If you’re in the Los Angeles/SoCal area, I highly recommend going to a Cinespia screening, at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Nestled inside the gates of the Hollywood Forever, you’ll find a sprawling grassy sitting area and massive stone wall (where they project the film). The photo area is amazing and the photos make great memories, plus it helps support and enable the continuation of these wonderful events. Photo opt and photo keepsake = highly recommend. Near the screening wall you’ll find a groovy dj setup and great dj that really creates a fun picnic party atmosphere. There are a some food and drink vendors, and guests are also welcome to bring/pack their own picnic (rules/guidelines listed on their website).
Picnicking is one of my favorite aspects of attending the screenings here, as it encourages groups of friends and families to do a picnic potluck! I suggest arriving early, as the entry line can be quite long and prime blanket spots get scooped up fast!! Pack blankets to sit on, blankets to wrap up in, pillows, and I personally like bringing a tarp to place between the grass and blankets; being a costal state, there can be some ground moisture at night from the humidity in the air. Bring layers as it gets chilly once the sun sets, plus it’s always fun to get cozy while watching your favorite movie. Be sure to bring extra bags to gather all your trash at the end of the evening (think Burning Man style/zero footprint). Hollywood Forever has fireworks at some showings, so be sure to check the website to find those dates! Attending Cinespia screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of my all time favorite things to do in LA. 🖤⚡️