With Memorial Day Weekend crossed off the calendar, summer has unofficially arrived elsewhere and is very much in full swing in LA! One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to kick back and catch a movie with friends. Leave it to LA to take backyard movies and drinks up a notch! Here’s a list of summer screenings in LA that make you grab your friends and pack the cutest picnic basket, don’t forget most of these are BYOB!
The Original – CINESPIA
Cinespia’s crediting with starting the trend! Angelenos have been paying their respects to old Hollywood classics for almost a decade now every Saturday night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tickets are $10 each and visitors enjoy classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Lolita while sitting on the cemetery’s central lawn. I encourage you to purchase tickets online before hand because the event’s growing popularity leads to sold out movies most of the time.
Location: Hollywood Forever Cemetery 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tickets: $10 at the door, $11 pre-sale
Parking: $10 pre-sale pass, or $10 cash at a near by lot
Awarding Winning – OSCARS OUTDOORS
Oscars Outdoors is a summer screening series at the Academy’s new open-air theater, located on the Academy Hollywood campus. Food Trucks provided by Roaming Hunger. Trucks will vary each night and will be tailored to the movie showing whenever possible. This event has screenings on Fridays and Saturdays for $5 general admission and $3 for students and Academy members.
Days: Fridays and Saturdays
Location: Academy Hollywood 1341 Vine Street, Hollywood
Tickets: $5 general admission / $3 students and Academy members
Parking: free parking on site
Westside Movies at the W – W MOVIE NIGHT
Tugg, Inc. brings W guests as well as outside patrons an array of screenings of new releases and cult classics. Doors open at 7PM and guests will be treated to a sneak peek of ABC Studios’ Fall programs and chances to win special prize packages. Movie starts at sundown.
Location: W Westwood 930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tickets: Free Admission, entrees and beverages are served at menu price
Parking: Valet available, street parking
New Kid on the Block – STREET FOOD CINEMA
Leave to LA to take a growing trend and run with it. Street Food Cinema is a full blown food truck festival that doubles as a mini music concert and ends with a newly released movie.
Location: Exposition Park 700 Exposition Park Dr Los Angeles, CA
Tickets: $10 general admission / $5 children / packages available
HAPPY ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL DAY!
While the blogosphere’s elite have been able to transition their blogs into their mini empire most bloggers, I included, are usually bloggers by night so here’s a Happy Administrative Professional Day cheers to those who juggle so many hats!
Exhibit A: A fake subway map drafted by Numan Parada, an L.A.-area mapmaker.
Exhibit B: A map of the former Pacific Electric Railway (begin crying NOW)
Is public transportation really that hard to imagine for LA County? No it’s not, dreaming about it is one thing but building’s a whole different beast.