[Have you seen "Afternoon Delight?" It opens this weekend! See it with someone you love.]
I don’t know why it’s taken such a long time, but outdoor screenings FINALLY became a real thing this summer in Los Angeles. And this weekend you can celebrate the beginning of the end of our first full fledged al fresco movie season with two really special screenings.
The LA River Corp will hold a “Bike-In Movie” showing of “Rushmore” on Saturday the 31st. What is a “bike-in movie” you ask, and where the hell on the LA River can you watch a movie? Well, you ride your bike to Marsh Street Nature Park (kinda near where the 2 meets the 5), grab a patch of grass and then they’ll “project an awesome movie on a building on a property with a river view. There will be food, drinks and overall merriment.” So far more than 700 people have signed up but they’re still taking rezzies. I don’t really know what to expect, but I’m excited for an LA River Adventure!
If you like things a little more thematic, what about Dodger Stadium’s screening of “The Sandlot” after they destroy the Padres on Sunday the 1st. Everyone who attends the game will be welcome to stay afterwards for the movie – and tickets for the game start at only $11. If you ‘re in either of the outfield pavilions, you’ll be able to sit on the field during the movie! I’m a little confounded by this one, too – the game starts at 1:10, which means the movie will start before 5 (if the game doesn’t go into extra innings.) and I’m not sure how a movie’s going to look on the DiamondVision screen in broad daylight. But I’m not questioning anything the Dodgers do this season.