Hollywood Forever Cemetary, Los Angeles
Oh my gosh! This is such great fun and only during the summer. The Forever Hollywood Cemetery on Santa Monica Boulevard hosts a movie on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Gates open at 7:30 pm with movie starting at 9pm. Get there early, seating is first come, first serve. Oh and bring your picnic blanket and/or low lawn chairs, too! And, bring your picnic basket, wine or beer, too! Entry is $10 per person and if you opt to park in the cemetery it's $5.
By the way, this is a beautiful cemetery and you might want to check it out even if you don't want to come for movie night.
6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038.
Once a rundown cemetery, this park has been restored to life, and the myriad of Hollywood history that is resting here has been re-introduced to their fans! Douglas Fairbanks, Janet Gaynor, Rudolph Valentino, Tyrone Power, Myriam Hopkins, and lots more!
Unlike other cemeteries where celebrity grave hunters are escorted away, this park will actually give you a map!
I can't recommend this park enough to anyone looking to explore old Hollywood!
Should you find yourself in Los Angeles on a Summer Saturday evening, you may want to consider attending a film screening at the Hollywood Froever Cemetery. The crowds for the weekl event have grown to around 2000 people, but everyone is really friendly. Bring a picnic, pillows, candles ... be sure to bring plenty of blankets, sit on a rolling lawn ... and enjoy classic and cult hits as they're screened against the wall of a large mausoleum. Admission is $10 - procedes go to property upkeep.
Even if you don't catch a film, Hollywood Forever is a wonderful, peaceful place to take a stroll. Maybe an afternoon in a cemetery seems strange but it's truly one of my favorite things to do. The paths provide a great walking track, I always feel safe, if I remember bread crumbs I'm greeted by grateful ducks and geese, and I get to tip my hat to some of the people who made Hollywood great: Cecil B deMille, Hattie McDaniel, Tyrone Power, Jayne Mansfiled ... even Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone call Hollywood Forever home.
The idea of watching movies at a cemetary was creepy but intriguing. Only in LA! Hollywood Forever Cemetary is the final resting spot for Hollywood legends like Cecil B. DeMille and Jayne Mansfield. Movie screenings are shown over the weekends and on death anniversaries of some of the famous inhabitants of the park. Bring a picnic basket, wine, food and relax under the hollywood stars amongst Los Angelenos...everyone is friendly and cordial...what unites the crowd is the love of movies. Black and white, classics, film noir...indies...make sure to call before you. Entrance is $10 per person and park opens at 7pm. Truly a unique experience.
More info: http://www.seeing-stars.com/Buried2/HollywoodMemorial.shtml