Is anyone else here nostalgic for the old Olympic Drive-In Theater that was shut down in the early ’70s? If you’re craving an outdoor movie experience, you should definitely check out the Eat See Hear events coming up this month at the Samohi Memorial Greek Amphitheater! Eat See Hear brings outdoor movies every Saturday night to rotating venues including Samohi, The Autry at Griffith Park, Pasadena City Hall, and La Cienega Park, and pulls together local food trucks, musicians and people for fun-filled summer evenings.
Pitch Perfect is screening on 5/9/15, and you can get advance tickets online at Eventbrite. Beware – if your household is anything like ours, this might cause a revival of “The Cup Song” being sung at all hours of the day!
Zoolander, another favorite among our “really, really ridiculously good-looking” family members, is being shown on 5/30/2015 and you can also get advance tickets online from Eventbrite. (Note: advance tickets are not required, and any tickets not sold online will be available for purchase in-person at the event, but buying them ahead of time helps ensure that they have an optimal number of food trucks present, which is very important in my opinion! 😉 )
Here are the at-a-glance details:
Times: Doors open at 5:30pm, band starts playing at 7pm, and screening starts at ~8:30pm (30 min. after sundown)
Prices: Adults – $12, Kids under 12 – $8, Kids under 5 – FREE!
Seats: Bring a picnic blanket, cushions, and/or low chairs (no more than 6″ from the ground, or you’ll be asked to move to the side). There is no “reserved” seating as it’s first-come, first-serve
Eats: Bring your own, or check out the food truck vendors!
Parking: “Across the street at the Civic Center Parking lot. You must pay before going to your car. This lot is operated by the City of Santa Monica. We are not responsible for this lot. We do not validate nor are we connected to it in any way, this is a suggested location for parking. You can also try parking at the DoubleTree. Limited on street parking – Read Signs. You are welcome to BIKE IN with plenty of free bike parking, too!”