The Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center is an incredible, 400,000 square foot, multi-function facility right on the water, here in sunny, Long Beach, California. We at FiveSix Productions, would like to give you a few tips and facts we’ve learned from shooting at this venue.
Again, the Long Beach Convention Center is big, and it’s diverse. There’s 224,000 square feet of exhibition space, additional meeting rooms of varying size on multiple levels, two theaters, and even an arena. Tying all these spaces together are various patios, promenades, mezzanines, etc. that are great for m.o.s. interviews because of the great redesign that’s been going on over the last couple years.
The LBC&EC does have in-house A/V, so make sure to confirm with your client or the A/V department to make sure you have everything you need, so you’re not left without lights and sound. We’ve only had good encounters with the fine folks there.
Parking is generally $15.00 per car, in any of the three garages or the ground level lot; however, it’s important to note that the rates do change on occasion depending on the event/garage. Here is the site’s page with convenient directions from various airports/sides of the city/county.
Adjacent to the Convention and Entertainment Center is the Hyatt Regency Long Beach that includes it’s own events and meeting space. Like often happens back in Las Vegas, clients that utilize the Long Beach Convention Center may reserve one of the hotel’s suites to conduct C-Suite level interviews, taking advantage of the great interiors (gets you away from those green screens).
Most importantly, a bit discouraging, but real champions will make it happen… the only Starbucks that’s close is across Pine on The Paseo… So, you know… gotta put in the extra effort sometimes.
So, there you have it, some generalities and a couple little tips on the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Remember, when you need the best Long Beach video production company, look no further than FiveSix Productions.