LOS FELIZ—On the heels of the popular EatSeeHear series, Barnsdall Park will be continuing the Los Angeles summer outdoor movie season with their Outdoor Movie Nights, taking place on Saturdays through the end of October.
The movie nights are an annual fundraiser to support the park’s programs, renovations and exhibitions. The screenings take place on the lawn of the Hollycock House, built by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, at the top of Olive Hill. This year, the “American Pop” themed selection of movies was curated by The Black List, a website that connects screenwriters with film industry professionals, and Trailers from Hell, an online archive/showcase of movie trailers with “amusing commentary by world-renowned contemporary filmmakers,” according to their website.
The films selected for the series are a mix of contemporary favorites and classics, such as “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Shaun of the Dead” and “Dear White People.” The movies will be introduced by surprise guests; two guests who have been revealed are director John Landis for the September 26 screening of “Coming to America” and screenwriter Jessica Bendiger for the October 3 screening of “Bring it On.” For a complete list of movies and dates, visit the Barnsdall Park website.
DJ youNGNoon will be providing musical entertainment before each film from 5:30 p.m. until dusk. The movies will begin at 7:30 p.m. In addition, there will be food trucks at the events and wine tasting from Dark Horse Wines. Tickets are $15 for the movie only, and $25 for the movie and four pours of wine. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, but no outside alcohol is allowed, and you must be 21 or over to attend. Parking is free at the park and at Kaiser Permanente Hospital at 1549 Edgemont Street.