Kick off summer by heading down to Exposition Park on Saturday night, where you can take in a popular movie, dine on the offerings from the city’s favorite food trucks, and listen to some of L.A.’s hottest bands.
The Street Food Cinema summer event series kicks off on May 26 and runs each Saturday night through Labor Day weekend. The first movie shown on the 40 by 22-foot screen will be Napoleon Dynamite, and the opening night festivities include free blankets to the first 100 guests and a Napoleon Dynamite dance-off contest (first prize: season tickets to the entire festival).
Opening night food trucks include After School Special Truck, Don Chow Tacos, Grill ‘Em All, Kogi BBQ, Munchie Machine, and A ROCKinICE — with more to come. The food truck schedule will be different every week, so check the website to see what’s on the menu. Outside food IS allowed in, so your choices are really unlimited.
Tickets are $10 and include include access to food trucks, entertainment, park amenities and the movie. Group rates are also available for 4 people or more. This being LA, of course there VIP options – season passes for $120 and reserved seating in the front for $15. And their own version of the velvet rope: a dedicated entrance for Reserved Seating and Season Pass holders.
This is a dog-friendly event series, but families beware: most of the films on the schedule are not necessarily suitable for younger viewers.
May 26th NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
June 2nd MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST PROTOCOL
June 9th THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN
June 16th THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
June 23rd AVATAR
June 30th TRANSFORMERS
July 7th TWILIGHT
July 14th X-MEN
July 21st AMERICAN PIE
July 28th IRON MAN
Aug 4th BRIDESMAIDS
Aug 11th ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Aug 18th 80’s DOUBLE FEATURE: 16 CANDLES + VALLEY GIRL (hosted by the Valley Girl herself – Deborah Foreman)
Aug 25th WEIRD SCIENCE
Sept 1st TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY (*Season Finale at Bloch Field overlooking LA Port)
Doors open at 5:30pm. Band plays at 7:30pm. Movie begins at 8:30pm.
Donna Schwartz Mills is a Los Angeles blogger. See more of her work at SoCal Mom.