When I was a kid growing up in H’wood I spent several a serene summer’s afternoon at the Hollywood Memorial Cemetery on Santa Monica at Gower, now called Hollywood Forever. I would bike over there just to wander around the crypts, hang out among the remains of the likes of Tyrone Power and Jayne Mansfield, and occasionally catch guppies in Douglas Fairbanks’ reflecting pool.
Now I’m gonna go back to see movies, not dead people.
Cinespia is getting set to commence its third season of outdoor film screenings upon some of Hollywood’s most hallowed ground, beginning April 24 at 8 p.m. with Roman Polanski’s “Chinatown.” Tickets are $10 a person and reservations aren’t needed. Just bring yourselves, a picnic dinner, a blanket or beach chairs, cocktails, and a cinematic sense of adventure. Gate opens at 7 p.m. with a DJ spinning tracks before and after the movie.