(To skip my nostalgic story & go straight to the GiveAway details – scroll to the bottom of the page…)
When I was little my parents would take me and my brother to the drive-in movies on weekends.
We’d always pull up in Dad’s yellow Chevy pickup named Maurice & hook up to the drive-in speakers (all cars must have names – my current vehicle is ‘Edith’, as she’s an old dirty bitch). Then we’d all pile in the bed of the truck, surrounded by giant pillows and pig out on snacks Mom made at home. I can’t be certain but I’d assume my ever-so-classy parents were enjoying a nice box of Franz as well.
Really – it was a great time.
Jealous of my childhood and want to enjoy a similar entertaining and cuddly time in LA? Hit up the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest this summer!
Every Saturday over the course of the summer (July 10th – August 28th) the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest will be showing a new feature film at a local LA park (see the schedule below). Even better than my childhood cheeze-its and peanut butter apple slices: the movies will be accompanied by a slew of food trucks & a wine bar to keep you fat, tipsy, & happy while you enjoy the show!
Tickets: $8 (Group Rate for 4+, $5/ea)
Times: Grounds Open 6pm, Show Starts at 8:30pm
July 10th SWINGERS Grand Hope Park (Downtown)
July 17th THE BIG LEBOWSKI Exposition Park (Near USC)
July 24th PULP FICTION Exposition Park (Near USC)
July 31st MOULIN ROUGE Grand Hope Park (Downtown)
August 7th THE HANGOVER Exposition Park (Near USC)
August 14th THE BREAKFAST CLUB Exposition Park (Near USC)
August 21st THE PRINCESS BRIDE La Cienega Park (Beverly Hills)
August 28th FREE FAMILY NIGHT Exposition Park (USC)
Curious what food trucks will be featured? The list changes weekly, with over 60 different food trucks over the 8-week movie schedule, but you can expect to see Cool Haus, Komodo Food, Munchie Machine, Frysmith, and Barbie’s Q at opening night. The full list of participating food trucks can be found online.
Want to go to the Outdoor Cinema Food Fest for FREE?! We’re giving away 15 pairs of free tickets to this Friday’s INVITE ONLY Preview in Downtown LA (7/9/10) featuring the film Walk The Line!!!
Yes, our very first attempt to throw exclusive free shit at you in return for some loyal readership 🙂
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We’ll randomly draw 15 people by Thursday evening (7/8/10) and let you know that you won – then we’ll need to get some contact info from ya so our buds over at Loft Marketing can send you the free tickets & event details, location, & times for Friday night’s preview!
There’s going to be some great food trucks there for this preview (including The Grilled Cheese truck, India Jones, World Fare & Others) so you won’t want to miss it (and general folk ain’t allowed in so you NEED our freebies to get entry!)
This seems like such a non-LA experience to us – and we love it! Can’t wait to grab our blankies (and hopefully some men) and cuddle up for the movie – plastic glass of wine & taco truck taco in hand. Yum.