Last Hurrah for Summer Outdoor Movies in Los Angeles

Outdoor movie screening Film
 If you live in Los Angeles, you more than likely enjoy the long summer days and warm summer nights. Most would agree that outdoor film showings are a perfect opportunity for hanging outdoors as long as you can, enjoying the great weather and good friends.

While daylight savings time will sadly end soon, you still have plenty of opportunities to invite some folks out and have a fun outdoor movie night over the next few weeks. September is really the last hurrah for most venues until next year. Some showings I’ve listed below are free, some have a paid admission. But in every case I rounded up deals for the cheapest tickets I could find, and it’s always cheaper to buy online. Act fast because these tickets are getting scooped up.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, 90038
Saturday, September 14: Alien
Saturday, September 21: Boogie Nights
Gates Open at 6:30pm, Film Begins at 8pm. Tickets are $12.
Probably the most popular of outdoor film showings in Los Angeles because of the unique venue; palm trees and tombstones. Get your tickets online now because they tend to sell out. Arrive early and find free parking in nearby residential streets, bring a blanket and enjoy the show!
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Helms Bakery Sunset Cinema Series

8800 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Saturday, September 7: Pitch Perfect
Saturday, September 14: Bride & Prejudice
Saturday, September 21: Enchanted
Saturday, September 28: Mamma Mia!
Films Begin at 7:15pm and admission is FREE.
For the entire month of September Helms Bakery is hosting free screenings of their favorite music-themed films.  Movies are projected at Helms pedestrian plaza in front of Room & Board and they also provide chairs. Plenty of dinner options on-hand as well.

Electric Dusk Drive-In

1000 San Julian St, Los Angeles 90015
Saturday, September 14: Forrest Gump
Film Begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $3
Load the family into the car and head for the drive-in! It’s located on top of a parking garage in the middle of Downtown LA.  This showing is the premiere of their Fall Film Series; a very entertaining film and one which earned six Oscars. Full snack bar with BBQ, popcorn and drinks.
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Movies in the Park by Grand Park LA

Grand Park, 200 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles 90012
Saturday, September 14: E.T.
Gates open at 5:30pm, Film Begins at 8pm. Admission is FREE.
Food trucks will be there, pets are allowed, bring a blanket and park yourselves on the lawn!

Eat See Hear Movies

Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles 90012
Saturday, September 14: The Breakfast Club
Gates Open at 5:30pm, Film Begins 8:30pm. Tickets are $7.50
They’ve combined the film showing with music from live indie bands and some of the city’s most popular food trucks. The spacious park also has views of the downtown cityscape, and wields the largest outdoor screen west of the Mississippi.
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Street Food Cinema Arcadia

Santa Anita Park, 283 W Huntington Drive Arcadia, 91007
Saturday, September 14: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Gates Open at 5:30pm, Film Begins at 8:30pm. Tickets are $3.50
A variety of food trucks are on hand to make sure you have a tasty dinner, with live music from the local pop/rock trio Bravesoul.
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Alcove Cafe Dinner and a Movie Under the Stars

1929 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, 90027
Monday, September 16: Clueless
Alcove is a charming Cafe and Bakery with a 17 ft screen on the front of their building; next week is their last event for their summer “Dinner and a Movie” nights. No admission fee, no tickets, no reservations. Just show up. Dinner specials and craft cocktails are on hand at their sprawling garden patio under the stars. 
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Street Food Cinema Glendale

Glendale Central Park, 201 E. Colorado St Glendale, 91205
Saturday, September 28: The Princess Bride
Gates Open at 5pm, Live Music at 6:30, Film Begins at 8:30pm. Tickets are $7.50
Live music from the band Great Eastern and dinner from some of the most popular food trucks in town such as India Jones, Downtown Dogs, Slumin’ Gourmet and more. The Princess Bride could be described as a parody of swashbuckling fantasy tales, and a tale of true love and adventure – I definitely know some people who won’t miss this one.
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Street Food Cinema, Music Documentary

Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive Los Angeles, 90037
Sunday, 6 October: Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton presented by KCRW
Gates open and DJ set begins 5:30pm, Film Begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are $9.
Go check out this screening the highly anticipated music documentary. Food trucks will be there while listening to DJ sets by KCRW’s Garth Trinidad and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf.
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