – 19 — Dallas ACID
June 21 – 27 White Magic 
June 28 – July 3 — Jeepneys
July 5 – 6 Weyes Blood
July 7 – 10 — Caught A Ghost
July 12 – 17 — Lex Brown
July 19 – 24   Noveller
July 26 – 31 Mecca Vazie Andrews
August 2 – 4 — Baby Aspirin DVD
August 5 – 7Opera on Tap
August 9 – 14 
Paz Lenchantin
August 16 – 21  Crouch + Novak
August 23 – 28  SORNE
September 6 – 11 Weyes Blood
September  13 – 18  Rachel Mason
September 20 – 25 Flora Wiegmann
September 27 – Oct 6  Chris Catalena
October 7 – 12 — Weyes Blood

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Chef Nick Montgomery — formerly Momofuku Saam (NY) + Blackbird (Chicago) — has created 5-course menus, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. All meats are organic, all locally sourced produce. Menus will change periodically through the run, as seasonal ingredients become available.


— All menus for Monkey Town Los Angeles are provisional and subject to slight changes based on seasonal ingredients, unforeseen forces, chef’s choice

— Tickets must be purchased In Advance through Brown Paper Tickets, accepting VISA, Mastercard, AMEX

— No refunds. ALL Sales are FINAL

— It you are unable to attend you can sell your seats or give them to a friend, family member or aspiring artist. They can give your reserved name at the door

Not recommended for children under 16 (unless they’re very cool children)

— Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Options are available for all seatings. Once you have purchased your tickets, please write us at monkeytownhq@gmail.com and tell us the Date and Time you will be attending and any dietary restriction (including allergies) you would have. Once you are seated in the cube, the server will confirm all dietary needs and allergies