With the scent of spring in the air, I can’t wait for L.A. to open its great outdoor events. A new Rooftop Theater, Electric Dusk Drive-In began in March already, and Oscars Outdoors, a screening series at the Academy’s new open-air theater, located on the Academy Hollywood campus will begin this summer.
Electric Dusk Drive-In will debut on the rooftop of a parking garage at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway. The drive-in will project a wide selection of classic films, cult favorites and contemporary blockbusters on a 24 foot by 18 foot screen, complete with carhops taking orders from a snack bar. Audio from the movie will be transmitted directly to patrons’ car radios, but patrons without cars can also watch movies in a designated seating area. The venue will feature monthly screenings. Tickets cost $13 at the door, and $10 if purchased online. New York transplants and actors Eric Heusinger and Darryl Semira are behind the venture, which replaces a previous drive-in service operated by different owners at the same location. Willy Wonka and Good Fellas show in April. Aliens will show in May.