Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday Review: Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary

Despite last weekend being very eventful, nothing was particularly review worthy. But this weekend, my friends and I hit up the movies...outside. In a cemetery!

Cinespia screenings @ The Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Yelp)

6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Nothing creepier than watching a movie in a graveyard with at least 1,000 living and more dead people. I don't know who came up with this concept, but they must make a killing.

It's $10 a person plus $5 for parking to see old favorites such as Goodfellas and All About Eve. My friends and I saw The Sting. It was definitely strange to watch a slow paced con movie from the 70s but Paul Newman and Robert Redford made it better.

The big attraction to this Hollywood event is that it's an outdoor movie and you are expected to picnic. My friends and I are classy--we brought real wine glasses and salami and cheese. Plus strawberries from my trip to Costco for a Friday night party. Though we were more amused by looking up pictures of Paul Newman in various get ups for his Newman's Own pasta sauce than the film itself, we can write this event off as a success.

Tip: Get there before 7pm and hang out on a side street, cars start lining up on Santa Monica at 7 ish and they get let in around 7:30. It's also good to have a friend on a scooter who can cut the cars and grab a seat by the hedge (where you can have chairs)!


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