As one of the most beloved of all summer activities for Angelenos, Cinespia lures moviegoers, picnic baskets in hand, to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for screenings of films classic, cult, and modern.
Sponsored by Amazon Studios, Cinespia has returned for its 17th summer season, with five great classics scheduled for June. Check out the complete schedule below.
Saturday, June 2: Spirited Away (2001)
In this animated feature, a ten-year-old girl and her parents stop at what appears to be an abandoned theme park. After her parents are transformed into pigs, young Chihiro must learn to deal with this mysterious world ruled by gods, spirits, and witches so she can save her family. Spirited Away is Japan’s highest-grossing movie of all time.
Saturday, June 9: To Wong Foo (1995)
In honor of Pride Weekend, see Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguizamo as NYC drag queens on a road trip whose car breaks down in a small midwestern town. The glamorous escapades also include RuPaul, Robin Williams, and Lady Bunny.
Saturday, June 16: Alien (1979)
Ridley Scott’s masterpiece of suspense stars Sigourney Weaver, who kicks some serious extraterrestrial ass when confronted with hostile alien life forms.
Saturday, June 23: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
In his first cinematic adventure, intrepid archaeologist Indiana Jones deals with peril at every turn and fights off Nazis while on a quest for the Ark of the Covenant.
Saturday, June 30: Vertigo (1958)
A beautiful icy blonde (Kim Novak), a detective laden with issues both vertiginous and psychosexual (portrayed by Jimmy Stewart), and 1950s San Francisco converge in this noir-ish thriller widely regarded as the masterwork of the Master of Suspense.
Doors for all five films open at 6:45 p.m., with each film beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $16, and can be purchased online here.