Lights. Cemetery. Action!
My roommate asked me if I wanted to go to an outdoor movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and after googling what this event entailed (in short: classic film + cemetery + boozy picnic), there was just no way I could say no. Since 2002, Cinespia has hosted Hollywood Forever Cemetery outdoor movie screenings when the sun goes down, and it's become one of the most popular summer evening experiences in LA. Not only is it an experience itself to walk through this famous cemetery, it was so much fun to picnic & drink some wine with my best girlfriends at this picture-perfect setting.
Movie tickets were $14 and we got to see an Alfred Hitchcock film, Vertigo. Although I'm still somewhat confused about all that happened in this suspenseful classic (truth: I was hydrating too much and had to go to the bathroom twice, ending up missing portions of the movie...haha, whoops), I'm glad I got to see it. It was only my second Alfred Hitchcock film experience to date, and I'd like to mention I still highly regret watching Psycho in the 8th grade - showers have never been the same. Also, what was SUPER cool is that Alfred Hitchcock was buried about 50 feet from where we were sitting! How crazy is that?! I would highly recommend you check out a Cinespia movie screening this summer and encourage you to go buy your tickets before they all sell out - which I've heard they definitely will. Pack a picnic with snacks/wine/beer (no hard alcohol allowed), bring blankets + warm layers, and kick back with your best buds in this magical & spooky setting. Click here to learn more about Cinespia's movie screenings and click here to purchase your tickets.
I went back to Cinespia's outdoor movie screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery again this summer (can't believe the post above was ONE year ago!) and it was just as much fun as the first time around. Tickets have increased to $16, but in my opinion, it's still totally worth the price. You are not only paying to see the movie (we saw an adorable Audrey Hepburn film called Sabrina), but you are also paying for the unique setting and overall "summer in LA favorite" ambiance of the whole event. If the Hollywood Forever Cemetery isn't a cool place for an outdoor movie screening in Los Angeles, then I don't know what is! My friends and I packed up a great picnic and had a blast chatting and snacking before the movie began. I will definitely be back here again this summer, and plan on making this event one of my annual summer in LA traditions!
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