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The Rooftop Cinema Club Is Taking Over An Airport Runway With A 52-Foot Outdoor Screen

By Ashlyn Davis November 18, 2020

Rooftop Cinema Club

The Rooftop Cinema Club’s drive-in movie season is landing in L.A. this month!

The outdoor cinema mavens are returning to Los Angeles, they’re taking over the tarmac at the Santa Monica Airport as a drive-in theatre with a 52-Foot outdoor screen. Their exciting alfresco cinema season will begin on November 27, with a selection of movies that are either set or filmed in the city as part of their “We Love L.A.” series. Grease (which is already sold out) and Friday are showing on the first day, then there’ll be cult classics like Clueless, Pulp Fiction and La La Land to see out the month and get you ready for the holiday lift off.

From December 2, the film schedule switches gear and goes into a more festive mode. There’ll be feel-good favorites like Elf, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Home Alone, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation which along with 90s nostalgia in the form of romantic comedies like 10 Things I Hate About You. Obviously, no drive-in would be complete with a few 80s staples thrown in, so Goonies and Back To The Future will be showing too.  For a plot twist—besides the fact that the Rooftop Cinema Club will not be taking place on any rooftops—there’ll be some horrors thrown into the mix just to keep things fresh. Guests are encouraged to deck out vehicles with tinsel, lights and anything else that twinkles or sparkles.

You’re welcome to bring your own food to enjoy under the stars, but there’ll also be concessions available from local businesses for contactless pickup, including The Cloverfield. Tickets cost between $30 and $45, depending on the time you go and the number of people in each car. On Wednesdays, there’ll be $5-$10 community screenings with 100% of the proceeds going to a Los Angeles regional food bank.

Masks will be required whenever you leave the vehicle and social distancing measures will be in place. While you will be able to sit on the outside at the back of a pickup truck, only seating within a vehicle will be permitted.

Location: 3233 Donald Douglas Loop S, Santa Monica Interim Open Space Santa Monica, CA 90405

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