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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Specht

Street Food Cinema Launches 6th Season

Now in its sixth season, Street Food Cinema is LA’s largest outdoor movie series that combines four carefully curated experiences into one amazing event with popular outdoor movies, street food, audience games, live music and more! The 6th season of Street Food Cinema, the ultimate outdoor movie experience developed by the husband and wife team of Steve Allison and Heather Hope-Allison launches 6th Season April 29th with industry awards favorite La La Land at historic Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles.

The big summer movie trend over the last dozen or so years has been to take the movie going experience outside. With all the season has to offer such as nice weather and starry skies, it’s only natural to want to combine the best of both worlds, and create a fully inclusive night out. Of course in LA, we like to take things a step further. So, Allison and Hope-Allison have incorporated a variety of fascinating food trucks, pre-movie live entertainment and cool interactive experiences to really appeal to a mass audience. Kind of like when drive-in theaters had food concessions and a kiddie park, but to the nth degree! Because this year they have added Street Food Cinema camping which takes place over an entire weekend at an incredible ranch in Malibu.

Founded in 2012, Street Food Cinema has developed a strong community of entertainment and food enthusiasts in Los Angeles. Every Saturday throughout the summer, Street Food Cinema features favorite movies such as 500 Days of Summer and Fight Club on a huge 50 foot screen alongside LA’s favorite food trucks like Cousins Maine Lobster, Street Kitchen LA and The Pudding Truck as well as emerging music artists such as Alex G., Past Action Heroes and The Urban Renewal Project: punctuated with themed audience games hosted by professional comedians to complete the interactive experience. Taking place in greater Los Angeles Area Parks (you can look for them in San Diego and Phoenix as well), the 12 LA locations include Beverly Hills, Culver City, Downtown, Eagle Rock, Glendale, Griffith Park, Hollywood, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Pacific Palisades, Pasadena, Playa Vista, and West Hollywood. And this summer’s lineup includes the 30th anniversary of “Dirty Dancing” on July 15th and “Lost Boys” on September 30th. A complete itinerary and schedule can be found at the official Street Food Cinema website.

Of course, in the light of La La Land day in Los Angeles this week, the Saturday Street Food Cinema season opener will be La La Land April 29th at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. “Doors” (the ability to start staking your spot) open at 5:30pm, the live music begins at 6:30pm, and the movie starts at 8:30pm. Emcee Paul Hauser (Super Troopers 2, Kingdom) will be introducing special guest artists from the movie, including composer Justin Hurwtiz and lyricists Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Scott Mantz of “Access Hollywood” and Kyle Chan of Kyle Chan Design (the guy who created all the cool jewelry for Emma Stone in “La La Land”) as well as Chef Jet Tila from Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” will also be on hand. And if that weren’t enough, the night’s fun will feature the award-winning dance group “Theatre 360” who will perform to “Someone in the Crowd”, Mantz will conduct a Q&A with Hurwtiz, and there’ll be a My “La La Land” Instagram contest with incredible prizes suitable for fans.

So, when you go out to the movies this summer, really go out and see movies the way a true Angeleno should... in the wide open spaces surrounded by tons of entertainment and a few hundred of your closest friends.

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