Friday, July 9, 2010

Movies and Food Trucks, Oh My!...

Every summer I plan to head out to the Hollywood Cemetery for a night of picnicing under the stars with a classic film. It's something of a luxury for a young woman who grew up in New York well past the time of drive-ins. Unfortunately for me, though, waiting in a line to sit on cold grass with equally cold sandwiches and snacks never seems so appealing on the day of, and I don't get out there as much as I say I would like. But luckily this summer there is an alternative!

The Outdoor Cinema Food Fest, being held downtown, features new classics in the way of films and hot food from some of the most sought after Food Trucks of Los Angeles. The $8 entrance fee also promises additional entertainment and amenities, so I will definitely be checking it out! Now the only decision is which film I should catch!

The "festival" will be taking place on Saturdays starting this weekend through the end of August, and on "closing night" they are proud to announce a very special screening of the new Disney animated film Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, which will only be screened at the El Capitan for a limited engagement other than it's DVD run. This August 28th festival screening, therefore, is truly one of a kind because it's one of few chances to even see this film on the big screen.

Between now and then, though, most of the movies aren't as family friendly. Some of the titles are Swingers (July 10th), The Hangover (August 7th), The Breakfast Club (August 14th), and The Princess Bride (August 21st). You can view the full schedule (with locations, times, and participating food trucks) over on the official website.

Personally, I'm thinking of checking out either Moulin Rouge (July 31st) or The Breakfast Club, what about you guys??

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