11 Places to Watch Outdoor Movies in Los Angeles
Break out picnics, blankets and chairs to spend your summer evenings watching your favorite flicks under the stars. We’ve rounded up 11 prime spots to watch outdoor movies in Los Angeles. If you’re looking for a creative way to spend an evening in Los Angeles, you can’t go wrong with outdoor movies!
L.A.’s storied movie in a cemetery screenings are a summertime staple. Bring blankets, drinks and a picnic to create the perfect setup in front of the outdoor movie screen. Expect a wide rage of movies like Top Gun (with fireworks) on July 4, Grindhouse on July 18, a 30th anniversary screening of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (complete with special surprises) on Aug. 22 and The Virgin Suicides on Aug. 29. DJs spin before and after the movie. The screenings continue throughout the summer, check website for schedule. Online pre-sale tickets are now available Gates 7:15 p.m., movie 9 p.m. $15-25. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. cinespia.org
Street Food Cinema
Through Oct. 31. Outdoor summer film series hosts screenings every Saturday night at various locations across L.A. Features live music and food from the city’s top trucks. Highlights include Mean Girls on July 25, Heathers on Aug. 8, The Big Lebowski on Aug. 15 and Shaun of the Dead on Oct. 31.. See website for times and a full schedule. $6-$17. 323.254.5068. streetfoodcinema.com
Eat, See, Hear
Through Sept. 12. Enjoy food, fun and cult-favorite movies on a 52-foot-wide inflatable movie screen at venues across L.A. See all your favorites from the ¡Three Amigos! on July 18 to The Princess Bride on Sept. 12. 5:30-11 pm. $8-$20; under 5 free. See website for locations and ticket information. eatseehear.com
Mr. C Beverly Hills
Through Aug. 18. Hit the pool deck at Mr. C Beverly Hills for dinner and a movie, and more every other Tuesday. Catch Casablanca on July 7, Pretty Woman on Aug. 4 and Midnight in Paris on Aug. 18.. 1224 Beverwill Dr., L.A., 310.277.2800. mrchotels.com
Malibu Country Mart
July 11. Celebrate summer underneath Malibu’s starry sky and join Malibu Country Mart as they host their 3rd annual summer movie series. Everyone is welcome to grab a beach blanket and picnic basket to watch fun, family movies projected onto a giant outdoor screen. The series continues with Ghostbusters on July 11. If you don’t have a picnic, feel free to order from Taverna Tony’s, Mr. Chow-Malibu and Tra di Noi. Free. Movies start at 7:45 p.m. 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu. malibucountrymart.com
Old Pasadena Film Festival
July 9-Aug. 1. The four-week outdoor film fest celebrates current and classic films on Friday and Saturday nights this summer. See everything from West Side Story on July 10 to Pitch Perfect on July 25 to Barbarella on Aug. 1 . See website for full schedule and screening locations. oldpasadena.org
Cinema on the Street
July 17. The Santa Monica outdoor movie screening is showing the classic Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory this summer. Bring your favorite blankets and beach chairs. 8 p.m. See website for full details. 1250 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica. DowntownSM.com
July 20, Aug. 20, Sept. 21. Pair some of your favorite movies like Rocky and Mean Girls with dinner specials and craft cocktails at the Los Feliz restaurant and bar. Movies are screened the third Monday of each month through September on a 17-foot screen draped on the front of the building. Arrive early to get seating. Call for times. 1929 Hillhurst Ave., L.A., 323.644.0100. alcovecafe.com
Silver Lake Picture Show
Through Sept. 17. See classic and contemporary films, meet filmmakers and hear local bands during free outdoor screenings. This summer features Amelie on July 9 and The Matrix on Aug. 6, among others. Bring your own chair and pack a picnic every other Thursday night through Sept. 17. 7-11 p.m. 1523 Griffith Park Blvd., L.A. silverlakepictureshow.com
Westfield Culver City
July 10-Aug. 7. Enjoy summertime flicks in the heart of Culver City. Westfield Culver City screens movies every Friday and you can enjoy a special picnic area, activities and appearances, raffle prizes, trivia, music and more at each screening. The season kicks off with the Lego Movie on July 10 and wraps with Up on Aug. 7. 6 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. movie. The Promenade, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City. More Info.
Westfield Fashion Square
July 10-Aug. 7. Every guest will feel like their attending a movie permiere with red carpet photo ops at each screening along with the opportunity to wine an upgrade to the Pottery Barn VIP Lounge where families will be treated to a free dinner and special goodies. The season kicks off with Hairspray (2007) on July 10 and ends with Toy Story on Aug. 7. Rooftop parking deck next to the dining terrace, 14006 Riverside Dr., Sherman Oaks. More Info.