Cinespia is an organization that hosts on-site screenings of classic films in and around Los Angeles. They show films from the 1930s through the 1990s. The al fresco Hollywood Forever Cemetery screenings take place on the Fairbanks Lawn (so named for the adjacent crypt housing both Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. and Jr.), and films are digitally projected against the west wall of the Cathedral Mausoleum, which houses the crypt of Rudolph Valentino among many others.
Up to 3,500 patrons per screening bring blankets, pillows, picnic dinners, alcoholic beverages and candles and enjoy screenings under the stars, while a staff of 35 keep things running smoothly.
DJ’s play music before and after the screenings over a portable sound system, and guest DJ’s have included Carlos Niño, Andy Votel, Cut Chemist, the Gaslamp Killer, Dam-Funk, Peanut Butter Wolf and members of the Numero Group and Dublab collectives.
Cemetery screenings are held very Saturday all summer long! It’s fun to hang out, picnic, and watch fun, old movies outside under the stars with hundreds of others doing just the same.
Saturday, May 11 – The Third Man
Saturday, May 18 – American Psycho
Saturday, May 25 – The Party
Sunday, May 26 – Clueless
WHAT: Cinespia Cemetery Screenings
WHEN: Gates open at 7:00 pm, movie starts at 8:30 pm | Check here for schedule
WHERE: Hollywood Forever Cemetery | 6000 Santa Monica Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90038
- Tickets are $12 and are available at the gate
- Parking is $10 – $15
CONTACT INFO: Click here
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