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Outdoor Movies With A Delicious Twist

Jennifer Kuan |
September 18, 2013 | 4:21 p.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Outdoor movies draw in large crowds (Creative Commons)
Outdoor movies draw in large crowds (Creative Commons)

The end of summer often signals the end of outdoor movies, but Los Angeles' Street Food Cinema will continue to run until mid-October. The L.A.-based TIL Lifestyle Marketing and Events produces this event, which combines the outdoor movie experience with live music and an array of food trucks.

This low-budget event makes for a worthwhile experience for both movie buffs and casual viewers. Tickets for each showcase are $10.00, and they include a live musical performance in addition to the film itself. CommCinema, the company in charge of the technical side of the screenings, uses what Street Food Cinema calls "the industry standard for real digital cinema" at each feature to ensure the highest possible picture quality.

Though most of their schedule was set for the summer, three more films will be screened over the next few weeks. On September 28th, the cult classic “The Princess Bride” will be featured alongside the Radiohead-inspired band Grey Eastern at Glendale Central Park. On October 6th, “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton,” a documentary about the label Stone Throw Records will be shown, with a performance by KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf at Exposition Park. To get into the Halloween spirit, “Nightmare on Elm Street” will be screened on October 19th at Fairplex. The band is to be announced.

As well as featuring a variety of blockbuster hits over the summer, Street Food Cinema has added a new component to the outdoor movie experience by featuring many of L.A.’s best food trucks. Eight food trucks in The Daily Meal's article "Los Angeles' 15 Best Food Trucks for 2013" have partnered with Street Food Cinema already this year. A list of trucks that will be at each event is regularly updated, often right up until the day of the event.

Catching one of Street Food Cinema's next events? Check out their FAQ page to get any questions answered.

Reach Staff Reporter Jennifer Kuan here.



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