Cinespia is back for its 17th summer season, and they’re kicking things off with a classic fantasy film.
Every summer, Angelenos pack a picnic basket and head to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for screenings of films modern, cult, and classic. Cinespia has announced its first four films, sponsored by Amazon Studios.
Saturday, May 12: The NeverEnding Story (1984)
This ’80s classic is about a shy little boy named Bastian who unlocks an epic fantasy world after swiping a mysterious novel from a bookshop. Of course, you probably knew that, and you probably know all the words to Limahl song, too.
Saturday, May 19: Drive (2011)
Ryan Gosling plays a Los Angeles stunt driver with a sweet scorpion jacket who gets caught up in a violent caper while trying to protect his neighbor and her son.
Saturday, May 26: Almost Famous (2000)
Set in the 1970s, an aspiring teenage music journalist played by Patrick Fugit tags along with an upcoming rock band and groupie Penny Lane (Kate Husdon) for Rolling Stone.
Sunday, May 27: Casablanca (1942)
This classic, WWII-era romance stars Humphrey Bogart as an American expat and club owner in Morocco who reunites with his ex Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) when she and her fugitive husband arrive at his bar.
Doors for all four films are at 6:45 p.m., with the film to start at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $16, and can be purchased online here. And don’t forget to swing by the photo booth, or you’ll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life!