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Outdoor Screenings Light Up the Night this Weekend

A screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, photo courtesy of Cinespia.
A screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, photo courtesy of Cinespia.

It’s that season again – long, warm evenings beg us to get outside and do something different – like see a film outdoors. Los Angeles has taken this to a new level with many outdoor film screenings offered across the city – many of them kick off this Memorial Day weekend.

Here are a few screenings scheduled for this Saturday, May 23rd that are fairly close to home:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind  at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. This close-to-Larchmont Village venue is a local favorite, but may be sold out for the summer opener – check for tickets ahead online. Doors open at 6:45, bring your own picnic, beer and wine allowed. Screening starts at 8:30pm. DJ spins tunes beforehand. Gets cold bring blankets.

Almost Famous at the Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way. Dogs allowed, doors open at 5:30 pm, band at 7 pm, and movie at 8:30pm. Bring a picnic, some beer and wine available onsite. Free parking nearby at the LA Zoo, get your tickets online.

Rear Window at DTLA Electric Dusk Drive-In, 1000 San Julian, downtown. LA’s only drive-in theater located on top floor of a parking garage – pet friendly, cars are directed to parking spots by attendants so big cars don’t block small ones. Astroturf outdoor area to sit near the screen too. Bring your own picnic and drinks, some food available at site. Get your tickets online ahead of time.

500 Days of Summer at Street Food Cinema, 700 Exposition Park Drive. Located at Exposition Park next to USC, this is a food truck event so you don’t have to plan food ahead. Doors open at 5:30 pm, the band “Act As If” plays at 6:30 pm and screening starts at 8:30 pm. Dog friendly. Get your tickets online.



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Julie Grist
Julie Grist
Julie co-founded the Larchmont Buzz with fellow buzzer Mary Hawley in 2011 and served as Editor, Publisher and writer for the hive for many years until the sale of the Buzz in August 2015. She is still circling the hive as an occasional writer.

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