Rooftop Cinema Club is not the only organization to present horror movies under the stars - there is also Cinespia with their Hollywood Forever Cemetery series - but Rooftop Cinema puts viewers closer to the stars - by literally screening movies on rooftops. Kicking off with Friday the 13th on Friday, October 13, the series offers fifteen titles, including The Shining (1980), The Exorcist (1973), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Babadook (2014), and Get Out (2017). Screenwriter Martin Donovan will participate in a question-and-answer session after a screening of Death Becomes Her (1992) on October 26.
Screenings take place at the Montalban in Hollywood and Level DTLA in downtown Los Angeles. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and arrive early to eat, drink, and enjoy rooftop views. Wireless headphones are supplied to combat street noise. Blankets are available (if necessary) on a first-come, first-served basis. Screenings at the Montalban are 18-and-over; screenings at Level are 21-and-over.
Films at the Montalban:
- October 13: Friday the 13th (1980)
- October 14: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. (1974)
- October 17:The Shining (1980)
- October 18: The Exorcist (1973)
- October 19: In Clue (1985)
- October 20: The Babadook (2014)
- October 21: Carrie (1976)
- October 24: Beetlejuice (1988)
- October 26: In Death Becomes Her (1992) with Martin Donovan in person
- October 27: Scream (1996)
- October 28: Get Out (2017)
- October 31: Halloween (1978)
Films at Level:
- October 18: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
- October 24: Hocus Pocus (1993)
- October 25: Poltergeist (1982)
- October 26: Get Out (2017)
- October 27: The Fly (1986)
- October 28: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
- October 31: The Shining (1980)
All screenings are listed in our calendar, with more information, including ticket prices and trailers. The entire series can be found under the Rooftop Cinema Club. The schedule for the Montalban can be found here; the schedule for Level can be found here.
Films start at 8pm. Space is limited, so tickets may sell out. The Rooftop Cinema website is here.