FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF and More Set for Cinespia's Sept 2015 Lineup

By: Sep. 05, 2015
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John Wyatt, founder of Cinespia, LA's most popular cinematic event of the summer, announced today its highly anticipated September 2015 lineup.

Wyatt said, "We saved the best for last this year with two of the greatest horror films ever made. Watching them at the cemetery will be a unique experience, one that directors HITCHCOCK and DePalma themselves would probably enjoy!"

Already in its 14th season at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Cinespia will kick off September during LABOR DAY Weekend with screenings of classic horror film Psycho on September 5, and fan favorite Ferris Bueller's Day Off on September 6. Tickets are on sale today, exclusively at www.cinespia.org.

The complete September series includes the following screenings:

· September 5th - Psycho (1960) The ultimate HITCHCOCK masterpiece still has the power to terrify. A woman steals a bundle of cash from her job and heads up north, but when she stops in a motel for the night, she begins to rethink her crime. The iconic sequences will make you scream in terror, it's wit will make you chuckle, there's still nothing quite like it!

· September 6th - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) The expert in ditching school has the ultimate day off. Matthew Broderick stars as the clever lovable Ferris who outsmarts parents, principals, maitre d's and the whole city of Chicago to get his VACATION in the sun. Great fun from THE MASTER John Hughes, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is pure joy as it explores what it means to be free as a teenager.

· September 11th - Grindhouse (2007) - Filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez pay tribute to exploitation films of the 1970s with two features in one. Tarantino directs "Death Proof," a slasher film, and Rodriguez directs "Planet Terror," a zombie movie. Fictitious ads and movie trailers run during each feature's intermission.

· September 12th - Fight Club (1999) Wildly inventive, exceptionally cast and undeniably controversial, Fincher's dark comedy is brilliant. An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care dilettante, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more. Rowdy fun, Fight Club is as compelling and hallucinatory now as when it exploded on the scene 16 years ago.

· September 19th - Carrie (1976) A terrifying horror film that transcends the genre thanks to an incredible performance by Sissy Spacek. An OUTCAST girl with telekinetic abilities is bullied by the kids at her school. When they play a mean prank on her at the prom, she unleashes her true power. John Travolta and Nancy Allen are hilariously wicked as HIGH SCHOOL bullies, and Piper Laurie is very scary as Carrie's mom. Bloody 70's fun from master director Brian DePalma.

"The late summer nights are when Angelenos love to get together and picnic on the lawn at sunset. Throw in a great classic movie under the stars and it really begins to feel magical" explains Cinespia founder, John Wyatt.

The most popular outdoor cinema event in Southern California, Cinespia is celebrated by fans and filmmakers for hosting a relaxed, off-beat experience. Welcoming up to 4,000 moviegoers per night, guests are invited to bring their own blankets, food, and drinks (including beer and wine), before settling in under the stars for a classic (and sometimes campy) cinematic experience. A favorite among film buffs and trendy Angelenos alike, the magic of Hollywood's most memorable moments are heightened by the roar of the crowd and movies on the big screen. Every screening also features world class DJ talent to keep the crowd buzzing before and after the main event.

Cinespia sold out every one of its events in 2014, hosting over 100,000 audience members. Tickets sell for $15 each.

In addition to film buffs and trendy Angelenos, Cinespia boasts a guest list of some of Hollywood's most famous names, including Drew Barrymore, Elijah Wood, director Cameron Crowe, Aaron Paul, Natalie Portman, Justin Timberlake, Chlöe Moretz, Oscar winner Patricia Arquette, the cast and crew of Breaking Bad at a special series finale screening, and more.

Founded in 1899, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery-formerly known as the Hollywood Memorial Park-houses the remains of some of the film industry's most iconic stars, including Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Douglas Fairbanks, Nelson Eddy, Peter Lorre, Janet Gaynor, Tyrone Power, Clifton Webb, and many more. Despite its legendary reputation, by the time it was purchased in 1998, it had fallen into total disrepair. Located just adjacent to Paramount Studios in Hollywood, the cemetery was "dilapidated, overgrown, totally closed when the current owners took over," said Wyatt. Its restoration was due in large part to the income received from the Cinespia screenings, which began only a few years later.

Cemetery screenings take place on the Fairbanks Lawn (named after legendary filmmaker Douglas Fairbanks) and are digitally projected against the west wall of the Cathedral Mausoleum, which houses the crypt of Rudolph Valentino, among others. The first screening, of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, took place on July 20, 2002, by way of two 35mm projectors attached to the back of a pickup truck, and attracted a modest 300 people. The following presentation, however, of French horror classic Eyes Without A Face, brought in more than a thousand. Since then, the event has developed a devoted following that fills the cemetery lawn week after week.

The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is located at 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038. On-site parking passes at the cemetery are available for purchase online with ticket sales. Parking is also provided at the Paramount Studios 801 N Gower Street parking lot. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cinespia.org.

Cinespia is an organization that screens beloved classic films outdoors every weekend at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery between the months of May and September, summoning tens of thousands of Angelenos-as well as a few of Hollywood's most famous faces-to camp out under the stars for a truly unique cinematic experience. Cinespia hosts roughly 25 screenings per summer with an additional 15-20 year round events. Cinespia also hosts screenings, fundraisers, concerts and film premieres at historic movie palaces in downtown Los Angeles during Fall, Spring & Winter months. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cinespia.org.

Pictured: Cinespia Outdoor Movies at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Photo by Kelly Lee Barrett © Cinespia.org.


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