One of the many things that I love about summer is all of the movie screening series that take place throughout Los Angeles. My first visit to Rooftop Cinema Club was to their Hollywood location several years ago. Unfortunately, that location has closed but now they have different locations at Row DTLA, a different DTLA location, and one in El Segundo.

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Rooftop Cinema Club Los Angeles

I am so happy that Rooftop Cinema Club not only has more locations in LA now but more and more cities are getting them like San Diego. I love that each one has its own unique look. The screens at Rooftop Cinema are such high quality that even during early screenings you won’t have a hard time seeing the movie.


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Headphones will be given to you when you check in. The headphones make the experience even better as you don’t have to deal with other noises while you’re enjoying the movie.

Tickets range from $19.50 – $26.00 depending on which one you choose.

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Everyone who buys a ticket will get a seat, but the location of the seats is first to come first serve. If you want to sit in a specific spot, or if you come with a big group and want to make sure you all can sit together plan on arriving early. 30-45 minutes early is perfect. They have a bar and snacks so if you come early you can hang out while you wait for the movie to start.

Most of the summer movie screenings in LA involve you sitting on the grass or on the beach. The rooftop with seats is a nice change of pace. With the blankets and the chair, I was very comfy. when I went to the Hollywood location back in 2017 they provided us with blankets but when I recently went to the El Segundo location you needed to bring your own. It does get cold at all the locations so come prepared.

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As far as I’m concerned the Rooftop Cinema Los Angeles is a must-do for movie fans like myself at least once. I am going to share some tips for visiting each of the three locations.

Rooftop Cinema El Segundo

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You can park for free in the structure below the cinema. This location is also dog friendly. Evening screenings are 18+. Matinee screenings are family-friendly and normally start before 5 pm.

Rooftop Cinema Row DTLA

You can park in the structure. The first two hours are free and then it is $5 for the third hour. Take the elevator to the 5th floor for the cinema. You might be able to get a free dessert from Row with your ticket. I would ask the staff for more information on that as the person who said that on Yelp did not provide specifics.

Rooftop Cinema at Level

Parking is trickiest at this location as your choices are looking for street parking or paying $17 for valet. This is on the fourth level of a hotel so it might not be quite as high up as you would expect. The restrooms are part of the hotel. Some guests have noted on Yelp that even if you have the unlimited popcorn ticket, the popcorn might close halfway through the movie. I also read on Yelp that if you leave them a good review they’ll give you free candy, but I would ask the staff about that.

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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