For a moviegoer, where you decide to watch a movie can play an important factor in your overall movie experience. Why settle for just a movie theatre? Los Angeles provides you with new ways to enjoy your films.
Devil’s Night brings back the drive-in movie theatre as seen in numerous films and television series. Now you can relieve the 1950s. In addition, attending a drive-in means you don’t have to worry about finding parking. Those without cars are also welcome. Furthermore, the film audio is transmitted to your car radio to ensure sound clarity in an outdoor environment. Want to try something different? Turn off the radio, close the windows, and provide your own riff track! Admission is only $10 online and $12 at the gate, which is still cheaper than a lot of the screenings in conventional theaters. It’s also only $5 for children on Family Friendly Night. It’s perfect for dates too since your car provides you with an additional sense of privacy in a public setting. Have a group too large to fit in your car? Give Cinespia a try!
Cinespia provides an interesting take on outdoor movie screenings. Instead of being set in a park, it’s actually located in a cemetery. Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, where numerous celebrities like Johnny Ramone and Barbara Pepper were buried. It’s also a venue for various events, including Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which I attended and wrote about last year. Unlike most movie theaters, you can also bring prepared food and alcoholic drinks into the vicinity. The location definitely makes the experience of watching movies like “Poltergeist,” “Evil Dead 2,” “Ghostbusters,” “Heathers,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Vertigo,” and “The Shining” more immersive. You might even find the occasional scriptwriter or director show up as well like Daniel Waters and Michael Lehmann from “Heathers.” Make sure you order your $10 ticket online because they sell out fast onsite. Also show up at least thirty minutes before the gate opens if you wish to claim a good spot on the grass.
If you’re tried of watching movies in the theaters or at home, then give Devil’s Night and Cinespia a try. Devil’s Night is located on 240 W 4th Street. You can also take buses 1, 2, 4, 10, 30, 40, 42, 45, 48, 55, 68, 81, 84, 92, 302, 355, 460, 701, 721, 733, and 794 and the Metro Purple and Red Lines. For Cinespia, you can pay $10 to park in Hollywood Forever Cemetery or in Paramount. You can also find street parking west of Vine Street as long as you avoid Sunset Blvd and Santa Monica Blvd, but please pay attention to street signs. However, it is a very popular event so be wary of traffic. Buses 4, 10, and 48 also pass by Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
So how do you like to watch your movies?
Until next time,