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Indie Movie Theater
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    Naomi V.
    "Go an hour before gates open."(2 Tips)
    graceface k.
    "Scavenger hunt: find the gravesite lit up with solar powered lights."(2 Tips)
    Brett V.
    "good spot on the lawn and don't forget a picnic!"(6 Tips)
    Rob B.
    "... street/walkway—less crowded, quick in/out for bathroom visits, and easy..."(3 Tips)
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  • Rebecca B.heart icon on user image
    Rebecca BalnisNovember 1, 2018
    Welcome to Hollywood where even our dead have a happening nightlife! Roll out a blanket and get cozy with a few hundred of your closest friends.
  • Zahra N.heart icon on user image
    Zahra NealyAugust 4, 2013
    Great venue! Get there early to get a good spot. Definitely recommend blankets, chairs (low to ground), a tarp and food! Good times all around
  • Brett V.
    Brett ValensteinSeptember 1, 2014
    A fab venue for seeing movies au naturel ! Get there when gates open to ensure a good spot on the lawn and don't forget a picnic!
  • Rob B.
    Rob BlaskoJune 24, 2013
    Best spots are at the back of the lawn, right off the street/walkway—less crowded, quick in/out for bathroom visits, and easy for meeting up with friends.
  • Chris C.heart icon on user image
    Chris CooksonAugust 29, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Try to arrive at least an hour before gates open, once you make your way through the gates head to the right side of the screen in the front. It's the least crowded. Photo booth photos are free online
  • Elisabeth D.heart icon on user image
    Elisabeth DaleJuly 7, 2013
    Definitely pay for reserved parking. No waiting in line and loads of time to get great seats, picnic and visit grave sites before movie. Excellent venue!!
  • Igor L.heart icon on user image
    Igor LopatonokSeptember 16, 2012
    Amazing outdoor movie screening expirience! Must have: tickets, park inside, food and drinks, company and time for take a good spot!
  • Jamie T.heart icon on user image
    Jamie ThomasSeptember 14, 2015
    Picnic at the cemetary while you get to watch a (typically cult) classic movie. The crowds are large, but it still feels intimate. Get there early
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerSeptember 2, 2013
    If you can buy a parking pass, do so. Saves you the wait outside and makes it quicker to get out. Alcohol is allowed and if you being lawn chairs, make sure they're low!
  • Jessica I.
    Jessica IbardolazaJuly 28, 2012
    Gets crowded earlier and earlier. Get tickets early, get to the line early, get ready for a long, potentially fun wait. Oh, and don't forget your sunblock!
  • Paula Z.
    Paula ZJuly 11, 2010
    Get there early, 4:45 is best. Bring bug spray to combat squitos. It gets chilly and damp so bring a jacket and plenty of blankets for snuggling! Low chairs. Wine & yummy nosh are a must.
  • Daneheart icon on user image
    DaneSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The walkway is for walking, not for stopping and standing around to watch the movie, blocking the screen from the people behind you. You will get yelled at!
  • Samantha F.
    Samantha FinkenAugust 1, 2010
    You don't need to line up at 4. Just time it so that you're one of the first cars at the gate when it opens. Extra $5 for parking inside is totally worth it on a very busy night.
  • NoHo Scooters
    NoHo ScootersJanuary 2, 2012
    We have group rides during the summer to the cemetery screenings. They let the motorcycles and scooters in before the cars. Be sure to bring a blanket and some grub.
  • Josh P.
    Josh PJuly 6, 2014
    Make it out for one of the best film series in LA. Each year is more fun for classic movies under the stars. FTW!
  • Rachel Y.
    Rachel YouensSeptember 25, 2013
    The guards will try to cramp your style, but if you can, get to the island and make out under cover of the willows
  • Edgar S.heart icon on user image
    Edgar SarmientoMay 12, 2015
    Get there early, take an uber and take some small chairs/pillows.
  • steve a.
    steve alsoknownas-POctober 12, 2011
    come early for best spots on the lawn...bring alcohol, food, blankets...will get cool
  • John E.
    John EscalanteJuly 6, 2014
    Get there early for cinespa. It was only 5 pm and this was the line already
  • Hayley S.heart icon on user image
    Hayley SJuly 3, 2016
    Seeing movies in the cemetery is the coolest thing in LA. Hands down.
  • DJ AM M.
    DJ AM MoJanuary 6, 2012
    Wonderful saturday night picnic at the most famous cemetery in the world, watching old movies with good friends.
  • Leigh Anne Z.heart icon on user image
    For sure the most fun thing I've ever done in LA.
  • karen i.heart icon on user image
    karen ibarraOctober 11, 2015
    Love the place great vibe. Will be back next summer.
  • Kyle M.heart icon on user image
    Kyle M.February 6, 2017
    Soooo much fun. Picnics and horror movies in a cemetery!
  • Heather A.
    Heather AMay 28, 2013
    Pack a picnic and a blanket - it gets chilly at night. Must be all those dead people making it cold or something.
  • Evan D.
    Evan DuningAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Come prepared with plenty cumfy blankets, drinks food and all your goody ass friends :)
  • Naomi V.heart icon on user image
    Naomi VillaSeptember 14, 2014
    Go an hour before gates open. You can sit on the grass.
  • Ahna W.
    Ahna WannaSeptember 5, 2011
    This is a quintessential LA experience, not to be missed.
  • graceface k.
    graceface killaSeptember 16, 2012
    Scavenger hunt: find the gravesite lit up with solar powered lights.
  • crystal rose
    crystal roseJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    take a motorcycle and you don't have to line up at all :)
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ChangAugust 18, 2010
    The cemetery @ night is pretty sick. not gunna lie though the inflatable screen at exposition park is easier to see
  • Sian T.
    Sian ThomasAugust 8, 2010
    Drinking in a cemetery while watching a flick is a must do!
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BernsteinJuly 31, 2013
    Lots of fun!!!
  • Miss B.
    Miss BridgetMay 27, 2014
    Bring blankets & booze
  • Jami L.
    Jami L.😍😍July 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    buy tickets online! Read more
  • Elle L.
    Elle LiceaAugust 7, 2011
    Favorite summer event for 5 years now :)
  • Lenny G.
    Lenny GalloSeptember 5, 2010
    So much fun; a must do!
  • Briana D.
    Briana DanielleJune 9, 2010
    Grab a big group of friends and line up at 4.
  • April F.
    April FletcherAugust 14, 2011
    Get intoxicated or on something... Just sayin.
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GramtAugust 1, 2010
    DJs keep you entertained before the movie starts...
  • Steve R.
    Steve RudeJuly 21, 2013
    I'm the mayor suckas.
  • Katie D.
    Katie DowlingMay 30, 2011
    Eff you, Tammy Heidi. This place is cuh-razy.
  • Jason O.
    Jason OstachJuly 1, 2010
    Definitely key for a relaxing weekend!
  • Karena C.
    Karena CaminitiMay 29, 2010
    See Johnny Ramone's gravesite at Hollywood Cemetery. Watch a movie in the cemetery. Read more
  • Dennis C.
    Dennis CortezAugust 22, 2010
    Definitely a must do!
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