Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cinespia Kicks off the 2010 Season

Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

This past Saturday, Cinespia kicked off their summertime movie screenings with the classic Hollywood musical, The Wizard of Oz. The screenings which occur on Saturdays (and some Sundays) during the summer, are held outdoors on the lawn of Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The cost is $10 and guests are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks.

Thousands show up early each night to picnic on the cemetery grounds and listen to the DJs playing music before the film. Then, once the sun goes down, a classic movie is projected on to the wall of Rudolph Valentino's mausoleum. This is one of my favorite things to do in LA and one of my favorite ways to catch classic movies: outside, with an audience of movie lovers, with some drinks and snacks, on a mausoleum wall that makes for a HUGE screen.

Here is a video I put together from this past Saturday at Cinespia:



Cinespia 2010

This coming Saturday Cinespia will be showing John Carpenter's The Thing. Also this month are North By Northwest, and Purple Rain. For full details check out the official Cinespia website here.

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1 comment:

Kendra said...

Lucky! We got there an hour early and couldn't even get in. Stuck in traffic on Santa Monica for about 30 mins and people were turning back and walking away already. I'd never seen the line so long.

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