Apparently, Cinespia screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery used to be a thing that only locals knew about, but nowadays, it seems you can't read a "Best of LA" list without it appearing somewhere and it's earned quite a following.
Showing up at dusk with a picnic dinner and a blanket, walking past the graves of Hollywood icons and setting down on a grassy field inside the cemetery to watch a film projected on the side of the mausoleum - something hundreds (even thousands, apparently) of people come out to enjoy on warm, summer, Saturday nights. Including us, last weekend.
I've been wanting to attend a screening for a couple years but kept putting it off until finally, a movie that I couldn't miss appeared on the calendar. So we snagged our tickets, packed our picnic, and spent a beautiful evening under the stars watching Audrey Hepburn in one of my all-time favorites, Roman Holiday.
The crowd was wonderfully diverse. We sat with a family and their children to our right, some quiet, beer-drinking, beanie-wearing, teenagers in front of us, a twenty-something birthday party to our left, and two older ladies sharing a bottle of wine behind us. Something about that kind of broad audience is always sort of magic to me.
The movie was perfect, as always, and it was nice to sit with such a respectful crowd who laughed at all the right moments and only had an outburst of cheering when Anne and Joe finally share a kiss. :)
Hope you had a beautiful week!
How are you spending your weekend?