Cinespia is back, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a summer of cinema under the stars. you can expect a lineup of screenings including, The Silence of the Lambs, The Addams Family, Pulp Fiction and The Wizard of Oz.
Opening a summer of movies under the stars is Dazed and Confused as well as Dirty Dancing, which will kickoff the official summer lineup, presented by Amazon Studios, with screenings over the fourth of July holiday weekend, both followed by the Cinespia’s annual fireworks display.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cinespia had shifted their showings to a drive-in and outdoor picnic model. Those events were held at the Greek Theatre. Cinespia plans to continue hosting events at the popular location through July, offering multiple venues for their summer programming. Before the official start of the season, the organization has partnered with Los Angeles Pride for a special screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert on Saturday, June 26. Partners for the “kaleidoscopic celebration” include Toyota Mirai and Bud Light Seltzer.
Saturday, July 3 – “Dazed and Confused” followed by fireworks
Celebrate the highs of high school and the rockin’ pleasures of the 1970s with a motley crew on their final day of school. The kids are mostly alright in Richard Linklater’s love letter to teenage life showcases a group of seniors on the fringe as a late night outdoor party brings everyone together. The free photo booth is back and better than ever, and DJ sets continue the party after the film. Stick around after the film for a panorama of firework magic in honor of the holiday weekend!
Sunday, July 4 – “Dirty Dancing” followed by fireworks
Have the time of your life at a special Fourth of July Spectacular! Daddy’s girl Baby (Jennifer Grey) catches a glimpse of bad boy dancer Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) practicing his moves in a Catskills resort. When Johnny loses his partner for a forthcoming competition, can Baby go from spaghetti arms to Johnny’s partner in dance and love? Nobody puts Baby in the corner! Put on your dancing shoes for our free themed photo booth. After the film sit back as a firework spectacle illuminates the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Saturday, July 10 – “The Silence of the Lambs”
Jodie Foster shines as Agent Clarice Starling, the smart but young trainee that must stop a serial killer before he strikes again. Anthony Hopkins’ famous role as the brilliant psychotic criminal Hannibal Lector can terrify even the most jaded horror fan, but it’s Jodie’s sensitive performance that steals the show. A roller coaster that plunges guests into the depths of fear, and a masterpiece of filmmaking that won five Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Screenplay. See it in the cemetery if you dare! DJ Spins before and after the screening.
For a complete listing of screenings head to Cinespia.