Los Angeles has added another outdoor movie screening venue. The Melrose Rooftop Cinema is located in the same spot as the E.P & L.P restaurant off of Melrose in West Hollywood. Your ticket includes a bean bag type chair that comes with a blanket and a headset so that you can hear the movie well. I was able to find free street parking on La Cienega Blvd. If you are unable to find street parking it costs $15 to park in the garage next to the venue. Please note that it is cash only.

Interested in other Outdoor Movie Screenings in LA? You can listen to our podcast episode on the topic & check out this blog post. You can listen to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, or Podbean.

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The general admission tickets are $32.40 with the service fee. They also offer a dinner & movie package for $56.05.  Ticket prices are per person.
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I won two tickets to see The Lost Boys at the Melrose Rooftop Cinema through an app called Surkus. Unfortunately, for the time being, Surkus has closed due to COVID. I always recommend following Melrose Rooftop Cinema on social media because they have their own giveaways from time to time.

Would I recommend this venue? Yes, but only for a movie that you really love since it is pricey. I stopped by the grocery store before I went so that I could have some snacks and water. There’s no need to bring water though because they offer complimentary water. They don’t search your bag so bringing my own snacks wasn’t a problem. I was smart enough to wait until it got dark to pull out my own snacks since their website said they didn’t allow outside food & beverages.

Even if you don’t buy the dinner & movie tickets you can still purchase snacks, food & drinks at the bar. My friend got a chicken sandwich and fries which were very tasty.

The viewing experience was very comfortable and I had a really fun time. If you enjoy outdoor movie screenings this venue is definitely worth checking out at least once.

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Interested in other outdoor movie screening series in LA? You can read about my experience with Street Food Cinema and the Rooftop Cinema Club.

About The Author

Michelle Ares is the founder and creative director of LA Dreaming. I have a passion for Southern California and love sharing my adventures and experiences with you. I love to travel, find new places to check out, and watch movies. You can follow me on Instagram @la.dreaming

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