Cinema in a Cemetery: see THE GRADUATE at Hollywood Forever
Join fellow alums at an outdoor screening of The Graduate.
Cinespia announced its July schedule, and The Graduate, directed by Mike Nichols, is offered on Saturday, July 28. There’s a UChicago tie-in, as Nichols got his start in the Compass* Players — the precursor to The Second City.
Gates open at 7:15 p.m.; the film begins at 9:00 p.m. UChicagoLA volunteers will arrive early to secure some "primo real estate" where alumni can sit together to watch the movie; if all goes to plan, you'll see a UChicago flag above the crowd, marking our location. Bring blankets, pillows, or low chairs with a seat that rests on the ground with a low back; tall chairs are NOT allowed. Allowable chair height from ground to seat is 6″ and from seat to top of chair 21". A small tarp underneath your blanket is recommended.
Cinespia’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery outdoor movies offer audiences one of the most magical nightlife entertainment experiences in greater Los Angeles. In addition to showcasing the best of cinema, Cinespia cemetery screenings feature pre- and post-movie DJs, themed photo booths, a picnic at a gorgeous Hollywood landmark (and even occasional visits by stars, directors, and filmmakers). Stay on paved roads when walking through the beautiful and historic cemetery, and please remain respectful. No lit candles, barbecues or open flame. Dogs are not permitted in the cemetery.
One of Los Angeles' most fascinating landmarks, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the final resting place to more of Hollywood’s founders and stars than anywhere else on earth. Founded in 1899, the cemetery was an integral part of the growth of early Hollywood. Paramount Studios was built on the back half of the original Hollywood Cemetery, where the studio is still in operation today. The cemetery of choice for most of the founders of Hollywood’s great studios, as well as writers, directors, and, performers, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Visitors come from all over the world to pay respects to Johnny Ramone, Cecil B. DeMille, Jayne Mansfield, Rudolph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, and hundreds more of Hollywood’s greatest stars.
Parking: On-site parking passes cost $22 and can be purchased here. This will allow you to park on the cemetery grounds and walk directly to the lawn. On-site parking opens at gate time (i.e., 7:15 p.m.). No stopping is permitted on Santa Monica Blvd. per the LAPD, and cars will not be allowed to line-up before gate time. Additional parking is available at the Hollywood Production Center Lot (1149 N. Gower) and the Van Ness Lot (900 N. Van Ness - entrance on Lemon Grove).
Transit: Red Line to Santa Monica/Vermont stop, 4 West LA bus - Sepulveda Blvd to the Santa Monica/Bronson stop, or 704 Rapid bus.
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