Anyone up for some free outdoor film screenings this summer in Silver Lake?
Back now for its fifth year, The Silver Lake Picture Show is a free, summer-long community series that screens popular films in a picnic-like setting at Sunset Triangle Plaza.
As in years past feature presentations are prefaced with performances by live bands and additional screenings of short films produced by local filmmakers.
For 2016 the first screening is scheduled for June 23 with a showing of Raiders of the Lost Ark and the series will conclude on Sept. 15 with Labyrinth.
No RVSP is required but seating is highly limited, however, so early arrival is encouraged to claim a spot.
Last summer, for example the event drew an average of 500-700 per screening.*
Complete lineup of dates and movies for 2016 listed after the jump.
June 23 – Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
July 7 – Idiocracy (Mike Judge, 2006)
July 21 – Romeo + Juliet (Baz Luhrmann, 1996)
August 4 – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Mel Stuart, 1971)
August 11 _ Snowpiercer ( Boon Joon-ho, 2013) Presented by the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles. There will be a band, short film and Korean food trucks at this special event.
August 18 – Shaolin Soccer (Stephen Chow, 2004)
Sept 1 – Super Troopers (Jay Chandrasekhar, 2001)
Sept 15 – Labyrinth (Jim Henson, 1986)
Silver Lake Picture Show events start around 7 p.m. and are scheduled to end by 11 p.m.
Fold out chairs and picnic baskets are very much welcome (no food or beverages will be sold on site and no alcohol is allowed).
For other questions makes sure to visit the event’s FAQ page.
To get additional information visit silverlakepictureshow.com.
* This article has been updated since publication with a corrected estimate of average attendance.