I have yet to personally attend this as of yet, but it is on my list of must do’s! I have heard about this for years and really want to go one day! I give you…. HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETARY….movies in the park! You can watch a movie while enjoying the beautiful cemetery surroundings. Now this is more popular in October when they pick classic scary films but this weekend is going to be good!
Tickets are $12 and can be bought at:http://cinespia.org/event/some-like-it-hot/
- Address: 6000 Santa Monica blvd
- Phone: (323) 221-3343
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, originally called Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery, is one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles, California. It is located at 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, adjacent to the north wall, or back, of Paramount Studios. Among those interred or entombed in the cemetery are a number of important personalities and famous persons, including men and women from the entertainment industry, and important people in the history of Los Angeles, and their relatives. The cemetery is active and regularly hosts community events, including music events and summer movie screenings. In 2011 the cemetery became a co-producer of the American silent movie Silent Life based on the story of the Hollywood idol Rudolph Valentino, who is entombed there. Founded in 1899!!!
There are many, many, many classic film stars, directors, and anyone film related buried here at this historic cemetery.
Please keep in mind that there are many events held here so check out the calendar or http://cinespia.org/ to see what is playing. These events are really popular and can get crowded (one reason why I have not attended yet) but definitely a good time had by all. Bring your blanket to sit on and enjoy the fun!
Here is a very short list of the many, many, many celebs buried here you might want to check out while you are here: Bugsy, Siegel, Estelle Getty, Hannah Chaplin(Charlie’s mom!), Rudolph Valentino, Clifton Webb, Darla Hood, Victor Fleming, Jonny Ramone, Pauline Pfeiffer Hemingway, Marion Davies, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck, Loretta Young, Henry Fonda, and Jayne Mansfield to name a few.