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Cinespia 2016 Returns to The Hollywood Forever Cemetery on May 14

April 5, 2016 by Brian Champlin

Ready for another season of outdoor movie screenings at one of L.A.’s most iconic venues?

On May 14 Cinespia returns for a landmark 15th season of bringing classic films to the famed Fairbanks Lawn at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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Some 4,000 moviegoers are expected to attend per night, with guests invited to bring their own blankets, food, and drinks (including alcoholic beverages) to help make each evening one to remember.

Dates through July 2 have now been announced, starting with a showing of Fast Times at Ridgemont High on May 14.

More dates are TBD, with roughly 25 screenings total planned through the end of the summer.

[RELATED: Check out other L.A. outdoor movie options for 2016 including Eat See Hear, Street Food Cinema, and Rooftop Film Club]

Cinespia Press Photo by Kelly Lee Barrett

Photo Credit: Kelly Lee Barrett © Cinespia.org

Tickets are on sale starting today for $15, and you’d be advised to scoop them up quick as possible, as all events sold out last year.

On-site parking is extra, so carpooling or usage of public transit is humbly advised.

Oh, and if you’ve never been to one of the Cinespia events, here’s a little promo they produced in 2014 that will offer a little flavor of the experience:

(full schedule of screenings listed after the jump)

via Cinespia / Vimeo

Cinespia 2016 Schedule

For all May events doors open at 6:45 p.m., screenings start at 8:30 p.m.

May 14 | Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

May 21 | The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

May 28 | Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

May 29 | E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982)

For all June / July  events doors open at 7:15pm, screenings start at 9 p.m.

June 4 | Mean Girls (2004)

June 11 | To Catch a Thief (1955)

June 18 | Goodfellas (1990)

June 25 | Raising Arizona (1987)

July 2 | Purple Rain (1984)


The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038. On-site parking passes at the cemetery are available for purchase online with ticket sales. Parking is also provided at the Paramount Studios 801 N Gower Street parking lot.

For more information visit cinespia.org.

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