A Glendale parking lot is turning into a cinema.
Parking lots are no longer just spaces filled with vacant vehicles next to major venues (even if that might be a shopping mall), now they are the venues. With the pandemic crippling major businesses around the country, cars have become the go-to mobile social-distancing solution. Not only have drive-in theaters made a major comeback, but in the scramble to survive (and navigate the uncertainty of ever-changing rules), parking lots have become more than just a place for cars. From the Rose Bowl Drive-In concerts to the Glendale Galleria’s parking garage dining solution, they have become a new stage for an exciting range of events. And the Electric Dusk Drive-In And Secret Movie Club’s Parking Lot Cinema is another one to look forward to.
Electric Dusk Drive In & Secret Movie Club are partnering to bring you a Parking Lot Cinema series, starting this Friday, August 7. Every week, they’ll be taking over parking lots around L.A. to screen great movies on a giant inflatable screen. The local pop-up street cinema, Electric Dusk, will be turning the Sears parking lot in Glendale into a cinema space and the films will be curated by the 35mm film fanatics at Secret Movie Club.
The series kicks off with a “John Hughs to the Rescue” weekend, showing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club on Friday. On Saturday, National Lampoon’s Vacation and Weird Science will be showing. Of course, you’ll need a car with FM radio to attend with gates opening at 6:45 pm so if you get there early you could snag a front-row seat. A pre-show will begin at 8 pm with the first movie will start promptly at 8:15 pm. While there will be portable restrooms, you’ll need to wear a mask whenever you leave your vehicle.
Ticket prices range from $23-$100. Early Bird Single Feature tickets will cost $23 ($15 per car + $8 first person’s ticket), Double Feature Main Ticket will cost $37 ($25 per car+ $12 first person’s ticket), and VIP tickets will cost $100 which covers up to 4 people and includes 4 sodas/waters/iced teas, 2 popcorns packets, & 2 regular sized candies.
This will all take place at the Sears parking lot, across the street from 211 West California Avenue, Glendale, California 91203. The entrance to the parking lot is on West California Avenue between North Central Avenue and North Orange Street.
For more information and tickets visit www.secretmovieclub.com or www.electricduskdrivein.com.
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