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Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038-1864
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    Sandra Waring
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    5 Jul 04, 2014
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    Devon
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    5 Oct 12, 2013

    If you are in Los Angeles during the summer then I highly recommend catching a movie at the Hollywood Forever - one of the best experiences of my life.

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    Erin K
    4 Oct 16, 2013

    I just saw a showing of The Birds here (as part of the Cinespia movie series), and while the movie itself wasn't creepy, the whole experience was great. Grab a blanket, some snacks, and a couple bottles of wine and experience a cemetery in a completely different way...(just be respectful!).

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    5 Jan 30, 2013

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    During the summer months, we're all about the movie screenings at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Yes, this is a cemetery. But if you get past the fact that there are people buried here, it's actually a really great event space. Cinespia (movie showing series) and a lot of concerts are held here.

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    Chris Hill
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    4 Jan 30, 2013

    Go during the summer and attend the Cinespia series of film screenings. A well curated selection of great films projected onto the side of one of the mausoleums provides one of the most fun outdoor film experiences anywhere. Bring food and drinks and have a picnic before the movie starts, just remember that the line to get in starts early and you want to make sure you get a comfortable spot!

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    Trina D.
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    4 Jan 30, 2013

    So my roommate invited me to watch Dirty Dancing at Hollywood Forever. Hollywood Forever.... where have I heard that? Not sure. Let's look it up on Google. Ah, here it is. It's a CEMETERY? What?! Apparently you can watch movies with interred celebrities. Oh ok, I guess that's kind of neat, bordering morbid, yet cool. So suffice it to say, I'd never been nor even heard of Hollywood Forever until recently. But we packed up a major picnic cooler with wine, fruit, cheese, vegetables and headed to a cemetery in Hollywood to watch an 80s movie.

    They offer tickets online for presale and you can prepay for parking as well. Unfortunately for us, when we checked, it was sold out online ($10). Bummer. So we headed there 4 hours before the movie was to start. Gates open at 7 but the movie started at 8:30pm. We unloaded quickly and found parking on the street for free nearby. There was a short line when we arrived that wrapped around. Luckily we had the foresight to send some of our group out for pizza and s'mores supplies. There's a Little Caesars down the street that has $5 pepperoni pizzas and a Pavilions in the opposite direction. Seriously, after watching a bunch of people come back with pizza boxes, you start to wish for slices of Little Caesars too. If you cannot sit out in the sun for long periods of time, do yourself a favor, bring sunscreen and an umbrella for shade. There's a lot of waiting involved. However, if you brought a picnic, nothing makes the minutes go by faster than eating and imbibing. Hooray for vino!

    There were 5 of us so plenty of hands to carry stuff and we happened to have brought a lot. If you want to pack light, I suggest a backpack beach chair, a cooler with wheels, and a blanket or two. By 7 pm the gates are open for people to start moving inside and to pay for tickets. If you prepay, you still need to get there early for a decent spot in line. If you needed tickets, like we did, you're in luck because they reserve about 100 tickets for cash only patrons. It pays to get there early. Walking into Hollywood Forever, you see the tombstones, grave markers, and mausoleums of Hollywood greats and lesser known citizens. Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, and Bugsy Siegel are buried here. Indeed it is slightly creepy, but they ask you to respect the dead and not walk on the lawn with the graves.

    We quickly made our way over to where the movie was to be projected. There are signs for chairs on one side and blankets on the other. Nothing worse than sitting behind people in chairs. We spread out our blankets, started putting out the snacks, and started pouring some more wine. Nicole also brought candles so we had some romantic mood-lighting to accompany our meal. Sitting on the lawn may get damp since they probably watered the lawn in the morning but blankets tend to absorb moisture for whatever reason, it felt as if I had been sitting in a puddle by the end of the movie. It was definitely fun to watch Dirty Dancing with a crowd of enthusiasts. There was plenty of hooting and hollering at certain bits of the movie. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!" Definitely a fun time was had by all. The only downfall of parking outside was having to schlep everything back to the car. Next time we vow to bring a wagon.

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    Ryan Windsor (Reserve123)
    5 Jul 06, 2014

    A lot of celebrities are buried here, and there are organized tours that will take you to the highlights. You can also explore on your own.

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    2 Oct 30, 2013

    Seems like a great place to go when there's something going on (ie. day of the dead, movies, shows, picnic, etc). Very peaceful with subtle creepiness. Next time I'll try to come for an event. I'm really bummed I couldn't find Mel Blancs tombstone :( voice of Bugs Bunny

    warning: You will step on duck poop, no way to avoid it

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    Robert S
    5 May 31, 2013

    Hollywood Forever Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles. You can check Wikipedia for a partial list of famous people interred there that is so long it is sorted alphabetically. Since 2002, films have been screened at the cemetery at a gathering called Cinespia on weekends during summer, drawing an average of 3,000 people who come with beach chairs, blankets and food to sit on the Fairbanks Lawn and view the films, projected onto the white marble wall of the Cathedral Mausoleum (visit http://cinespia.org/calendar for the schedule). Music events take place in the cemetery as well – visit http://www.hollywoodforever.com/culture for a calendar and ticket information.

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    Rose Greenberg
    5 Jan 30, 2013

    Old movies are shown every Saturday (and some Sunday) night during the summer and people show up with picnics and hang out from 6-11 or so. Beware of long lines; get there early if you want a good spot, and now you have to buy tickets online ($10).

    http://www.cinespia.org/calendar/

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    travel33
    5 Jan 30, 2013

    Beautiful cemetery. I've been here on 2 occasions. Dia de los muertos festival (celebration of the dead) and during the summer for movies out on the lawn. It can be a little creepy since it's a cemetery but it's still beautiful.

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    Carlie Yapp
    3 Jan 30, 2013

    This place is your typical cemetery. However, during the summertimes, there is a drive in feel to this place as you are allowed to bring dinner and some wine while watching a movie that they have playing along one of their big white walls outdoor...while you enjoy the Los Angeles Summer Night.

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    Rachel
    3 Aug 25, 2012

    See an outdoor movie screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Buy your tickets online at www.cinespia.org and be sure to arrive early and bring snacks or dinner!

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    5 Jun 08, 2013
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    Marsha
    4 May 28, 2013

    If you're in to it, its a place to see!

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    Hannah Lee
    5 Jan 30, 2013

    Great place to watch movies + concerts. BYOB + picnic too!

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Founded in 1899, Hollywood Forever Cemetery is now listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. It is the final resting place of many stars and founders of Hollywood. Today, you are welcome to join in the daily walking tours, attend events at the Masonic Lodge and view the video memorials that are located around the grounds. Cinespia holds film screenings right at the cemetery. Pack a picnic ... read more
basket, some chairs and a blanket and enjoy the many movies and concerts that are held on the grounds throughout the year.

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