People love to see movies on holidays, whether to enhance the day or escape unrealistic expectations of delight and good cheer, so Laemmle Theatres is open every day of the year. We do, however, close a little early on New Year’s Eve, skipping the last round of shows so our theater managers and staff can enjoy some well-deserved time off. With that in mind, allow us to point you to an impressive list of New Year’s Eve events planned in and around Los Angeles, compiled by LAist.com. Assuming you prefer attending a public event to a private house party or staying home with a good book, the free (as in no entrance fee and alcohol-free) celebration downtown — Grand Park’s New Year’s Eve L.A. — looks like the most promising of the bunch: food trucks, lots of live music, KCRW DJ’s, free public transportation, and much more, all in a terrific public space. Regardless of how you see in it in, Happy New Year! Thank you for your patronage in 2014 and here’s to more great movies in 2015.