Summer has officially begun and outdoor movie screenings in LA are in full swing. When I was making my summer bucket list a couple of weeks ago outdoor movies were at the top of the list. Street Food Cinema Los Angeles has screenings in several different neighborhoods throughout the city that take place almost every weekend now through August. Most of the screenings are kid and dog friendly which makes Street Food Cinema one of the best outdoor movie screening series in Los Angeles. In addition to the Summer screening series Street Food Cinema has also been hosting Yuletide Cinema in December to show holiday movies.

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What Is Street Food Cinema?

Street Food Cinema is an outdoor movie screening series that shows popular movies at different locations throughout LA County. Movies typically start at dusk but it is worth coming early to listen to live music and enjoy the different food trucks. If eating from food trucks isn’t in the budget or of interest to you they do allow you to bring your own food and alcohol in. Some of the screenings may include an introduction from a cast or crew member from the movie. This is normally advertised before the screening.

What to Know Before You Go

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Be sure to arrive early so that you can get a good seat and hopefully experience shorter lines. These screenings are popular and lines can get very long. If you are attending a screening with a special guest you don’t want to be in line and miss them introducing the movie.

Once the sun goes down it will get cold and the grass will start to get damp. It is highly recommended to bring chairs so that you are not sitting on the ground for the entire movie. If you bring a chair make sure that it isn’t too tall. One of my friends brought a camping-style chair and a staff member told him he couldn’t use it because it was too tall and would block someone’s view. Chairs cannot be more than six inches off the ground.

However, the Tommy Bahama chair I got from Costco ended up being a perfect size. If you want a chair like mine you can find one on Amazon here. The chair is pretty awesome. It has straps so you can wear it like a backpack and it comes with a little cooler, a small neck rest, and a cup holder. If you do not come with a chair and would like one they do rent them for roughly $10.

The food trucks can vary from screening to screening but Street Food Cinema typically shares ahead of time which trucks are attending each screening so you can check out their menus ahead of time. I would recommend having some cash on you in case some of the trucks only accept cash.

Street Food Cinema Tickets

Tickets directly through Street Food Cinema are $22 for general admission and $27 for the reserved section. Children under 5 are free. Children’s tickets are not sold for rated R movies. If you would like to go to multiple movies they do offer a season pass for $199.

The reserved section has seats closer to the screen but I have never had any issues with general admission. I recommend arriving early so you can get a good spot. All screenings are rain or shine. Parking is not included with your ticket. At locations like the Autry Museum, you will not need to pay for parking but unless you can find street parking for the other locations be prepared to pay for parking.

Below we will have discounted tickets through Fever.

2024 Street Food Cinema Schedule

May 11 – 8 p.m | Freaky Friday at The Autry Museum. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
May 18 – 8 p.m | Up at the LA Arboretum. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
May 18 – 8 p.m | Pulp Fiction at The Autry Museum. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
May 25 – 8 p.m | Crazy Rich Asians at the Autry Museum. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
June 1 – 8:30p.m | The Crow at LA State Historic Park. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
June 8 – 8 p.m | The Little Mermaid at Hansen Dam Aquatic Center. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
 June 15 – 8.30 p.m | Avatar: The Last Air Bender at The Autry Museum. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
June 22 – 8:30 p.m | 500 Days Of Summer at The Autry Museum. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
June 29 – 8:30 p.m | Mary Poppins at Griffith Park Carousel. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
June 29 – 8:30 p.m | The Goonies at Will Rogers State Historic Park. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
July 6 – 8:30 p.m | National Treasure at The Autry Museum. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
July 6 – 8:30 p.m | The Devil Wears Prada at Grand Hope Park. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
July 13 – 8:30 p.m | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle at The Autry Museum. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
July 13 – 8:30 p.m | The Princess Diaries at Will Rogers State Historic Park. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
July 20 – 8:30 p.m | Jurassic Park at LA State Historic Park. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
July 20 – 8:30 p.m | Summer Of Soul at The Autry Museum. 
July 27 – 8 p.m | Back To The Future III at The Autry Museum. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
August 3 – 8 p.m | Mad Max: Fury Road at Will Rogers State Historic Park. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
August 5 – 8 p.m | The Incredibles at Pearson Park Amphitheater. You can purchase tickets starting at $16 through Fever.
August 10 – 8:30 p.m | Clueless at Grand Hope Park. 
September 21 – 8:30 p.m | Selena at Grand Hope Park. 

 

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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