Front Porch Cinema Free Outdoor Movie Experience on the Santa Monica Pier Returns Every Friday From Sept. 29-Oct. 20
Relax on the Front Porch of the Pacific with Classic and Contemporary Films, Scrumptious Food, Themed Cocktails, and Ocean Breezes
Continuing the endless summer vibes in Southern California, Front Porch Cinema returns to the Santa Monica Pier with a one-of-a-kind evening of free, oceanfront movies under the stars every Friday from Sept. 29-Oct. 20. The Pier will be transformed into a cozy front porch environment, providing thousands of movie lovers the perfect setting for a night of their favorite films, scrumptious food, themed cocktails, and special activities for all ages.
Presenting the fall film series is Squarespace, the leading all-in-one web publishing tools company, which empowers millions of people to share their stories and chase their dreams by creating a stylish and easy-to-manage website. Programming will kick off with Academy Award-winning musical La La Land on Sept. 29 starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and will be followed by:
– A 30th anniversary celebration of 1980’s cult film The Princess Bride on Oct. 6
– A viewing of Hidden Figures, the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians at NASA in the 1960’s on Oct. 13
– A live-action re-telling of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and The Beast on Oct. 20
All Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and films will begin at 7:30 p.m.
“Front Porch Cinema is one special film series. Where else can you see moviegoers laugh, cry, cheer, and wince with the sand and Pacific Ocean as a backdrop? Our primary goal is to promote civic engagement via free and open to the public Pier programing, and Front Porch Cinema certainly checks that box.” said Craig Hoffman, Director of Partnerships and Development for the Santa Monica Pier Corporation. “We love celebrating both new and classic films, and are excited for the community to come out and enjoy the launch to the Pier’s fall programming.”
“We’re so excited to be partnering with Front Porch Cinema this fall, and presenting a fun lineup for LA movie-goers,” said Kinjil Mathur, Chief Marketing Officer for Squarespace. “Films can be an incredible source of inspiration, and a powerful outlet for creative expression. We hope that the magic of the movies inspires viewers to go out and pursue their own dreams with Squarespace.”
The series will offer unique on-site activities and entertainment. Come dance as they do in the movies, and experience free dance lessons for dancers of all ages before the series launches with La La Land on Sept. 29 from 6-7:30 p.m., courtesy of ACE and Arthur Murray Dance Center. Additionally, the younger audience will enjoy a special themed arts and crafts activation for the kids courtesy of popular local children’s bookstore, Books & Cookies.
The audience can unwind on old-timey lawn chairs, comfy blankets, and watch on a giant screen with the highest quality HD-projection and line-array sound provided by LA’s premier outdoor movie producers, Eat|See|Hear. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs, as only a limited number will be available for rent. Each week there will be curated cocktails themed to the film available in the Cinema Lounge, with beverages from Boulevard Brewing Company and Deep Eddie Vodka, as well as seating for guests to enjoy before and during the film.
Front Porch Cinema Fall Schedule:
Cinema Lounge opens at 6 p.m.
Movie begins at 7:30 p.m.
September 29 – La La Land (PG-13)
October 6 – The Princess Bride (PG)
October 13 – Hidden Figures (PG)
October 20 – Beauty and the Beast (PG)
This year’s Front Porch Cinema media partners include LA Weekly, KROQ, KEARTH, and Laemmle Arthouse Theaters Parking will be available in the lot north of the pier at 1550 Pacific Coast Highway, and FREE bike valet will be provided. For more information, please visit www.frontporchcinema.com.
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About The Santa Monica Pier Corporation
The Santa Monica Pier Corporation (SMPC) is a non-profit, public benefit corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Santa Monica Pier experience for all visitors. For more information, visit http://www.santamonicapier.org.
Voted “Best Outdoor Movie Series” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2014, the Eat|See|Hear outdoor movie, food truck and live music series brings an evening of fun to Los Angeles-area venues each summer. The annual series features up-and-coming bands from the local music scene, the hottest food trucks and the largest inflatable movie screen west of the Mississippi with the highest quality HD-projection with a 52-foot wide image and professional sound. Eat|See|Hear promises an enjoyable movie-going experience for everyone, including dogs. Each event and is produced by LA-based Trailhead Marketing, Inc. For more information visit www.eatseehear.com.