John Wyatt is the mastermind behind the outdoor Cinespia screenings, a rite of passage for Angelenos in the summertime and one of the best outdoor activities the city has to offer. A slide show of vintage film posters and a mood-setting DJ combine to relax the picnicking crowd at this famous cemetery before the main event: A classic (both black-and-white and contemporary apply here) film projected onto a wall of one of the larger mausoleums. The carpe diem ambience enchants, though the fact that alcohol is permitted also helps. And the line to get inside is always an event of its own, with moviegoers setting up lawn chairs and breaking out the snacks long before the gates open.
Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
|Venue name:||Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
|Price:||$10 donation tickets, parking $10|