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Full Summer Schedule Of LA’s Outdoor Movie Screenings Featuring Black Leads

By Danielle Dorsey

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Los Angeles sets itself apart as one of the best cities for keeping a buzzing summer social life. Home to the movie-making capital of Hollywood, the city loves to show off its cinematic accomplishments with outdoor screenings that take place everywhere from landmark cemeteries to rooftop bars and parks. Many encourage you to bring your own picnic supplies, making for a perfect evening date.

This summer’s lineup features an abundance of Black Hollywood classics, including several John Singleton movies if you’re in the mood to memorialize the recently passed director. Other standouts include Jordan Peele’s latest horror Us, Set it Off with a fed up Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Vivica A. Fox, and Spike Lee’s joint Do The Right Thing. Check out the full list below and start assembling your summer squad.

June 10: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Space Jam at E.P. & L.P.

June 13: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Baby Boy at LEVEL

June 13: Rooftop Movies at the Montalbán presents Set It Off at Ricardo Montalbán Theatre

June 15: Street Food Cinema presents Shrek at Griffith Park


June 16: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Poetic Justice at NeueHouse Hollywood

June 18: Poolside Cinema presents Pulp Fiction at Mr. C Beverly Hills

June 19: Rooftop Cinema Club presents The Color Purple at LEVEL

June 20: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents The Matrix at E.P. & L.P.

June 23: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Straight Outta Compton at NeueHouse Hollywood

June 25: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Moonlight at LEVEL

June 25: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Black Dynamite at NeueHouse Hollywood

June 25: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents The Fifth Element at E.P. & L.P.

June 29: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Krush Groove at LEVEL

June 30: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Us at E.P. & L.P.

July 5: Silver Lake Picture Show presents Boyz N the Hood at Sunset Triangle Plaza

July 5: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Save the Last Dance at NeueHouse Hollywood

July 6: Street Food Cinema presents Black Panther at Griffith Park

July 14: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Love Jones at LEVEL

July 18: Rooftop Cinema Club presents BlackKklansman at LEVEL

July 19: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Higher Learning at NeueHouse Hollywood

July 22: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Brown Sugar at NeueHouse Hollywood

July 23: Poolside Cinema presents Space Jam at Mr. C Beverly Hills

July 24: Rooftop Cinema Club presents 10 Things I Hate About You at LEVEL

July 27: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Above the Rim at LEVEL

July 29: Melrose Rooftop Theatre presents Ghost at E.P. & L.P.

July 30: Poolside Cinema presents Black Panther at Mr. C Beverly Hills

July 30: Moonlight Movies on the Beach presents Ready Player One at Granada Beach

July 31: Rooftop Cinema Club presents Pulp Fiction at NeueHouse Hollywood

Aug 6: Moonlight Movies on the Beach presents Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at Granada Beach

Aug 24: Eat|See|Hear presents Do the Right Thing at Santa Monica High School

Sept 28: Street Food Cinema presents The Matrix at Los Angeles State Historic Park

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