Summertime is all about combining the two things LA does best: movies and the outdoors. At the start of summer, we created your Los Angeles Outdoor Movie Guide, which we continue to update with new films from our favorite outdoor movie venues. We recently checked out Eat|See|Hear’s screening of Dazed and Confused at The Autry in Griffith Park. There could not be a better way to celebrate the fact that school’s out for summer than kicking back with our friends, pups and some good food and hopping into that slowride to party at the Moon Tower.
Eat|See|Hear screens films every Saturday night in multiple venues across town from Silverlake to Santa Monica throughout the season. This was our first time heading to The Autry for a screening and we gotta say, we were really impressed. Our $15.76 ticket got us free entry into the Autry Museum. Their fantastic new exhibit Revolutionary Vision: Group f/64 showcases the stunning work of the California photo-modernist collective that included Ansel Adams and is definitely worth checking out.
The main grounds are huge with plenty of room to spread your blanket out and enjoy a picnic with friends under the evening sky. You can BYO picnic or buy food from the dozens of food trucks and the bar serves up a signature themed cocktail for each film. We hit up the Good Greek Grub and Arroy Thai Fusion Cuisine trucks and they were DELICIOUS. As big do-it-yourselfers, we have to admit it was actually kinda nice to just roll up with only our blanket in tow and order food, instead of having to bring an entire picnic set-up.
We settled into our big patch of lawn with food and friends…and our furry friends too. A big bonus for dog lovers, Eat|See|Hear allows your well-behaved dog to join in on the action. Part of all ticket proceeds goes to Best Friends Animal Society and No Kill Los Angeles, both causes we are very happy to support. There is something really wonderful about being able to snuggle up with your pup while taking in a film—just one more level of coziness to add to the charm of the night.
We’ve done tons of LA outdoor movie nights, but we really fell in love with The Autry. The screen is huge, the sound is great and they have stars from the films lead the introduction to share stories from filming. Michelle Burke, a.k.a. Big Sister Jodi in the film, introduced Dazed and Confused. You get free museum entry, live music and DJ’s, they have real bathrooms that are very clean, parking is free in the huge lot directly across the street, yummy dinner, dessert and drinks are available, your money goes towards a good cause AND you can bring your dog! Eat|See|Hear at The Autry might have just moved itself up to the very top of our list for favorite outdoor movie screenings in LA. We’ll definitely be coming back for more throughout the season. In the words of Wooderson, we give it a resounding, “Alright, alright, alriiight…”
Eat|See|Hear: $15.76 tickets. 5:30pm doors, 7pm live music, 8:30pm movie. Visit their website for more info: www.eatseehear.com.
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