Los Angeles has your bases covered for al fresco cinema this summer. With its warm weather and iconic locations, LA is a perfect location for outdoor movies. Whether it be family-friendly movies in the park, old-fashioned date nights, or spooky outdoor films in the cemetery, there's something for everyone.
Silents Under the Stars
These days you don't get many opportunities to see an old silent film (I know of only one theater that regularly shows silent films on Fairfax in LA), and I think this may be your only opportunity to see a silent movie under the stars. Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills screened two silent outdoor movies this summer and we are all waiting for more. Admission was $6 for adults, $3 for children under 12, free for children under 3. Visit their website
for more information.
Westfield Century City Outdoor Movies
This swanky shopping center in Century City offers outdoor movies alongside several dining locations. Enjoy a delicious dinner and movie under the stars for a great date or night out with the family. The last outdoor cinema screening will take place on Wed. August 26 and is going to be a perfect night out for the girls. They will be screening a double feature of Legally Blonde
2, and will have spa treatments, pink cocktails and more, starting at 6pm. Click here
to see previous film listings, as well as the many restaurants available at Westfield.
Free Outdoor Movie Nights at CityWalk
CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood
features free al fresco movies every Thursday night. CityWalk is full of fun shops, a variety of delicious restaurants, and several music and dance clubs, so make a whole day of it. All of the films are family-friendly and free, although there is a hefty parking fee in the CityWalk parking garages. If you live along the Metro route I would recommend taking the Red Line to get there. This Thursday's outdoor film will be one for the whole family (or at least your tween daughters) with Hannah Montana: The Movie
. Next week, on August 27, you can see High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Cinespia Al Fresco Cinema at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Cinespia hosts one of the coolest -and spookiest- al fresco cinema screenings in the Southland each Saturday night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Admission to the films is a bit pricey at $10 a head, but returning crowds testify that it's worth it, with classic and cult favorite films screened amongst the graves of some of Hollywood's favorite celebrities. This week's outdoor film screening will be Singin' In the Rain
, and on the 29th you can see American Werewolf in London
. Click here for Cinespia's website
Moonlight Movies on the Beach
What would Los Angeles be without it's beautiful beaches? Don't miss out on Moonlight Movies on the Beach in Long Beach, presented by Alfredo's Beach Club. 6 years running, these are free, funky, and fun outdoor films for the whole family to enjoy. Visit the Alfredo's Beach Club website
for times, locations, and directions.
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