Moviegoing takes on a whole new vibe at these summer viewing venues that combine a party atmosphere with eating and entertainment.
Oscar Outdoors is the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences new open-air movie theater in the heart of Hollywood. The opening film is this Friday, June 15 with a screening of Casabalanca. Located just south of the ArcLight Cinemas, it is part of a 7.5-acre site called Academy Hollywood, which also includes the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study — home to the Academy Film Archive, the Science and Technology Council and the Linwood Dunn Theater. Tickets for each Oscars Outdoors screening are $5 for the public, free for children 10 years and younger and $3 for Academy members and students with ID. Seating is unreserved. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and screenings begin at sunset. Attendees are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs, blankets and warm clothing. Various food trucks will roll in for the screenings.
Eat See Hear roving events all include the movie, live music and food trucks. Every week it’s at a different location — Brentwood, Beverly Hills, North Hollywood, Northridge, San Pedro, Long Beach and Downtown LA. Watch a 52-foot-wide projection screen and enjoy food from a variety of food trucks. Live bands scheduled to play include So Many Wizards, Max & the Moon and Act As If. Runs through September 15.
Cinespia continues its thirteenth season of outdoor screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Bring a picnic, pillows and blankets, but no high back chairs, dogs or bbqs. Alcohol is permitted. Sit back listen to a DJ spin tunes before the screening which is cast on a mausoleum wall. Gates open at 7:30 pm and the screening is at 9 pm. No reservations and $10 donation is suggested at the door. Parking on grounds is $5.Founded in 1899, the cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic sites and is the final resting place of famous studio heads, writers, directors and hundreds on Hollywood’s greatest stars, including Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks. Get your spook on and go.
Devil’s Night Drive-in has got hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and more served by The Devil’s Night Car Hops. Sit in your car or outside on astroturf and watch original movies on a big blow-up screen. An FM transmitter gets the sound in your car. It all takes place on a rooftop in downtown LA. A DJ spins tunes before the movie starts. $10 pre sale. $12 at the gate. 240 W 4th St Los Angeles.
Street Food Cinema is a summer event series at Exposition Park downtown that features movies, gourmet food trucks and music from emerging Los Angeles musicians every Saturday through Labor Day weekend. Movies are presented with cinema quality sound and projection on a screen that is 40 feet wide by 22 feet high. Bands play at 7:30pm. Movie begins at 8:30pm. The $10 grounds fee includes access to food trucks, entertainment, park amenities and free movie. Group rates are also available for 4 people or more.
Movies on the Green is an annual summer event at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills. Outdoor family movies are presented on Saturday evenings, July 14 – August 25 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. and are projected on a 30′ screen with digital projection and 7.1 surround sound. Hugo kicks it off on July 14. Food vendors are available.
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