Events, Film, Lifestyle
Jun 25, 2023

Cinespia Announces Movie Screening Lineup for Summer 2023 in Los Angeles

Cinespia, LA’s favorite cinematic experience presented by Amazon Studios, has announced screenings for their 22nd summer season. The screenings include popular classics like The Neverending Story (8/5), Pretty Woman (8/12), Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2 double feature screening (8/19), Poltergeist (8/26), all at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

“We’re thrilled to unveil our lineup of film screenings for our 22nd season,” said Cinespia founder, John Wyatt. “We’re also excited to be bringing back the Cinespia fan favorite ‘all nighter’ double feature with Kill Bill: Volumes 1 and 2 which will screen at the Cemetery until 2am.” 

You can check out the full list of screenings for July & August below!

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Saturday, July 1st – Pee Wee’s Big Adventure at Hollywood Forever Cemetery with Fireworks. 

Pack your bowtie and buckle up for a crayon-colored adventure with Pee-Wee (that’s his name, don’t wear it out)!Take a cartoonish cross-country joyride with help from visionary director Tim Burton. Pee-wee is a rebel with a cause: to track down his beloved bike no matter where the adventure takes him. Hilarity and a cavalcade of quirkiness ensues! Sparks fly after the main feature with a spectacular firework show to ring in July. Cinespia DJ sets will turn a precious night into a party. Bring your best friends and family for a twee picnic, or let our concessions stand and grill add extra flare to your night. Be sure to visit our Free Photobooth for a chance to step into the wild, wonderful world of a lovable kook. (I know you are, but what am I?)


Saturday, July 8th – Fight Club at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Fight for your right to party with sud brothers Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in David Fincher’s ballistic gut punch masterpiece. Ikea idealism and Starbucks dreariness get hit by a wrecking ball when a buttoned-up insomniac meets the man who just might turn his life around. Brad Pitt is a hot and bothersome, picture perfect anarchist: hard on capitalism, but easy on the eyes. Bro code goes guerilla when new buddies become bank yankees — not to steal, but for a righteous paradigm shift. Add in Helena Bonham Carter as a deadpan darling who smokes a pack a minute, and the trouble hurts so good. But how long before bravado turns to unstoppable beast mode? I could tell ya, but you know rule number one of Fight Club. Throw ‘em up for DJ sets that will get the revolution revved up. Grilled eats and concessions snacks will help youbulk up, or bag your own picnic. Our bar packs a punch with cold beers and a selection of wine. The clock’s ticking so hop into our free Photobooth for a slice of the action. (“Yes, sir.”)

Saturday, July 15th – Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Whether you’re a Romy or a Michele, a Mary or a Rhoda, reunite with the quirkiest 90s fashionistas in a flirty,frisky world of their own. The road back to high school is neon-colored for two best friends who may or may not have invented Post-Its. Can a convertible and a flip phone fool the popular girls that made high school a living hell? Pack a picnic with your version of a Business Woman Special, or indulge in grilled deliciousness and candy confections fit for a diet of gummy bears, jelly beans, and candy corns. Dress the cutest you’ve ever looked: Swingthat big ponytail, or gloss up your fit for a fashionable Free Photo Booth that deserves your A-game. Relive the perfect pop gem with spectacular DJ sets. Have a Romy and Michele Day!


Friday, July 21st – The Fifth Element at LA State Historic Park.

The action-packed cyberpunk spectacle brings cosmic flares and frenzy to LA State Historic Park! With 23rd-century New York on the brink of destruction, it’s up to cab driver and unlikely hero Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis)to protect Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), the human incarnate of the Fifth Element. Can the duo stop intergalactically slick villain Zorg (Gary Oldham) from destroying humanity? With costumes by Jean-Paul Gautier, dazzling special effects, stunning photography, and Chris Tucker as the dandy futurist Ruby Rhod, you gotta see the unique sci-fi pop space odyssey under the stars. DJ sets bring the stellar beats to the yard, while our concessions stand will keep you stocked with candy classics. Celebrate the spectacle with a themed photobooth.

Saturday, July 22nd – Gremlins at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

It’s Christmas in July with Gizmo and co! First they’re cute, then they’re carnivorous as mischief and mayhem reign the night. A salesman’s Christmas gift for his son ravages the town when he doesn’t heed the warning to keep from feeding the beast. Wreck the halls atHollywood Forever Cemetery becomes a crazed Christmasy critter country. You won’t believe our Free Photobooth in honor of the adorable little monsters. DJ sets before and after the film, and a Beer and Wine Bar will bring the holiday season interlude during a SoCal summer night.

Saturday, July 29th – Valley Girl at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Stop the world and melt with a 40th Anniversary trip down SoCal memory lane. It’s a trippendicular tale as old as time: Valley Girl meets Hollywood boy, and love blooms despite being from opposite sides of the (sound)tracks. Sure, her friends have their misgivings (“like, gag me with a spoon”), but what can you do when you’re eaten by the monster of love? If she doesn’t shape up, she can kiss the bitchin’ val guys goodbye. With Nicolas Cage at his most fun-hinged, how can anyone say no to that triangle of chest-hair? Checkout those pecs! They got a word for girls like her, you just gotta brush on your val-speak to get it. Enjoy the LA classic with a banger a minute that will transport you back in time when punk, new wave, and yacht pop rocked the same city. I’m so sure! Our DJ dance party is more fun than a night at the Valley Sheraton. It’s the social event of the season, so invite your best dudes, dudettes, and mall-hopping mega-friends. Tubular eats from our concessions stand and grill will set the vibe. Wear those loud prints and chunky scrunchies for our Free Photo booth.

Saturday, August 5th – The Neverending Story at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Wander where the wild things are with luckdragon Falkor and a menagerie of magical beings. A young boy hiding from school bullies stumbles upon a book that changes his life forever and turns his imagination into a battleground. Fantasyland Fantasia might seem like a world of make-believe, but the dangers are all too real when the Nothing threatens the realm of enchantment. Do what you dream and join us under the stars for dazzling adventure and a glittery night of sights, sounds, and splendor.

Saturday, August 12th – Pretty Woman at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. 

Fall head over heels for the sparkling 90s Cinderella story where sex work goes from drab to fab — a feat only Julia Roberts and Richard Gere could accomplish. Love isn’t for sale when a brash businessman hires an escort only to find something more giddy and gorgeous than either of them imagined. Don’t make a big mistake (huge!) by missing fashionable fairy tale romance on the big screen and a party before and after the film with DJ sets, a Free Photobooth, and a Beer/Wine Bar. Pack a picnic or let us provide so many delicious fixings, you’ll never wanna let go. Welcome to Hollywood!


Saturday, August 19th – Kill Bill: Volume 1 and 2 double feature screening until 2am at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Here comes the Bride, and she’s staying past midnight for a two film double-beheader. Revenge is a dish best served by Uma Thurman with kick-ass martial arts, razor sharp verbal barbs, and one Tarantino twist after another. Load the Wagon for a slumber party with a double bill ready for the kill in time for the 20th anniversary of the pop culture phenom. The party goes all night long at Hollywood Forever Cemetery with a free Photobooth, a slice-and-dice dance party, and many incredible special surprises. Leave the unfinished business at home and join us for the whole bloody affair. 

Saturday, August 26th – Poltergeist at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

They’re here, they’re feared, get used to it! Something electric this way comes when a picturesque family gets an electric shock from a slew of paranormal disturbances. First they’re spectral, then they’re savage. Who said there’s nothing good on TV? The night is alight with frights on the big screen and a Free Photobooth straight out of your nightmares. Bring a picnic and your loved ones, but leave the demons behind. With DJ sets before and after the film, and a Beer/Wine bar stocked just for you, the real scare is missing out.

What began with a screening of Strangers on a Train for a few hundred people has become a Los Angeles institution, hosting hundreds of thousands of moviegoers on the famed Fairbanks Lawn. Now the most popular outdoor cinema event in Southern California, Cinespia is celebrated by fans and filmmakers for hosting a relaxed, off-beat experience. Welcoming up to 4,000 moviegoers per night, guests are invited to bring their own blankets, food, and drinks (including beer and wine), before settling in under the stars for a classic (and sometimes campy) cinematic experience. The magic of Hollywood’s most memorable moments is heightened by the roar of the crowd and movies on the big screen. Every screening also features world class DJ talent to keep the crowd buzzing before and after the main event.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cinespia.org.