Best Places to See Summer Outdoor Movies
It wouldn’t be summer in LA without watching your favorite Hollywood stars under a starry starry night. So pack a picnic, grab some lawn chairs, and wear your comfy shoes. We’ve scoped out some of the best places to see Summer Outdoor Movies near The Pearl, so get ready to enjoy one of our city’s most iconic summer pastimes.
6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Since 2002, Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery outdoor movies have offered audiences one of the most magical nightlife entertainment experiences in greater Los Angeles. In addition to showcasing your favorite movies, Cinespia cemetery screenings feature pre-show DJs, themed photo booths, a picnic at a gorgeous Hollywood landmark, and even occasional visits by stars, directors and filmmakers. The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place for more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on earth. Get there early and pay respects to Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and hundreds more. Schedule, directions and parking info here.
Sunset Triangle Plaza
Intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Griffith Park Blvd.
Los Angeles 90026
The Silver Lake Picture Show has been showing free outdoor movies in Silver Lake’s Sunset Triangle Plaza since 2012, and has grown to be one of Los Angeles’ biggest free outdoor movie theaters. With over 600 attendees per show, the Picture Show gathers film lovers of all generations to socialize and enjoy an eclectic DJ set, catch a showcase of fresh independent short films created by local artists, and enjoy a favorite feature film. Afterwards, hang around to patronize the neighborhood’s local bars and eateries. Every other Thursday until mid-September. Complete line up here.
Billing itself as LA’s premier Outdoor Movie, Food Truck and Live Music Event Series, Eat See Hear is a moveable feast of summer fun at various venues around town such as Autry Museum in Griffith Park, Centennial Square at Pasadena City Hall, La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills, Row DTLA, and the Santa Monica Pier. Screenings feature a curated selection of food trucks, including vegetarian options, and an eclectic line-up of music from high-energy funk and soul to electro-pop and indie folk. Tickets and complete schedule here.