The fall season answer to the summertime picnic movie has arrived once again in Los Angeles. This October, Cinespia, LA’s most rejoiced movie-going experience, has set up a trio of films to match the festivity of the month in the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery and Los Angeles Theatre.
Starting Oct. 7, the Amazon-sponsored, public movie event will screen the 1984 supernatural blockbuster comedy Ghostbusters at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Guests are invited to set up next to the mausoleums with blankets, food and drinks for a one-of-a-kind outdoor, communal movie-going experience. Oct. 21 will mark a return to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery with a screening of the newly restored Night of the Living Dead in 4K, with special tribute to the late, great George A. Romero.
Finally, on Halloween weekend, Oct. 28, Cinespia and the Los Angeles Theatre are joining hands to host a very special screening of Labyrinth, preceded by a costume ball and supplemented with a magic show, live music and five full bars.
Cinespia is the first and longest running outdoor screening series in Los Angeles, hosting between 30 and 50 screenings a year. “There’s a need in LA for people to get together and watch films with each other,” explains Cinespia founder, John Wyatt. “That’s how these films were meant to be seen: on the big screen with a large audience, cheering, screaming, laughing. The picnics, the DJs, the community [vibe] and a great film – these things transform the movie-going experience.”
Tickets for Cinespia screenings are available at cinepsia.org.