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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Cemetery, Funeral Home, and Historic Site
Los Angeles
  • Joseph K.
    "#Cinespia movie nights!"(11 Tips)
    Julie H.
    "Check out Rudolph Valentino's and the Doug's ( Fairbanks') graves."(3 Tips)
    Los Angeles
    "fans still gather every August to pay homage to Rudolph Valentino."(2 Tips)
    "Don’t miss Dia De Los Muertos celebrations"(2 Tips)
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  • Staff Picks
    Bring folding chairs and blankets to kick summer off with film and fun in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Get your tickets in advance and arrive early for the variety of film showcases all summer. $16 Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Silent Hollywood
    Silent HollywoodMarch 15, 2012
    This lovely 57-acre cemetery features elegant monuments that whitewash sordid lives. During the summer Cinespea screens classic films on the lawn while Valentino, Davies and Fairbanks sleep nearby.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • David C.
    David CaffreySeptember 14, 2011
    This one may seem like an odd one, but once you go there you will understand. Basically it is a beautiful cemetery with its lake and tall palm trees, Also in Summer they show films within the grounds.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Jason 6.
    Jason 64128June 12, 2012
    A kitschy Hollywood cemetery. Cinespia's outdoor summer movie screenings and bands at the Masonic Lodge are a unique experience. Bring a picnic & wine for the movies and buy tickets well in advance!
  • Gabriel S.
    Gabriel ShoreNovember 15, 2012
    Day of the Dead is a remarkable festival that's worth the price. Being a good camera and a big memory card and stay until it gets dark to say a lot of the monuments come alive!
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Tara R.
    Tara R.August 20, 2013
    This place is HUGE. We didn't have a map and figured we'd wonder and happen on the graves/sites we wanted to see. We wandered for awhile. Plan/map ahead. Enjoyed spending time there. Beautiful.
  • Heathyr W.
    Heathyr WolfeJuly 29, 2013
    My sanity spot. Beautifully taken care of you can visit peacocks, rabbits, swans, geese and sit and have a nice picnic by the lake.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    At this Hollywood landmark, fans still gather every August to pay homage to Rudolph Valentino. Cecil B. DeMille and Douglas Fairbanks also rest here. Catch outdoor movies during the summer (for a fee)
  • krisha m.
    krisha mendozaJuly 1, 2013
    make sure to see hattie mcdaniel's cenotaph near the lake. her dying wish was to be buried here but segregation laws at the time did not allow it. in 1999, this centotaph was erected in her honor.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Justin M.
    Justin McCammonMarch 25, 2015
    They show movies here (Cinespia) in the summer along with concerts. One of the most unique venues around for either.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GilstrapApril 7, 2013
    This is one of the neatest places to see Holywood stars and where they have laid to rest. You will never see such shrines to loved ones.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • drinkwel w.
    Get there a couple hours early to snag a good spot and nearby free street parking. Don't forget the booze and blankets.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • The Mechanical Heart
    The Mechanical HeartApril 15, 2013
    Too crowded with bodies?? What's NEXT? Go up to @TheatreAsylum & catch #Hashtag, a new comedy premiering June 2013 #HFF13. We explore the other kind of LA #gridlock: the struggle to remain #engaged. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
    NOWNESSApril 25, 2011
    A favorite of Rodarte sibling duo Laura & Kate Mulleavy. Head here during the summer when movies like Badlands and Bride of Frankenstein are projected amongst the graves of film legends. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 6, 2010
    It’s a cemetery and final resting place for some of LA’s most famous residents. Spend your Saturday evening watching a movie under the stars surrounded by the stars. – Samantha Brown Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 13, 2014
    #Cinespia movie nights! #The Day of The Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) Celebration event! #The Guided Tours! (Lots of Famous People Rest Here)
    Upvoted Sep 13
    Daytrippen.comSeptember 15, 2012
    Only in Hollywood can a cemetery be a tourist attraction. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, which used to be known as Hollywood Memorial Park, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Christina D.
    #TheyreHere... my grandbaby, my granddaughter, CatP & Haven. My #HorrorHomies for #MovieNight at the #HollywoodForeverCemetary watching, #Cinespia.Watch the video here:
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Christina D.
    Who's watching the original #Poltergeist at the #HollywoodForeverCemetary???#Cinespia #MovieNight #TobeHooper #StevenSpielberg #BurialGround #TheFreelingFamily #CarolAnne #ThisHouseIsClean#deharo70
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Keith
    KeithMay 30, 2010
    Get here by 5 to get a good spot in line and there will still be parking available across the street. Bring food, drink and friends and have a picnic. If you need to pee, they will let you in to do it
  • Christina D.
    #TheyreHere... my grandbaby and my granddaughter.#Cinespia #Poltergeist #ThisHouseIsClean #HollywoodForeverCemetary #MovieNight #TobeHooper #StevenSpielberg #BurialGround #TheFreelingFamily
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Tammie H.
    Tammie HawkinsDecember 29, 2015
    During her Event Planning daily routine, Tammie Hawkins can sometimes sound like she is speaking a foreign language. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Jessica N.
    Jessica NelsonMarch 28, 2013
    So glad we went. A very peaceful afternoon.... It was nice to see so many beautiful tributes from families and friends.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesOctober 21, 2013
    This quintessential Dia de los Muertos event takes place in the historic final resting place of Hollywood luminaries on Nov. 2.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Michael W.
    Michael WaldrenOctober 24, 2013
    BYOB, pay for parking in advance or 801 Gower. Bring chairs, it's muddy.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Ben H.
    Ben HarperOctober 17, 2012
    Along with his band members of Fistful of Mercy, Harper performed at the famous Hollywood Forever Cemetery in November 2010. Order Harper’s new album By My Side here: Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Greta A.
    Greta AndersonMay 24, 2011
    Movies & Picnic under the stars!! Fun venue when you can get in! Get's Crowded....get there early!! Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Reena G.
    Reena GauchanNovember 3, 2013
    Must go to Day of The Dead festival once a year, this year was on November 2nd 2013:))
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Ann M.
    Ann MJuly 1, 2012
    Really awesome. Find it odd, that East Coast Johnny and Dee Dee are resting here and not in NJ or NY
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Mary G.
    Mary GonzalesMay 31, 2010
    Classic movies with not a bad seat in the house. Sound system is fantastic, now if the idiots would just put the phones away during the movie!
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • 987LA
    987LAJune 24, 2010
    Cinespia's outdoor movie screenings are here all summer, & Masonic Lodge on the grounds is a spooky evocative place to see bands. Don’t miss Dia De Los Muertos celebrations here. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 29
  • Celestia A.
    Celestia AlvaradoJune 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Either have someone wait in line at 5, or fork up the money to park inside. Either way, be sure to bring lots of food and wine.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Jason R.
    Jason RickettJanuary 7, 2012
    Don't bother with the $5 map of the famous people buried there. Worthless and confusing. Too many people wandering around with maps asking if they know where anyone on the map is.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • E S.
    E SmutkoMay 23, 2011
    Get there early to setup, and make sure you buy the tickets pre-sale or you will get turned away! Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Mallory
    MalloryFebruary 5, 2013
    movie night under the stars with the stars. classy vintage hollywood style
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Erica M.
    Erica MackMay 12, 2013
    Best palm trees in LA. Also, there are head shots engraved on tombstones.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • F.J. L.
    F.J. LennonSeptember 3, 2012
    Kane Pryce attends a funeral here at the end of the novel Devil's Gate. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WalkerOctober 28, 2012
    Get stoned by one of the many awesome gravesites.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Mitch D.
    Mitch DevineDecember 14, 2011
    Buy a map at the flower and gift shop ($5).
    Upvoted Sep 13
    KIIS FMJune 25, 2010
    Don’t miss Dia De Los Muertos celebrations here, when the city turns out to celebrate their ancestors with elaborate displays. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Preston B.
    Preston BoebelNovember 11, 2011
    Ride a bike or motorcycle there and automatically go to the front of the line.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Steve W.
    Steve WatkinsApril 22, 2010
    On summer Saturday nights, Cinespia screens some of the finest films ever made. Check the URL for more info. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan MayhemJanuary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out a movie against the mausoleum every Sat in the summer. Classic movies and great vibe.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Mindy
    MindyJune 5, 2011
    Don't bother paying to park in the cemetery. They let all the people in line in before they allow you to park
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Ann M.
    Ann MSeptember 22, 2012
    Get a map, or ask the employees for help!
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • F.J. L.
    F.J. LennonFebruary 21, 2011
    Haunted locale in the Soul Trapper novel series. Hangout of the novel's protagonist, Kane Pryce.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • schumanfu
    schumanfuMay 31, 2010
    The website says suggested donation but it is a lie. They hustle you at the door and won't let you in unless you pay $10.00
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Julie H.
    Julie HammackNovember 18, 2011
    Check out Rudolph Valentino's and the Doug's ( Fairbanks') graves.
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Sandra A.
    Sandra AdamsSeptember 28, 2013
    Where the rich and famous are dying to meet you. ;)
    Upvoted Sep 13
  • Joseph K.
    Joseph KAugust 13, 2014
    Upvoted Sep 13
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