Think the drive-in is dead? Not in Hollywood! Though it may not be a permanent fixture, Hollywood MobMov
in conjunction with the Steve Allen Theater created an impromptu drive-in movie theater earlier this summer. Each Friday night the parking lot of the theater would be devoted to the outdoor cinema, with films projected onto the theater wall. Films screened were not your typical family-friendly fare, as one of their most popular nights was the Masters of Horror Series. It was a double feature night with Suspiria
, a well-loved 1977 Italian film by Dario Argento, considered a classic in the horror genre, and Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise
, a delightful 1974 horror-thriller-comedy musical starring Paul Williams. Actress Jessica Harper starred in both films and made a live appearance for a Q&A during the intermission.
And unlike many guerrilla drive-in theaters today, this was an actual
drive-in: cars lined up and tuned their radio to a specific station to hear the audio. On that night of horror classics, the weather wasn't perfect, but with everyone warm and snuggled up in their cars it didn't matter. There should definitely be some more outdoor movies coming up in the near future, so sign up on the mailing list
for Hollywood MobMov for notifications. This is guerrilla cinema unlike any other, and these days you don't get many chances to see cult classics in the outdoors. Don't miss your opportunity to see these awesome outdoor movies!