Living in my little holler of the Hollywood Hills means I have easy access to the 101 and Hollywood, a skip past what the tourist always ask for in broken English as the “big white sign” and Lake Hollywood to the Valley, the UCB Theater, Griffith Park…
… And the Scientology Celebrity Centre.
For many years, the Celebrity Centre has put on brunches (supposedly where Tom Cruise introduced Will Smith to his friends) on Sundays for their outreach, so when this flyer showed up in my mailbox I was a little surprised. Football? I cannot recall the Celebrity Centre hosting an event for football in the near-decade I’ve lived in this neighborhood.
Pizza? Wings? Barbeque? Kid friendly? Obviously, because if you’re about to be audited, you cannot drink.
Just kidding, you don’t have to get audited when you go to the Celebrity Centre. One of my neighbors who is not a Scientologist held an acting class there for a while and reported no one ever approached her or her students about joining the Centre. Said it was more like a community hall than anything else. But be safe and use the buddy system just in case someone tries to talk you into an e-meter test you didn’t study for.
I mean, it seems harmless enough. Aside of the period between “ancient Sunday ritual”and “Football”, I’m sure you’re fine if you’re looking for a place to watch the Conference Championships this weekend.