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Outdoor Movie Screenings in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the city of entertainment, and hosts many free movie nights during summer evenings. If you’re in town taking advantage of Hollywood vacation packages as summer winds down, there are still plenty of places to check out a free outdoor screening of classic movies. Check out the venues below for details on free screenings this week in Hollywood!


Walk-In Movies at Alcove Café

This darling café does more than serve amazing brunch and cocktails. Once a month from May to September, they screen a film on a 12 foot screen draped over the front of their building for guests to enjoy. Cocktail and dinner specials are available during the film. No reservations are needed. It is recommended that you show up during Happy Hour to get the best seating.  There is a screening tonight, August 20 of “Stand By Me” at Big Bar. You can also watch “The Bad Seed” on September 17.  For more information on tonight’s screening, click here.  Great for dates or large groups!

Atwater Village Movie Nights

There’s still time to catch a movie at the Los Feliz Municipal Golf Course this summer! Atwater Village Movie Nights is screening “Galaxy Quest” this Friday, August 24 for free! You can also watch “How to Train A Dragon” on Friday, September 28. The screening will start at sundown around 7:30pm. Bring a blanket, snacks and the whole family out for a great night! For more information on this event, click here.

There are also quite a few screenings in Los Angeles for a small entrance fee of $5 to $10. Previously, we covered the Oscars Outdoors screenings. There is still one last screening on Friday, September 7 of “Julie and Julia” to honor the late Nora Ephron. You can also catch more classic movies at Cinespia in the Hollywood Forever Cemetary, popular ‘80s and ‘90s flicks at EatSeeHear or other popular films at Street Food Cinema, all $10. Be sure to catch a screening before summer is over!

This Weekend in Los Angeles (August 10-12, 2012)

Whether you’re vacationing with the kids or taking a personal trip, Los Angeles has plenty to offer travelers. Read below for information on two great events happening this weekend!

Brew at the Zoo

What better way to spend a summer Friday evening in Los Angeles than with Brew at the Zoo? The second annual event combines beer, live music, pub food, and animals for a great night. If you’re taking advantage of a Hollywood vacation package for Universal Studios, this is a great way to unwind after a long trip at the park or start your vacation weekend in LA!

The 2nd annual Brew at the Zoo will offer 4.5 ounce beer samples, comedians from the Laugh Factory, DJ MORNINGSTAR, live local bands, fish ‘n chips and much more!  Beer samples are from California craft breweries and every guest will receive a collectible sampler glass.

Animal highlights at the LA Zoo include elephants, koalas, and apes. You can also check out the new LAIR exhibit featuring living amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles. Exhibit animals include crocodiles, rattlesnakes, vipers, giant salamander, horned lizards and many other slimy and scaly creatures.

Brew at the Zoo is on August 10 from 6 to 10pm at the Los Angeles Zoo. Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door. Designated drivers can attend for $20. You must be 21 years or older attend this event. To buy tickets, click here.

Children's Festival of the Arts

Children’s Festival of the Arts

If you’re vacationing with the kids, there’s a fun festival happening this weekend in Hollywood specially geared towards children and the arts!  The Hollywood Arts Council will be celebrating Paramount Picture’s 100th birthday with the Children’s Festival of the Arts.

The Hollywood Hotel is an official sponsor of the Children’s Festival of the Arts. The festival will take place at the Paramount Pictures studio on Melrose Avenue in the shaded garden adjacent to their historic gated entrance. There will be live performances of dance from all cultures around the world, special celebrity appearances, family art workshops, face painting, a cake decorating contest and puppet making. The event is free to attend.

Parking will be available at the Bronson Gate. Food and drinks will be available on site for the whole family. The festival will be held from noon to 4:30pm on August 12. Bring the kids out for a day of culture and fun!

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