Break out the blankets and beach chairs, but check those umbrellas at the door... the outdoor screening series Cinema on the Street returns to the corner of Third Street and Wilshire on Third Street Promenade with a full slate of films across the genre spectrum.
In celebration of Third Street Promenade's 25th Anniversary, what was once a four-night film affair is now a six-night series beginning at 7:30p.m. on Friday, July 11, and continuing each Fridaythrough August 15. Attendance is free and open to the public, and moviegoers are encouraged to show up early to stake a sweet spot.
Produced by Downtown Santa Monica, Inc., this summer's movies were selected online by popular vote for the first time since Cinema on the Street's debut in 2011. A film genre was assigned to each screening, with two nights devoted to 1989 classics that share the same birth year as Third Street Promenade. Leading off the series is the midsummer staple Field of Dreams, and its iconic mantra 'If you build it, they will come'... a fitting parallel to the chance taken on Third Street Promenade's own conception 25 years ago.
Cinema on the Street presents:
- Field of Dreams (1989) July 11
- The Wizard of Oz (Musical) July 18
- Airplane! (Comedy) July 25
- Apollo 13 (Oscar Winner) August 1
- How to Train Your Dragon (Animated) August 8
- Indian Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) August 15
For more information about Third Street Promenade and the 25th Anniversary celebrations, please visit the blog atSantaMonicaCentric.com. Information can also be found at DowntownSM.com, on Facebook and on Twitter.