Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery begins May 6th with “The Maltese Falcon”

April 27, 2006 at 10:57 pm in Entertainment

http://blogging.la/archives/images/2006/04/maltese_falcon-thumb.jpgIf you’ve never been to Cinespia, aka the Cemetery Screenings, let me fill you in: You watch a movie. At night. In a cemetery.

How much more of a pitch do you need? Need I point out that you’re often watching stars on screen who are also buried only a few hundred feet away?

This year’s screening series launches with The Maltese Falcon on May 6th at 8pm. Gates open at 6:30pm. Admission is a $10 donation which goes toward restoration on the grounds of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where the screenings are held.

A few tips those planning on attending: 1. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket… that said, bring a couple of blankets. The ground gets cold and damp over the course of the evening. 2. Arrive early. While gates open at 6:30pm, a number of attendees show up as early as 5pm to be first in line to stake out the best places in the field. 3. Allow plenty of time for parking. 4. Alcohol is allowed. 5. Bring a flashlight!

I’m sure the readers here can also provide some additional insight on making the Cinespia experience even better…

click here to see photos from Flickr tagged Cinespia…

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