What better way to take advantage of Los Angeles’ balmy nights than to enjoy movie screenings under the stars at cemeteries, amphitheaters, museums or other outdoor civic venues.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Watch films flicker over mausoleum walls every Saturday night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Guests can bring blankets, picnic dinners, beer and wine, but no tall chairs.
“Point Break” and evening fireworks are on the schedule for Wed., July 3 in a special Independence Day screening.
Cinespia posts a movie schedule online at the end of every month. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; movies begin at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12. Go to cinespia.org or call 323-221-3343.
City of Beverly Hills
Sunday movie nights return to the Beverly Canon Gardens, 241 N. Canon Dr. Films are shown on a giant, inflatable screen beginning at 8 p.m. every other Sunday. See “Moulin Rouge!” on July 14 and “Wreck-it Ralph” on July 28. For more information call 310-285-6830 or go to beverlyhills.org and click on the Sunday Movie Night link.
Exposition Park at 700 Exposition Park Dr. hosts movies by Street Food Cinema on Saturday nights. The event features movies, food trucks and live music beginning at 5:30 p.m. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. and the movie screens at 8:30 p.m. “Jaws” is on July 6 and a double feature, “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” are on July 13. Tickets are $10. For more information call 323-254-5068 or go to streetfoodcinema.com.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Oscars Outdoors” summer movie series takes place at its amphitheatre, Academy Hollywood, 1341 Vine St., on Friday and Saturday nights. Gate opens at 6:30 p.m., movies at sunset. Food trucks will be on-site.
Movies this month include “King Kong” on Sat., July 13, “Big” on Sat., July 20, and “Blazing Saddles” on Fri., July 26. Tickets are $5; $3 for students. For more information call 310-247-3000 or go to www.oscars.org.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum’s outdoor summer tradition “B Movies and Bad Science” series starts up on Sat., July 13 at 900 Exposition Blvd. Doors open at 3 p.m. and movies end by 11 p.m. Movies are free with admission. For more information call 323-763-3466 or go to www.nhm.org.
Park La Brea
The outdoor movie showings at Park La Brea continue in July at Alandele Circle.
Bring blankets and picnic baskets; there will also be barbecued food for sale. Music starts at 6 p.m.; film begins at 8 p.m. For more information call 323-549-5400 and press 5 for the activities center.
By Rachel Olivier