Grab your tickets while they’re still available. Cinespia just announced the final movies it’ll screen at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for the season, with screenings extended through October.
To celebrate its 20th summer season, Cinespia is headed out with a literal bang. On Sept. 25, a DJ dance party celebration and fireworks show will accompany a showing of the beloved 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy, Coming to America. It’s a chance to remember where things began for Prince Akeem (Murphy) after the sequel, “Coming 2 America,” released earlier this year. Below the Los Angeles night sky and surrounded by grandiose mausoleums, you’ll laugh along to stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley and John Amos.
Cinespia is also winding down with a brand new venue for the screening of School of Rock. Taking place at the Los Angeles Historic State Park, attendees will gather on its expansive grasslands and be able to gaze out at the glow of the downtown skyline, just moments away from Chinatown.
Each screening features a free photo booth where people can snap memories set to a themed backdrop of that night’s respective movie (some are known to come in costume). A popcorn stand, hot grill and beer and wine bar are also available, in addition to being allowed to bring in your own picnic basket of snacking goodies.
The rest of the lineup stacks September with a number of classics across the decades. The month kicks off with Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights, followed the next night by John Hughes’ seminal ‘80s coming-of-age tale, The Breakfast Club. Later, catch Marilyn Monroe (who is actually buried across town in Westwood) in Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot.
Ringing in spooky season, the October lineup features a host of horror classics.
"These four films are the perfect way to celebrate the beginning of fall and the Halloween holiday," Cinespia Founder John Wyatt said.
From Nightmare on Elm Street to The Shining, Cinespia guests are sure to be in for a scare.
See the full lineup of dates below. All movies will be screened at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., unless otherwise noted. Gates open at 6:15 p.m., with the movie beginning just after sunset at 8 p.m. Ticket prices begin at $20.
Sept. 4- Boogie Nights
Sept. 5- The Breakfast Club
Sept. 11- Some Like It Hot
Sept. 17- School of Rock (Los Angeles Historic State Park)