Summer is officially here and it is finally hot in LA! Now, how many of you folks are bored with the conventional movie screening? A large ominous room with a screen that’s big but could be BIGGER, uncomfortable seating, those beyond pesky arm rests, and sitting way too close to your movie watching neighbor. Well, here are some suggestions for seeing movies outside of the box. The movie theater box, that is. You know what I’m talking about. WATCHING MOVIES OUTDOORS. Big screens, the cool night breeze in your hair, the stars right above you as you check out the latest flick (or watch some of your favorite old classics!) Here’s some of our faves!
1) Outdoor Cinema Food Fest:
Happening the months of July and August, the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest is full of three of my favorite things: Food Trucks, Movies, and the great outdoors! How could you not love filling your mouth with good cheap grub while watching a classic movie on the largest screen on the West Coast! Not to mention, you are in a park in downtown LA watching a movie amongst the city! Please check the link below to get all the info, including what park they will be in, what classic movie they will be showing (I know I will for sure be there this Saturday for The Big Lebowski!), and which food trucks you can expect to see.
Still not convinced? Please watch the video below:
2) Hollywood Forever Cemetery:
Where else can you watch a classic movie on a mortuary wall in a cemetery that holds the corpses of some of the most influential actors and actresses that ever lived? Only in LA and only at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Located right next to the legendary Paramount lot, every Saturday night through the summer months the cemetery opens their gates for lovers of old time films to sit around the dead and watch some of their favorite movies. They usually only release a schedule for the next three to four weeks which you can find here:
Take my advice, GET THERE EARLY. Bring a big group of friends, a basket of food and booze (all outside food and drinks are allowed!), and a big blanket. It’s also the perfect date spot to take your sweety
3) Drive-In Movie Theaters: One of my favorite past times growing up in small town Staunton, Illinois was to drive the 15 minutes to Litchfield to go to the drive-in theater. Every time we went, all I could ever think about was the movie Grease and the scene where John Travolta sings his blues away on a swing set in front of jumping hotdogs after being dumped by Sandy. Drive-ins tend to only bring good memories, so here’s a website to check out some of the best drive-ins in So-Cal: