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Los Angeles Outdoor Movie Guide ~ Summer 2016

Welcome to summer, LA! As the sun shines brighter, the days grow longer and our nights keep getting warmer and warmer, the city springs alive with its favorite summer pastime: outdoor movie screenings. Nothing is more LA than sitting out under our hot desert stars, picnicking on some yummy nosh over a chilled glass of your favorite sumthin sumthin with your nearest and dearest and reveling in our hometown’s crowning glory: FILM. From the Westside to the Eastside, LA has exploded with summer movie screenings recently, guaranteeing that there’s a little something for everyone on any given weekend. But with so many places to choose from now, it’s hard to keep track of what’s happening when and where. So as our little summer gift to you, may we present…your Los Angeles Outdoor Movie Guide 2016. Bookmark this page to come back to throughout the summer. We’ll keep updating it as more screenings are announced. For your convenience, we’ve noted our fave screenings of interest in bold and have left off any films that are already sold out. Keep in mind that tickets do sell out quickly though, so it’s best to start your summer film schedule planning NOW. And if you want a little help in the picnic department, we’ve got all your hot tips on super simple, delicious showstoppers to satisfy any crowd’s taste buds down below. Happy Movie Watching, summer lovers! We’ll see you out on the greens! Come say hi!

*Eat | See | Hear*

Eat | See | Hear brings a festival vibe to your movie-going experience including a live band, food trucks and film screening…PLUS you can bring your (well-behaved) dog! Screenings are every Saturday night from May-September across 5 different LA locations. 5:30pm doors, 7pm live music, 8:30pm movie. Advance tickets are $15.76 online and available HERE: 

Eat | See | Hear Schedule:

Sat July 16 ~ North by Northwest (Griffith Park)

Sat July 23 ~ 500 Days of Summer (Pasadena)

Sat July 30 ~ Trainspotting (Griffith Park)

Sat Aug 6 ~ Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Pasadena)

Sat Aug 13 ~ BIG (Griffith Park)

Sat Aug 20 ~ The Goonies (Beverly Hills)

Sat Aug 27 ~ Spaceballs (Santa Monica)

Sat Sept 3 ~ The Hateful Eight (Griffith Park)

Sat Sept 10 ~ Pretty in Pink (Santa Monica)

Sat Sept 17 ~ Purple Rain (Santa Monica)

*Rooftop Cinema Club 

This super popular and very intimate screening series takes place in deck chairs atop The Montalban Theater in Hollywood. Each screening includes organic food provided by Farmers Belly, cocktails, a concession stand and a killer city view. Because of the small rooftop space, many shows are already sold out. The films below are still avail for this season. 6pm food & drinks. 8pm film. 11pm event ends. Advance tickets are $19.00 online and available HERE:

Rooftop Cinema Club Schedule:

Tues July 19 ~ Some Like It Hot

Friday July 22 ~ High Rise

Tues July 26 ~ Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

Wed July 27 ~ The Craft

Thurs July 28 ~ V For Vendetta

Tues Aug 2 ~ Pretty Woman

Wed Aug 3 ~ Zootopia

Thurs Aug 4 ~ Pan’s Laybyrinth

Fri Aug 5 ~ 2001: A Space Odyssey

Sat Aug 6 ~ Straight Outta Compton

Tues Aug 9 ~ The Notebook

Wed Aug 10 ~ American Werewolf in London

Thurs Aug 11 ~ Die Hard

Fri Aug 12 ~ Donnie Darko

Sat Aug 13 ~ Goodfellas

Tues Aug 16 ~ The Beach

Wed Aug 17 ~ Shawshank Redemption

Thurs Aug 18 ~ The Revenant

Fri Aug 19 ~ Top Gun

Sat Aug 20 ~ Clueless

Tues Aug 23 ~ Legally Blonde

Wed Aug 24 ~ The Mask

Thurs Aug 25 ~ Bridget Jones’s Diary

Fri Aug 26 ~ Boys N the Hood

Sat Aug 27 ~ Titanic

Wed Aug 31 ~ American Beauty


The original summer outdoor movie fest, Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is Classic LA. Picnic out on the lawn amongst the final resting places of some of Hollywood’s greatest. HOT TIP: Do your group a favor and have a friend bike inside to skip the line and set up your picnic spot, as these screenings draw a big crowd and fill up fast. This is the super sneaky way to bypass the long wait and just cruise right on in. May screenings: 6:45pm doors, 8pm movie. June screenings: 7:15pm doors, 9pm movie. August and September screenings are not yet announced, so check back for updates. Advance tickets are $16.00 online and available HERE:

 Cinespia Schedule:

Sat July 23 ~ The Muppet Movie

Sat July 30 ~ Sabrina

Sat Aug 6 ~ Speed

Sat Aug 13 ~ The 6th ANNUAL “Movies All Night: Slumber Party” ~ Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, Cry Baby

Sat Aug 20 ~ 2001: A Space Odyssey

Sat Aug 27 ~ Poltergeist

*Silver Lake Picture Show*

The Silver Lake Picture Show is held at tiny Sunset Triangle Plaza in Silver Lake from 7pm-11pm every other Thursday through September. The best part? It’s also totally FREE! Be sure to bring some pillows to sit on and a picnic basket of goodies for this super cozy night out with the neighborhood cool kids. Full details available HERE:

Silver Lake Picture Show Schedule

Thurs July 21 ~ Romeo & Juliet

Thurs Aug 4 ~ Willy Wonka

Thurs Aug 18 ~ Shaolin Soccer

Thurs Sept 1 ~ Super Troopers

Thurs Sept 15 ~ Labyrinth

*Street Food Cinema*

With 11 LA County locations, Street Food Cinema is taking over the city this summer, ensuring you can always find an outdoor screening close by. Events include live local bands and food trucks. Most venues (except Culver City & Malibu) allow you to bring your dog. 5:30pm doors, 6:30pm band, 8:30 pm movie. With so many films running all the way through October, Season Passes are available for purchase for $175. General admission tickets at the door are $16.00. Advance tickets are $13.00 online and available HERE:

Street Food Cinema Schedule:

Sat July 16 ~ Fight Club

Sat July 16 ~ 10 Things I Hate About You

Sat July 23 ~ Mad Max: Fury Road

Sat July 23 ~ She’s All That

Sat July 23 ~ Clueless

Sat July 30 ~ Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Sat July 30 ~ Hocus Pocus

Fri Aug 5 ~ Coraline

Sat Aug 6 ~ Casablanca

Sat Aug 6 ~ Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion

Sat Aug 6 ~ Titanic

Sat Aug 13 ~ Sixteen Candles

Sat Aug 13 ~ Finding Nemo

Sat Aug 13 ~ Saved by the Bell

Sat Aug 20 ~ Stand By Me

Sat Aug 20 ~ Clue

Sat Aug 27 ~ Pretty in Pink

Sat Aug 27 ~ The Princess Bride

Sat Aug 27 ~ La Bamba

Sat Sept 3 ~ Grease

Sat Sept 3 ~ The Devil Wears Prada

Sat Sept 10 ~ Chicago

Sat Sept 10 ~ Gremlins

Sat Sept 10 ~ Bridesmaids

Sat Sept 17 ~ Pulp Fiction

Sat Sept 17 ~ E.T.

Sat Sept 17 ~ Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Sat Sept 24 ~ Pulp Fiction

Sat Sept 24 ~ Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Sat Oct 1 ~ The Addams Family

Sat Oct 1 ~ Scream

Sat Oct 8 ~ Jurassic Park

Sat Oct 8 ~ Little Shop of Horrors

Sat Oct 8 ~ The Breakfast Club

Sat Oct 15 ~ Poltergeist

Sat Oct 15 ~ American Psycho

Sat Oct 22 ~ Edward Scissorhands

Sat Oct 22 ~ An American Werewolf in London

Sat Oct 29 ~ Beetlejuice

*Skirball Cultural Center

The Skirball Cultural Center is getting into the summer screening game with their baseball-themed monthly series Take Me Out to the Movies. The museum will open at 6:30pm and movie runs at 8:30pm. $10 tickets and full information available HERE:

Skirball Cultural Center Schedule:

Fri Sept 16 ~ A League of Their Own

Take our simple & delicious PICNIC RECIPES with for your outdoor noshing pleasure! Guaranteed to satisfy all your picnic cravings… 

Prep your CHEESE PAIRINGS like an expert:

Dive into our delicious dips & bite-sized shares:



Bring a healthy, delectable room-temp salad that packs a substantial punch for your Big Bites Entree:





Satisfy your sweet tooth with these healthy, super yummy, incredibly easy portable desserts:



SEE YOU AT THE MOVIES!! ~love, Sirens & Scoundrels

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Words by Christina Huntington // Photography by Sarah Prikryl

© 2016 Sirens and Scoundrels

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