September Lineup of Cinespia Screenings at Hollywood Forever

The movie-viewing experience that set the stage for now-ubiquitous outdoor film-watching in L.A., Cinespia has announced its September 2018 schedule, with an array of classic films from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s screening at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

These screenings are sponsored by Amazon Studios. Check out the complete September schedule below.

Saturday, September 1: Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

See Eddie Murphy at the height of his career in this hilarious 1980s comedy about a smartass Detroit police officer who goes to Beverly Hills to investigate his friend’s murder.

Sunday, September 2: Now and Then (1995)

Christina Ricci, Thora Birch, Gaby Hoffmann, Melanie Griffith, Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell and Rita Wilson star in this coming-of-age story about friendship set in both the ’70s and the ’90s.

Saturday, September 8: Scream (1996)

Smart, funny, and scary, this ’90s horror film transformed the genre while inspiring one of the most popular Halloween costumes of the last two decades. Scream stars Drew Barrymore, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Courtney Cox, and David Arquette.

Saturday, September 15: Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Saturday Night Fever is far more than just a disco-era time capsule. John Travolta is seriously magnetic in this tale of a 19-year-old Brooklynite who’s going nowhere… except when he’s on the dance floor. See him show off some seriously amazing moves in this moving coming-of-age story.

Saturday, September 22: Yellow Submarine (1968)

Savor the psychedelic trippiness of the Beatles animated delight, followed by a fireworks spectacular.

Doors for all five films open at 6:15 p.m., with each film beginning at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $16, and can be purchased online here.

Schedule provided by We Like LA.

Free Film Screenings In July at Old Pasadena Summer Cinema

What’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening in SoCal? Picture this: You’re chilling with friends and family, enjoying the perfect weather, and catching a flick in the heart of one of L.A.’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Sound like your jam? Then Old Pasadena Summer Cinema needs to be on your summer to-do list.

Starting on July 5, Old Pasadena Summer Cinema returns with a lineup of 17 films screened over 24 days at four unique Old Pasadena locations. And the best part? Each screening event is FREE and open to the public!

Central Park takes center stage on three select nights when screenings will be accompanied by DJ sets, free family activities, costume contests, themed-giveaways, and special treats tailored just for each night’s film: Pee-wee’s Big Adventure on July 7, Mars Attacks! on July 14, and The Muppet Movie on July 28.

One Colorado is another open-air option, with films projected in a charming courtyard just off Colorado Blvd. The lineup of films at this venue includes family friendly features like Back to the FutureThe Incredibles, and The Princess Bride, plus recent favorites La La Land and Wonder Woman, along with the noir classic Sunset Boulevard. Seating is provided at One Colorado, but be sure to arrive early to secure your spot!

Two Old Pasadena businesses will also host screenings inside their spaces on select evenings throughout the month. Distant Lands Travel Bookstore will show a travel-related film every Friday in July including DeparturesOne WeekIn Bruges, and How Much Further. Meanwhile CTRL Collective hosts its first-ever Old Pasadena Summer Cinema films on July 5 and July 19 with presentations of the Farrelly Brothers’ Something About Mary and John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place. Please keep in mind for both screenings at CTRL Collective seating will be limited and therefore not guaranteed.

Scroll down for the complete list of dates, locations, and films. For details on each evening’s events, including special activities at Central Park, be sure to go to

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema 2018 Schedule

There’s Something About Mary
CTRL Collective, 45 S. Arroyo Pkwy
Thursday, July 5, 2018 8:00pm–10:00pm

Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Avenue
Friday, July 6, 2018 8:00pm–10:15pm

Sunset Boulevard
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Friday, July 6, 2018 8:30pm–10:30pm

La La Land
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Saturday, July 7, 2018 8:30pm–10:45pm

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue
Saturday, July 7, 2018 6:30pm–10:00pm

One Week
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Avenue
Friday, July 13, 2018 8:00pm–10:00pm

Back to the Future
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Friday, July 13, 2018 8:30pm–10:30pm

Star Wars Episode VII
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Saturday, July 14, 2018 8:30pm–10:45pm

Mars Attacks!
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue
Saturday, July 14, 2018 6:30pm–10:15pm

A Quiet Place
CTRL Collective, 45 S. Arroyo Pkwy
Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:00pm–9:30pm

In Bruges
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Avenue
Friday, July 20, 2018 8:00pm–10:00pm

The Incredibles
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Friday, July 20, 2018 8:30pm–10:30pm

Wonder Woman
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Saturday, July 21, 2018 8:30pm–11:00pm

How Much Further
Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Avenue
Friday, July 27, 2018 8:00pm–9:30pm

500 Days of Summer
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Friday, July 27, 2018 8:30pm–10:00pm

The Princess Bride
One Colorado, 41 Hugus Alley
Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:30pm–10:00pm

The Muppet Movie
Central Park, 141 S. Raymond Avenue
Saturday, July 28, 2018 6:30pm–10:00pm

Schedule provided by We Like LA

Free Summer Films at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Returns in June

Another summer of free movie screenings is just around the corner at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. On June 30 LA Plaza launches the return of its annual free summer film series with a screening of Up in Smoke.

LA Plaza’s summer film series will feature five Latino-themed films over five months, one each month, concluding on October 20. Films will be accompanied by cast appearances offering meet and greet opportunities, live music, and other on-site activities and/or exhibitions.

All series events are free to the public and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Each screening will feature live music, along with food and beverages for sale. Doors for each film open at 6 p.m., except for October 20, when doors open at 5 p.m.

Check out the complete schedule of films below.

Saturday, June 30Up in Smok(1978)

Up in Smoke, starring Cheech and Chong, is a picaresque stoner comedy whose dialogue has inspired the work of Quentin Tarantino. Martin Scorsese is such a fan of the cult classic, he cast the duo in his film After Hours.

Saturday, July 28Walkout (2006)

Directed by Edward James Olmos and starring Alexa Vega, Walkout is based on the true story of a student walkout in East L.A. back in 1968 after a group of high-schoolers tire of inferior school conditions.

Saturday, September 21Variedades on Olvera Street (2016)

Music, spoken word, theater, comedy and art converge to tell the story behind the oldest street in Los Angeles. Loosely based on early 20th-century Mexican vaudeville shows, this documentary includes Latina punk rock icon Alice Bag. A live musical performance from La Victoria will proceed the show.

Saturday, September 29Born in East L.A. (1987)

A Mexican-American native of Los Angeles is mistaken for an undocumented immigrant and deported to Mexico in this comedy starring Cheech Marin.

Saturday, October 20Machete (2010)

Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Machete stars Danny Trejo as a former Mexican Federale (and major badass) now living in Texas. After a ruthless drug lord (played by Steven Seagal) kills Machete’s wife, Machete seeks vengeance by any means necessary. Machete also stars Robert De Niro as a ruthless politician, along with Jessica Alba.  (Note that this movie is rated R)

Story courtesy of We Like LA.