Thousands are expected to attend outdoor movie showings and more on South Lake Avenue in Pasadena
Published : Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 1:32 AM
The classic film Jurassic Park will be aired tonight on a Pasadena rooftop.
South Lake Business Association is proud to present the 6th Annual Rooftop Cinema Night, a complimentary open-air movie series taking place Saturday, August 25th.
Each year, thousands (yes, thousands!) attend San Gabriel Valley’s popular summer event enjoying movies on the big screen along with family-friendly activities, giveaways and more. This year kicks off with the celebrated science fiction thriller Jurassic Park (August 18th) followed by the epic space opera Star Wars: The Force Awakens (August 25th).
Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 6:00 p.m. to enjoy the resident DJ and fun pre-show activities. On the August 18th Jurassic Park screening, event goers are invited to participate in photo booth fun hosted by Box of Cheese, enjoy mouth watering bites from Braise & Crumble as well as indulge in award-winning ice cream from Crescendo Ice Cream. Popular Pasadena restaurant and bar Del Frisco’s Grill will be on-site selling craft beer and wine. Attendees can also enter to win various giveaways from South Lake Pasadena business and be entertained by the grooves of DJ Grant Owens (We Found New Music).
August 25th is a celebration of the award-winning action series Star Wars with a special complimentary outdoor screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Guests are encouraged to participate in a Star Wars themed costume contest in which the best will be awarded! In addition, attendees will get to experience a red carpet welcome complete with photo opportunities with various Star Wars characters. The night will include food and drinks for purchase. DJ William Reed will kick start the evening with crowd pleasing tunes that are sure to get guests on their feet.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a reclining beach chair for a comfortable seating experience. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the Rooftop Cinema Series there is a special VIP seating area. To take advantage of this offer, event goers must present a printed receipt of a same day purchase from a South Lake Avenues retailer. This promotion is offered on a first come, first serve basis. The Rooftop Cinema Series offers a perfect opportunity for friends and family to enjoy summer and cinema at one of the San Gabriel Valley’s premier outdoor movie screening experiences!
“South Lake’s Rooftop Cinema Series is a community building experience and a fun way for event attendees to learn about the South Lake Avenue District and all it has to offer. South Lake events provide our guests with the opportunity to learn about district updates and provides the South Lake Business Association the opportunity to thank guests for being patrons of the South Lake Avenue District.” – Gina Tleel, Executive Director of the South Lake Business Association.
About the Films:
Jurassic Park: Saturday, August 18, rooftop of parking structure, 55 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena
Jurassic Park profiles an innovated theme park that suffers a major disaster when the security system quickly fails leaving cloned dinosaurs running amok causing major damage. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the three-time Academy award winning science thriller stars Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern and Sam Neill.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens- Saturday, August 25, rooftop of parking structure, 251 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat emerges.
The sinister First Order wants to rule the Galaxy with an iron fist and only a small amount of heroes from the resistance can stop them. A scavenger named Rey and Finn the rogue stormtrooper, soon are in an important conflict between good and evil in this highly anticipated sequel.
The South Lake Business Association gives special thanks to Corporate Center Pasadena, Pasadena Towers, Logix Federal Credit Union, Outlook Pasadena, Pasadena Star News and Pasadena Weekly.
The event offers complimentary movies and parking, RSVP required. For more information and to RSVP, please visit www.southlakeavenue.org or call (626) 792-1259.