A summer in Los Angeles means warm nights full of exciting possibilities. In this city, there are plenty of ways to put a spin on casual summer activities like watching a movie. So instead of buying tickets to a regular movie theater or staying in, explore this city’s fun screening experiences. Below is a list of unique ways to catch your favorite flick.
1. Devil’s Night Drive In
Though it might sound like a horror film fan magnet, Downtown Los Angeles’ Devil’s Night Drive-in actually caters to all tastes. For $10, you can drive, bike or walk in and sit back as carhops bring you popcorn and food (it’s BYOB). Thanks to an FM transmitter, the sound goes right to your car, so you can stay cozy while watching classics like “Pulp Fiction.” Check out the calendar here.
2. The Backyard at the W Hotel
If you’re itching for an upscale getaway, The Backyard at W Hotel offers free admission to its “Show Me the Movies” program on Sunday nights. You can get everything from small bites to sweet treats while dipping your feet in the pool and watching “E.T.” There are also chances to win some exclusive prize packages. Check the calendar here.
A lush hotel and a drive-in aren’t adventurous enough? Well there’s nothing quite like watching a movie in a cemetery. Cinespia offers screenings to die for at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. With purchase of a parking pass and ticket, you bring your drinks, food and blanket and enjoy a DJ set before each screening of favorites like “Hairspray.” Check out the calendar here.
4. Space 1520
The atmosphere of Space 1520 merges all sorts of Los Angeles culture so it only makes sense that the space also hosts film screenings. The locale occasionally hosts screenings by teaming up with publications like Beautiful/Decay and organizations like Lomography. The unique space also has an outdoor courtyard that includes Free People and Umami Burger. Visit their site for more information.
5. Oscars Outdoors
Every film fan has a favorite Oscar-winning film. The Academy Hollywood campus hosts $5 screenings every Friday and Saturday this summer to catch these award-winning classics. With food trucks on hand, the 10,000 square foot plaza lets you kick back and enjoy movies like “Back to the Future.” Check out the calendar here.