Cinespia is pround to present our Annual Holiday screening. This year we are showing Tim Burton’s Holiday classic ‘Edward Scissorhands’ We will have these limited edition silkscreened posters for sale at our screening designed by artist Alia Penner.
Tickets are now available to Cinefamily “Black Card” members until November 25th — when any remaining tix will be made available to the general public.
Underground filmmaker, midnight movie darling, existentialist cosmic joker, and surrealist film freak extraordinaire–Robert Downey Sr. was the clown prince of the beat cinema scene in it’s golden age.
Downey’s absurdist wit and jazzy film style made him a critics’ darling and audience favorite in the arthouse scene, and in a matter of months, Downey went from Greenwich Village bohemia to the Tonight Show. Join us as Cinefamily celebrates his off-the-beaten-path vision.
Tickets are a tax deductible donation supporting Cinefamily!
All tickets will be password-protected until noon on Tuesday, November 25th. To receive the password now, donate for a Cinefamily “Black Card” Membership through our Membership page!
Friday, December 5th, 8:00pm AN EVENING WITH ROBERT DOWNEY, SR. (hosted by Robert Downey, Jr.) feat. Chafed Elbows (archival 35mm print!) & Two Tons of Turquoise To Taos Tonight Ticket info ($100)
Saturday, December 6th, 7:00pm DOWNEY AND THE MIDNIGHT MOVIE (hosted by Paul Thomas Anderson) feat. Greaser’s Palace (brand-new 35mm print!) & Pound ($100 donation)
OFFSITE @ ACE HOTEL Sunday, December 7th, 2:00pm DOWNEY, CLOWN PRINCE OF THE UNDERGROUND (hosted by Louis CK, feat. Putney Swope) Ticket info (premium: $75 donation) Ticket info (general admission: $45 donation)
What will you be for Halloween? Our Haunted Hotel Bash is costume required, hope you all don’t come as Mickey Mouse.
Cinespia, FYF and Ace present the first ever Halloween bash at the Ace in downtown Los Angeles.
Party in the famous haunted 1920s movie palace under a soaring gold ceiling and spooky towering lobby, and on the hotel’s gorgeous Broadway skyline rooftop.
The evening begins with a brand new, fully restored print of John Carpenter’s original HALLOWEEN, the ultimate horror movie projected on the big screen! Next, AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS perform live on stage, the latest (and scariest) musical incarnation from Animal Collective’s resident psychopath.
At the witching hour the dance party begins with the legendary J. ROCC of the Beat Junkies. Visit the HAUNTED HALLWAY upstairs and witness the theatre’s ghostly past in a Halloween maze designed by Cinespia.
The Ace rooftop features two bars, a jacuzzi pool and fireplace under a gothic tower where DJs spin all night long. In the theatre visit our themed photo booth or five full bars, valid ID necessary to partake in spirits. Costume required for entry to event.
With DJs Zach Cowie (Wooden Wisdom), Amason (Dungen and Miike Snow), Clifton Weaver (Funky Sole), Neil Schield (Origami Vinyl) and special surprise guests. Visuals by artist Abigail Portner.
Celebrate Cinespia’s Summer Season Finale with Pink and Purple Hues, a Ride through the Cyber Matrix, and a Real (or is it?) Nightmare of a Demon Party
Join Cinespia under the stars for our September 2014 series of film classics at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Sign up for our mailing list to get updates on upcoming special film screenings at local Los Angeles theaters in the Fall, Winter and Spring.
September outdoor movie screenings include:
PRETTY IN PINK on August 31st, starring Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy.
“For the Labor Day Holiday Weekend the John Hughes classic gets the Cinespia treatment. Rife with 80s fashion, colorful characters and genuine teen angst, Pretty in Pink completes the trilogy of Molly Ringwald masterpieces Hughes began with Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club. Andie is a poor girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Andrew McCarthy is a rich boy who asks her out. Can they find love amidst so many differences? And what about Duckie? Join us for this special screening under the stars.”
PURPLE RAIN on September 6th, starring Prince.
“Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the film debut of the Purple One still has the power to awe. His searing concert performances, replete with stage humping, lacy outfits and prolific guitar shredding are undeniable. His idiosyncratic music drips with both virtuosity and eroticism. The movie has a plot, too. As Prince struggles for success and the amorous attentions of the ravishing Appollonia, we get a fun glimpse into the 80s Minneapolis scene that Prince single-handedly defined… But it is the music that has made Purple Rain a powerful classic. DJ Questlove spins records (and more) before and after the film.”
THE MATRIX on September 13th, starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.
“With its 90s rave sensibilities and Y2K paranoia, The Matrix has become pleasantly goofy around the edges, but the special effects still have the power to drop your jaw, a combination that makes for great fun. The Wachowski Brothers attempt to create an ‘intellectual action movie’ through a world that blends fascinating ideas with elaborately orchestrated kung fu action. The cybergoth world of ruined Victorian mansions, abandoned subway platforms, and rooftops high above the city create a mise en scene that would define science fiction for years. Great fun.”
ROSEMARY’S BABY on September 20th, starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavettes.
“Roman Polanski’s haunting masterpiece lies at the intersection of the art film and the horror movie. Rosemary’s Baby is at once supremely intelligent and totally scary. Steeped in dream-like montages, colorful characters and pitch perfect paranoia, it is without a doubt one of the greatest horror films ever made. A young couple moves into a spooky building with an infamous past. Is a coven of witches after Rosemary’s unborn child, or is she going crazy? Mia Farrow’s performance is superb: she is at once vulnerable and resolute as she fends for herself and her baby. Join us for our last screening of the summer season.”